(A)   The minimum employment standards for law enforcement officers as established and adopted by the Michigan Law Enforcement Officers Training Council in accordance with Act No. 203 of the Public Acts of 1965, being M.C.L.A. §§ 28.601 through 28.616, are hereby adopted as follows. Police officers and applicants for the position of police officer of the city shall:
      (1)   Be a citizen of the United States.
      (2)   Be a minimum age of 21 years.
      (3)   Have graduated from high school or its equivalent. EQUIVALENT defined as having attained a passing score on the General Education Development Test indicating high school graduation level.
      (4)   Be fingerprinted, with a search of local, state and national fingerprint files to disclose any criminal record.
      (5)   Shall not have been convicted of a felony offense.
      (6)   Shall possess 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)   Shall possess 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 performance of duty as a police officer.
   (B)   The trainee for the position of police officer shall possess normal hearing and normal color vision. Said trainee shall be free from any impediments of the senses. He 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 extremities. He shall be free from any physical defects, chronic 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 if he lacks these qualifications.
   (C)   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.
   (D)   An oral interview shall be held by the hiring authority or his representative, to determine the applicant's acceptability for a police officer position and to assess appearance, background and ability to communicate.
   (E)   Recruitment and employment practices and standards shall be in compliance with existing state statutes governing this activity.
(Ord. 2.1, passed 1-25-67)