Police Officer

Cudahy, WI
Cudahy Police Department

Salary: $61,256.00 – $83,075.20 Annually.

Position Summary:

Police Officers are generally charged with keeping the peace, enforcing the law and providing safety and security in the community.

A Police Officer shall exercise independent judgment in the performance of duties, but is responsible to follow orders of the Shift Commander in accordance with Department policy. Officers are expected to conduct themselves in a professional manner when dealing with others; always keeping in mind the highest principles of police service. They are sworn to safeguard the lives and property of all persons and to protect the constitutional rights of all citizens, never letting their personal feelings interfere with their oath.

Essential Functions:

  • Officers shall be aware of and comply with all Rules, Regulations, Policies and Procedures, and General Orders of the Department and are responsible to keep abreast of any additions, changes, or modifications of same.
  • Regular, predictable and prompt attendance. Report for roll call at specified time and place, wearing the uniform of the day with all equipment necessary to sustain them until the completion of their tour of duty.
  • Responsible for the cleanliness and operating condition of all property, apparatus, equipment and tools.
  • Enforce State of Wisconsin traffic and criminal laws and Municipal Ordinances. Apprehend criminals.
  • Maintain current knowledge of laws, ordinances and law enforcement procedures.
  • Respond to calls for service, investigate complaints from citizens, and investigate motor vehicle accidents. Prepare related reports. Maintain notes and records as required by law and Department procedures.
  • Patrol by various means (i.e. vehicle, foot, ATV, etc.) in order to detect and prevent crime.
  • Process crime scenes and protect major crime scenes until relieved.
  • Process, package, label and inventory evidence and property received or recovered.
  • Testify in Federal, State and Municipal courts.
  • Serve court documents, such as subpoenas and protection orders.
  • Conduct demonstrations, tours and public speeches to community groups and citizens, and respond to community concerns.
  • Participate in crowd control functions.
  • Learn and utilize technologies that will sustain and improve the level of service provided.
  • Ability to work flexible or extended hours.
  • Other duties as assigned by the Shift Sergeant/Command Officer.


  • Citizen of the United States.
  • High School Diploma or General Education Development (GED) Certificate, or a High School Equivalency Diploma (HSED).
  • Bachelor’s Degree or Associate’s Degree from a Wisconsin vocational, technical and adult education district or its accredited equivalent from another state or a minimum of 60 fully accredited college level credits at the time of application.
  • Previous law enforcement experience is helpful but not required.
  • Obtain and retain a valid Wisconsin motor vehicle driver’s license throughout employment.