(A)   The minimum employment standards for law enforcement officers as established and adopted by the Michigan Law Enforcement Officers Training Council in accordance with Public Act 203 of 1965, being M.C.L.A. §§ 28.601 through 28.616, are hereby adopted as follows:
   (B)   Standards:
      (1)   Be a citizen of the United States;
      (2)   Minimum age of 18 years;
      (3)   Graduation from high school or equivalent. Equivalent defined as having attained a passing score on the general education development test indicating high school graduation level;
      (4)   Finger printing of applicants with a search of local, state and national finger print files to disclose any criminal record;
      (5)   The applicant shall not have been convicted of a felony offense;
      (6)   Good moral character as determined by a favorable report following a comprehensive background investigation covering school and employment records, home environment, personal traits and integrity. Consideration will be given to any and all law violations, including traffic and conservation law convictions as indicating a lack of good character;
      (7)   Acceptable physical, emotional and mental fitness as established by a licensed physician following examination to determine the applicant is free from any physical, emotional or mental condition which might adversely affect his or her performance of duty as a police officer;
      (8)   The trainee shall possess normal hearing and normal color vision. He or she shall be free from any impediments of the senses. He or she must possess normal visual functions and visual acuity in each eye correctable to 20/20. The trainee must be physically sound; well developed physically, with height and weight in relation to each other and to age as indicated by accepted medical standards and in possession of his or her extremities. He or she shall be free from any physical defects, chronic diseases, organic diseases, organic or functional conditions, or mental instabilities which may tend to impair efficient performance of duty to which might endanger the lives of others or himself or herself if he or she lacks these qualifications;
      (9)   A declaration of the applicant’s medical history shall become a part of the background investigation. The information shall be available to the examining physician;
      (10)   An oral interview shall be held by the hiring authority or his or her representative to determine the applicant’s acceptability for a police officer position and to assess appearance, background and ability to communicate; and
      (11)   Recruitment and employment practices and standards shall be in compliance with existing state statutes governing this activity.
(Prior Code, § 40.151)  (Ord. 94, passed 11-11-1974)