The Oak Park Public Safety Department will post notices of job openings via various media outlets including social media. The job openings will list specific dates to submit applications. Please do not submit applications outside the posted application dates as they will not be considered.

The Oak Park Department of Public Safety is a consolidated police and fire department. All officers are cross-trained and perform both functions.


Full Application Process

Step 1: Complete at least 60 semester hours of college credit or a minimum of four years active military duty with honorable discharge.

Step 2: Take and pass the MCOLES Reading and Writing Test and the MCOLES Physical Fitness Test.

Step 3: Obtain an application and waiver.
To obtain a printable employment application online, click here. To obtain a printable waiver, click here. Or to request a full application packet in person from the Oak Park Public Safety Department, see contact information below.

Step 4: Submit your cover letter, application, waiver, and any additional documentation specified in the application packet.  Submit either by mail, in-person, or via fax.

To apply by mail or in-person, submit applications to:

Department of Public Safety
City of Oak Park
13800 Oak Park Blvd. 
Oak Park, MI 48237
(248) 691-7520 Main Line
(248) 691-7526 Records Department (Fees Inquiries)
(248) 691-7161 Fax

To apply by fax:

To apply by fax, please submit your application, cover letter and any additional documents through the Department's fax line at (248) 691-7161. You will need to make arrangements to pay any required fees. For more information on paying applicable fees, call the Oak Park Public Safety Records Bureau at (248) 691-7526.

The City of Oak Park is an ADA/EQUAL OPPORTUNITY Employer.