Officers are first responders to all calls for service in the community including crimes in progress, traffic accidents, and quality of life issues. They are expected to utilize a wide range of community policing skills to address the unique needs of our community.
Officers regularly work with federal, state and local allied agencies in combined enforcement and special detail activities. We also enjoy a positive working relationship with our surrounding communities.
Whether on foot, behind the wheel of a patrol car, or on bike, officers are here to protect and serve the community and adjacent neighborhoods 24-hours a day, every day of the year. Officers work in a diverse environment and take pride in delivering superior law enforcement services to the community. Greenfield police officers are on the front lines of crime fighting and service to our citizens. Officers work a 4-on / 2-off schedule over 8 1/4 hour shifts and provide patrol in vehicles, on bicycle, and on foot.
Police Officers receive a generous compensation package including vacation, sick leave, comp time, paid holidays, uniform allowance, longevity, shooting allowance, health insurance, dental insurance, and Wisconsin Retirement System. Current Police Officer compensation tops out at almost $69,000. The department furnishes all weapons and duty gear.
Greenfield police officers enjoy some of the best working conditions in the area. The department maintains an aggressive and comprehensive capital equipment replacement program affording officers new vehicles, state of the art technology, control and weapons systems.
All applicants take the written Entry level police Officer Exam. Those passing the written exam are placed on the eligibility list. Qualified candidates may be invited for a police department interview and Police and Fire Commission Interview.
Prior to employment, police officer candidates undergo a thorough background investigation, medical and psychological screening and functional fitness exam. Police Officer candidates must be 21 years of age by the date of appointment. Click here to apply.
Because of the unique nature of suburban policing, many officers are afforded the opportunity to become involved in special assignments beyond the traditional patrol officer experience. All Greenfield Police Officers receive advanced specialized training in interview and interrogation, evidence collection, pursuit intervention and Intoximeter operation. Additional specialty assignments include:
Community Liaison Officer
Crisis Response Unit (SWAT Team)
Defensive Tactics Instructor
Field Training Officer (FTO)
School Resource Officer
Traffic Accident Reconstructionist
Vehicle Contacts Instructor
Eligible police officer candidates must be United States citizen with a valid driver’s license and no felony convictions and be eligible to possess a firearm. An associate degree or 60 college credits are required. Applicants are not required to be certified or certifiable as a law enforcement officer.
As a member of the Greenfield Police Department, you will find the work interesting, challenging, and rewarding. The department provides numerous opportunities for career development including a wide variety of specialty assignments. Police officers receive extensive training opportunities, and new and creative approaches to law enforcement are always encouraged. The work environment is pleasant and professional, and the personal benefits are hard to match.