Police Officer

Kenosha Police Department

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Contact Information

Address:

Kenosha Police Department
1000 55th Street
Kenosha, WI 53140

Position Information

Application Deadline:

  • 07/31/24

Salary:

  • $71,436 - $91,356

    Benefits:

    • Opportunity for career advancement and specialty units
    • Longevity Pay and Shift Premium
    • Tuition Aid
    • Vacation
      • Less than 1 year = 4hrs per month
      • 1-9 years = 14 days
      • 10-19 years = 21 days
      • 20+ years = 26 days
    • Holidays: 7 per year on the Patrol Schedule
    • Unlimited Sick Days
    • Medical Insurance
    • Dental Insurance
    • PEER Team
    • Pension through WRS which is among the best public pensions in the country
    • Health and Wellness Clinic
    • Deferred Compensation plans through 457(b)
    • Free Fitness Center
    • +Many more

Sworn:

  • 221

Population:

  • 110,000

Position Details

Kenosha Police Department is Recruiting for full time Police Officer!

The Mission Statement of the Kenosha Police Department is "To Strengthen and Serve Our Community by Putting People First."

We strive to embrace and promote this mission in all we do, providing police services, including but not limited to, responding to emergency and non-emergency calls, conducting preventative and directed patrols, enforcing municipal ordinances and state laws and engaging in public education and community engagement activities.

This recruitment is open to all qualified applicants meeting the minimum qualifications. Police Officer recruitments are conducted every 6 months. Applicants must complete and pass each step-in order to make it to the eligibility list.

Recruitment Process:

Application Acceptance:

May 31, 2024 - July 31, 2024

Online Written Exam:

August 12, 2024 - August 16, 2024

Panel Interviews:

September 4, 2024 - September 13, 2024

Chief Interviews:

September 23, 2024

(Tentative) 

Conditional Offer:

October 2024

Physical Readiness Test:

In order to be admitted to the academy, candidates must pass a Physical Readiness Test administered by academy staff. The chart shows the entrance standards. The training sergeant will contact the applicant to schedule the PRT.

Physical Readiness Test Entrance Standards:

  • 1.5 mile run 20:20 minutes
  • 300 meter run 82 seconds
  • Push-ups 18
  • Sit-ups 24
  • Vertical Jump 11.5 inches
  • Agility Run 23.4 seconds 

Onboarding:

January 6 - 20, 2025

Recruit Officers report to the Kenosha Police Department to receive their equipment and learn about the department.

Police Academy:

January 21, 2025

If an applicant is not certified, they are required to attend the Police Academy at Gateway for 720 hours before participating in the Field Training Program. (Probationary period of 352 days). The cost of the academy is covered by KPD as well as receiving full pay and benefits while in the academy.

*If an applicant is certified, they will move right to the Field Training Program at KPD before being assigned to solo patrol. (Pre-certified Probationary period of 252 days)

**If an applicant is already employed and certified from outside of WI, they will not need to attend the academy. They will need to pass the WI Reciprocity Exam within one year of hire date. Information can be found here: https://wilenet.widoj.gov/training-standards/officer-training-employment-and-reciprocity

***Applicants are NOT required to pass the Wisconsin Reciprocity Exam prior to applying or being hired. The reciprocity exam can be completed while employed by the Kenosha Police Department and we will help with the process.

Post Academy:

After completion of the Police Academy the recruit will participate in four weeks of post academy Onboarding before beginning Field Training. Field Training typically takes around five months to complete before being certified for solo patrol.

Residency Requirement:

Within one month after the completion of the probationary period, the officer must reside within Kenosha County, Racine County, Milwaukee County, Walworth County and Waukesha County in WI as well as all of Lake County, Illinois.

Requirements:

Minimum Qualifications:

  • High school diploma or equivalent
  • Ability to speak and understand the English language
  • US Citizen
  • Completion of 60 fully accredited college-level credits within 5 years of the date of hire pursuant to LES 2.01(1)(e)
  • Attained the age of 18 years old at the time of application
  • Possession of or ability to obtain a valid driver's license with a driving record that meets the city standards
  • Meet the vision standard set by the city
  • No loss of hearing within normal voice range
  • No felony convictions unless pardoned
  • No physical, mental or emotional conditions which could adversely affect their ability to perform the essential duties of the job

To Apply:

https://www.kenosha.org/departments/police/recruitment



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