In response to the expected extreme heat, temperatures reaching 90+ degrees, the City of Westland has opened several cooling centers around the City for the entire week of July 15th.  For more information about hours and locations please click here.


Police Service Aide Program

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Police Service Aides (PSAs) have been an important part of the Westland Police Department since 2013.  Police Service Aides are part-time civilian employees of the police department.  Police Service Aides are responsible for various duties such as prisoner management, processing arrestees, transporting prisoners to and from court as well as call taking and report writing duties.

The PSA position is an excellent first step for young men and women who are interested in a career in law enforcement and want to get a step up on the competition.  The Westland Police Department has seen 8 of our former PSA's go on to careers as full time police officers with the Westland Police Department along with more than 25 others who have gone on to law enforcement careers elsewhere.

 While employed as a Police Service Aide, young men and women will have the ability to earn valuable civil service points that can be used when testing for the position of entry level police officer with the City of Westland.  The Westland Police Department has also implemented a program where Police Service Aides who have worked with our department for at least 18 months are able to test for the position of entry level police officer with our department, even if they have not been through the police academy.  If the Police Service Aide scores high enough, the Westland Police Department will hire them as police officers and pay for them to attend the academy.   

If you are interested in a job as a Police Service Aide with the City of Westland please submit a letter of interest and resume in person at the Westland Police Department or email those documents to


Official PSA job notice and requirements: PSA Job Notice