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Police Captain

Shorewood 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

The Operations Captain, under the direction of the Chief of Police, supervises and is responsible for the operation of the Patrol Division and shall perform other duties as assigned by the Chief of Police or designee. The Operations Captain is third in command of the Police Department. • The Operations Captain shall report directly to the Chief of Police. • Have direct command of members and employees of their assigned shift. • Direct the activities of the patrol units. • Promulgate such policies, procedures, rules, orders, and directives necessary to the proper operation of their assigned shift, subject to the approval of the Chief of Police. • Review the activity of members and employees of their assigned shift. • Directly monitor and supervise the activities of their assigned shift. • Inspect, or cause to be inspected, the uniforms, apparel, appearance, and equipment of members and employees under their command, and compel obedience to departmental specifications, rules, policies, and procedures governing the same. • Assume command of patrol shifts as necessary and work such hours as directed or approved by the Chief of Police. • From time to time, patrol the streets of the Village monitoring the performance of members and employees on their assigned shift. • Initiate, investigate, monitor, and review disciplinary actions involving any member or employee under their command, and give oral and written reprimands, and recommend further disciplinary action if necessary. • Accept, review, and attempt to rectify and/or investigate and report allegations of misconduct by members of the department reported by citizens. • Establish assignments necessary for the efficient performance of their assigned shift. • Be responsible for the punctual reporting of all assigned personnel and forward a record of each member or employee’s attendance, overtime, checkout time, sick leave, leaves of absence, and vacation to the appropriate authority. • Maintain records, reports, and accounts pertaining to the operation of their assigned shift, and other specific record or reporting functions that may be assigned. • Report promptly to the Chief of Police any unusual occurrences or serious incident and be responsible for the handling of any crime, incident, or matter occurring on their shift. • Review circumstances pertaining to all searches, arrests, incarcerations, and other activities undertaken by members or employees of their assigned shift and make appropriate corrections if necessary. • Inform personnel of all shifts of occurrences within the Village related to police duties and responsibilities. • Be familiar with crime trends and other police related activities within the Village. • Have knowledge of and obey all policies, procedures, rules, orders, and directions pertaining specifically or generally to members of the department. • Evaluate all Police Sergeants and other individuals who report directly to them. They shall also review the evaluations of other subordinate positions. • Assist in the development and implementation of strategic or tactical plans for the department. • Be aware of, and promote, the welfare and morale of members of the department. • Enforce the laws and ordinances within their assigned area of duty and as may otherwise come to their attention. • Perform such other duties and assignments as assigned by the Chief of Police.


Salary Minimum
Salary Maximum
Salary Type
Dependent on Qualifications
Dependent On Qualifications


  • Clothing Allowance
  • Deferred Compensation
  • Dental
  • Education Incentive Pay
  • 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
  • Previous experience
  • React quickly and effectively to stressful situations
  • Supervisory/Management Experience
  • U.S. citizen
  • Vision correctable to 20/20

Education Requirements:

Education Requirements
High school diploma
60 college credits / Associate's degree
Additional Education Information
Applicants at a minimum shall have an Associate’s degree or 60 college credits and have either at least 5 years of police supervisory experience or 10 years combined experience as a police supervisor and detective. Applicants with a Bachelor’s degree only need at least 3 years of police supervisory experience.


  • Background Check
  • Drug Screening
  • Medical Examination
  • Oral Interviews
  • Physical Fitness/Agility Screening
  • Psychological Examination
  • Vision Examination
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
Heather Wurth
Application Contact Title
Chief of Police
Application Contact Agency
Shorewood Police Department
Application Contact Address

4057 N. Wilson Drive
Shorewood Police Department
Shorewood, WI 53211
United States

Application Contact Phone
(414) 847-2610

Apply By:

Application Deadline


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