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Police Officer

Poynette Police Dept

Agency City
Agency State

Reason for Announcement:

Applications are now being accepted to
Fill vacancy
Type of Opening


Position Responsibilities

1. Operate a law enforcement vehicle during both day and night; in emergency situations involving speeds in excess of posted limits, in congested traffic and on road conditions affected by fog, smoke, rain, ice, and snow. 2. Exercise independent judgment in determining when there is reasonable suspicion to detain, when probable cause exists to search and arrest, when force may be used, and to what degree. 3. Communicate effectively and coherently over law enforcement radio channels while initiating and responding to radio communications. 4. Communicate effectively while gathering information in criminal investigations by interviewing and obtaining statements of victims, witnesses, suspects, and confidential informants. 5. Effect an arrest, forcibly if necessary, using handcuffs and other restraints; subdues resisting suspects using maneuvers and weapons and resort to the use of hands and feet and other approved weapons in self-defense. 6. Operate department computers. Dictate, type, and write investigative and other reports, including sketches, using appropriate grammar, symbols, and mathematical computations. 7. Demonstrate communication skills in court and other formal settings. 8. Conduct visual and audio surveillance. 9. Pursue fleeing suspects and perform rescue operations which may involve quickly entering and exiting patrol vehicles; physically lifting, carrying and dragging heavy objects, climbing over and pulling oneself over obstacles, through openings (doors and windows); jumping from elevated surfaces, crawling in confined areas; balancing on uneven surfaces; using body force to gain entrance through barriers. 10. Load, unload, aim, and fire handguns, long guns, and other agency firearms from a variety of positions, under conditions of stress, at levels of proficiency prescribed in certification standards. 11. Perform searches of people, vehicles, buildings and large outdoor areas which may involve feeling and detecting objects, detaining people, and stopping suspicious vehicles and persons. 12. Engage in law enforcement patrol functions that include working different shifts, walking foot patrol, riding a bike, and physically checking the doors and windows of buildings to ensure that they are secure. 13. Effectively communicate with people by giving information and direction, mediating disputes, solving problems, and advising of rights and processes. 14. Read and comprehend legal and non-legal documents, including the preparation and processing of documents such as citations, affidavits, and warrants. 15. Perform rescue functions at accidents emergencies and disasters, administering emergency medical aid, lifting, dragging and carrying people away from dangerous situations and securing and evacuating people from particular areas. 16. Detect and collect evidence and substances that provide the basis of criminal offense and infractions. 17. Perform all lawful assignments as prescribed by the Chief of Police or his/her designee and perform miscellaneous services as required by state law, municipal ordinance, and department policy.

Lateral Transfer Program Details:

The association agrees that New Hire Law Enforcement Officer candidates offered employment by the Village may be eligible for lateral entry benefits if they are leaving another fulltime law enforcement position to become a Village of Poynette Law Enforcement Officer. New Hire Law Enforcement Officers may be granted a starting wage up to the Police Officer with 5 years step of the PPPA Wage Schedule under Article VIII Wages, Appendix A, based on their past full time Law Enforcement Officer experience. New Hire Law Enforcement Officers shall be granted vacation benefits up to 18 days of annual vacation based upon the credited years of service used to establish.


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
Other Benefits
  • 2 days of Personal Time
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 verbal and written communication skills
  • 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
  • Psychological Examination
  • Residency Required
Other Notes
  • Residency of 1 hour required within first year of employment
  • 4:3 rotation with 10 hour shifts
Affirmative Action (AA)
Affirmative Action (AA)
American Disability Act (ADA)
American Disability Act (ADA)
Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE)
Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE)

Contact Information:

Application Contact Name
Adam Rogge
Application Contact Title
Chief of Police
Application Contact Agency
Village of Poynette Police Department
Application Contact Address

118 S Main St, PO Box 247
PO Box 247
Poynette`, WI 53955
United States

Application Contact Phone
(608) 635-2588 211
Application Contact Fax
(608) 635-8715
Application Contact Email

Apply By:

Application Deadline


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