Liquor Enforcement Officer Trainee

State of Michigan
Full Time, Permanent 40-per week $1,595 - $1,915 Per month MI Michigan State Police, 3283 W Washington Ave, Alpena, MI 49707, United States Apply before 6/1/2024 11:59



Are you interested in becoming a law enforcement employee for the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania? 
The Pennsylvania State Police, Bureau of Liquor Control Enforcement is seeking qualified applicants for Liquor Enforcement Officer Trainee positions located throughout the commonwealth.  If you are looking for a challenging, rewarding career and possess excellent communication skills, apply today!

Liquor Enforcement Officers are responsible for conducting investigations performed through undercover operations and open inspections of licensed or unlicensed liquor establishments throughout the state.  They have the power and duty to arrest for violations of the Pennsylvania Liquor Code and specific Crimes Code-related offenses.

Upon graduation, Liquor Enforcement Officers are also assigned a PSP owned vehicle for travel between their residence and their duty locations (used for business only).

Work Hours: TBD 40-hour work week
Shift: Rotating/irregular shifts, including weekends and holidays 

The first pay period following completion of the training academy, Liquor Enforcement Officer Trainees will have their pay adjusted from Pay Scale Group 4, Step 1 ($41,603 annually - start rate) to Pay Scale Group 4, Step 10 ($49,948 annually - after approx. 16 week training).  Upon promotion to Liquor Enforcement Officer, the employee will be placed at Pay Scale Group 6, Step 1 ($53,161 annually - approx. 2 months after graduation, typically during field training period). 

Once you submit an application, if you meet all eligibility requirements, you will move on to the written examination portion.  You will receive additional information regarding scheduling your written examination at a later date. 

***Please carefully review your name and address when applying to ensure it is identical to the form of identification you will present at the testing facility.  Discrepancies in identifying information between your submitted application and your form of identification will result in denied admittance to the written examination.

At the end of the written examination testing period, PSP will review the results and provide candidates with additional information regarding their status. Below are additional processes you will need to complete if you qualify to be further processed. 

Polygraph Examination
Background Investigation
LEOT Physical Readiness Tests
Medical Screening
Psychological Screening

Please keep in mind that PSP LEOT selection procedures and timeframes are subject to change at any time based upon the needs of the Department.  

Please click on the links below to review pertinent and required LEOT information:

If you have questions related to the application or examination process, please contact the PSP Human Resource Office, Enlisted Placement Section by email at .  For up to date information regarding the LEOT testing cycles, visit the website: .  

Thank you for your interest in the Pennsylvania State Police, Liquor Enforcement Officer Trainee position.


The Pennsylvania Liquor Enforcement Officer is a trainee position in the field of law enforcement.  Upon successful completion of training, LEOTs receive a promotion to Liquor Enforcement Officer.  You will be required to attend and successfully pass approximately 16 weeks of training which includes but is not limited to
  • Receive classroom instruction in the Liquor and Crimes Codes and Department regulations, procedures, and directives that govern the investigation and enforcement of Commonwealth liquor-related laws.
  • Participate in formal coursework and practical exercises to become skillful and proficient in the use of lethal and non-lethal weapons.
  • Receive training in courtroom procedures, courtroom demeanor, and delivering testimony, and participates in mock trials.
  • Participate in physical conditioning exercises.
  • Receive training in and participate in recording information and preparing reports and citations regarding investigations and other work-related activities. Receive training in and participate in collecting, preserving, and handling evidence and documenting evidence chain of custody.
  • Upon graduation, LEO's will enter establishments and environments that require exposure to alcohol. This involves consuming or feigning consumption of alcoholic and/or non-alcoholic beverages while performing official duties. Participate in undercover duties to include observing activities and identifying violations of the liquor code. Participate in open uniformed duties to include performing Liquor Code inspections of establishments and managers, discussing complaints with and offer guidance to licensees, issuing citations, and discussing violations.
  • Participate in raids. Participate in minor patrol assignments to apprehend, prosecute and confiscate liquor and/or malt or brewed beverages purchased, possessed, and transported by minors in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.
  • Arrest/prosecute violators for Liquor Law violations.
  • While at the academy there will be limited phone contact with family.  LEOTs are permitted to go home weekly unless they are required to stay for a specific assignment. 
  • LEOTs are permitted to provide three preferences for District Office assignment prior to graduation, but there is no guarantee the preferences will be honored.  Ultimately,  assignments are based on the needs of the Bureau; therefore, trainees may be assigned to any District Enforcement Office (DEO) within the Commonwealth.
  • Shifts will be irregular/rotating, including working weekends and holidays. 
  • Upon graduation from the PSP training facility, LEOTs will be assigned a PSP owned vehicle for travel between their residences and duty locations.  Assigned vehicles shall be operated only for the conduct of Commonwealth business.  
  • Perform other related duties as assigned.


Minimum Experience and Training: Graduation from a high school or an accredited G.E.D. certification. Necessary Special Requirement: Possession of a valid driver's license as issued by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.  Must be at least 21 years of age.


All applicants must apply through NEOGOV.

***Please carefully review your name and address when applying to ensure it is identical to the form of identification you will present at the testing facility. Discrepancies in identifying information between your submitted application and your form of identification will result in denied admittance to the written examination. 

***Please read supplemental questions and respond to them carefully.  Once you submit your responses, edits cannot be made.

You will receive all communication regarding this position via email.  Please check your email, including spam folders, for these notices.  You may also view notices sent to you by signing into your account on NEOGOV and viewing your profile inbox. 

The Commonwealth is an equal employment opportunity employer and is committed to a diverse workforce.  The Commonwealth values inclusion as we seek to recruit, develop, and retain the most qualified people to serve the citizens of Pennsylvania.  The Commonwealth does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religious creed, ancestry, union membership, age, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, AIDS or HIV status, disability, or any other categories protected by applicable federal or state law.  All diverse candidates are encouraged to apply.