West Allis Police Department accepting applications for officers

West Allis, WIS. (CBS 58) -- The West Allis Police Department is currently looking to hire officers.

The West Allis Police Department has started a recruitment process to hire police officers.

According to the department, "The men and women of the West Allis Police Department are a dedicated and passionate group of professionals who take great pride in their work and are committed to protecting and serving the City of West Allis. We have opportunities to work in a wide variety of assignments. We offer a competitive salary and excellent benefits."

The starting salary for Police Officers residing in the City of West Allis is $51,857,

An applicant must meet minimum requirements for Police Officer at the time he/she applies:

1. Age: 18 years and over at time of application deadline(photocopy of Birth Certificate required).

2.Citizenship: Must be U.S. citizen.

3.Education and Certification: Applicants must possess from a nationally and/or regionally accredited university or college:
    A. Bachelor’s Degree in Criminal Justice, or closely related field, by December 31, 2017.
    B.) Associates Degree in Police Science, or a closely related field, by December 31, 2017
    C.) Sixty college credits in Police Science/Criminal Justice, or a closely related field, as of December 31, 2017

In addition to the above education requirement, applicants must have completed an approved state of Wisconsin police recruit academy; or be attending a State of Wisconsin recognized police recruit academy at the time of application with a completion date of December 31, 2017, or prior; or must present a comparable out of state certification.

For more information including how to apply, click here.

Applications are accepted from now through October 16. 

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