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Police Officer

West Allis Police Dept

Agency City
West Allis
Agency State

Reason for Announcement:

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


Position Responsibilities

Typical duties include: Stop vehicles to investigate, cite or arrest occupants; investigate vehicle accidents; answer bank and burglar alarms; physically examine and test doors and windows of dwellings and businesses; direct traffic at accidents, parades, crime scenes and for emergency vehicles; conduct plain view searches and searches based on probable causes. Operate and maintain control of police vehicle under various conditions and engage in high-speed pursuits or emergency response driving. Push vehicles and remove hazards from obstructing traffic; request emergency assistance for traffic accidents; coordinate actions of other officers arriving as backups; package and transport property and evidence; collect evidence including trace, biological and personal property from crime and accident scenes; recover and inventory stolen property. Assist paramedics and EMTs with the treatment of injured or ill people; search unconscious or helpless persons in emergencies; administer cardiopulmonary resuscitation. Handcuff suspects or prisoners; subdue attacking or resisting persons; use chemical spray, baton, electronic control device, pistol, rifle or shotgun to defend self or others or during training exercises; conduct a frisk or pat down search of persons. Verbally communicate using portable and car radios; use computer keyboard for report writing. Respond to general information questions from the public; interview complainants, witnesses, drivers, etc.; explain the nature of criminal offenses to offenders; inspect driver's licenses; mediate civil disputes; interrogate or interview suspects; advise person of constitutional rights; testify in court or at other legal proceedings; issue a citation or summons to offenders in lieu of making a custodial arrest.


Salary Minimum
Salary Maximum
Salary Type
Dependent on Qualifications


  • Clothing Allowance
  • Deferred Compensation
  • Dental
  • Education Incentive Pay
  • Health Insurance
  • Life Insurance
  • Paid Holidays
  • Sick Leave
  • Vacation
  • Wisconsin Retirement Fund
Other Benefits
  • With approval of the Police Chief and the Police and Fire Commission, applicants with prior law enforcement experience may be offered a starting wage that is higher than the starting wage listed.
  • Employee Wellness Program
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
  • 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
  • Vision correctable to 20/20
  • Minimum Age:
    Minimum Age
  • Ability to keyboard/type words per minute:
    Ability to keyboard/type words per minute
Other Qualifications
  • *Applicants are NOT required to have completed an approved State of Wisconsin police recruit academy to apply. If a candidate scores well in the process, WAPD will send new hires to the police academy.*
  • Women, minorities and candidates that are bilingual (English/Spanish speaking) are encouraged to app

Education Requirements:

Education Requirements
High school diploma
60 college credits / Associate's degree
Additional Education Information
Applicants must possess from a nationally and/or regionally accredited university or college:
A. Bachelor's Degree in Criminal Justice, or a closely related field, by August 5th, 2022
B. Associates Degree in Police Science, or a closely related field, by August 5th, 2022
C. Sixty college credits in Police Science/Criminal Justice, or a closely related field, as of August 5th, 2022


  • Background Check
  • Drug Screening
  • Medical Examination
  • Oral Interviews
  • Physical Fitness/Agility Screening
  • Psychological Examination
  • Residency Required
  • Vision Examination
  • Written Exam
Other Notes
  • Residency Requirement -This recruitment is open to all qualified applicants; however, within eighteen months of employment, an appointee must establish residency within the City of West Allis or designated perimeter (see application for perimeter details)
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
Michael Kempinski
Application Contact Title
Application Contact Agency
West Allis Police Department
Application Contact Address

11301 W Lincoln Ave
West Allis, WI 53227
United States

Application Contact Phone
(414) 302-8134
Application Contact Email

Apply By:

Application Deadline


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