7374 Market Street
PO Box 188
Mackinac Island, MI 49757
(906) 847-3300 Phone
(906) 847-0344 Fax
Office Hours - Monday - Friday 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. and 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Linda Sorenson, Seasonal Administrative Assistant - [email protected]
Chief Doug Topolski - [email protected]
Corporal Andrew Dziobak - [email protected]
Officer Cory Kaminen - [email protected]
Officer Justin Bradford - [email protected]
Officer Michael Gruits - [email protected]
Officer Joseph Davis - [email protected]
A prime example of community policing at its best, the members of Mackinac Island Police Department are a group of good people interested in service to the community. Community policing is a collaborative effort between members of the community and local law enforcement to help manage and reduce crime.
In the summer, Mackinac Island’s police force expands to meet the needs of residents, employees, and visitors. Summer patrol is on foot and bicycle, with a motorized police vehicle available for emergencies.
Winter police work requires a smaller force, and a core department patrols a community of approximately 500 year-around residents, sometimes on snowmobile. The police vehicle is used to transport senior citizens to church, the medical center, the airport and to the shops downtown.
Mackinac Island Police Department
Police Officer Full-Time Seasonal
Opening Date: 01/19/2022
Closing Date: 07/15/2022
CONTACT PERSON: Chief Douglas Topolski
EMAIL: [email protected]
Salary: $19.64-$22.82 hourly, DOQ Type of
Position: Seasonal Education
High School / GED
< 1 year
Description & Details
The Mackinac Island Police Department is seeking applicants for two full-time, sworn, seasonal Police Officer positions for the 2022 season. Mackinac Island has a year-round population of 400-500 residents but as Michigan's top tourist destination may host as many as 15,000 visitors per day during the season. This position offers the opportunity to live and work on "The Jewel of the Great Lakes". Seasonal officers typically live in private bedrooms with private bathrooms in the Police Housing Building (tours available upon request) and share common living areas with other seasonal officers. Rent is automatically deducted from officers' pay at the rate of $150.00 per paycheck (14-day pay periods). Officers work 12-hour shifts and recreational opportunities abound both on the island and in the surrounding region of Northern Michigan. Seasonal officers are expected to be able to commit to employment from approximately April 15 through approximately November 1st., but these dates can be somewhat flexible. Retired officers and recent academy graduates are also encouraged to apply. We are willing to assist in "re-certifying" the right candidate through MCOLES. Excellent interpersonal skills and a service-oriented mindset are crucial in this highly diverse environment.
DUTIES (Not All-Inclusive):
Responsible for protection of life and property through enforcement of laws and ordinances. Patrols assigned areas, investigates and makes arrests, directs and controls traffic, writes violation tickets, prepares reports, appears in court, provides service and assistance to public, performs related work as assigned.
Must meet one of the following MCOLES standards:
Currently licensed or considered "licensable" by MCOLES standards. Currently enrolled in a MCOLES certified Police Academy or Police Certification Program with a projected graduation date no later than May15th, 2022 and provide proof of same.
Applicants At least 21 years of age as of date of filing official application.
Must be a United States citizen.
Vision correctable to 20/20 with no major defects; normal color vision; normal hearing.
Able to pass any physical agility test required to determine physical fitness for the performance of duties of position to be filled.
No prior felony convictions.
Valid Michigan Driver License with good driving record.
Out-of-state applicants must provide current driving record at time of application and obtain State of Michigan license within one (1) month of employment.
Must have taken and passed the MCOLES (or MLEOTC) Pre-employment Test.
Those who meet these criteria will be invited to an oral interview.
How to Apply / Contact
Candidates must complete a City of Mackinac Island application at www.cityofmi.org/police-department-12/ along with a cover letter, and email the completed package to [email protected]
BICYCLE LICENSES (SUMMER)
Private Bicycle Licenses are now available for purchase both in-person and by mail.
Bicycle registration forms are available at the link below listed as "Bicycle Registration Form".
Bicycle registration forms are also available at the Police Department and Post Office.
Licenses are $3.50 each
Cash or Check only (payable to City of Mackinac Island)
In-Person Sales at Mackinac Island Police Department, 7374 Market Street
9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. and 1:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Tuesday and Thursday
9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. and 2:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Mail in a registration form with a self-addressed stamped envelope plus a check for $3.50 per bike.
Once processed, the Department will mail out the license(s).
Mackinac Island Police Department
P.O. Box 188
Mackinac Island, MI 49757
SNOWMOBILE PERMITS - (WINTER)
*Snowmobile permits may be order by completing the application through the link above.
Please complete the form and mail in with a CHECK ONLY for the exact amount and include self addressed, stamped envelope to the address below and we will mail a sticker out:
MACKINAC ISLAND POLICE DEPARTMENT
PO BOX 188
MACKINAC ISLAND, MI 49757
COST - November 15th - December 31st - $5.00
January 1st - April 15th - $15.00
If you haven't any access to printers for whatever reason, you can pick up the form in the vestibule of the police station from the envelope on the wall, or at the bank where we'll try to keep a supply available.
State of Michigan DNR Trail Permits are available online here:
Chief Doug Topolski
Chief Topolski grew up in and around Detroit where he worked as a police officer for the Detroit Police Department before retiring as a Lieutenant from the Dearborn Police Department. After retiring from the Dearborn PD, he worked seasonally for the Mason County Sheriff’s Department’s Marine Unit where he operated patrol vessels on Lake Michigan and inland waterways. He obtained a Bachelor of Science degree from Madonna University and began a Masters Degree program at the University of Michigan Dearborn before being hired by the City of Mackinac Island.
Doug is married and has three adult daughters. His wife, Jaye, is a nurse who has worked as a travel nurse in the past at the island’s medical center. Jaye will be living on the island while also working remotely for Henry Ford Hospital and in-person for Hospice of Michigan.
Chief Topolski’s hobbies include music, cooking, various genres of history and you may see him around the island walking his large, yellow English Labrador Retriever, Wagner P. Barker. He is looking forward to meeting many island residents in the coming months both in person and virtually, to build the kind of relationships that maintain trust and a strong sense of community.
Corporal Andrew Dziobak
After graduating from Lansing Community College with an associate's degree in criminal justice, Andrew Dziobak completed the Mid-Michigan Police Academy in Lansing, MI. He has been with the Mackinac Island Police Department since 1998 and was promoted to Corporal on October 5th, 2008.
Andrew enjoys working and living on Mackinac Island, because it's a close-knit community, where talking to one another is an everyday thing and a very important part of community policing. Andrew is married and has one child. Mackinac Island has become Andrew and his family's home and it is a great community to live and work in.
Officer Cory Kaminen
Cory Kaminen grew up in Ishpeming, MI and became a Naval Quartermaster (navigation) aboard the USS Guitaro and the USS Chicago fast attack submarines stationed in San Diego, CA.
In 1993, Cory left active duty to pursue an associates degree in Law Enforcement, attending Hawkeye Tech College in Waterloo, IA, and receiving his degree in 1996. In 1997, he moved back to Ishpeming to attend Northern Michigan Police Academy.
In 1996, Cory entered back into the Navy as a reservist and retired from the reserves in 2013. In 2001, he was activated and traveled to Bahrain in support of Operation Enduring Freedom and Noble Eagle for 6 months.
In 1998, Cory was hired to work as a Mackinac Island Police Officer and started as a seasonal officer until he returned from the 6 months in Bahrain. He's been working as a full time year round officer since 2002.
Cory has a home in the Village on Mackinac Island and he is married with two children. As of May 2014, Cory qualified as Fire I and II and he's recently joined the Volunteer Fire Department.
Officer Justin Bradford
Justin Bradford is a decorated veteran of the United States Army. After leaving the service in 2014 Bradford attended Grand Rapids Community College. He graduated their police academy with an associates degree in criminal justice and certified in addiction studies. While attending the police academy Bradford was a cadet with East Grand Rapids Public Safety.
The internship generated an interest in the community policing aspect of law enforcement. Bradford was hired as a seasonal officer with the Mackinac Island Police Department summer 2018. After staying through the winter he was offered a full-time position spring 2019. He believes police work on Mackinac Island offers an opportunity to focus on community policing.