|Milwaukee Police Department
|1/5/2024 08:00:00 AM
|12/6/2024 11:59:00 PM
The Milwaukee Fire and Police Commission invites qualified
individuals to apply for this challenging and rewarding position with the City
of Milwaukee Police Department. This unique position provides the
opportunity to help Milwaukee’s citizens every day, while also focusing on the
individual’s educational, physical fitness, personal and professional
development. The City of Milwaukee is dedicated to developing a diverse
Police Department to serve the community’s needs.
Police Officers preserve public peace, protect life and
property, work within the community to prevent crime, and enforce ordinances of
the City of Milwaukee and the laws of the State of Wisconsin.
- Enforce criminal laws; identify, detain, and process wanted individuals.
- Respond to calls for service.
- Conduct investigations of suspicious persons or situations and preliminary investigations of major crimes and criminal activity.
- Interview suspects and witnesses, and prepare appropriate investigative reports.
- Prepare and testify in court as to the facts surrounding any criminal, departmental, or civil action.
- Patrol the City of Milwaukee in a police vehicle, motorcycle, bicycle, and/or on foot as directed.
- Communicate with mentally ill persons and contact or refer additional resources as appropriate.
- Operate a police vehicle in emergency situations involving speeds in excess of posted limits, in congested traffic, and in unsafe road conditions.
- Prepare accurate and complete reports of daily activities.
- Provide assistance to the community in the areas of crime prevention.
- Enforce motor vehicle laws to promote safety and reduce accidents, expedite traffic flow, and enforce Wisconsin State Statutes.
- Attend in-service training as mandated by the State of Wisconsin, or as directed.
- Perform duties in a special assignment capacity such as Motorcycle Unit, Office of Community Outreach and Education, and Narcotics Division, as assigned.
Conditions of Employment
- Required to wear a uniform and carry a department-issued firearm and assigned equipment while on duty.
- Must successfully complete a 16-month probationary period.
- Will work a 40-hour work week, with rotating off-days by assignment; will be required to work most weekends and many holidays; mandatory overtime is often required (subject to contractual guidelines).
- After recruit training, Police Officers are typically assigned to the late (12:00 midnight to 8:00 a.m.) or early (4:00 p.m. to 12:00 midnight) shift; day-shift assignments are awarded to employees with seniority.
- Must earn sixty college credits within five (5) years of hire.
- Must meet and maintain all training and certification requirements established by the Wisconsin Law Enforcement Standards Board.
- Must be able to comply with the Milwaukee Police Department Uniform Equipment and Appearances Standard Operating Procedures (available at https://city.milwaukee.gov/ImageLibrary/Groups/mpdAuthors/SOP/340-UNIFORMSEQUIPMENTAPPEARANCE.pdf)
- Minimum age 20 at time of application. (Note: Must be age 21 at time of appointment.)
- United States Citizenship.
- High School Diploma or Wisconsin GED or a GED from a different state that meets Wisconsin GED standards. A Home Education Diploma will be accepted provided the applicant can provide copies of form PI-1206 filed with the Department of Public Instruction for applicants who have completed a home school program in Wisconsin, or documentation that the education program has met the requirements of the Department of Education from the state where the home school program was completed.
- Valid Wisconsin driver license, or a valid driver’s license from the state in which you reside, at the time of background investigation.
- Physically able to perform Police Officer training and job duties.
- Must successfully pass a Milwaukee Police Department Background Investigation.
will be rejected if any of the following are true:
- You have been convicted of a felony.
- You have been dishonorably discharged from any branch of the United States Military Service.
- You have been convicted of a misdemeanor crime of domestic violence.
- You have failed a Milwaukee Police Department background investigation within the last two years from the date of application.
- You have been discharged or resigned with charges pending from either the Milwaukee Police Department or Milwaukee Fire Department within the last two years from the date of application.
- Applicants may also be disqualified on the basis of background standards, which are included on the application.
- Four or more convictions for misdemeanor crimes, at least one of which has occurred in the preceding three years.
- Two or more convictions for driving while under the influence or reckless driving, as defined by State Statutes, at least one of which has occurred in the preceding five years.
- Two or more occurrences of driving privileges suspended or revoked for moving violations and/or loss of all points, within the preceding five years.
Knowledge, Skills, Abilities & Other Characteristics
- Able to read, understand, and explain Wisconsin State Statutes and City of Milwaukee ordinances.
- Ability to communicate effectively with a diverse population, in-person, via telephone, and in writing.
- Civil, courteous and customer-service oriented.
- Ability to write accurate and complete reports and accurately record information – by hand and using a computer, file records, and process paperwork.
- Ability to solve problems and make quick and appropriate decisions in stressful situations.
- Ability to maintain self-control and to take direction from supervisors.
- Ability to maintain a positive attitude, have good moral character, be honest, responsible and trustworthy.
- Ability to perform physical activities necessary to protect oneself and others.
- Motivated and able to complete the required educational and physical fitness programs.
- Ability to drive a motor vehicle.
- Ability to work long hours for an extended period of time.
- Two weeks of paid vacation after one year of service
- 12 paid days off in lieu of holidays
- 15 days paid sick leave per year
- Health, dental, and life insurance
- Tuition and textbook reimbursement
- Veterans: Qualified veterans will receive military preference points added to the final passing score; a DD-214 is required as proof of service.
- City Residents: Preference points will be added to the final passing score, if you are a bona fide resident of the City of Milwaukee when you apply; proof of residency must be provided.
- Education: Preference points will be added to the final passing score, if you possess an Associates or Bachelors degree in a related field when you apply; unofficial transcript from an accredited institution from which you received your diploma must be provided.
- Must complete a paid 27-week police training course at the Police Academy.
- After successfully completing the training course, will be assigned to a district police station for field training.
Applications will be accepted and examinations held as
often as required to meet the needs of the City. Qualified applicants will be
notified of the time and location of the examination. Unless otherwise required
by law, the City of Milwaukee will not provide alternative test administration.
The applicant is responsible for attending all phases of the job selection
process at the time and place designated by the City of Milwaukee. The names of
successful candidates will be placed on the eligible list in a rank determined
by the final score without reference to the date of the examination.
Click on a link below to apply for this position:
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