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Application Material: 

Due January 5th, 2023

DJ-LE-330 (Questions are not required)


Sent to Captain Michael Renkas at or

2990 S. Pine Tree Rd

Hobart, WI 54155

Questions, please call (920) 869-3828



This is an FLSA exempt senior management/ command level law enforcement position with oversight responsibility for functional areas within the police department.  Work involves monitoring, supervising, and evaluating activities of subordinates to ensure the delivery of high quality police services; budgeting and fiscal control; policy development and implementation; enhancing organizational effectiveness by researching and implementing best practices; completing special reports and assignments; assisting with development of departmental goals and objectives; ensuring organizational readiness through training and personnel development; commanding critical incidents; assumes command of and responsibility for the department in the absence of the chief of police; and other duties as assigned. Work is performed under the general supervision of the Chief of Police.



The duties outlined below are typical for this classification. Incumbents may not perform all the listed duties and/or may be required to perform additional or different duties from those outlined to address organizational needs and changing practices.

  • Assist the Chief of Police in planning, directing, coordinating, and controlling departmental operations.

  • Promotes the department vision, mission, and values.

  • Manages and participates in the development and implementation of goals, objectives, and priorities for department.

  • Defines the work responsibilities for various subordinate positions.

  • Directs the work of the Sergeants, Patrol Officers, Investigators, K-9 Handlers, and SRO’s.  Oversees the Field Training Program for new officers.  Conducts regular written performance evaluations of all probationary and regular employees under their supervision and make recommendations for officer training and development. Conduct periodic meetings with subordinates.  

  • Mentor staff and promote career/personnel development.  

  • Perform routine administrative duties, e.g., review written reports, manage correspondence, maintain filing system. 

  • Develop and implement policy and procedures in consultation with the Chief of Police.  Plan, organize, assign, and direct the functions of the Patrol Section. Instruct and drill personnel on duties, tools, firearms, defense tactics, vehicle operations and laws.  Monitor department activities ensuring that conduct and performance conforms to department standards.  Determine staffing need and develop work schedules in consultation with the Chief.

  • Review recommendations for improvements to equipment and facilities.

  • Coordinate department training, manage training records and officer certifications.

  • Direct the work of the Investigators and School Resource Officers, Direct case investigation assignments, and priorities, and the conduct of investigations.  Manage complex criminal investigations.

  • Make plans on tactical matters, equipment to be used, detailed plans for an investigations and new approaches to investigative problems/issues.

  • Determine how to deploy personnel during emergency responses and provide mutual assistance when requested.

  • Administer the public records function, prepare media releases, perform media interviews.

  • Supervises vehicle fleet maintenance and inventory of vehicles and related equipment.

  • Engage in and promote among subordinates’ community/professional outreach.

  • Plan, organize, assign, and direct the functions of the Community Policing initiatives.

  • Review programs (program activity, monetary cost, outcomes, benefit to department, benefit to public, etc.) to determine effectiveness.

  • Direct the evidence and property function of the Department, including maintaining the proper chain of evidence and integrity of evidence held in the evidence and property room for court proceedings.

  • Assist the other Sections and the Chief, as needed.  May be required to supervise sections concurrently.  Assume duties of the Chief as necessary.

  • Schedule and conduct meetings and serve as member of various committees. 

  • Monitor performance of each section’s personnel, analyze monthly activity reports, review cases, and provide direction to employees. Analyze trends associated with crime or other community concerns and develop response strategies.  Evaluate department operations and direct changes necessary to ensure delivery of high-quality services in an effective and efficient manner.

  • Assist the Chief in direct budget preparations for each section, conduct budgetary research and monitor budget accounts under their control to ensure compliance with approved budget.  

  • Apply for and manage grants.

  • Enforce all Village and Town department rules, regulations, policies, and procedures related to the performance of all subordinates.

  • Conduct internal affairs investigations and investigate misconduct as directed by the Chief.

  • Assign supervisory personnel to investigate complaints against subordinates.

  • Recommend hiring, promotion, transfer, discipline, or discharge of the workforce under their command.

  • Working knowledge of all applicable federal, state and local rules, regulations and laws and assure that members of their command are knowledgeable of them as well as departmental rules, policies and procedures.  Keep current with state-of-the-art methods and procedures in police science as applied to the operations of the department.

  • Regularly attend management training programs to acquire or enhance management, supervisory and training skills to satisfactorily perform the functions of a Captain.

  • Maintain prompt, predictable, and reliable attendance.  Maintain availability for immediate contact via radio and or cell phone whenever possible.  Maintain the ability to lawfully operate a motor vehicle with a valid, unencumbered Wisconsin driver’s license and a safe driving record.

  • Perform other duties as assigned. 



  • Knowledge of:

    •  Federal, state, and local laws and ordinances

    •  Modern principles, practices and methods of police operations and administration

    •  Supervisory and disciplinary practices and procedures


  • Ability to:

    •  Plan, assign, and direct work of subordinates

    •  Develop collaborative relationships within and outside the department

    •  Plan, assign, and direct operations and/or personnel during critical incidents

    •  Train direct, and evaluate subordinate personnel in a fair and equitable manner

    •  Issue commendations or administer discipline in a fair and equitable manner

    •  Analyze police problems and formulate solutions, as appropriate

    •  Develop short and long-range strategies for implementing various programs

    •  Function in a team environment

    •  Communicate orally and in writing in an efficient and effective manner

    •  Interact effectively with people of varied standing and background, both within and outside the organization

    •  Operate standard officer technologies, e.g., computer systems and software

    •  Perform basic mathematic calculations as necessary for preparing and managing department budget

    •  Perform all essential duties of a police officer

    •  Meet the physical requirements necessary to perform the assigned duties safely and effectively

    •  Serve as the Chief of Police as necessary

    • May be required to demonstrate minimum competency by successfully passing approved tests.




  • United States Citizen.

  • Associate Degree in Criminal Justice, or related field, from and accredited college or university.

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Criminal Justice, Political Science, Public Administration, or a relevant degree in the social sciences, from an accredited university desired.

  • Police supervisory school e.g., FBI National Academy, Northwestern School of Police Staff & Command, Wisconsin Command College graduate desired.

  • Ten years’ experience as a sworn officer.

  • Five years’ supervisory experience.

  • Wisconsin Law Enforcement Standards Board Certification, or ability to obtain certification.

  • Minimum 21 years of age.

  • Valid unencumbered Wisconsin driver’s license and safe 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.

  • A combination of education and experience may be considered.

Additional State of Wisconsin Minimum Standards for Law Enforcement Officers

  • Shall not have been convicted of any misdemeanor crime of domestic violence.

  • The fingerprinting of the applicant, and with a search of local, state, and national finger-printing records.

  • A background investigation conducted by or on behalf of an employer.

  • The applicant shall complete a personal medical history.

  • Specific vision abilities required by this job position include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.

  • A physical assessment shall be conducted (i.e., pre-placement job related physical examination).

  • The applicant shall submit to and complete an oral interview (i.e., psychological evaluation).

  • Work is performed on patrol and in an office environment requiring good physical condition and requires ability to perform in dangerous situations under an inordinate amount of stress.




The primary duties of this class are performed in a work environment in which the employee is subject to potential personal danger. Therefore, the following physical abilities are deemed essential:

  • The job may risk exposure to bright, dim light, dusts and pollen, extreme heat and cold, wet or humid conditions, extreme noise levels, animals, wildlife, fumes and noxious odors, gases, smoke, traffic, moving machinery, heights, disease, pathogens, explosives, and violence.  Regularly works in outside conditions.  Requires sedentary to medium work.  As first responders, the position requires that individuals must be adaptable to perform under stress when confronted with situations that involve running, walking, standing, stooping, crawling, dragging, lifting, digging, climbing, pushing, and raising objects and involves exerting between 10 to 30 pounds of force on a regular and recurring basis and 50 to 150+ pounds of force on an occasional basis.  Must be physically able to operate a variety of machinery and equipment including a motor vehicle, a variety of firearms and defense devices.  Must have high levels of eye, hand, and foot coordination. 

  • Primary functions require sufficient physical ability to work in an office setting; walk, stand, or sit for prolonged periods of time; occasionally stoop, bend, kneel, crouch, reach, and twist; occasionally climb and balance; operate office equipment including use of computer keyboard; required sense of touch, ringer dexterity, and griping with hands and fingers; ability to speak and hear to exchange information; ability to operate a vehicle to travel to various locations; ability to operate and use specialized law enforcement tools and equipment.   


The above is not to be construed as an exhaustive statement of duties, responsibilities, or requirements.  This position description does not constitute an employment agreement between the Employer and Employee and is subject to change as the needs of the Employer and requirements of the position.  I have read the above position description and understand the duties and responsibilities of the position.

The Hobart/Lawrence Police Department is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  In compliance with state and federal law, the department will provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities and encourages both prospective employees and incumbents to discuss potential accommodations with the employer.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. 

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