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TMPD - 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 17,000 people, located in the Fox Cities metropolitan area.
The department consists of 26 sworn officers and 7 civilian 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 $39,504  -top $50,016
  • 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 LEAVE
  • 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 the 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) or c) offenses at the time of
             application.
     e)     An applicant shall have no pending civil cases that may adversely 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.     Scoring of Application     

2.     Chief's Panel Interview

3.     Personnel Evaluation Profile

4.     Physical Fitness Test

5.     Police Commission Interview

6.     Background Investigation-pass/fail     

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.

  7. 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)