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Hiring Process

  • Oral interview
  • Background investigation
  • Chief/Assistant Chief interview
  • Psychological Profile
  • Medical Examination
  • Physical Fitness/Agility Screening
  • Drug Screening
  • Vision Screening
  • Police and Fire Commission interview

Pay / Benefits

  • $27.35 - $33.07
  • Wisconsin State Retirement Fund
  • Health Insurance
  • Life Insurance
  • Paid Holidays
  • Vacation
  • Sick Leave
  • Clothing Allowance
  • Longevity Pay
  • Deferred Compensation
  • Education Incentive
  • Advancement Opportunities
  • Fitness and Weight Room
  • Physical Therapy Services On-Site
  • Lateral Transfer Incentive for Pay/Vacation up to 7 year officer status
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  • Age 18
  • US Citizen
  • At the time of application, you must have completed a minimum of 60 college credits from a university, college, or technical college.
  • No felony or domestic violation convictions.  
  • If Veteran, proof of honorable discharge. Copy of DD214 required
  • Vision 20/40 corrected.
  • Ability to communicate in English, both orally and in writing, in a clear manner using appropriate grammar and spelling.
  • Must possess a valid driver’s license without restrictions or with correctable restrictions.
  • Ability to operate a motor vehicle under normal and adverse conditions while maintaining the ability to communicate and activate the equipment in the vehicle.
  • Residency required in accordance with labor agreements.
  • Ability to provide credible testimony in court.
  • Ability to work cooperatively and harmoniously with others.
  • Pass physical and psychological examinations as required for sworn positions.
  • Free from physical, emotional, or mental conditions which might adversely affect performance of duties as a police officer. Must be physically capable of performing duties to include, but not limited to, firearms, defense and arrest tactics, handcuffing, physical restraining, pursuit of suspects under adverse conditions, emergency rescue, delivery of first aid, operating police vehicles and communicating effectively orally and in writing.
  • Ability to lawfully possess firearms.
  • Must be able to perform all competencies required by the Wisconsin Department of Justice, Training and Standards Bureau for certification as a police officer. 
  • Applicant needs to be certified or certifiable as a Police Officer. An officer in Wisconsin is certifiable upon completion of the Criminal Justice Law Enforcement Academy. You may also currently be enrolled in a Law Enforcement Academy.

Tasks Routinely Performed

  • Patrol as assigned sector of the City on foot or by conveyance assigned.
  • Enforce traffic laws, issue citations, warnings or other action concerning violations.
  • Direct traffic.
  • Investigate traffic accidents and road obstructions.
  • Report conditions of streets, signs, curbs, sidewalks, obstructions of signs, signals or vision.
  • Take appropriate action on matters affecting public safety.
  • Employ problem-solving strategies and behaviors. 
  • Provide assistance to meet the needs of the community.
  • Investigate wanted/missing persons and property.
  • Investigate crimes and citizen complaints.
  • Search for and preserve evidence.
  • Search for and apprehend violators.
  • Transport persons in custody.
  • Conduct interviews and interrogations.
  • Prepare reports.
  • Prepare cases for prosecutors and present testimony.
  • Serve warrants and legal documents.
  • Conduct security checks.
  • Represent the Department at various public functions as assigned.
  • Assist co-workers in their duties, particularly during absences.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Essential Knowledge & Skills

  • Communicate effectively both orally and in writing.
  • Proficiency in the use and maintenance of all Department equipment.
  • Practice principles and procedures of modern policing.
  • Understand and apply Department rules, regulations, policies, directives, procedures, and job descriptions.
  • Understand and apply federal, state and local laws pertinent to the delivery of municipal police services. 
  • Know the geography of the community.
  • Interact courteously with all levels of supervision.