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Chief of Police

Sparta, Wisconsin


City of Sparta

c/o GovHR USA

650 Dundee Road, Suite 270

Northbrook, IL 60062

Phone: 847-380-3240




Starting Salary: $75,000 - $80,000 DOQ

Population: 9,600

Sworn Officers: 18

Application Deadline: 10/1/14












The City of Sparta, Wisconsin, resident population of 9,600 seeks experienced police professionals as candidates to lead the Sparta Police Department.


Located in west central Wisconsin, less than 30 miles east of La Crosse, Sparta is the county seat of Monroe County. It is also the home of Fort McCoy, the largest military facility in the state. Sparta is an outdoor enthusiastís dream, with numerous rivers and streams for canoeing, trout fishing, hunting and hiking.  A fast growing community with a strong commercial base, the City boasts a year-round hockey rink and a new 4.5 million dollar aquatic center.  Known as the Bicycling Capital of America, Sparta has a historic downtown area, a City-owned 18 hole golf course, and a growing manufacturing district.


The Sparta Police Department has a compliment of 18 sworn police officers consisting of a Chief, Lieutenant, 4 Sergeants, and 13 Officers.  The department also employs 2 non-sworn Administrative Assistants.  The Police Officers are represented by the Sparta Professional Police Association.  The Sergeants are represented by Sparta Supervisory Officers Association.


The department is involved in a variety of programs including the Monroe County Combined Tactical Unit, the West Central Metropolitan Enforcement Group, School Resource Officer and Bicycle Patrol Unit.


Candidates must be committed to training, professional development and community engagement.


Candidates should possess a bachelorís degree in a related field; a masterís degree is a plus.  Candidates should have at least five years of experience in a law enforcement leadership position with municipal   experience strongly preferred. Graduation from a senior command/leadership program such as the FBI National Academy, the Northwestern University School of Police Staff and Command or similar programs is highly desirable.  Significant police experience at the Command Level, Lieutenant or higher, may be substituted for academic degrees.


Candidates must possess well developed interpersonal and public presentation skills and utmost integrity.


The Chief of Police is appointed by the Sparta Police Commission.



The starting annual salary:


$75,000-$80,000 DOQ



Submit resume, cover letter and contact information

for 5 professional references by October 01, 2014

to Lee McCann at:


Electronic submissions are required.



Telephone inquiries:



(847) 380-3240




The City of Sparta is an Equal Opportunity Employer.











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