Police Officer Lateral Hire
Milwaukee, WI 
Posted 2 days ago
Job Description
Job Description

The Germantown Police Department has opened a hiring process for lateral transfers. Eligible candidates will have a minimum of three (3) years of experience as a sworn law enforcement officer. Starting wages will depend on a candidate's years of experience. Germantown Officers work a 4-2 rotation with 8.5-hour shifts. We are in the early stages of planning a new police facility with a potential start date of 2024.

The Germantown police department is a growing department, which offers several rewarding specialty assignments including Field Training Officer, Evidence Technician, Drug Recognition Expert, Peer Support Team, and Drone Operator.

The Germantown Police Department is committed to offering both specialized training and frequent in-house training. We have several officers cross certified as instructors in DAAT, EVOC and Firearms, with some trainers holding other certifications as well. All officers are scheduled to participate in training to allow them to perform the Pursuit Intervention Technique (P.I.T.), within the next month. We are exploring options to have advanced training in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, available to officers.

We have 8 officers assigned to the Washington County SWAT Team. Those officers train twice per month in firearms and tactical exercises.

We have a Detective Bureau with 3 Detectives including the Detective Sergeant. We have a Crime Prevention Officer that assists as an Investigator, and we have an Investigator assigned to the Washington County Metro Drug Unit.

We have two K9 Units, with one assigned to second shift and one assigned to third shift. We have School Resource Officers in both the Middle School and High School.

We are transitioning to a command staff that will include a Chief, Captain, Lieutenants (3), and six Sergeants with two per shift.

As you can see our agency has much to offer. Our greatest asset is the men and women of this department, both sworn and non-sworn. We are a department of talented, passionate professionals dedicated to serving. If you think you would be a fit, please apply. Feel free to contact us and let us answer any questions you may have.

This will be an accelerated hiring process. Candidates will be invited to an interview to include the Police and Fire Commission and members of the Command Staff. A background investigation will be conducted followed by a medical exam, to include drug screening, and a psychological examination.

Starting Salary $74,410.34 - $85,145.42


Uniforms Provided

Deferred Compensation

Wisconsin Retirement Fund

Health/Dental/Vision Insurance

Life Insurance

Paid Holidays (11)

Sick Leave



Minimum three (3) years of law enforcement experience

21 Years of Age

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 driving record

Good physical condition

Good verbal and written communication skills

No domestic abuse convictions

React quickly and effectively to stressful situations

U.S. Citizen

Vision correctable to 20/20

Education Requirements:

High School Diploma

60 college credits/Associate's Degree

Company Description
The Germantown Police Department employees 35 sworn officers and serves a community of approximately 20,000 residents. Our village is 35 square miles made up of both an urban / industrial area along with a rural farming area. We consider ourselves a progressive department that encourages officers to become active members of the community. We equip our officers with some of the latest police technology to better serve our residents.


Job Summary
Village of Germantown Police Dept.
Start Date
As soon as possible
Employment Term and Type
Regular, Full Time
Required Education
High School or Equivalent
Required Experience
3 years
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