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Police Officer

Onalaska 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

An officer in this position is responsible for the protection of life and property through the enforcement of laws and ordinances. Work involves patrolling assigned areas, responding to a variety of situations as directed; investigating activities, gathering information and evidence, securing areas, protecting victims, the public and property, apprehending violators and completing the appropriate documentation in a timely and efficient manner.

Lateral Transfer Program Details:

Officers with full-time experience with another agency start at a comparable wage and vacation tier. Officers with at least 3 years of experience start at $30.33 per hour (January rate, step 2), $30.94 per hour (July rate, step 2) and receive up to 2 weeks of vacation. Officers with at least 5 years of experience start at $31.24 per hour (January rate, step 3), $31.86 per hour (July rate, step 3) and receive up to 3 weeks of vacation.


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


  • Clothing Allowance
  • Deferred Compensation
  • Dental
  • Health Insurance
  • Life Insurance
  • Longevity Pay
  • Paid Holidays
  • Sick Leave
  • Vacation
  • Wisconsin Retirement Fund
Other Benefits
  • Personal Days
  • Vacation Days
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
  • 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
  • Physical Fitness/Agility Screening
  • Psychological Examination
  • 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
Amy Frandsen
Application Contact Title
Human Resource Manager
Application Contact Agency
City of Onalaska
Application Contact Address

415 Main St.
Onalaska, WI 54650
United States

Application Contact Phone
(608) 781-9530 260
Application Contact Fax
(608) 781-9504
Application Contact Email
Application Contact Website

Apply By:

Application Deadline


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