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Police Officer

Janesville Police Dept

Agency City
Agency State

Reason for Announcement:

Applications are now being accepted to
Fill vacancy
Establish eligibility list
Type of Opening


Position Responsibilities

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The job duties and responsibilities listed below are intended as illustrations of the various types of work and specific tasks performed in this position. The absence of specific statements of duties does not exclude those tasks from the position if the work is similar, related or a logical assignment of the position. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Patrols assigned area of the City (which may include uneven terrain, stairs, narrow spaces, fenced or walled areas, unlighted areas, or areas patrolled in a police vehicle), either mobile or foot patrol to prevent crime and disturbance of public peace. Responds to reports of criminal activity; searches buildings, residences, and surrounding areas for criminal subjects; secures scene to restore peace and protect evidence; responds to citizen requests for service; provides backup to other officers engage in physical confrontation or arrest activities. Participates in a variety of law enforcement activities, including making arrests of suspects in traffic and criminal offenses; takes control of crime scenes, which may involve subduing unruly or resisting subjects through the use of force, including deadly force; effects arrests, which may include pursuing fleeing armed or unarmed subjects who may be walking, running, crawling, climbing stairs or ladders, or in vehicles. Investigates criminal and civil offenses, conducting preliminary investigations and follow-up investigations as may be required; analyze probable sequence of events; seek additional data through research, telephone calls, interviews, and other methods. Responds to wide range of citizen needs and requests, at times under emergency conditions, i.e., accidents, rescue efforts, search for missing persons, alarms, physical confrontations, and crimes in progress. Enforces traffic laws and regulations; perform initial tests for sobriety levels; apprehends violators and issues appropriate warnings or uniform traffic citations; investigate and make detailed reports of traffic accidents and offenses; participates in traffic control; assists motorists in distress. Knows and enforce pertinent Federal laws, State statutes, City ordinances, codes, and regulations, apprehending violators and making proper arrests or summonses. In the enforcement of State statutes and City ordinances, identifies, arrests, and take offenders into custody for probable cause and incarcerate as provided by law and department policy; advise such persons of their constitutional rights; Conducts lawful searches of persons and property, confiscates and secures all evidence and contraband seized according to law and department policy. Serves subpoenas, arrest warrants, and summons including body attachments, apprehension requests and juvenile capiases; transports for incarceration. Interviews and interrogates victims, complainants, witnesses, and suspects as appropriate. Responds to emergency calls which may require the use of strength, subduing suspects, rescuing or lifting residents from distressful and dangerous situations; removes accident or storm debris. Provides short-term counseling, assistance, and human comfort to victims of tragic or traumatic events. Exercises self-control, patience, prudence, tolerance, and stability to calm and/or properly control irate or violent residents and deals effectively with the unpleasant or unusual facts or results of human behavior. Manages physical and mental stress in crisis situations, such as running, pursuit, climbing, and taking cover from gunfire. Analyzes situations and facts quickly and effectively to make sound, logical interpretations of laws, codes, and regulations within established guidelines, often in the absence of supervision. Prepares clear, concise, detailed, accurate, and timely written report forms as required. Where necessary, the careful and proper use of a service weapon or other assigned police firearms; proper maintenance, storage, and safety of assigned firearms at all times. Testifies in court proceedings to provide known facts and evidence. Maintains departmental equipment, supplies, and facilities; periodically practices the use of a variety of firearms. Participates in police training and law enforcement continuing education; maintains required State of Wisconsin Certification for Law Enforcement Officers. Assists other government and law enforcement agencies in various activities. Follows all department and City safety regulations, policies, and procedures; reports all unsafe conditions and acts to supervisors; follows recognized safe work practices. Performs duties as may be assigned for special or temporary police duty assignments. Performs other special projects and other duties as assigned or required during regular and non-business hours, including providing support as a part of any City response to essential or emergency operations.


Salary Minimum
Salary Maximum
Salary Type
Dependent on Qualifications


  • Clothing Allowance
  • Deferred Compensation
  • Dental
  • Health Insurance
  • Life Insurance
  • Paid Holidays
  • Sick Leave
  • Vacation
  • Wisconsin Retirement Fund
Number of Paid Holidays


  • Ability to handle several tasks simultaneously
  • Ability to perform essential functions of this position
  • Ability to possess a firearm
  • Ability to use all standard law enforcement equipment
  • Able to work evenings, weekends, and holidays
  • Clear and concise speech
  • Driver's license
  • Eligibility for Wisconsin Law Enforcement Standards Board Certification
  • Good driving record
  • Good physical condition
  • Good verbal and written communication skills
  • Knowledge and skills in operating computer systems
  • No domestic abuse convictions
  • No felony convictions
  • React quickly and effectively to stressful situations
  • U.S. citizen
  • Minimum Age:
    Minimum Age

Education Requirements:

Education Requirements
High school diploma
60 college credits / Associate's degree


  • Background Check
  • Drug Screening
  • Medical Examination
  • Oral Interviews
  • Physical Fitness/Agility Screening
  • Psychological Examination
  • Residency Required
  • Vision Examination
  • Written Exam
Affirmative Action (AA)
Affirmative Action (AA)
American Disability Act (ADA)
American Disability Act (ADA)
Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE)
Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE)

How to Apply:

Contact Information:

Application Contact Name
Joshua M. Norem
Application Contact Title
Application Contact Agency
Janesville Police Department
Application Contact Address

100 N Jackson St.
Janesville, WI 53547
United States

Application Contact Phone
(608) 755-3133
Application Contact Email

Apply By:

Application Deadline


Application Requirements
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