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Police Officer

Portage Police Dept

Agency City
Agency State

Reason for Announcement:

Applications are now being accepted to
Fill vacancy
Type of Opening


Position Responsibilities

Able to face challenges, work independently, and in a team environment, general police functions including patrol, criminal law enforcement, traffic code enforcement, ordinance enforcement, maintaining public peace, protecting life and property and working with the community to address community problems.

Lateral Transfer Program Details:

Lateral Transfer candidates are sworn officers who are currently employed full-time within another agency. The Chief has authority and discretion, based on prior years' experience, education, and additional skills to determine, singly or in combination the rate of pay, vacation eligibility and/or sick leave accrual that may be granted to such qualified candidates upon hire.


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
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
  • Written Exam
Other Notes
  • Submit a comprehensive letter of interest, current resume, a completed Wisconsin Law Enforcement Standards Board Form DJ-LE 330 including the three questions, and proof of completion or proof of enrollment in a law enforcement academy if applicable.
  • Successful applicants will be invited for a written test ( if applicable), interviews will begin the week of October 23rd – October 27th, 2023 ; an extensive background investigation; physical and psychological exams and drug screen.
  • The City of Portage does require residency within a 40 minute response time to City Hall within 60 days after completion of probation. The City of Portage is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
  • Successful applicants have the opportunity to be sponsored a law enforcement academy if they are not certified.
Affirmative Action (AA)
Affirmative Action (AA)
American Disability Act (ADA)
American Disability Act (ADA)
Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE)
Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE)

How to Apply:

Contact Information:

Application Contact Name
Richard Hoege
Application Contact Title
Assistant Chief
Application Contact Agency
Portage Police Department
Application Contact Address

117 W Pleasant St
Portage, WI 53901
United States

Application Contact Phone
(608) 742-2174
Application Contact Fax
(608) 742-1175
Application Contact Email

Apply By:

Application Deadline


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