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Police Officer

Wauwatosa 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

Courage: Show the mental or moral strength to venture, persevere, and withstand danger, fear, or difficulty. Moments will require bravery in the face of danger, and every day will require the fortitude to serve. Integrity: Possess the quality of being honest with strong moral principles. Not only does this quality exemplify the professionalism of a police officer, but it is necessary for courtroom testimony. Respect: Display due regard for the feelings, wishes, rights, and traditions of others. Display this quality to co-workers as well as members of the public. Compassion: Have concern and care for others. Be able to relate with those who need police service and work toward resolutions. Click on the application link to see complete essential functions, minimum requirements, preferred qualifications, and disqualifiers.

Lateral Transfer Program Details:

Prior years of sworn law enforcement experience will place you in the correlating pay step: One Year of Completed Service: Step 1 $71,451 Two Years of Completed Service: Step 2 $76,631 Three Years of Completed Service: Step 3 $78,850 Four Years of Completed Service: Step 4 $80,499 Five or More Years of Completed Service: Step 5 $82,286 Prior years of sworn law enforcement experience will be counted toward your starting vacation time: One Year of Completed Service – 10 Vacation Days 4-10 Years of Completed Service – 15 Vacation Days 11-14 Years of Completed Service – 20 Vacation Days 15-19 Years of Completed Service – 23 Vacation Days 20-24 Years of Completed Service – 25 Vacation Days 25 or More Years of Completed Service – 26 Vacation Days


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


  • Clothing Allowance
  • Deferred Compensation
  • Dental
  • Education Incentive Pay
  • Health Insurance
  • Life Insurance
  • Longevity Pay
  • 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
  • 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
Other Qualifications
  • Preference for Candidates Certified/Certifiable in Law Enforcement

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
  • Vision Examination
Other Notes
  • Application Scoring Matrix for Applicant Screening
  • Physical Agility Testing & Written Values Survey (Dec. 17 & Dec. 21, 2022)
  • Assessment Center Exercises (January 4, 2023)
  • Police & Fire Commission Interview (Date: TBD)
  • Immediate Openings for Certified Candidates: March 23, 2023
Affirmative Action (AA)
American Disability Act (ADA)
Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE)

How to Apply:

Contact Information:

Application Contact Name
Wauwatosa Police Department Recruitment Team
Application Contact Agency
Wauwatosa Police Department
Application Contact Address

1700 N. 116 St.
Wauwatosa, WI 53226
United States

Application Contact Phone
(414) 471-8430
Application Contact Email
Application Contact Website

Apply By:

Application Deadline


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