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Police Chief

Dodgeville Police Dept

Agency City
Agency State

Reason for Announcement:

Applications are now being accepted to
Fill vacancy
Type of Opening


Position Responsibilities

Under the direction of the Mayor and City Council, the Police Chief is responsible for the protection of lives and property in the City of Dodgeville through the supervision of all police department functions. This position holds the highest-level management position within the Police Department and is ultimately responsible for the complete control, operation, and representation of the City's police department and its employees. The Chief is responsible for managing the physical facilities and equipment; supervising departmental activities and personnel; formulating and enforcing department rules of conduct and policies; coordinating departmental activities with outside agencies; and preparing and justifying departmental budgets.


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


  • Clothing Allowance
  • Deferred Compensation
  • Dental
  • Health Insurance
  • Life Insurance
  • 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
  • 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
  • Previous experience
  • React quickly and effectively to stressful situations
  • Supervisory/Management Experience
  • U.S. citizen
  • Vision correctable to 20/20

Education Requirements:

Education Requirements
High school diploma
60 college credits / Associate's degree
Additional Education Information
The preferred candidate must have ten years of experience in the law enforcement field, with five years of progressively responsible managerial and supervisory experience at a senior command rank of Sergeant or above, which includes actual and demonstrated managerial, leadership and supervisory level experiences; preference for a Master’s Degree from an accredited University or College in a field related to criminal justice, or a Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited University in a field related to criminal justice with advanced police training such as the FBI National Academy, Southern Police Institute, Northwestern University Staff and Command School, Criminal Justice Executive Development Institute or an equivalent program; and demonstrated proficiency in the conceptual knowledge of managerial and administrative principles and procedures as it relates to the overall administration of a law enforcement agency.


  • Background Check
  • Drug Screening
  • Medical Examination
  • Oral Interviews
  • Psychological Examination
Affirmative Action (AA)
American Disability Act (ADA)
Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE)
Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE)

How to Apply:

Contact Information:

Application Contact Name
Mary McKinley
Application Contact Title
PFC Commission Secretary
Application Contact Agency
City of Dodgeville
Application Contact Address

100 E Fountain St
Dodgeville, WI 53533
United States

Application Contact Phone
(608) 935-5228

Apply By:

Application Deadline


Application Requirements
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