Law Enforcement positions with an annual starting salary range of $56,784 to $68,244. Responsibilities include working as a team member to enforce laws, maintaining the public peace, protecting life and property, and working with the community to address community problems. The La Crosse Police Department serves over 52,000 local residents, 3 college campuses and 2 major health care centers. Patrol Officers generally work a 12 hour schedule (2/2-3/2-2/3 cycle) with a total of 2080 hours worked per year and every other weekend off. Experienced candidates may qualify for additional starting pay and increased vacation based on years of service with previous agencies.
Successful applicants must have completed a minimum of sixty (60) college credits from an accredited university. College transcripts are required as part of a complete application. Applicants need not be certified to apply. If not certified, successful candidates may be sent to the 720 Academy. Applicants must be 18 years of age, have a valid unrestricted driver’s license and meet medical/vision standards. Background check, physical exam, drug screen, and psychological exam required for selected candidates. Successful candidates shall demonstrate maturity in independent decision making, strong interpersonal and communication skills, and respect for the community.
Employee benefits for the position include health insurance, life insurance, income continuation insurance, Bachelor’s degree incentive pay, paid holidays, paid vacations, section 125 flexible spending plans, deferred compensation plan, Roth IRA, employee sponsored dental and vision insurance, and Wisconsin Retirement System (WRS) pension plan. You may visit the City of La Crosse website for additional benefit information.
This recruitment process will be used to fill current vacancies and to establish an eligibility list for use in filling future vacancies. The City of La Crosse supports attaining a representative workforce and workplace equity. If you like working with people, want to make a difference, and possess the above listed requirements, please submit an application with the required attachments. Applications are accepted on an ongoing basis. For complete application instructions, visit www.cityoflacrosse.org/police/careers. Applicants who submit a completed application packet by April 7th, 2021 and meet minimum qualifications may be invited to participate in a virtual interview on April 14th or 15th as well as in person physical fitness exam and written exam on April 16th, 2021.