Police Officer

West Allis, WI
West Allis Police Department

Salary: $57,513.00 Annually.

Closing Date: 3/8/2024.

Essential Functions:

  • This is responsible and specialized work in a semi-military type of organization which requires employees to take orders and perform all assigned duties quickly and effectively. Regular and predictable attendance is an essential function of this position.
  • Stop vehicles to investigate, cite or arrest occupants; investigate vehicle accidents; answer bank and burglar alarms; physically examine and test doors and windows of dwellings and businesses; direct traffic at accidents, parades, crime scenes and for emergency vehicles; conduct plain view searches and searches based on probable causes.
  • Operate and maintain control of police vehicle under various conditions and engage in high-speed pursuits or emergency response driving.
  • Push vehicles and remove hazards from obstructing traffic; request emergency assistance for traffic accidents; coordinate actions of other officers arriving as backups; package and transport property and evidence; collect evidence including trace, biological and personal property from crime and accident scenes; recover and inventory stolen property.
  • Assist paramedics and EMTs with the treatment of injured or ill people; search unconscious or helpless persons in emergencies; administer cardiopulmonary resuscitation.
  • Handcuff suspects or prisoners; subdue attacking or resisting persons; use chemical spray, baton, electronic control device, pistol, rifle or shotgun to defend self or others or during training exercises; conduct a frisk or pat down search of persons.
  • Verbally communicate using portable and car radios; use computer keyboard for report writing.
  • Respond to general information questions from the public; interview complainants, witnesses, drivers, etc.; explain the nature of criminal offenses to offenders; inspect driver’s licenses; mediate civil disputes; interrogate or interview suspects; advise person of constitutional rights; testify in court or at other legal proceedings; issue a citation or summons to offenders in lieu of making a custodial arrest.


  • Age 21 years and over at time of application deadline (photocopy of Birth Certificate required).
  • Citizenship Must be a U.S. citizen.
  • Applicants must possess from a nationally and/or regionally accredited university or college: Bachelor’s Degree in Criminal Justice, or a closely related field, by June 1st, 2024. OR Associates Degree in Police Science, or a closely related field, by June 1st, 2024. OR Sixty college credits in Police Science/Criminal Justice, or a closely related field, as of June 1st, 2024.
  • Applicants must be physically able to perform job-related functions as specified by the Police and Fire Commission, AND As verified by a Police and Fire Commission appointed physician, AND Meet the Exit Standards of the Wisconsin Law Enforcement Standards Board Physical Readiness Test, except for the push-up portion of the PRT. The WAPD will use the PRT entrance standard for the push-up portion in determining whether a candidate has met the WAPD’s physical requirement.
  • Applicants must possess a valid unrestricted driver’s license and be eligible for a Wisconsin driver’s license at the time of application.
  • An applicant shall have no felony conviction record, as this factor will prohibit him/her from lawfully carrying a firearm.
  • An applicant shall have no state misdemeanor conviction record for crimes involving moral turpitude, as this factor will jeopardize his/her credibility as a departmental witness.