Current Job Openings




The City of Franklin is accepting application packets for 1 current opening and for potential upcoming openings. The current pay range for 2016 is $27.75 - $35.25/hour depending on past experience. NOTE: We do offer LATERAL TRANSFER. Experienced officers will not need to start at the new hire rate (or seniority level for vacation accrual purposes).  

Application Instructions For Police Officer 

Please be sure to follow the instructions below. The ability to submit an application packet correctly and to follow the instructions below may be a factor in your hiring process. 

  1. Complete the Application For Employment. A resume (no longer than 2 pages) is required.

  2. Complete the 3 questions on the attached sheet (not the questions on the application form).

  3. Assemble your application packet which will include the above 2 items, your college transcripts showing an Associate’s or Bachelor’s degree (these do not need to be certified copies).  If your transcript indicates that you earned a degree please highlight this fact on your transcript. If the transcript does not indicate that a degree was earned, other proof of the degree shall be included. DO NOT send in additional, non-requested information such as other certifications, reference letters, etc.

  4. Application packets must be submitted in a large envelope such as a 9” x 12” manila envelope (not a report folder).

  5. Packets should be mailed to: Franklin City Hall, ATTN: Dana Zahn, 9229 W. Loomis Rd., Franklin, WI 53132 or hand-delivered to the City Clerk’s office at the above address. There is a drop box outside the main entrance for those wanting to drop off application packets after 5:00 p.m. No applications will be accepted via email or fax. DO NOT send application packets to the Police Department.

  6. Application packets must be RECEIVED by 12:00 noon on Monday, October 10, 2016NOTE: We will begin reviewing packets immediately and begin interviews/background checks. Early submission may result in a hiring advantage.  

The application packets will be reviewed to ensure applicants meet the required criteria and that the application has been completed properly. Failure to completely fill out the application and/or return it by the deadline will be cause for disqualification. If you have any questions please call Human Resources Coordinator Dana Zahn at 414-427-7505, Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., or via email at

Hiring Process Information 

Applications for this hiring process are only being accepted from applicants who are currently employed, either full-time or part-time, as a sworn officer with the same law enforcement agency for at least one year and are no longer on a probationary or introductory status. This also includes a person who holds a military occupational specialty as a law enforcement officer and is employed as a certified or licensed military law enforcement officer. This requirement is not met if the applicant is only employed as a maritime, boat, or equivalent position officer. 

Any person interviewed by the Commission on or after 1/1/2011, or interviewed by the Franklin Police Department and not given a conditional offer of employment, is not eligible to apply. A copy of the approved hiring process can be obtained here. The job description for the position, showing qualifications and duties, can be viewed here


The City of Franklin is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Human Resources
9229 W. Loomis Road
Franklin, WI  53132

Phone:  414-427-7505
Fax:  414-425-6428

Hours:  M-F, 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Dana Zahn, Human Resource Coordinator


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