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City of Sun Prairie - Police Officer Opening

June 16, 2022 1:05 PM | Mathias Lemos Castillo (Administrator)

CITY OF SUN PRAIRIE

invites applications for the position of: 

Police Officer 


SALARY: $31.91 - $38.04 Hourly 

$2,393.25 - $2,853.00 Biweekly 

$62,224.50 - $74,178.00 Annually 


OPENING DATE: 05/26/22 

CLOSING DATE: 07/01/22 11:59 PM 

THE POSITION: 

Join the Sun Prairie Police Department, where we build relationships and solve problems through our Core Values of: Exceptional Service & Problem Solving (Competence), Professionalism (Character), and Employee Fulfillment (Leadership). 

No residency or college experience required upon hire! Start: $31.91/hr. Sun Prairie has a lateral entry program where experienced officers may be eligible for higher starting pay (up to $38.04/hour) and accelerated vacation. The applicant testing process includes an online written exam and remote oral interviews to create an eligibility list. Must be at least 21 years of age; possess valid DL; and successfully complete a background check. The Deadline to apply is July 1, 2022. The City of Sun Prairie is committed to advancing equity, honoring our diverse identity, and creating an inclusive culture.

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PHASE WHEN 

Announcement of Open Process 

May 26th

Written Exam (completed prior to 07/06) 

May 26th – July 6th 

Future Officer Sessions 

Throughout June

Recruiting evening 

June 8th

Application Deadline 

July 1st @ 11:59 pm

Initial Oral Interviews 

July 15th – July 21st 

Police Commission certifies list 

July 27th

Chief’s Interviews & Personal History Questionnaire due 

August 11th – August 13th

Background Investigation 

August 15th – September 2nd

Physical Readiness Testing 

August 15th – September 2nd

Police Commission meeting (Conditional offer approval) 

September 14th

Medical and Psychological Testing 

September 19th – September 23rd

Notification of pre-employment conditions met 

September 30th

Anticipated Start Date 

October 17th



ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS: 

Patrols all assigned areas for the prevention of crime and the enforcement of State Statutes and City Ordinances. Responds to requests for service in both emergency and non-emergency situations and takes appropriate action. 

Responds to ambulance calls, provides first responder emergency service until the City's Emergency Medical Technicians arrive. 

Takes action to prevent criminal acts by checking residential, commercial and industrial structures and investigates suspicions conditions, activities or persons. 

Responds to the scene of traffic accidents and investigates the accident. Determines if any traffic laws have been violated and writes a detailed report identifying the circumstances involved in the accidents. Directs and controls traffic and enforces the established traffic laws. 

Provides enforcement of the criminal law: identifies and arrests violators. Upon arrest, the Police Officer books the violator on charges and prepares a variety of Police reports to be used in the criminal prosecution. 

Testifies in court. 

Conducts the initial crime investigation at the scene of criminal activity. Secures the scene, identifies and collects evidence and interviews witnesses. 

May be assigned other duties, as needed, for certain periods of time. May be assigned to field training of new officers, provide animal control services, answers the telephone, dispatches information and provides information to the public on all emergency and non-emergency Police issues. Routinely utilize in-car computers, as well as desk-top computers, running a variety of software applications. 

Insures that all police equipment and police vehicles are properly maintained. 

Prepares various written reports/forms and dictates reports for transcription. May provide information and/or references to other law enforcement agencies when required.

REQUIREMENTS OF WORK: 

Must possess a valid driver’s license with good driving record. 

Ability to learn modern Police methods and techniques, preserving evidence and what constitutes admissible evidence. 

Good knowledge of the streets and locations within the City and good knowledge of laws and ordinances is preferred. 

Considerable skill in the use and care of firearms. 

Good skill in observing situations analytically and objectively and recording them clearly and completely. 

Considerable skill in reacting quickly and calmly during emergencies; skill in communicating clearly and concisely both orally and in writing; working skill in executing duties firmly, tactfully, courteously,

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and impartially; considerable skill in exercising good judgment in evaluating situations and making decisions. 

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: 

Must have the ability to safely lift 100 pounds from ground to waist level (the weight of one end of an average stretcher/individual combination). 

Must possess the physical ability and strength necessary to perform the job safely and effectively and must complete general strength and flexibility testing. 

Must have the strength and dexterity to be able to safely and effectively operate a firearm. 

OTHER JOB FUNCTIONS: 

City of Sun Prairie is an Equal Opportunity Employer 

APPLICATIONS MAY BE FILED ONLINE AT: 

http://www.cityofsunprairie.com 

300 East Main Street 

Sun Prairie, WI 53590 

608-825-1174 

sp-jobs@cityofsunprairie.com 

Police Officer Supplemental Questionnaire 

Position #2022-45 POLICE OFFICER GA 

* 1. Do you have any felony convictions or domestic violence convictions that have not been granted an absolute and unconditional pardon? 

Yes No 

* 2. Will you be 21 years of age (or older) at the time of hire (as early as October 2022)? Yes No 

* 3. Are you a US citizen? 

Yes No 

* 4. Do you possess a High School diploma? 

Yes No 

* 5. Do you possess an Associate's degree? 

Yes No 

* 6. Do you possess a Bachelor's degree? 

Yes No 

* 7. Do you possess a Master's degree? 

Yes No

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* 8. If you do not possess a post- high school degree, but have obtained college credits, please indicate the number of completed college credits. Answer N/A if not applicable. 

* 9. Do you have vision correctable to 20/20? 

Yes No 

* 10. Do you possess a valid driver's license at the time of application? Yes No 

* 11. Do you have Veteran status and/or military experience? 

Yes No 

* 12. Are you certified or certifiable as a Law Enforcement Officer? 

Yes No 

13. If you answered 'yes' to the certification question, please explain your level of certification and effective dates. 

* 14. List any prior law enforcement experience. Include dates, department location, and position held. Answer N/A if not applicable. 

* 15. Describe your recent community involvement or volunteer experience. Include the organization or club, activity, and dates. 

* 16. Describe your decision-making process, and how it has helped you solve a problem at work or in school. 

* 17. Describe any experience you may have had in successfully interacting with culturally diverse groups (race, ethnicity, language, nationality, religion, etc.) 

* 18. Describe any notable life experiences that may contribute to your ability to perform as a Police Officer. 

* 19. Describe an effective team you have been involved with and what you think makes an effective team. 

* 20. Describe the range of your use of computer technology and software in your school, work, or personal life.

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* 21. List any honors, awards, or commendations you may have received. Answer N/A if not applicable. 

* 22. How did you hear about this job opening? 

* Required Question

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