Full Time Police Officer
The Tomah Police Department is CURRENTLY accepting applications to establish an eligibility list for a full time Police Officer position and any future vacancies as they come. An electronic submission (Fax or E-Mail) of your application packet will NOT be accepted.

APPLY BY: 5:00 PM, 08/18/2017.

Please contact us with any questions:
Lieutenant Scott Holum at 608-374-7409
- or -
Lieutenant Ron Waddell at 608-374-7407

Thank You!

Click HERE to get the application packet!


(PDF file that contains application packet and DJLE330 form. Click on the PDF fill in form if you wish to complete a typed version of the form to send in with the application packet.)



Qualifications
The following qualifications and standards are established to insure hiring the best candidate for employment. The minimum qualifications are:
    - Must be a citizen of the United States and a resident of the State of Wisconsin upon hire.
    - Must be at least 18 years of age.
    - Must possess a valid Wisconsin Driver's License at the time of employment.
    - Must possess a minimum of 60 semester hour/credits from an accredited institution of higher learning.
    - Must be of good moral character as determined by a psychological evaluation.
    - Vision corrected to 20/20.
    - Preference is given to those possessing a Wisconsin Law Enforcement Standards Board certification.
    - No felony or domestic abuse related convictions.
Selection Process
    - Applications for employment may be made to:
           
ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT RHONDA CULPITT
           TOMAH POLICE DEPARTMENT
           805 SUPERIOR AVENUE
           TOMAH, WI  54660
           PHONE: (608) 374-7400
           FAX: (608) 374-7413
           EMAIL:
RCULPITT@TOMAHPOLICE.COM


Applicants must submit a comprehensive letter of application, a current resume, a DJ-LE-330, and provide the additional information as noted on page two of the application packet. APPLICATIONS ARE ACCEPTED FOR ADVERTISED VACANCIES ONLY! Applications are screened and those who appear to meet the minimum requirements will be invited to take a physical fitness exam. Those applicants who successfully complete the fitness test will be required to successfully complete the following steps:
        - A written test.
        - A Personnel Evaluation Performance test.
        - An oral interview with the members of the Police Department Staff.
           - An oral interview with Police and Fire Commission.
        - A comprehensive background investigation.
        - A psychological and medical examination, to include a drug screen. This step is performed after a

            conditional offer of employment has been made.
        - A 12 month probationary period is required for new applicants. This may be extended if needed.


PHYSICAL FITNESS TEST REQUIREMENTS
The physical fitness test is conducted as a pass or fail test. To advance through the fitness testing, you must pass each test. If you do not pass the fitness test, you will not be invited to take the written test or the PEP test that follows. The following is the minimum requirements required to receive a passing score:
    - Vertical Jump: 15.5"
    - One (1) Minute Sit-Up: 30 Reps
    - 300 Meter Run: 66 Seconds
    - One (1) Minute Push-Up: 25 Reps
    - One and One-Half (1.5) Mile Run: 15:54 Minutes
* All testing is provided at no expense to the applicant, however, travel expenses are not reimbursable or covered. Any step in the process may eliminate an applicant. Completion of all steps does not guarantee employment. The Tomah Police Department is committed to conducting a fair and non-biased employment process.

** The Tomah Police Department is an EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER **

Benefits - New Employee
The information provided below is subject to negotiated change and based upon the 2017-2018 Tomah Professional Police Association union contract. This is may not be a complete list of benefits provided to employees. Other benefits include accrued compensatory time, an option to participate in the Wisconsin Deferred Compensation program, call-in pay, court time, shift premium, overtime assignments, and training opportunities.
     Salary
        - Beginning base pay for a Police Officer is $48,422.40 per year (July 1, 2017). The City has the ability
        to start a new employee at a higher rate than entry level based on the qualifications and experience
        of the applicant. Top patrol pay is $52,686.40 (July 1, 2018) after 10 years of service.
     Vacation
        - After one year of service, employees receive 5 days, 10 days after two years, 15 days after
        eight years, 20 days after twelve years, 25 days after twenty years, and 30 days after 25 years
        of service.
     Paid Holiday
        - 8.5 paid holidays per year, along with two floating holidays.
     Sick Leave
        - Employees receive one (1) day of sick leave per month upon hire.
     Personal Day
        - Employees receive one (1) day per year to be used from their accumulated sick leave.
     Medical Insurance
        - Insurance premiums for single coverage is up to 15% of City premium per month. There is no deductible.
        - Insurance premiums for family coverage is up to 15% of City premium per month. There is no deductible.
     Retirement
        - Normal retirement is at age 53 with 25 or more years of service. A contribution of 7.0% (changes upon WRS)

            to the State Retirement System (WRS) is required for new employees.
     Uniforms and Uniform Allowance
        - The Department provides initial issue of all uniforms, duty belt, and ballistic vest.
           - Applicants will be required to acquire a personally owned handgun consistent with the
           Department polices for duty purposes.
            - At the beginning of the first full year, Officers are allowed a $600 uniform allowance per year.
     Shifts
        - Uniformed Officers work 8.5 hour days on a yearly fixed shift with four days on, two days off. Shifts
           are picked annually by seniority. Current shifts are 6AM to 230PM, 10AM to 630PM, 2PM to
           1030PM, 7PM to 330AM, 10PM to 630AM.
     Educational Incentive
        - College level courses taken with a degree-producing program are reimbursed up to 50% of one course
        per semester.
      Other Inventives
           - An in-house fitness center with the ability to use 30 minutes to work out on duty.
           - We allows the purchase and use of personally owned rifles and off duty weapons.

           - The Department has a competitive and flexible time off policy amongst industry standards.
           - A liberal tattoo policy that allows visible tattoos which are not on the face, neck or hands.
           - We allow neatly groomed facial hair.

           - We allow many uniform options as the assignment dictates, including external vest carriers for Patrol Officers.
           - The City has an Employee Assistance Program that is being put in place.
           - We have some of the latest equipment used in Policing, including AXON 2 body cameras and soon to be
            AXON in car cameras.
      Career Opportunities
         - Field Training Officer
         - DARE / GREAT Officer
         - K-9 Officer
         - Investigator

            - Assignment to the Monroe County Joint Task Force
            - Assignment as the Department Investigator for in deptch cases including crimes against children 
         - Promotions or Supervisor Opportunities

         - Assignment to the Monroe County Combined Tactical Unit
            - Specialties include: Team Leader, Breacher, Sniper, Negotiator, etc.