Police Officer

New Berlin, WI
New Berlin Police Department

With an authorized sworn staff of 69 officers, new officers have an opportunity to learn from experienced field trainers, mentors, and supervisors. New officers will participate in the community, enforce local and state laws, and continue to develop with advanced skills. Upon completion of the probationary period, officers become eligible for specialty assignments to include investigations, tactical enforcement, instructor certifications, canine handler, school resource officer and community service assignments, to name a few. Officers will be provided with the modern tools necessary to accomplish our mission. In the next several years, the New Berlin Police Department anticipates a number of vacancies due to retirements. Our continuous hiring process is designed to fill those vacancies by attracting the most qualified individuals.

Salary: $54,320.36 Annually


• Takes action and enforces city ordinances, state statutes, and federal laws through the appropriate application of arrest, search, and seizure.
• Provides public safety through multiple proactive approaches.
• Conducts preliminary investigations by protecting the crime scene, processing for evidence, and interviewing victims, witnesses, and suspects.
• Engages in positive, clear, and concise verbal communications with individuals when providing directions, collecting information, advising of rights and processes, or mediating disputes.
• Communicates in writing by preparing reports and records of activity with strong skills in organization, grammar, and spelling.
• Reviews/analyzes police-related reports and other relevant data in order to maintain a high degree of knowledge in criminal activity and/or other social concerns of interest to the police department.
• Makes necessary referrals and provides testimony when required.
• Provides first-responder emergency medical services through the use and application of first aid, CPR, and other trained medical skills.
• Performs other duties as assigned by supervisors which require the knowledge, skills, and abilities of a police officer. These duties may include, but not limited to; traffic enforcement, training in various police tactics and procedures, and desk officer duties.


Education and Experience Requirements:
• Possess a high school diploma or equivalent.
• Possess an Associate Degree from a post-secondary educational institution or a minimum of 60 college level credits from an accredited institution acknowledged by the United States Secretary of Education. https://ope.ed.gov/accreditation
• Ability to become certifiable as a Wisconsin law enforcement officer.
• Possess an acceptable personal and professional history of good character as determined through a complete background investigation.

Licenses, Certifications, and other Requirements
• Meet the minimum requirements as established by the Law Enforcement Standards Board.
• Be a citizen of the United States at the time of appointment.
• Be at least 18 years of age at the time of appointment.
• Possess a valid Wisconsin driver's license or other such valid operator's permit recognized by the Wisconsin Department of Transportation authorizing operation of a motor vehicle in Wisconsin.
• Must not have been convicted of any federal felony or any offense which if committed in Wisconsin could be punished as a felony unless the applicant has been granted an absolute and unconditional pardon.
• Must not have been convicted of any misdemeanor crime of domestic violence unless the applicant has been granted an absolute and unconditional pardon.
• Be able to speak, read, comprehend and write using the English language.