Police Officer- Lateral

Menomonee Falls, WI
Menomonee Falls Police Department

Salary: $76,003.20 – $91,811.20 Annually.

Closing Date: 10/5/2024.

Position Summary:

This position reports to the Patrol Bureau Supervisor. Responsible for performing a variety of tasks associated with police patrol, criminal and municipal law enforcement, the maintenance of order, public protection and safety, and other basic police services. Duties exist in the areas of traffic monitoring, control, and enforcement; motor vehicle crash investigation; patrol, observation, and inspection; responding to routine and emergency requests for police assistance; the investigation and reporting of law violations; other similar functions.

Essential Functions:

  • Use patrol driving and walking techniques.
  • Observe violations of laws and take appropriate action through the use of citations and arrest.
  • Make high risk field contacts.
  • Detect and report hazards to public safety and other conditions or situations requiring attention by other government agencies.
  • Inspect licensed premises for law violations.
  • Conduct field interrogations of suspicious persons.
  • Operate radar or other speed detection equipment.
  • Direct traffic.
  • Receive emergency and non-emergency assignments from dispatcher and supervisors.
  • Comprehend and utilize the Incident Command System (ICS). Assume and verbalize incident command to both dispatch and responding officers. Direct responding personnel to needed areas and the appropriate tasks to be performed.
  • Conduct preliminary and follow up investigations.
  • Take persons into protective custody.
  • Monitor detainees held in municipal lockup.
  • Transport detainees to county jail.
  • Conduct surveillance to develop intelligence.
  • Load, unload, and clean department weapons.
  • Follow booking procedures.
  • Possess and maintain the ability to provide credible testimony before the Municipal Court, the Circuit Courts or any other criminal or civil court that requires testimony, including depositions and pre-trial conferences.
  • Prepare for judicial proceedings and testify in court.
  • Make effective use of sources of information, including manual and computerized files.
  • Identify, collect, and preserve evidence.
  • Conduct searches within legal guidelines.
  • Interview adult and juvenile suspects, witnesses and victims.
  • Secure search warrants.
  • Operate department vehicles in emergency and non-emergency fashion. Use emergency vehicle driving techniques.
  • Prepare reports and make field notes.
  • Receive and transmit radio messages.
  • Utilize communication equipment including radios, telephones and computers.
  • Confer with supervisors discussing work processes, incidents, problems and plans and receiving advice, counseling and instruction.
  • Make non-enforcement public contacts.
  • Deliver emergency messages to citizens.
  • Inform citizens of crime prevention techniques.
  • Use reasonable force to affect lawful authority.
  • Use firearms and other tools and weapons to lawfully control people.


  • High school or equivalent required.
  • Associate Degree in Criminal Justice or a related field.
  • 60 college level credits.
  • Wisconsin Law Enforcement certification, out of state Law Enforcement certification and/or Wisconsin certifiable.
  • Ability to lift/carry 25 pounds, with occasional lift/carry up to 50 pounds.
  • Ability to meet physical fitness requirements including frequent bending, twisting, reaching, manual dexterity.
  • Eligible for Valid Wisconsin Driver’s License by date of appointment.
  • Must be at least 18 years of age.
  • An applicant must meet the minimum requirements for Police Officer at the time they apply.