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WisDOTourism State Fair Park Police

Agency City
West Allis
Agency State

Reason for Announcement:

Applications are now being accepted to
Fill vacancy
Type of Opening


Position Responsibilities

POSITION DESCRIPTION The Wisconsin State Fair Park (WSFP) is seeking experienced and qualified individuals to serve and protect the WSFP, its employees and patrons as Police Detectives within the Police & Public Safety Department of WSFP. The detective will investigate and manage criminal investigations. Detectives will manage and supervise crime scenes and conduct background investigations. Detectives will conduct interviews and interrogations and collect and preserve evidence for prosecution. Detectives will also become part of the SFP Police Department’s Milwaukee Area Investigative Team Membership and respond to critical incidents as necessary.  Detectives also provide dignitary protection services to elected officials as well as entertainers or other dignitaries. EMPLOYMENT TYPE Limited Term Employment working part-time as needed and scheduled, including work on weekends and evenings. Employee must be available to work during the annual Wisconsin State Fair. COMPENSATION $23.50 per hour. WHO CAN APPLY This position is open to all qualified candidates who meet the outlined criteria. ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS Follow proper procedures for locating, collecting and preservation of evidence for analysis and prosecution. Investigate thoroughly all assigned casework. Maintain detailed records of all investigations. Promptly submit complete and accurate reports. Assist patrol officers in criminal investigations. Interview suspects, witnesses or victims. Prepare and present cases for prosecution. Testify in court. Maintain functional control of a crime scene. Conduct background investigations on Police candidates. Conduct compliance checks for alcohol and edged weapons during events. Participate in dignitary protection unit as assigned. Process paperwork necessary for court and/or District Attorney. Download electronic recording equipment. Maintain awareness of local crime trends. Communicate and collaborate with outside agencies. Maintain a standard police uniform for assisting patrol officers at the annual State Fair and/or working Events and duty officer assignments. Conduct background investigations on potential police and civilian candidates. Respond to MAIT call-ups involving police related critical incidents. QUALIFICATIONS A minimum of two completed years of qualifying full-time investigative experience on another police department or five or more years of experience working for the WI. State Fair Police in a sworn capacity with the ability to attend specialized training necessary for the performance of this position. The ability and desire to work at the Department year-round. The ability to work during the annual Wisconsin State Fair. Must be a US citizen and Wisconsin resident at time of appointment. Ability to communicate clearly and effectively both verbally and in writing. Substantial knowledge of criminal investigative procedures. Substantial knowledge of proper evidence collection and preservation. Substantial knowledge of criminal law and procedure. Substantial knowledge and experience in the concepts of interview and interrogation. Ability to follow a logical progression of information leading to the identification of a suspect. Ability to write a detailed and accurate report describing complex events in a logical sequential manner. Ability to testify in court in an accurate, clear, concise, and convincing manner. The above stated knowledge and abilities must be supported by previous full-time law enforcement experience as a detective, investigator, or detective bureau supervisor. Experience of 5 or more years of police service employed by the WI State Fair Police with an exemplary employment record and the desire to obtain required training necessary for the performance of this position will be considered for an officer desiring promotion within the agency. SPECIAL NOTES Candidate must be available to work during the annual Wisconsin State Fair; for 2023 these dates are August 3 – 13, 2023. Prior to appointment to this position, the candidate will be subject to a comprehensive Police criminal background check, drug screening, medical examination and psychological screening if not previously completed with a surrounding State of Wisconsin law enforcement agency.  The job function, duties, and responsibilities of a Police Detective listed above are intended only as general illustrations of various types of work that may be performed. Specific statements of duties not included does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related, or a logical assignment to the position. Job/Position descriptions are subject to change by the Chief of Police as the needs of the Wisconsin State Fair Park Police Department job/position requirements change. All state employees must report their COVID vaccination status, whether vaccinated or not and provide supporting documentation if vaccinated. Newly hired employees will be required to submit this information within their first two weeks of employment. The State of Wisconsin continues to follow necessary health and safety protocols for COVID. Please visit Division of Personnel Management Coronavirus - COVID-19 ( for the most up-to-date information. Guidance may be subject to change. TO APPLY We are accepting applications online. You will be required to upload the following documents to be considered for the role:  Police Officer Application (click link to download and fill out to attach when applying) Police Officer Application Supplement (click link to download and fill out to attach when applying) Application materials will be reviewed on a first come, first serve basis and the most qualified applicants will be invited to interview.


Salary Minimum
Salary Type
Dependent on Qualifications


  • 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
  • React quickly and effectively to stressful situations
  • U.S. citizen
  • Vision correctable to 20/20
  • 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
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
Denise Meyer
Application Contact Title
Admin Assistant
Application Contact Agency
WI State Fair Park Police Department
Application Contact Address

640 S 84th St
West Allis, WI 53214-1438
United States

Application Contact Phone
(414) 266-7034

Apply By:

Application Deadline


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