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Police Officer

Fitchburg Police Dept

Agency City
Agency State

Reason for Announcement:

Applications are now being accepted to
Fill vacancy
Type of Opening


Position Responsibilities

The City of Fitchburg Police Department is seeking individuals interested in becoming a part of an organization dedicated to protecting and enhancing the diverse and growing City of Fitchburg. New officers will have the ability to participate in all aspects of police work, from community engagement and problem-solving, to criminal investigations and traffic enforcement. With an authorized sworn-staff strength of 52 officers, our department allows new officers to develop, and experienced officers to grow further, in a more connected work environment. Following completion of a probationary period, new officers become eligible to apply for specialized-positions including: K9 Handler, Evidence Technician, Honor Guard, Motorcycle Officer, S.E.T. (Special Events Team), Tactics Instructors and more.

Lateral Transfer Program Details:

Applicants with sworn law-enforcement experience, whether in Wisconsin or from another state are eligible to begin at up to the three year step based on: • Years of full-time law enforcement service • Certification(s) • Agency size • Specialized training and assignments • Other job related factors that would help the officer be successful in our agency Once hired, lateral transfer officers from out of state will have 12 months to successfully complete the State of Wisconsin Reciprocity Exam. Laterals may receive pay as high as $74,100.00 annually along with a higher vacation and sick leave balance.


Salary Minimum
Salary Type
Dependent on Qualifications


  • Deferred Compensation
  • Dental
  • Health Insurance
  • Life Insurance
  • Paid Holidays
  • Sick Leave
  • Vacation
  • Wisconsin Retirement Fund


  • Ability to perform essential functions of this position
  • Ability to possess a firearm
  • Ability to use all standard law enforcement equipment
  • Driver's license
  • Good verbal and written communication skills
  • No domestic abuse convictions
  • No felony convictions
  • U.S. citizen
  • Vision correctable to 20/20

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
Sarah Olson
Application Contact Title
Human Resources Manager
Application Contact Agency
City of Fitchburg
Application Contact Address

5520 Lacy Rd
Fitchburg, WI 53711
United States

Application Contact Phone
(608) 270-4211
Application Contact Fax
(608) 270-4391
Application Contact Email
Application Contact Website

Apply By:

Application Deadline


Application Requirements
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