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Sergeant of Police

Cross Plains Police Dept

Agency City
Cross Plains
Agency State

Reason for Announcement:

Applications are now being accepted to
Fill vacancy
Type of Opening


Position Responsibilities

Cross Plains is a busy, growing community located just west of Madison. Our department is professional, motivated, and holds a strong family atmosphere. Our Sergeant of Police will be responsible for overseeing the patrol divison, reporting to the Chief of Police. The Sergeant of Police must promote effective productivity through teamwork and unity of purpose. The Sergeant of Police will be responsible for reviewing reports, attending meetings, managing extra assignments, responding to calls for service, serve as the lead investigator, and acting as scene commander in lieu of the Chief of Police.


Salary Minimum
Salary Maximum
Salary Type
Dependent on Qualifications


  • Clothing Allowance
  • Deferred Compensation
  • Dental
  • Health Insurance
  • Life Insurance
  • Paid Holidays
  • Sick Leave
  • Vacation
  • Wisconsin Retirement Fund
Other Benefits
  • Extra earning potential through overtime
  • Compensatory Time Off
  • Progressive training throughout career
  • Flex Time Off
  • Opportunity to Assist with the Plans and Development of a New Police Department Building
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
  • U.S. citizen
  • Vision correctable to 20/20
Other Qualifications
  • Knowledge of Federal, State, and local laws
  • Ability to deal effectively with people and lead a team
  • Ability to analyze situations and make decisions based on facts and circumstances
  • Ability to earn respect of subordinate officers and maintain good working relationships with all members of the department
  • Ability to demonstrate good management and leadership qualities
  • Ability to motivate personnel to perform their assigned duties
  • Supervisory experience preferred but not required

Education Requirements:

Education Requirements
High school diploma
60 college credits / Associate's degree


  • Background Check
  • Drug Screening
  • Medical Examination
  • Oral Interviews
  • Psychological Examination
Other Notes
  • Submit answers to the 3 questions on DJ-LE-330
  • Apply early - we reserve the right to conduct a hiring process at any time
Affirmative Action (AA)
American Disability Act (ADA)
Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE)
Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE)

Contact Information:

Application Contact Name
Marge McGraw
Application Contact Title
Administrative Assistant
Application Contact Agency
Cross Plains Police Department
Application Contact Address

2417 Brewery Road
Cross Plains, WI 53528
United States

Application Contact Phone
(608) 798-4100
Application Contact Fax
(608) 798-4001
Application Contact Email

Apply By:

Application Deadline


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