POLICE OFFICER - Full Time
The Tomah Police Department
is not accepting
applications at this time.
Applications must have been received by May 1, 2013 at 4:00 p.m. for the current process.
Please contact Administrative Assistant Rhonda Culpitt at 608-374-7404 with any questions.
The following qualifications and standards are established to insure hiring the best candidate for employment. The minimum qualifications are:
- Must be a citizen of the United States and a resident of the State of Wisconsin upon hire.
- Must be at least 18 years of age.
- Must possess a valid Wisconsin Driver's License at the time of employment.
- Must possess a minimum of 60 semester hour/credits from an accredited institution of higher
- Must be of good moral character as determined by a psychological evaluation.
- Vision corrected to 20/20.
- Preference is given to those possessing a Wisconsin Law Enforcement Standards Board
- No felony or domestic abuse related convictions.
- Applications for employment may be made to:
Administrative Assistant Rhonda Culpitt
Tomah Police Department
805 Superior Avenue
Tomah, WI 54660
- Applicants must submit a comprehensive letter of application, a current resume, a DJ-LE-330, and provide the additional information as noted on page two of the application packet.
Click HERE to get the application packet.
APPLICATIONS ARE ACCEPTED FOR ADVERTISED VACANCIES ONLY. Applications are
screened and those who appear to meet the minimum requirements will be invited to take
a physical fitness exam. Those applicants who successfully
complete the fitness test will be required to successfully complete the following steps:
- A written test.
- A Personnel Evaluation Performance test.
- An oral interview with the members of the Police Department Staff.
- An oral interview with Police and Fire Commission.
- A comprehensive background investigation.
- A psychological and medical examination, to include a drug screen. This step is performed
after a conditional offer of employment has been made.
- A 12 month probationary period is required for new applicants. This may be extended if needed.
* All testing is provided at no
expense to the applicant, however, travel expenses are not reimbursable or covered. Any
step in the process may eliminate an applicant. Completing of all steps does not guarantee employment. The Tomah Police Department is committed to conducting a fair and
non-biased employment process.
The Tomah Police Department is an EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER.
The information provided below is subject to negotiated change and based upon the 2011-2012 Tomah Professional Police Association union contract. This is not a complete list of benefits provided to employees. Other benefits include accrued compensatory time, an option to participate in the Wisconsin Deferred Compensation program, call-in pay, court time, shift premium, overtime assignments, and training opportunities.
- Beginning base pay for a Police Officer is $41,246.40 (End of 2012). The City has the ability to
start a new employee at a higher rate than entry level based on the qualifications and
experience of the applicant. Top patrol pay is $47,528.00 (End of 2012) after 15 years of service.
- After one year of service, employees receive 5 days, 10 days after two years, 15 days after
eight years, 20 days after twelve years, 25 days after twenty years, and 30 days after
twenty-five years of service.
- 8.5 paid holidays per year, along with two floating holidays.
- Employees receive one (1) day of sick leave per month upon hire.
- Employees receive one (1) day per year to be used from their sick leave accumulation.
- Insurance premiums for single coverage is 10% of City premium per month.
- Insurance premiums for family coverage is 10% of City premium per month.
- Normal retirement is at age 53 with 25 or more years of service. A contribution of 5.9% to
the State Retirement System is required for new employees.
Uniforms and Uniform Allowance
- The Department provides initial issue of all uniforms, duty belt, and ballistic vest.
- Applicants will be required to acquire a personally owned handgun consistent with the
Department polices for duty purposes.
- At the beginning of the first full year, Officers are allowed a $600 uniform allowance per year.
- Uniformed Officers work 8.5 hour days on a yearly fixed shift with four days on, two days
off. Shifts are picked annually by seniority. Current shifts are 6AM to 230PM, 2PM to 1030PM,
7PM to 330AM, 10PM to 630AM.
- Field Training Officer
- DARE / GREAT Officer
- K-9 Officer
- Monroe County Combined Tactical Unit
- Promotions or Supervisor Opportunities