Police Officer

De Pere, WI
De Pere Police Department

$60,072.00 – $82,560.00 Annually

General Description
Worn a badge for years?  Or is your career in law enforcement just getting started?  Wherever you’re at in your journey to serve and protect, we want De Pere to be your next stop. The City of De Pere is looking to hire experienced Police Officers to fill 2022 vacancies as well as establish an eligibility list to fill future vacancies.  Applicants will be notified when vacancies occur and applications are processed.

Current Police Officers
Do you already have one year of full-time experience under your belt? You do? Excellent! Do you also want to work in an environment where you know your fellow officers, serve in a dynamic and thriving community, and have the ability to respond to a wide variety of calls? Still nodding your head “yes”? Great! The City of De Pere is the perfect fit for you!  We’ve even created some great processes to make this transition seamless.

New Police Officers
If you’re still working toward your degree or have already completed the academy and haven’t been given an opportunity to shine yet in the world of law enforcement, don’t worry.  We’re always looking for talented new members for our team and encourage you to apply.  In fact, the City of De Pere offers an extensive field training program for those that are new to the field.

The City of De Pere may sponsor candidates through the Law Enforcement Academy.  The candidates will be brought on as a Police Academy Recruit. The wage rate while attending the Law Enforcement Academy is $17.76 – $24.36/hour, depending on experience and qualifications. Upon graduation from the Law Enforcement Academy, the Police Officer Recruit will become a Police Officer with the City of De Pere.

Essential Functions

Conduct routine preventative patrol in designated areas of the City.  Initiate contacts with both business operators and residents.

Respond to calls for police service.  Attempt to resolve domestic disputes, disturbances and other incidents through counseling or referral.  Mediate disputes among neighbors, and juveniles.  Attempt to resolve complaints from citizens of the community.  Maintain civil obedience at group functions.

Provide information and/or assistance to the public.  Answer a wide range of non-police related service calls.  Inform citizens of available services in the community.  Promote crime prevention through community and educational programs.  Make presentations to public and local organizations concerning crime prevention and related police matters.

Attempt to maintain the peace and safety of the community.

Provide for safe flow of traffic and pedestrians within the community.  Investigate traffic accidents.  Enforce traffic violations.  Enforce state and local traffic laws and ordinances.  Promote vehicle and pedestrian safety.  Report unsafe road conditions.

Conduct criminal and non-criminal investigations.  Perform surveillance.  Conduct follow-up investigations.

Enforce laws and arrest lawbreakers.  Make felony, misdemeanor, and ordinance arrests and issue traffic ordinance citations.


  1. United States Citizen.
  2. Associate Degree or Bachelor’s from an accredited college or university.
  3. Wisconsin Law Enforcement Standards Board Certification.
  4. Minimum 21 years of age.
  5. Valid unencumbered Wisconsin driver’s license and safe driving record.
  6. Must not have convictions of any Federal felony or any offense, which if committed in Wisconsin could be punishable as a felony unless the individual has received an unconditional pardon.

A combination of education and experience may be considered.