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A conviction or felony charge does not necessarily prevent employment. A false answer, however, will result in disqualification or dismissal. If your answer is “Yes”, explain fully above in the requested area.
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CERTIFICATE OF APPLICANT

I hereby certify that all information given in this application is true, and I agree and understand that any misstatement of material facts contained in this application may cause forfeiture of all my rights to employment with the County of Wayne. I certify that this application is made under my correct legal name. I further authorize former employers to furnish all information concerning my employment record to the Wayne County Department of Personnel/Human Resources, and I release them from any liability for having furnished this information. I hereby authorize Wayne County, as a condition of employment, to complete a check of any possible reference, along with a thorough background investigation and criminal history search. A copy of this authorization shall be considered as effective and valid as the original. I agree that any claim I may have against the Charter County of Wayne (or its' employees, elected officials or agents) must be brought within 180 days of the day I knew or should have known of the claim. I waive any longer but not shorter periods of limitations

AUTHORITY TO RELEASE INFORMATION

I authorize representatives and agents of the Wayne County Sheriff’s Office to investigate all statements contained in this application, including records of any former employers, police departments, courts, my complete and unedited criminal history, and other references or sources concerning me. I authorize all such references and sources (and any company) to release this information without liability for damage resulting from such release. I waive any written notice of the release of such records that may be required by state or federal law.

I authorize a review of and full disclosure of all records, or any part thereof, concerning myself, by and to ANY duly authorized agent of the Wayne County Sheriff’s Office, within one year of its’ date, whether the said records are public, private, or confidential.

The intent of this authorization is to give my consent for full and complete disclosure of information including but not limited to: military records, the records of educational institutions, financial or credit institutions, public utility companies, employment and pre-employment records, including background reports, efficiency ratings, complaints or grievances filed by or against me, salary records, real and personal property tax statement and records, and other financial statements and records wherever filed; records of complaint, arrest, trial and/or convictions for alleged or actual violations of law, including criminal, civil, and/or traffic records, records of complaint of a civil nature made by or against me, wheresoever filed.

I reiterate an emphasize that the intent of this authorization is to provide full and free access to the background and history of my personal life, for the specific purpose of pursuing a background investigation, which may provide pertinent data for the Wayne County Sheriff’s Office to consider in determining my suitability for employment by that department. It is my specific intent to provide access to personal information, however personal or confidential it may appear to be, and the sources of information specifically identified herein.

I understand that any information obtained by a personal history background investigation, which is developed directly or indirectly, in whole or in part, upon this release authorization will be considered in determining my suitability for employment by the Wayne County Sheriff’s Office. I understand that all materials pertaining to this background investigation become the property of the Wayne County Sheriff’s Office and will not be returned to me.

I agree to indemnify and hold harmless the person to whom this request is presented and his agents, employees and related personnel, both individually and collectively, from and against all claims, damages, losses and expenses, including reasonable attorney fees arising out of or by reason of complyingwith this request. I further understand that in the event my application is disapproved, the sources of confidential information cannot be revealed to me.

A photocopy of this release form will be valid as an original hereof, even though the said photocopy does not contain an original writing of my signature.

In order to be a Police Officer with the Wayne County Sheriff's Office, you must meet all announced qualifications and requirements. You must completely and accurately answer all questions on this application. Any erroneous or missing information can lead to rejection of your application.
REQUIREMENTS:
 
  • Never have been convicted of a felony. (The Sheriff's Office verifies all applicant statements).

  • Have a good driving record. Applicants are considered to have less than a good driving record if their record of Traffic Violation Convictions at the time of application or appointment shows:

    • Twelve (12) points accumulated for moving violations within the last two (2) years.

    • A conviction for operating while under the influence or operating while impaired within the last three (3) years.

    • Any combination of six (6) or more Fail to Appear in Court (FAC) or Fail to Comply with Judgment (FCJ) type suspensions in the last ten (10) years.

    • A criminal conviction connected with the operation of a motor vehicle including but not limited to negligent homicide, fleeing the scene of an accident and fleeing or eluding a police officer.

    • Two (2) or more convictions for reckless driving within the last three (3) years.

    • A conviction for driving while your license is suspended or revoked in last one (1) year.
    • Three (3) or more determinations of responsibility for careless driving in the last three (3) years.

    • A currently restricted or probationary driving license under the Michigan point system.

  NOTE: Any candidate not disqualified under the above section whose driving license is restricted, suspended or revoked or who has not paid an outstanding traffic fine, must have their license restored and have paid all fines prior to appointment.

  • Pass a pre-employment medical examination and be in good physical condition to perform essential job duties as determined by a licensed physician or qualified health care professional in compliance with Wayne County Standards including:

    • Free from any physical defects or chronic diseases that may impair the performance of essential job duties or endanger the lives of others.
    • Free from mental or emotional instabilities that may impair the performance of essential job functions or endanger the lives of others.

    • Possess 20/20 corrected vision in each eye.

    • Possess normal visual functions in each eye, including peripheral vision, depth perception, stereopsis and normal color vision.

    • Possess normal hearing. Hearing shall be tested for each ear and be within professionally acceptable ranges.

    • Free from drugs. Use of controlled substance for other than medical reasons is cause for rejection. Proof of medical necessity is required.

    • Any other physical or mental impairment, disease or defect not mentioned above that may impair the performance of essential job duties or endangers the lives of others.

NOTE: An examinee currently or recently under professional medical care may be required to submit a report from the medical professional indicating his/her current medical condition and ability to perform the essential job duties.

Review of Standards: I have read and understood the above standards and I believe I meet the requirements to be a Police Officer.

EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER:

The County of Wayne is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate based on religion, race, color, national origin, age, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, height, weight, arrest record or disability. Wayne County Department of Personnel/Human Resources 500 Griswold, 9th Floor - Detroit, Michigan 48226-2838.

ACCOMMODATIONS FOR THE DISABLED:

A disabled person needing accommodation in connection with a job application or to participate in the examination process must notify the Department of Personnel/Human Resources. A reasonable accommodation may also be required on the job to enable the individual to perform the essential job functions. Such accommodations will be evaluated at the time of appointment.
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