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Police Officer

Oshkosh 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

The patrol officer is a member of the Operations Bureau under supervision of the Operations Bureau Captain, the Shift Lieutenant and Sergeant. The duties of a patrol officer are to promote public safety and to enhance the quality of life in our community through innovative policing and community partnerships. The patrol officer must be able to perform these duties with limited immediate supervision while working as a part of a team with other employees and the community. The patrol officer is required to understand and be able to apply department policies, procedures, and job methods relating to work assignments. The patrol officer must have a working knowledge of federal laws, state statutes and local ordinances.

Lateral Transfer Program Details:

Employees hired after 1/1/2021 who have previous certified sworn law enforcement experience shall, upon successful completion of their probationary period, be eligible to progress to the pay step which coincides with one-half for their recognized experience. Additionally, such employee shall be eligible for vacation accruals in the same manner.


Salary Minimum
Salary Maximum
Salary Type
Dependent on Qualifications


  • Clothing Allowance
  • Deferred Compensation
  • Dental
  • Health Insurance
  • Life Insurance
  • Longevity Pay
  • Paid Holidays
  • Sick Leave
  • Vacation
  • Wisconsin Retirement Fund
Other Benefits
  • Tuition Reimbursement
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

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
  • Written Exam
Other Notes
  • Assessment Center
Affirmative Action (AA)
American Disability Act (ADA)
Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE)
Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE)

How to Apply:

Contact Information:

Application Contact Name
Dani Hoeper
Application Contact Title
HR Generalist
Application Contact Agency
City of Oshkosh
Application Contact Address

215 Church Avenue
Oshkosh, WI 54901
United States

Application Contact Phone
(920) 236-5110
Application Contact Email
Application Contact Website

Apply By:

Application Deadline


Application Requirements
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