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Police Officer

Cottage Grove Police Dept

Agency City
Cottage Grove
Agency State

Reason for Announcement:

Applications are now being accepted to
Fill vacancy
Establish eligibility list
Type of Opening


Position Responsibilities

Preventive and Directed patrol enforcement of Federal, State and Local laws; Obtain, verify and report on information; Respond to emergency and non-emergency calls; Ability to perform the physical functions of a police officer in a community-oriented environment.

Lateral Transfer Program Details:

Lateral Transfers are addressed by the current contract to be eligible for accelerated pay and vacation. In addition, they may be eligible for $5,000 hiring bonus if they have a minimum of three years full time experience.


Salary Minimum
Salary Maximum
Salary Type
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
Other Benefits
  • Personal Days (3)
  • 1% for AA/AS, 2% BA/BS, and 4% graduate degree pay incentives
  • 6 on - 3 off work schedule, 8.0-hour work shift
  • EAP Program
  • Sick leave one day per month for a total of 180 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
Other Qualifications
  • Must live within 25 miles of Village boundary within 18 months of appointment to position.

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
Other Notes
  • If you are interested in a career with the Cottage Grove Police Department, submit a letter of interest, resume, and the current version of DJ-LE-330 (rev. 6/2022) application (no need to answer essay questions in Section 6) available on WILENET
  • Administrative Service Manager Callie Wiegel via email ( or in person at Cottage Grove Police Department, 210 Progress Drive, Suite 1 Cottage Grove, WI 53527.
  • Inquires can be made to Chief Mark W. Garry II ( or (608) 839-4652
  • Note: Process may include – Written exam; Physical agility exam; Oral interviews; Medical exam; Drug exam; Psychological profile; Background investigation.
  • Agency reserves the right to utilize some and/or all of the aforementioned processes during the selection of eligible candidates.
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
Callie Wiegel
Application Contact Title
Administrative Services Manager
Application Contact Agency
Cottage Grove Police Department
Application Contact Address

210 Progress Drive, Suite 1
Cottage Grove, WI 53527
United States

Application Contact Phone
(608) 839-4652
Application Contact Fax
(608) 839-4588
Application Contact Email

Apply By:

Application Deadline


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