Wauwatosa offers competitive pay and benefits, including a free healthcare clinic for you and your family, lateral transfer pay, and 80-200 hours of annual vacation.
Contact our recruitment team with questions: [email protected] or (414) 471-8430
Effective January 1, 2024, pay for a Wauwatosa Police Officer ranges from $61,815 to $88,221.
Starting Pay: Step A $61,815 / year $29.728 / hour After Six Months: Step B $68,677 / year $33.02 / hour
After 1 Year: Step 1 $75,475 / year $36.29 / hour
After 2 Years: Step 2 $80,943 / year $38.92 / hour
After 3 Years: Step 3 $83,264 / year $40.03 / hour
After 4 Years: Step 4 $85,018 / year $40.87 / hour
After 5 Years: Step 5 $86,918 / year $41.79 / hour After 6 Years: Step 6 $88,221 / year $42.41 / hour
Wauwatosa Police Officers hired with no prior experience begin at “Step A” and move to “Step B,” after six (6) months.
After one year of completed service, Officers are placed into “Step 1” and receive raises each year until reaching the top patrol officer pay of $88,221.88.
Wauwatosa Police Officers are provided with paid vacation time that correlates with the number of completed years of service. Vacation time is provided at the completion of an Officer’s probationary period (12 months).
Completion of one year of service – 10 Days
Completion of four years of service – 15 Days
Completion of eleven years of service – 20 Days
Completion of fifteen years of service – 23 Days
Completion of twenty years of service – 25 Days
Completion of twenty five years of service – 26 Days
- Wisconsin Retirement System
- Deferred Compensation Retirement Program
- Health, Dental, Vision, and Life Insurance
- Free services available at the Workplace Health Clinic
- Paid sick leave
- Paid vacation: 80-200 hours annually
- Tuition Reimbursement
- Physical Fitness Incentive – paid days off
- All Uniforms/Equipment provided at time of hire
- Uniform allowance after three years of employment ($800 annually)
- City Wellness Incentive Program
- Access to fitness centers at both the Police Department and City Buildings
All Uniforms and Equipment Provided Upon Hire
We will equip you with more than $2,000 worth of uniforms and equipment, including:
- Uniform Shirts and Pants
- Three-Season Uniform Jacket
- Full Duty Belt with Gear
- Ballistic Vest
- Uniform Hat
- Winter Hat
- Crowd Control Gear
- And more…
Our Mission and Vision
Mission: Dedicated service and protection for all.
Vision: To foster a safe and secure community through collaboration, trust, and exceptional police service.
Courage Integrity Respect Compassion
1700 N 116th Street
Wauwatosa, WI 53226