Current Job Openings


The City of Franklin Police Department is accepting application packets for Police Patrol Officer and expects to fill 3 openings in early 2015 (1 newly funded position and 2 retirements). The current pay range for 2015 is $26.99 to $34.28/hour depending on past experience.  The job description for the position, showing qualifications and duties, can be viewed here 

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 encouraged but not required.

  2. Complete the 3 questions asked on Section 6 (page 3) of the application form.

  3. Complete the Additional Informational Page showing your testing facility preference, etc.  If you answer "Yes" to Question No. 3 of the "Additional Informational Page", click here for State of Wisconsin Form OSER-DMRS-38L (rev 7/10).

  4. Assemble your application packet which will include the above 3 items, your college transcripts showing an Associate’s or Bachelor’s degree (these do not need to be certified copies) AND a copy of either your WI Law Enforcement Standards Board law enforcement certification or a document showing that you have completed the WI law enforcement training course (or equivalents from another state, federal govt., or military).  DO NOT send in additional, non-requested information such as other certifications, reference letters, etc. If your transcript does not show the degree conferred, please also submit a copy of your diploma or answer when you will obtain your degree on the Additional Information Page. You must obtain your degree and certification prior to 6/1/2015 or before a conditional offer of employment is made if such an offer is made prior to 6/1/2015.

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

  6. Packets should be mailed to: Franklin City Hall, ATTN: Dana Zahn, 9229 W. Loomis Road, 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.

  7. Application packets must be RECEIVED by 12:00 Noon on Monday, November 10, 2014. 

The application packets will be reviewed to ensure applicants do 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.  Those applicants that meet the requirements will be offered the opportunity to participate in the written test, which is expected to be given on Saturday, December 13, 2014. 

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. 

Hiring Process Information 

Candidates will be notified by mail of when and where the test will be conducted (but as mentioned above this is expected to be given on 12/13/2014).    Failure to appear at the appointed time and place will be cause for disqualification.  All applicants taking the written test will be notified if they received a passing score or not.  

Applicants who pass the written exam may be scheduled for an oral interview with the Police and Fire Commission. Further selection processes will include a background investigation, a department interview (typically with the Police Chief and Inspector), a medical examination (including but not limited to functional testing and drug screening), a psychological evaluation, and approval by the Police and Fire Commission. A copy of the approved hiring process can be obtained 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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