Jackson Police Department - Police Officer Signing Bonus

Police Officer signing bonus up to $20,000

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The Jackson (Michigan) Police Department is offering a signing bonus up to $20,000 for new police officers. JPD serves a community of about 30,000 in south central Michigan.

The City of Jackson also recently announced their 100 Homes Program, which aims to construct 100 new houses in the City of Jackson, utilizing vacant City-owned residential lots. Homes will be sold to qualified buyers earning up to 120% of the Area Median Income (also known as AMI). Residents and current non-residents can purchase these homes, with a traditional mortgage, and all homes must be owner-occupied.

The City of Jackson will provide $25,000 in down-payment assistance per home. Applicants are also encouraged to apply for an additional $10,000 of down payment assistance through the Michigan State Housing Development Authority (MSHDA).


Eligibility Requirements
  • Minimum age - 21 years old

  • Passing medical/physical examinations

  • Successful completion of background investigation

  • Psychological evaluation

  • Ability to understand, follow, and carry out instructions

  • Certified or able to be certified through MCOLES

  • High moral character

  • Emotional stability

  • Keen observation skills

  • Reliability

  • U.S. Citizenship

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