The City of Chilton strives to hire highly motivated and well trained police officers for our community.  The duties of a patrol officer is to serve and protect the citizens of City of Chilton.  Candidates must have working knowledge of federal laws, state statutes, and city ordinances.  Candidates must also exhibit a considerable amount of discretion and initiative when dealing with citizens of the community.  The candidate must be physically fit, be able to perform all essential functions of a police officer's job and must be able to use all standard police equipment, techniques and use of force options.  

Qualifications Needed:

  • United States Citizen of at least 20 years of age
  • Valid Wisconsin Driver's License/Good Driving Record
  • Possess at least 60 college credits/Associate's Degree in Police Science or a Bachelor's Degree from an accredited college or university, preferably in a related field
  • Eligibility for Wisconsin Law Enforcement Standards Board Certification
  • No Felony or Domestic Abuse related convictions
  • Ability to Possess a Firearm/Use all Standard Law Enforcement Equipment
  • Ability to Work Effectively to Stressful Situations
  • Excellent Verbal and Written Communication Skills


Steps of Recruitment/Hiring Process:

  • Application
  • Panel Interview
  • Conditional Offer
  • Psychological Profile
  • Medical Examination
  • Drug Screening
  • Background Check


Salary/Benefits (Full Time Officer(s) Only):

  • Competitive Salary Scale
  • Eligible for Wisconsin Retirement System
  • Lateral Transfer from another Law Enforcement Agency
  • Education Incentives
  • Health/Dental/Vision/Life Insurance
  • 6 on 3 off Work Schedule Rotations (8 Hour Shifts)
  • Holidays (New Year's Day, Good Friday, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, New Year's Eve and Personal Day)
  • Vacation
    • 6 days after one (1) year of service
    • 12 days after three (3) years of service
    • 18 days after five (5) years of service
    • 25 days after ten (10) years of service
  • Sick Leave   
  • Uniform Maintenance Allowance
  • No Residency Requirements


Employment Opportunities Within Department

  • Captain
  • Investigator
  • Evidence Technician
  • Evidence Custodian
  • Firearms Instructor
  • DAAT Instructor
  • Drug Task Force
  • SWAT Team Member


Specific questions relating to the recruitment process can be referred to the Chief of Police or Captain.