Police Officer

Applications are being accepted at this time. See below for position information.

Equal Opportunity Employer

Glendale Recruitment

The City of Glendale is an equal opportunity employer. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, sex, age, national origin or disability. 

Essential Duties Of A Police Officer: 

  • Running for several hundred yards
  • Climbing over obstacles
  • Crawling
  • Pushing motor vehicles
  • Pulling or carrying accident, fire or crime victims
  • Using physical force to apprehend and subdue arrestees
  • Withstanding prolonged exposure, as long as eight hours, to extreme weather conditions
  • Withstanding prolonged periods of standing and sitting
  • Withstanding frequent exposure to stress-producing situations such as encountering persons injured or killed by accidents, crimes, or suicide
  • Dealing with domestic disputes
  • Dealing with verbal and physical abuse of the officer, including taunts, insults, and threats to the officer, including family members, or fellow officers
  • Communicating effectively with individuals suffering from trauma
  • Operating a motor vehicle for long periods of time
  • Using a firearm effectively
  • Filling out written reports in a clear and concise manner

Minimum Qualifications

  • Associate Degree in Police Science or Criminal Justice, or
  • Bachelor's Degree (any area), or
  • Wisconsin L.E.S.B. certification with 60 college credits. 

The following is the projected test sequence for the Glendale Police Department:

  • File Application
  • Written Entrance Examination
  • Interview Panel
  • Assessment Center
  • Background Investigation
  • Police Commission Interview
  • Conditional Offer of Employment
  • Psychological Examination
  • Medical Examination and Physical Ability Testing
  • Appointment from Eligibility List 


The following benefits apply to Police Officers in accordance with the collective bargaining agreement between the City of Glendale and the Glendale Professional Police Association, for contract year 2017 and may be explained fully therein. All benefits are subject to collective bargaining negotiations. 


$59,169.57 (2018 Starting Pay)
$75,503.97 (2018 Top Pay) 

Life Insurance - Employees receive a life insurance policy in an amount based on the annual salary which is paid for and maintained by the City. 

Hospitalization - Effective the first of the month following the date of hire, the employee and dependents will be covered by his or her choice from several different HMO options or the standard plan. The employee cost varies by plan. 

Vision & Prescription Program - HMO or standard plan vision and prescription programs are available. 

Vacation - Employees having completed one year of continuous service shall receive 10 working days of vacation.
Sick Leave - Shall be earned at 1 day per month and shall be accumulated to a maximum of 180 days.
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