Begin or continue your law enforcement career with the Division of Capitol Police! Join a diverse team of law enforcement professionals with a department that places community first by promoting safety, enforcement, and protection!
Located in downtown Madison, the State Capitol Police Department (CPD) is responsible for providing Police and Security services to the Governor, Lieutenant Governor, legislators, Supreme Court, visiting dignitaries, state facilities and citizens of the State of Wisconsin. The Wisconsin State Capitol Police has statewide jurisdiction and investigates criminal, domestic, and traffic related incidents throughout the State of Wisconsin.
Join an organization that strives to exceed customer expectations by delivering efficient, high-quality state government services. The Department of Administration (DOA) provides direct services to state agency customers and designs and leads initiatives to make government more innovative and cost-effective. Working at DOA offers you the opportunity to make an impact on the quality of life in Wisconsin.
Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging are core values at DOA that guide how we build our teams, develop our leaders, and create a culture that empowers everyone to be their authentic selves. We believe that when employees are respected and valued for who they are and are accountable for demonstrating that respect to others; it drives greater engagement and collaboration, ignites creativity and innovation, and fosters connection between teams and those we serve.
This position is headquartered at the Department of Administration Milwaukee State Office Building, 819 N. 6th Street, Milwaukee, WI.
This position serves as shift commander and is responsible for the supervision of Police Officers and all law enforcement activities that occur during their shift and during times as the Staff Duty Officer. The position conducts performance evaluations, and implements disciplinary actions of verbal, written reprimands and recommends suspension or termination of employees. This position arranges schedules, coordinates field operations, serves as a liaison for the division with local law enforcement agencies, courts, etc., and coordinates criminal investigations. To view the complete position description, please click here.
Starting hourly rate for the Police Sergeant position (schedule/range 81-03) will be $30.00 per hour – $40.96 per hour depending on qualifications and experience, plus excellent benefits. Pay for current state employees will be set in accordance with the Wisconsin State Compensation Plan. A 12-month probationary period is required.
Candidates must have a valid Wisconsin Driver's License with a good driving record. The selected candidate must successfully pass a drug screening, psychological evaluation, medical examination, vision screening, and fitness exam.
This position requires ability to work a flexible schedule, including weekends, holidays, days, nights or swing shifts. Must also have the ability to be on call.
Due to the nature of the position, Capitol Police will conduct background checks on applicants prior to selection. DOA does not sponsor work visas. All persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States, and to complete the required employment eligibility form.
All state employees must report their COVID vaccination status, whether vaccinated or not and provide supporting documentation if vaccinated. Newly hired employees will be required to submit this information within their first two weeks of employment.
The State of Wisconsin continues to follow necessary health and safety protocols for COVID. Please visit Division of Personnel Management Coronavirus - COVID-19 (wi.gov) for the most up-to-date information. Guidance may be subject to change.
Uniforms are paid for by the department
Women and minorities are encouraged to apply
Generous Employee Vacation/Leave package for new officers: 104 hours of vacation, 72 hours of legal holiday pay, and 36 hours of personal holiday pay. Additionally, employees accrue 5 hours of sick time per pay period or up to 16.25 days per year.
Minimally qualified applicants will currently be certified as a law enforcement officer by the Wisconsin Law Enforcement Standards Board (LESB) OR be eligible for LESB certification at the time of application.
**** Certification as a jail or correctional officer by the Law Enforcement Standards Board does NOT qualify. ****
In addition, qualified applicants will have experience with:
Criminal investigation practices, processes, and procedures.
Serving in a supervisory or leadership role in a law enforcement setting (e.g., providing guidance and direction, team motivation, training, coaching, acting as lead officer, etc.).
How To Apply
Apply online! To apply, click “Apply for Job” to start the application process. Then, you will access your existing account or to create a new account if you don’t have an account. Once you are logged in, click “Apply for Job.” Follow the steps outlined in the application process and submit your application.
Your letter of qualifications and resume are very important parts of your application and are used during our evaluation process to determine your qualifications as they relate to the job. For instructions on developing your resume and letter of qualifications for your application and what should be included in these materials, click here.
Submitted materials will be evaluated and the most qualified applicants will be invited to participate in the next step of the hiring process for available vacancies.
Permanent classified state employees who are eligible for consideration (transfer or voluntary demotion) should complete the application process as described above by the stated deadline.
We are an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer seeking a diverse and talented workforce.
If you are a veteran with a 30% or greater service-related disability, and are not currently employed in a permanent position with Wisconsin State Government, please send a cover letter, resume, DD-214 (honorable discharge), and documentation of your service-connected disability rating (dated within 12 months) to the contact listed below.
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