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RECRUITMENT

POLICE OFFICER

LATERAL TRANSFER PROGRAM - NEW UPDATE 10/10/2023

The Hobart-Lawrence Police Department is seeking individuals with Wisconsin Law Enforcement experience at the municipal, county, or state level to join our team as part of our lateral transfer program. Individuals with qualifying law enforcement experience will receive year-for-year credit with placement on the corresponding salary level and increased vacation. 

Earn up to $81,790.80 a year and 142.8 hours of vacation with over three (3) full years of qualifying law enforcement experience after you satisfactorily complete Field Training/Probationary Period.

 

Hobart-Lawrence Police Department Hiring Process Introduction

 

The Hobart-Lawrence Police Department has created a flexible organization, staffed by highly motivated and well-trained police officers. Careful selection is a key to success in achieving the goals and objectives of the Department. Another key to success has been the Department's willingness to break from the tradition and employ innovative methods of policing.

 

The Hobart-Lawrence Police Department selection process is a fair and equitable competition resulting in the best candidates being offered employment.  Applicants will be processed on an ongoing basis throughout the year.  The amount of time required to complete all stages of the process varies according to the needs of the Department and anticipated start dates.

About the Village of Hobart & the Town of Lawrence

Hobart is one of the fastest growing municipalities in Wisconsin (10,808 population), and with more than 33 square miles of land, opportunities in Hobart aren't slowing down anytime soon.  This isn't a commuter town, we are a community.  Just a 10 minutes drive from downtown Green Bay, and even closer to Lambeau Field and Green Bay's Austin Straubel International Airport, the Village of Hobart is truly a live, work and play community. Residents, jobs, and entertainment opportunities in the Village create a customer based that's eager to support local business and law enforcement. 

Lawrence, a town of over 6,800 population, is also one of the fastest growing municipalities in Wisconsin.  Lawrence offers a high quality of both urban and rural lifestyles and excellent opportunities for residential, commercial and industrial growth. Interstate 41 runs through the middle  of the community and provides ready access to both Appleton to the south and Green Bay to the north.  The beautiful and picturesque Fox River forms the Town's eastern border.  

The Opportunity

New officers will be able to participate in all aspects of police work, from community engagement and problem-solving to criminal investigations and traffic enforcement. With an authorized sworn-staff of 15 full-time officers and 2 part-time officers, our department allows new officers to develop, and experienced officers to grow further in a more connected work environment. 

Following completion of a probationary period, new officers become eligible to apply for specialized positions, including: K9 Handler (Patrol and Therapy), Evidence Technician, Department Instructor, Department Armorer, Drone Pilot, Community School Resource Officers, Investigator, and more! 

The Ideal Candidate

Ideal candidates will be self-motivated, conscientious individuals, ready for a unique and challenging career who are able to think critically, solve problems and effectively communicate with a wide array of individuals. 

Prior law enforcement experience is not required; however the department welcomes experienced officers. 

The Details

All Hobart-Lawrence Police Department officers received an excellent benefit package, including enrollment in the Wisconsin Retirement System (consistently rated one of the country's best).

2024 Officer Pay Scale

  • Starting (2184 Hours)       -     $ 64,755.60

  • After Year 1                       -     $ 69,713.28

  • After Year 2                      -     $ 77,278.66

  • After Year 3 (Max Patrol)  -    $ 81,790.80

2024 Vacation Accrual Schedule 

  • Year 1                              -    84.0  Hours                         

  • Year 2                             -    134.4 Hours

  • Year 3                             -    142.8 Hours

  • Year 4                             -    151.2  Hours

  • Year 5                             -    159.6 Hours

  • Year 6                             -    168.0 Hours

  • Year 7                             -    176.4 Hours

  • Year 8                             -    184.8 Hours

  • Year 9                             -    193.2 Hours

  • Year 10                            -    201.6 Hours

  • Year 11 & Beyond           -    210.0 Hours

Additional Paid Time Off

 

  • Eight (8) paid Holidays. 

  • 72 Hours of Sick Leave provided annually. 

  • Compensatory Time Off Authorized.

Patrol Officer Work Schedule

 

  • Officers work a Pitman 12-Hour Schedule (3-2-2)

Officer Equipment

 

  • Officers are provided a ballistic vest, issued Staccato P Handgun, Taser 7, ASP expandable Baton, etc.  

  • New Officers are provided necessary uniform and equipment to cover first two years of service.

  • After first two years of service, Officers received a $600 annual uniform allowance. 

Officer Wellness & Support

 

  • All department members are supported by wellness efforts including an annual check-in with a mental health professional, access to a peer support team, and an employee assistance program. 

The Hiring Process

Complete DJ-LE-330 (Questions Required)

Wisconsin Physical Readiness Test

Written Test

Command Staff Interview

Police Commission Interview

Background Investigation

Drug-Screen

Medical Evaluation

Psychological Assessment

Polygraph 

Ride-Along Program

The Hobart-Lawrence Police Department encourages anyone interested in working for our department to participate in our Ride-Along Program. By participating in this program, you will received a better understanding and knowledge of what it would be like to work for our department. Ride-Along Forms are available by request - send an e-mail to bolson@hlpdwi.org or contact at (920) 869-3813. 

Application Material: 

ONGOING RECRUITMENT PROCESS

DJ-LE-330 (Questions required)

Send to Captain Brent Olson at

bolson@hlpdwi.org or

2990 S. Pine Tree Rd

Hobart, WI 54155

Questions, please call (920) 869-3813

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