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Police Officer

West Salem Police Dept

Agency City
West Salem
Agency State

Reason for Announcement:

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


Position Responsibilities

Justly enforce the laws and ordinances of the State of Wisconsin and the Village of West Salem, conduct criminal investigations, investigate accidents, identify and solve community problems, and provide preventative police patrol. Perform all duties of sworn Police Officer.

Lateral Transfer Program Details:

We offer a competitive lateral transfer program that includes pay and 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
  • 11 Hour Shift / Pitman Schedule - every other weekend off
  • $25/month (single) $50/month (family) health insurance premium
  • Health Reimbursement Account (HRA)
  • 48 Hours of Personal Leave
  • $0.40 Shift Differential
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
  • Residency Required
  • Written Exam
Other Notes
  • Complete the last 3 questions on the DJ-LE 330 Application
  • Applications need to be mailed or dropped off at the West Salem Police Department
Affirmative Action (AA)
American Disability Act (ADA)
Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE)

Contact Information:

Application Contact Name
Kyle Holzhausen
Application Contact Title
Chief of Police
Application Contact Agency
West Salem Police Department
Application Contact Address

175 Leonard St. S.
West Salem, WI 54669
United States

Application Contact Phone
(608) 786-0407
Application Contact Email
Application Contact Website

Apply By:

Application Deadline


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