Police Department Recruitment


Police Chief

Fitchburg, Wisconsin (Population 26,090) is seeking a dynamic leader to become its next Police Chief.  Fitchburg is a thriving and growing city in the southern metropolitan area of the Dane County region.  The Police Chief assumes full management responsibility for all police department activities and operations including administration of services, preparation of annual budget, development and training of personnel.  Under the general direction of the Mayor and in coordination with the Police and Fire Commission, the Police Chief oversees a department of 50 sworn officers and 12 civilian staff.

Qualified candidates shall possess ten years of progressively responsible municipal law enforcement experience with a minimum of five years at a command level involving supervisory and administrative responsibilities.  Must possess a Bachelor’s degree in criminal justice or related field and be a graduate of a Police Administrative Program.  Must be certifiable as a Law Enforcement Officer by the Wisconsin Law Enforcement Training and Standards board and possess a valid Wisconsin driver’s license.

Hiring range is $93,995 – $107,411, depending on qualifications. The City offers an excellent benefit package.  Applications will be accepted online at: www.fitchburgwi.gov and must include cover letter, resume, three professional references, and completed supplemental questionnaire.  Applications must be received by 11:59 p.m. on Sunday, October 8, 2017. 

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