2022 CHIPPEWA FALLS POLICE DEPARTMENT JOB ANNOUNCEMENT
Chippewa Falls Police Department, 210 Island Street Chippewa Falls, WI 54729
Our hiring process is designed to get the best candidates identified and hired as quickly as possible. Our process favors face-to-face contact when determining who to move forward with. Although our process has been streamlined, it is a process with high standards.
Few careers require a higher level of public trust. It takes a special person to be a police officer here. We hire the best and that is who you will be working with every day.
This process is used to fill an immediate vacancy and to create an eligibility list. Officers with all levels of experience are encouraged to apply.
Responsibilities: Protection of life and property, enforce state and local laws/ordinances, conduct investigations, and perform other essential functions of a police officer.
Salary & Benefits: Base starting wage of $53,926 per 2022 contract as of 1/1/2022. A higher level starting wage and vacation may be granted for candidates with full-time law enforcement experience. Wisconsin retirement fund, health insurance, life insurance, sick leave, 10 paid holidays, clothing allowance, longevity pay, education incentive pay, paid vacation, and shift differential pay. Vision & Dental Insurance and Deferred Comp program available at employee cost. Modern personal appearance policy, including facial hair and tattoos. Salary/benefits are in conjunction with the Wisconsin Professional Police Association contract.
a. Sponsorship of a new hire’s academy training if hired before enrollment.
b. Each new hire with 2 years or more full-time law enforcement experience qualify for a signing bonus of $2,000. Additionally, new hires whose most recent employer was an out-of-state governmental agency, an additional bonus of up to $500 for each year of relevant out-of-state experience as a law enforcement officer, up to an additional $2,000.
Qualifications: Candidates must be a U.S. citizen, at least 20 years of age by date of hire, have a valid driver’s license, good driving record, good physical condition, high school diploma, a two year Associate Degree or a minimum of 60 college-level credits by date of hire, Wisconsin Law Enforcement Standards Board certification preferred, ability to possess a firearm, no felony convictions, no domestic abuse convictions, vision correctable to 20/20, excellent verbal and written communication skills, ability to react quickly and effectively to stressful situations, ability to consistently work evenings/weekends/holidays, clear and concise speech, knowledge and skills in operating computer systems; ability to handle several tasks simultaneously, ability to perform all the essential functions of this position, and ability to use all standard law enforcement equipment; ability to
consistently and reliably work assigned shifts as well as overtime and training as required.
Chippewa Falls Police Department Hiring Process
- Applications are accepted until September 7th, 2022 at 4:00 pm. Applications may be emailed to email@example.com, delivered to the Police Department, or mailed. Must be postmarked by September 2nd.
- Candidates' applications will be reviewed and they will be contacted via email to assign an Assessment Center Interview time.
- Assessment Center is on Saturday, September 10th, 2022.
- The first stage of the Assessment Center includes a 15-minute interview with Command Staff.
- The second stage of the Assessment Center includes a physical agility test. It will be held at 1:00 pm that afternoon. Candidates may forgo this stage if they have completed the Wisconsin Police Academy Graduation Standard test within the last 12 months. Include physical agility results with your application.
- Internal Interview – Monday, September 12, 2022.
- Interview times will be determined and confirmed via email.
- Candidates will be interviewed by a panel of CFPD officers of all ranks
- The interview will consist of questions, interactive scenarios, and a written report
- Candidates will take a Personal Evaluation Profile test
- Police and Fire Commission Final Interview and Candidate Selection on Wednesday, September 14.
- Interview times will be determined and confirmations will be emailed.
- Comprehensive Background Check
- Psychological/Medical/Drug Tests
- Start Date
Why apply for the Chippewa Falls Police Department?
The Chippewa Falls Police Department is a very special place to work. We provide professional police services to a city of 14,000. At 25 sworn officers, the size of our police department is a perfect balance for officers who are looking for opportunities early on and throughout their careers but desire to work with a close-knit group of fellow officers. We constantly look for ways to invest in our officers, including cutting-edge in-house and outside training opportunities. We have a long history of promoting a feeling of family and teamwork here at the Chippewa Falls Police Department and we live our values of Compassion, Commitment, and Integrity every day. We do allow our officers to have neatly trimmed facial hair as well as non-offensive visible tattoos with permission from the Chief. Please take time to explore our website and Facebook page to see what we are all about.
Many people come into the police field looking to specialize in areas they are passionate about. We have many opportunities including Internet Crimes Against Children, SWAT, Sensitive Crimes, Tactical and Firearms Instructors, Bike Patrol, Social Media and Public Information, Honor Guard, Financial Crimes, Drug Investigations, Evidence Technician, School Resource Officer, and our K9 program. If there is an area of law enforcement you are interested in, chances are we have it, and you will have an opportunity to play an important role.
We are very passionate about serving our community here in Chippewa Falls and our community appreciates our work. We take the opportunity to interact with our community through social media and many in-person events. Our social media sites and web pages show a long history of strong community involvement.
The City of Chippewa Falls is a growing community located a short distance from Eau Claire and about 90 minutes from the Twin Cities. Our community is known for its small-town feel with generous and friendly citizens. We have several parks including Irvine Park with its zoo and the new Riverside and Erickson Parks. We also have the Northern Wisconsin State Fairgrounds which hosts many events annually. The recreational opportunities and excellent schools here in Chippewa Falls make it a great place for families.
If you feel this is the kind of community you would like to serve, apply today.
If you have any questions regarding the hiring process and eligibility, contact Administrative Assistant Lesley Small. Call (715) 726-2707 or email