Recruitment Information

Looking for a place to start or further your career in Law Enforcement?  Consider employment with the Town of Menasha Police Department.

The Town of Menasha is a residential and industrial community of approximately 16,800 people, located in the Fox Cities metropolitan area.  

The department consists of 25 sworn officers and 7civilian employees.  Whether your responsibilities include regular patrol, criminal investigation or a specialized assignment, a career in law enforcement offers challenges found in no other profession.  We offer an excellent benefit package:

SALARY (Patrol Officer)- start $35,844

                                         -top $45,444

WORK SCHEDULE-      5 days on, 2 days off, 5 days on, 3 days off

HEALTH, DENTAL, DISABILITY AND LIFE INSURANCE

WISCONSIN RETIREMENT PLAN

PAID SICK LEA
OVERTIME COMPENSATION
CLOTHING ALLOWANCE

Should employment with our department interest you, refer to the list of minimum qualifications and testing procedures.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

1.  AGE

     a)     21 years of age.

     b)     Certified Birth Certificate required

2.  CITIZENSHIP

     a)     U.S. Citizen

3.  EDUCATION

    Applicants must possess from an accredited university, college or technical school an:

     a)     Associate Degree in Police Science OR

     b)     Bachelor's Degree OR

     c)     Sixty (60) College Credits.

     d)     Transcripts must be sent to the Town of Menasha Police Department, Attn:  Chief of Police, before an application is accepted and processed.

4.  PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS

     a)     Applicants must be physically able to perform job-related functions as verified by an appointed physician.

5.  DRIVER'S LICENSE

     a)     Applicants must possess a valid unrestricted Wisconsin driver's license or be eligible for one at the time of application.  (Restrictions as to physical reasons only, will not disqualify a person for issuance of an application, but may be a basis for rejection in the medical examination.)

6.  GOOD MORAL CHARACTER

     a)     An applicant shall have no felony conviction record, as this factor will prohibit them from lawfully carrying a firearm.

     b)     An applicant shall have no state misdemeanor conviction record for crimes involving moral turpitude, as this factor will jeopardize their credibility as a departmental witness.

     c)     An applicant shall have no second convictions for Operating While Intoxicated, Operating While Suspended, Operating Without a Valid Driver's License, or Attempting to Elude an Officer or a first conviction for any of these offenses within tha past three years prior to application as this factor will jeopardize their credibility as a department witness and may unreasonably subject the town to increased civil liability.

     d)     An applicant shall have no pending cases for any of the A, B, C offenses at the time of application.

     e)     An applicant shall have no pending civil cases that may adversly affect job related responsibilities.

Failure to meet A, B, C, D and E requirements shall be cause for rejection of application.

TESTING PROCESS

The testing/selection process is expected to take approximately four to six months. (32.1.4a,b)

1.     Written Examination-

        a)     Minimum acceptable grade 70

2.     Assessment Center-

        a)     Minimum acceptable score 75

3.     Personnel Evaluation Profile

4.     Physical Agility Evaluation pass/fail

5.     Chief of Police Interview

6.     Background Investigation-pass/fail

7.     Police Commission Interview

The Town of Menasha is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and does not discriminate against individuals on the basis of race, color, religion, age, marital or veterans' status, sex, national origin, disability, or any other legally protected status in the admission or access to, of treatment or employment in its services, programs or activities.

8.     After Offer of Employment

      a)     Psychological Examination-pass/fail       

      b)     Medical Examination with drug screening-pass/fail

      c)     Probationary Period-18 months

REAPPLICATION

The Town of Menasha allows reapplication, retesting, and reevaluation of candidates unless the condition(s) which previously eliminated them from appointment are of a nature that rejection is assured.  Applicants rejected may reapply after a one year wait.  When reapplying, the applicant will start the screening process from the beginning. (32.1.4c)

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