Hillsdale City Police Department

City of Hillsdale Police Department
The City of Hillsdale Police Department provides 24 hour police protection to the city of Hillsdale. The Department consists of approximately 15 sworn officers, a full time Chief, Deputy Chief, and Detective.


The City of Hillsdale is accepting applications for the position of part-time Police Officer.  This position is a joint hiring with the City of Litchfield and the successful applicant will work as a part-time officer for both Police Departments.  Applications may be obtained at Hillsdale City Hall, 97 N. Broad Street, Hillsdale, MI  49242, or at www.cityofhillsdale.com.  Questions may be directed to (517) 437-6460.
Applicants must meet the following requirements before submitting an application:
  • United States Citizen
  • Twenty-one (21) years of age
  • Certified Police Officer (proof of certification must be attached to application) or Certifiable Police Officer under MCOLES standards
  • Must pass an oral board examination, physical examination and psychological examination
  • High School graduate or G.E.D. equivalent
  • Possess a Michigan driver's license with a good driving record
  • Free of any abnormality of eye sight and have not less than a 20/40 corrected sight in each eye
All applications will be reviewed before final acceptance.  Applicants who do not meet the minimum requirements will be rejected.
Qualified applicants can apply in person or by mail beginning Thursday, July 14, 2016 through 5:00 p.m. Friday, July 29, 2016.
Send a resume to:
Hillsdale City Police Department
Attn: Scott Hephner
Chief of Police
97 N. Broad Street
Hillsdale, MI  49242

For more information see the Police Department Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Police Related Documents and Information


City of Hillsdale Fire Department

Originally organized as the Baw Beese Fire Company in 1857, the City of Hillsdale Fire Department moved from the old firehouse on McCollum St. sometime in the 30's, and moved to the first floor of City Hall where it resided until 1964. Currently the Fire Department is located across the street at 77 E. Carleton Rd.
  • 24-hour fire protection - Class 5 fire rating
  • Staff of full-time and volunteer fire fighters
  • Three engines, including an 85-foot platform truck
  • Pumping capacity of 4,750 gallon per minute
  • Provide rescue and medical first responder services

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Fire Department Related Documents
None at this time.

For more information see the Fire Department Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
Kevin Pauken, Fire Chief

Contact Information
For all emergencies call 911

Scott A. Hephner, Police Chief

Emergency Medical Service

24-hour ambulance service is provided by Reading Emergency Service, with a local ambulance house within City of Hillsdale.