Thank you for your interest in employment with the City of Tomah Police Department.

Here are the current Police Department Openings as of April 2, 2018:

Full Time Police Officer Information
The Tomah Police Department is CURRENTLY accepting applications for a full-time Police Officer position and to establish an eligibility list for a full-time Police Officer position for future vacancies. An electronic submission (E-Mail or Fax) of your application packet will now be accepted (see details below). Thank you for your interest in employment with the Tomah Police Department!

PLEASE APPLY BY: 5:00 PM, 04/27/2018

Click HERE to get the application packet!

Other Necessary Forms if Needed:
Tomah PD Application Packet - PDF
DJ-LE-330 (Word - Fill In)

DJ-LE-330 (PDF - Fill In)

Please contact us with any questions you have about the Department or the application process. Lieutenant Scott Holum can be reached at 608-374-7409 or SHOLUM@TOMAHPOLICE.COM

The following qualifications and standards are established to ensure 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.
Wisconsin Law Enforcement Standards Board Certification or the ability to attain certification is preferred. However,
     applicants that have not yet attended a Basic Police Academy, are encouraged to apply as the Tomah Police Department MAY
     sponsor a successful candidate to attend a Wisconsin Law Enforcement 720hr Academy.

    - No felony or domestic abuse related convictions.

Selection Process
     - E-Mailed applications for employment may be sent to:

     - Written and faxed applications for employment may be made to:
           805 SUPERIOR AVENUE
           TOMAH, WI  54660
           PHONE: (608) 374-7400
           FAX: (608) 374-7413

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.

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.
        - Beginning base pay for a Police Officer is $49,766 per year (2018). 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 $54,229 (2018) after 5 years of service.
        - 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.
        - 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 a ballistic vest.
           - Applicants will be required to acquire a personally owned handgun consistent with the
           Department policies for duty purposes.
            - At the beginning of the first full year, Officers are allowed a $700 uniform allowance per year.
        - 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 Incentives
           - An in-house fitness center with the ability to use 30 minutes to work out on duty.
           - We allow 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 for 2018.
           - We have some of the latest equipment used in Policing, including AXON 2 body cameras and A XON Fleet
           in car cameras for our Patrol vehicles.

      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-depth 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.

Crossing Guard

The Tomah Police Department is in need of adult school crossing guards. If you want to help keep children safe when crossing streets and enjoy interacting with the youth of our Community, then this is the job for you. Required working hours are Monday - Friday (Only during scheduled school days in the Tomah Area School District): 7:15AM to 8:15AM and 2:45PM to 3:45PM

Starting pay is $15.34 / hr
Pay after two years: $16.10 / hr

All standard equipment will be provided to you including a reflective traffic vest and stop sign.

Please contact Sergeant Pete Huneck at 608-374-7408 or PHUNECK@TOMAHPOLICE.COM with any questions. Applications can also be found at WWW.TOMAHPOLICE.COM/EMPLOYMENT