Police Officer

Elm Grove, WI
Elm Grove Police Department


  • Patrols Village streets, parks, commercial, residential, and all other areas of the Village in a police vehicle; enforces traffic laws; writes warnings and citations; directs traffic; investigates traffic accidents and takes reports; administers first aid.
  • Responds to all calls for service; investigates and reports on crimes or complaints; questions any witnesses or suspects, obtaining preliminary statements to get an account of the occurrence; tends to victims and calls a rescue squad if necessary; maintains order at the scene of a crime or accident.
  • Take written statements.
  • Receive and transmit radio messages. Make field notes and prepare reports.
  • Receive emergency assignments from Dispatcher. Receive non-emergency assignments from Dispatcher.
  • Communicate status and other pertinent information to Dispatcher.
  • Respond to crimes and requests for services.
  • Respond to emergencies and requests for mutual aid from other jurisdiction and services. Identify nature of assistance needed.
  • Observe violations of law and take appropriate actions. Patrol using driving and walking techniques. Make security checks at designated areas.
  • Identify suspicious activity and make high risk field contacts.
  • Detect and report hazards to public and conditions or situations needing the attention of other Government agencies.
  • Conduct field interrogations.
  • Inspect licensed premises for code compliance and violations of law.
  • Detect and stop traffic law violations.

A. Certification by the Wisconsin Law Enforcement Standards Board.
B. Possess a valid Wisconsin driver’s license.
C. Must be able to pass a background check.
D. Ability to pass a physical exam, drug test, polygraph, and psychological tests.
E. Knowledge of Federal, State and local laws.
F. Ability to write clear and concise reports.
G. Ability to prepare and maintain records and reports

Valid Wisconsin driver’s license; valid Wisconsin peace officer basic training certificate; High School degree or equivalent; State of Wisconsin Law Enforcement Standards Board Certification. Maintain licensure in the State as an Emergency Medical Technician and current certification in cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR). A minimum of 60 credits, from an accredited college, in a law enforcement related subject. Other requirements as determined by the Police and Fire Commission.