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Rewarding police work in a thriving, supportive community

If you are interested in working for a progressive, professional, well-trained agency in a thriving suburban community, look no further. 

As an agency we pride ourselves on being responsive to the needs of the community in order to provide the best service we possibly can.  By utilizing a team policing model we strive to learn more about the community we serve, the concerns of our citizens, and work hard each and every day to be approachable, proactive, and professional.  When we work in partnership with our community, they share information that helps us do our job better.  That is why we have a Community Resource Officer, a strong social media presence, and regularly participate in events around De Pere.

As a member of the De Pere Police Department, you’re not confined to only doing certain tasks; you’ll have the opportunity to respond to a wide variety of calls.  The De Pere Police Department has a number of specialty positions within the agency that include School Liaison Officers, K9 Officer, Community Resource Officer and Traffic Officer.  The De Pere Police Department is part of the Brown County multi agency SWAT Team, Brown County multi Field Force Team, Brown County Drug Task Force, and Brown County Arson Task Force.

In addition to sworn staff, the De Pere Police Department has a dedicated support staff that consists of Business Manager, Social Worker, Police Technical Support Analyst, Administrative Assistants, and part-time Community Service Officers (non-sworn).

A beautiful City with so much to offer  

So what's De Pere like? It's a progressive city located along the Fox River, just minutes south of Green Bay, at the edge of a metropolitan area of 257,000 people. De Pere is an integral part of the Green Bay and Brown County metro area, which enjoys a below average cost of living, has a low crime rate, and a vibrant economy, while maintaining a small community atmosphere.

There’s something here for everyone! The more than 24,000 residents who call De Pere home know the community provides exceptional quality of life. De Pere offers excellent school districts, safe neighborhoods; and a dynamic and thriving downtown with renowned dining, comedy shows, theatres, coffee shops and much more.

See for yourself what Northeast Wisconsin has to offer.

What We’re Looking For

The De Pere Police Department wants to attract and maintain women and men who reflect the diversity of our community. Successful candidates are community-oriented and have effective communication skills (both verbal and written), compassion, strong problem-solving skills, and the ability to exercise sound judgment.

Whether you are fresh out of recruit academy, or an experienced law enforcement officer seeking a lateral transfer opportunity with competitive pay and new opportunities, we would love to hear from you.

Minimum Qualifications

  • United States Citizen
  • Associate Degree or Bachelor's from an accredited college or university
  • Wisconsin Law Enforcement Standards Board Certification (The City of De Pere may sponsor candidates through the recruit academy)
  • Minimum 21 years of age
  • Valid Wisconsin driver's license and good driving record
  • Must not have convictions of any Federal felony or any offense, which if committed in Wisconsin could be punishable as a felony unless the individual has received an unconditional pardon
  • Within twelve (12) months of the date of employment, establish and maintain a bona fide residency within a 30-mile radius from the center of the Claude Allouez Bridge

A combination of education and experience may be considered.

Click here to see current employment opportunities in the City of De Pere.

Pay and Benefits

De Pere Police Department offers a competitive salary – The annual starting salary is $58,608; experienced Law Enforcement Officers may start up to $72,552.  In addition, experienced Officers with three (3) or more years of full-time experience as a certified law enforcement officer may be brought in at a higher vacation rate.

The City of De Pere offers a competitive benefits package which includes insurance, wellness program, retirement plan through the Wisconsin Retirement System (WRS), vacation, sick leave, paid holidays, and tuition reimbursement.  Learn more about benefits at www.deperewi.gov/HR.