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La Crosse Police Department
Police Officer

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Position Title: Police Officer
Concentration: Law Enforcement
Level of Entry: Entry Level

Hiring Agency

Agency: La Crosse Police Department
Address: 400 La Crosse St
City: La Crosse
State: WI    Zipcode: 54601
Contact: Angi Leisso
Phone: 6087897573
Email Address:

Descriptive Tasks/Responsibilities for Position

The City of La Crosse Police Department seeks to build and maintain a workforce that reflects the diversity of the City. Qualified candidates are encouraged to apply.

Law Enforcement positions with an annual starting salary range of $60,257 to $72,446. 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.
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 Applicants who submit a completed application packet by July 5, 2023 and meet minimum qualifications may be invited to participate in an interview on July 12th or 13th, as well as physical fitness exam and written exam on July 14th, 2023.


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.

Application Period

Application Period Begins: 05/16/2023

Application Period Ends: 07/05/2023

Number Positions to be Filled: 5

Yearly Salary: $60,257.00 to $72,446.00
(Some agencies may post only their standard hourly rate)

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