Police Officer

Caledonia, WI
Caledonia Police Department

$66,102.00 – $75,756.00 Annually

Summary of Job

The Caledonia Police Department is hiring for the position of Police Officer. We are looking to fill anticipated openings and to establish a list for anticipated future vacancies. Now is a great time to join the Caledonia Police Department. Our new Public Safety Building will be finished in January of 2024, and with the passage of a public safety referendum in early April, we will be adding 8 sworn officers to our staff in the near future. This will help us to be more effective in all that we do and provide greater community engagement.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities

  • Patrol assignments, as directed;
  • Enforcement of all applicable local/county ordinances, State Statutes and Federal laws through surveillance, investigation and/or arrest, as appropriate, including the issuance of tickets for violations;
  • Compliance with all policies and procedures of the department;
  • Respond and follow through on citizen complaints;
  • Traffic control measures for accidents, events, obstacles, incidents, crime scenes, and other activities, as needed;
  • Recognize, locate, obtain and secure evidence while preserving the chain of custody;
  • Prepare written reports and record maintenance, including daily log entries, daily activity sheets, incident investigations, arrests, and other records;
  • Participate in court case preparation, appearances and prosecution as required;
  • Provide first aid, residential and/or business security checks, crisis assistance, and other safety or security activities, as needed;
  • Maintain vehicles, tools and equipment, used in the performance of the position;
  • Serve as a positive community resource by establishing and maintaining working relationships with residents, businesses and visitors;
  • Provide public education information to residents, schools and groups, concerning public safety, as assigned;


  • U.S. citizen
  • Vision correctable to 20/20
  • Minimum age 21

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

  • Must comply with residency requirement (within thirty [30] miles of Fire Station #10, (within the State of Wisconsin) within [18] months of hire date)
  • Lateral Transfer:
    The Village may hire external certified experienced applicants and set initial compensation and vacation accrual at a higher step than the lowest rate, but such amounts shall not exceed the applicant’s actual prior years of full-time law enforcement service or the existing schedule in the applicable current collective bargaining agreement.
  • High school diploma
  • 60 college credits / Associate’s degree