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Lieutenant of Detectives

Beloit, Wisconsin



City of Beloit

100 State Street

Beloit, WI 53511

Phone: 608-364-6612

Fax: 608-364-6759




Starting Salary: $61,000 - $81,000, DOQ

Population: 40,000

Sworn Officers: 73

Application Deadline: 9/9/16 @ 4:30 PM




*Application period may be extended based on amount of applications received by the deadline.


The City of Beloit Police Department is seeking an experienced law enforcement professional with a combination of supervisory and investigative experience or related skills to lead and supervise the daily operations of its Detective Bureau. The Detective Bureau consists of six detectives, a child maltreatment officer, FBI safe streets task force officer, crime analyst, evidence technician, and two patrol officers. The position is newly created as part of a department reorganization plan and reports to the Detective Bureau Captain. The position is open to both current Beloit Police Department employees and external law enforcement applicants that meet the minimum requirements.


A Lieutenant of Detectives is responsible to preserve public peace and order, prevent and detect crime, improve the quality of life for the citizens of Beloit, direct and coordinate field investigations, evaluate and determine investigative follow-up, and ensure that all investigative work is completed and managed in keeping with best practices and legal parameters. Through leadership techniques, a Lieutenant of Detectives will mentor investigative and patrol personnel while ensuring proper performance through the enforcement of the rules, regulations, and standard operating procedures of the Department and the laws and ordinances for which the City takes cognizance. See the attached position description for additional requirements, essential job functions, and KSA’s.




  1. Three years of service as a Police Sergeant, Detective or Temporary Detective in the Beloit Police Department or held a similar rank or responsibilities with another law enforcement agency.

  2. Certified as a law enforcement officer for the State of Wisconsin, pursuant to s. 165.85, Wis. Stats., OR certifiable as a law enforcement officer in Wisconsin pursuant to Wisconsin Administrative Code LES 3.05.

  3. Successful completion of all appropriate written exams and/or assessment center activities.

  4. Possess a valid Driver's License at time of application.

  5. Bachelor’s Degree in Criminal Justice or related field preferred, but not required.



  1. Submit a resume and cover letter to Human Resources Director Marianne Marshall at: by the application deadline of September 9, 2016, 4:30pm.

  2. External applicants must also complete an application for employment, which can be accessed at:

    a. External candidates must successfully pass a full background check, drug screen, and medical exam in addition to any other requirements prior to hire.




Resumes will be reviewed and rated to determine minimum qualifications. Those determined to be eligible will participate in the following exercises:

  1. An assessment exercise related to the position description requirements.

  2. An oral interview consisting of law enforcement professionals and a community component.

  3. A final interview with command staff.

  4. Personnel file review.

    a. External candidates will be required to provide consent to access any personnel and/or internal file with their current or prior law enforcement agency.


The Beloit Police Department is committed to protecting the lives, property and rights of all citizens. The Department continues to evolve through enhanced leadership, strong community relationships, and modern-day policing strategies. This is a great opportunity for a committed individual who enjoys serving the public and working in a progressive, forward-thinking organization.


The Beloit Police Department has 93 full-time employees, of which 73 are sworn officers and 20 are civilian employees. The 2016 Police Department budget is $11.4 million.


The City is seeking candidates with leadership and communication skills. Candidates must be familiar with progressive policing and investigative principles and have a demonstrated record of success in developing effective relationships both internally and externally. Candidates must be committed to a management style that promotes a positive, creative, and supportive departmental environment. A commitment to the professional development of all employees in the department is very important.


This is an exempt position.



Starting Salary Range:


$61,000 - $81,000 DOQ


Health and dental benefits, as well as vacation, sick leave, and other benefits are available to the employee and his/her family subject to current city policy for exempt employees. A benefits summary is available at: –Go to Police Department—click on “How to Join” Icon.











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