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Police Officer

Whitewater 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

This list of duties and responsibilities is not all inclusive and may be expanded to include other duties and responsibilities, as management may deem necessary. Attend Roll Call in order to receive briefing on incidents, wanted suspects, stolen vehicles, suspicious situations, missing persons, and other pertinent items. Patrol assigned areas, concentrating on high frequency crime locations and known trouble spots, keeping alert for wanted suspects, stolen vehicles, known criminals, traffic violators, crimes in progress, etc. Investigate criminal or illegal activities, unusual or suspicious activities and conditions, traffic accidents, etc.; enforcing applicable Federal, state, and local laws and ordinances. Prepare necessary reports, interviews, narratives, and follow-up on violations and complaints; issues necessary citations or warning notices, as appropriate. Handle miscellaneous citizens' calls for assistance, such as: stranded autos, abandoned or disabled vehicles, standing by for citizen property removal, etc. Investigate traffic accidents, completing necessary reports and citations, and provide any necessary services, e.g. first aid, traffic control, scene clearance, etc. Observe traffic flow for violations and issues warnings and citations to violators, consistent with department policy. Query suspects through CIB and NCIC for wants and warrants, probation/parole status, criminal history, etc., to facilitate criminal investigations. Interview arrestees, fill out necessary paperwork, finger-printing and process subjects, transport arrestees to the appropriate detention facilities as circumstances and department policy dictate. Provide necessary medical, physical, or protective services to ensure the safety of crime victims, citizens, or property. Gather crime scene evidence as appropriate. Perform all duties within the guidelines of WPD Mission and Values, Department Policy and Procedures, Federal and State Law, and City Ordinance. Serve outstanding subpoenas or warrants. Evaluate erratic or impaired driving, conduct field sobriety tests, and make OWI arrests if probable cause exists for such arrest. Investigate domestic violence/abuse complaints; make arrests in compliance with department policy and state law. Testify at court proceedings. Actively participate in training as an instructor and/or student. Programs include first aid/CPR certification, firearms qualification and training, defensive tactics, in-service, legal updates, etc. Gather vice and narcotics information, and take appropriate enforcement action. Forward information on organized crime, vice, narcotics activities to the appropriate enforcement agency. Investigate child abuse/neglect complaints, gather all initial information, provide for protection of the child, ensure that all evidence collection is completed, and complete necessary reports. Refer complaint to Juvenile Officer and/or Criminal Investigators. ADDITIONAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES Provide preventive maintenance on all personal equipment; comply with maintenance schedules and practices for assigned police vehicles and other department equipment. Proactively recognize problems and situations within assigned area. Seek appropriate resolution to such issues. Work cooperatively with fellow WPD officers, officers of local law enforcement agencies, and other agencies such as fire department, local hospitals, social service agencies, probation and parole, department of public works, etc. Perform crowd and traffic control at parades, festivals, demonstrations, and other events. Provide presentations to schools, business organizations, civic groups, etc. Conduct licensed premise checks, looking for liquor law violations and criminal activities. Assume specialized duties, e.g. Field Training Officer, Sensitive Crimes Investigator, Defensive Tactics Instructor, Evidence Technician, etc. Complete all special assignments, projects, policies, and investigations as assigned. Assume various responsibilities in absence of a dispatcher, e.g. answering emergency and non-emergency telephone calls, dispatching appropriate units, operating and monitoring communications equipment, etc. Assume various responsibilities in absence of Lieutenant, e.g. field supervision, prioritizing of work assignments, etc. The Whitewater Police Department is starting a continual hiring process and encourages anyone with or without prior law enforcement experience to apply. You can learn more about the position by visiting the City of Whitewater website or by contact Captain Adam Vander Steeg directly. Come join one of our officers on a ride-along to see if a career with the Whitewater Police Department is the right one for you!

Lateral Transfer Program Details:

Applicants with prior experience as a full-time sworn law enforcement officer will receive vacation allowance and pay commensurate with their years of full-time sworn law enforcement experience. Applicants with at least 6 years of experience as a full-time sworn law enforcement officer will start at top Patrol Officer pay.


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
  • Two additional floating holidays
  • Department covers full cost of uniform/equipment outfitting
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
  • Driver's license
  • Good verbal and written communication skills
  • No domestic abuse convictions
  • No felony convictions
  • React quickly and effectively to stressful situations
  • U.S. citizen
  • Minimum Age:
    Minimum Age
Other Qualifications
  • Residency requirement of 20 miles from city limits by the completion of probationary period

Education Requirements:

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


  • Background Check
  • Drug Screening
  • Medical Examination
  • Oral Interviews
  • Psychological Examination
  • Residency Required
  • Vision Examination
  • Written Exam
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
Adam Vander Steeg
Application Contact Title
Administrative Captain
Application Contact Agency
Whitewater Police Department
Application Contact Address

312 W Whitewater Street
Whitewater, WI 53190
United States

Application Contact Phone
(262) 473-1372
Application Contact Email
Application Contact Website

Apply By:

Application Deadline


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