The Village of Hartland Police Department is accepting applications for a full-time police officer. All interested applicants shall follow the directions listed in this advertisement to apply. Lateral transfers are encouraged to apply. See information below to learn more about Hartland’s lateral transfer program.

 The Village of Hartland is located approximately 20 miles west of Milwaukee, in the Lake Country region of Waukesha County. The Hartland Police Department has 18 full-time officers that provide 24 hour a day coverage to the community. Visit the department website at to learn more about the agency.

To continue with the application process, please review the job description and the schedule of events below for the recruitment process. Please pay attention to the requirements that are listed. Not following the directions will cause you to be removed from consideration.

The Village of Hartland is an equal opportunity employer, and we encourage all qualified applicants to apply. If you have any questions about the recruitment process, call (262) 367-2323, Monday-Friday, between 7:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. and ask for Laurie.


Interested applicants shall meet the following minimum requirements to be considered for employment:

1. Possess a valid driver’s license, absent of any major traffic convictions.

2. No felony convictions or other criminal convictions that conflict with the ability to be a law enforcement officer.

3. No domestic violence related convictions.

4. Associate degree or a minimum of 60 college credits obtained by December 31, 2023. No exceptions.

5. Eligibility for Wisconsin Law Enforcement Standards Board Certification. It is not required to currently be a certifiable police officer having graduated successfully from Recruit Academy Training.

The selection process shall include the following steps:

1. Physical Fitness Testing (if needed for acceptance into the recruit academy)

2. Written examination

3. Police and Fire Commission interview (if invited).

4. Staff interview(s) (if invited)

5. Background Investigation

6. Upon a conditional offer of employment, the candidate shall submit to a physical examination (with drug screening), and a psychological examination.

Employer provided benefits include:

Starting Wage: $66,092.61 (2023)/Top Wage: $90,256.41 (2022) after 4 years. (1.5% longevity pay after 5 years with the Hartland Police Department)

- Excellent health, dental, and life insurance.

- Uniform allowance ($500.00 annually)

- Fitness allowance ($500.00 annually)

- Paid vacation and holidays.

- Wisconsin Retirement System contributions.

LATERAL TRANSFERS: A newly hired Officer with at least three (3) years of full-time experience as a certified law enforcement officer, in the forty-eight (48) months prior to hire, will qualify for a lateral transfer to the Hartland Police Department with the following conditions.

1. The Officer shall be granted up to eleven (11) days of vacation upon hire, which will be prorated based on the Officer’s start date during the calendar year. The Officer will accrue vacation based on the number of consecutive years of full-time certified law enforcement officer employment in accordance with the provisions of the collective bargaining agreement. The Officer will be allowed to use vacation time immediately upon the start of employment, provided there is availability on the schedule and the Officer is not on field training.

2. The Officer shall be granted forty (40) hours of sick leave upon hire. Thereafter, additional sick leave will be earned in accordance with the provisions of the collective bargaining agreement.

3. An Officer who receives an accelerated vacation benefit and terminates employment prior to completing six (6) months of employment will not be eligible for a vacation payout.

4. The Officer’s rate of pay will be based on the number of consecutive years of full-time certified law enforcement employment in accordance with the provisions of the collective bargaining agreement.

5. The Officer’s seniority date will be based on his/her hire date with the Hartland Police Department.


All applications (DJ-LE-330) must be filled out completely including the 3 questions in Section 6, typed-not handwritten, and submitted to the Hartland Police Department. Please mail or drop off completed applications at 210 Cottonwood Ave, Hartland, WI, 53029. They may also be submitted via email to attention Laurie.

This is an ongoing open recruitment. However, applications received by 09/28/2023 will be reviewed and the scheduling of the hiring process will begin. The DJ-LE-330 application form can be found at the following link.


Monday through Friday from Noon-4:30 p.m.

The 2023 starting salary range for this position is $17.03 to $19.43 per hour with room for growth as experience is acquired in the position. 

Essential Functions

1. Greets and assists customers, in person, by telephone or other methods to provide information, answer questions or directs to appropriate staff. 

2. Prepares a variety of routine documents, correspondence, memorandums, and reports; designs, formats, proofreads, and edits letters, memos, reports, brochures, newsletters, and other materials for the department.

3. Performs data entry, maintains and updates electronic files and databases.

4. Receives, records and processes payments, and prepares related reports.

5. Monitors, maintains and orders office supplies, maintains equipment, and maintains repair and maintenance records on equipment.

6. Organizes and maintains files and file systems, scans documents, records and reports, copies materials, files paper and/or electronic information and distributes documents as necessary.

7. Receives, sorts, processes and distributes incoming mail and prepares and processes outgoing mail.

8. Maintains department calendar, schedules appointments and meetings including meeting room reservations, orders food and makes arrangements for audio/visual equipment or other set-up needs.

9. Establishes a variety of files based on established guidelines, files and retrieves materials, archives and manages department records.

10. Handles confidential or sensitive information and documents.

11. Follows and adheres to Village policies, procedures and federal, state, and local regulations.

12. Provides assistance to other support staff.

13. Attends department meetings.

14. Performs other duties as apparent or assigned.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

1. Working knowledge of standard office practices, procedures and techniques.

2. Working knowledge of business English, spelling, grammar, and punctuation.

3. Working knowledge of MS Office products, word processing and data processing.

4. Working knowledge of Outlook with the ability to send, receive and save emails and attach documents.

5. Working knowledge of standard office equipment, including telephones, keyboards, copiers, printers, scanners, shredders and department specific equipment.

6. Working knowledge of computers and keyboarding needed to prepare routine/recurring documents, draft correspondence, and enter data.

7. General knowledge of department specific programs and services

8. Ability to perform basic word processing, editing, data entry and spreadsheet maintenance.

9. Ability to access and navigate the internet and Village or department-specific programs and applications.

10. Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide.

11. Ability to maintain and enhance skills, participate in on-going training and increase knowledge of Village, department services, policies and procedures.

12. Ability to adapt to new Department policies, procedures, programs, and environment.

13. Ability to follow and understand oral and written instructions.

14. Ability to maintain confidentiality of records and information.

15. Ability to make minor decisions using standardized practices.

16. Ability to establish and maintain effective, professional, positive and respectful working relationships and communications internally, with other Village Departments, clients/customers, outside agencies and the general public.

17. Ability to work effectively as a member of a team and deal with people in an effective and timely manner.

18. Ability to organize and prioritize work.

Minimum Training & Experience Requirements

1. High School Diploma or GED

Applications are due by 4:30 p.m. on October 3, 2023.

A Village of Hartland application can be obtained here.

Completed applications can be dropped off at the Hartland Police Department Monday through Friday from 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. or emailed to Chief Torin Misko at and Deputy Chief Rosario Collura at