Employment

Qualifications

The Oshkosh Police Department strives to hire the best Police Officers to serve our community. If you are interested in being a part of a progressive Law Enforcement Community, you will first need to meet the following application qualifications:

  • A United States citizen
  • At least twenty years of age
  • No felony or domestic abuse convictions
  • Possess a valid Wisconsin driver's license at the time of employment
  • Possess any of the following educational requirements:
    • A Bachelor's Degree in any field
    • An Associate's Degree in Criminal Justice/Police Science
    • Sixty college credits which are specific to Criminal Justice/Police Science from an accredited four year college
    • Candidates will be allowed to participate in the testing if they are within one semester of meeting these requirements, but candidates will not be eligible for hiring until the requirements are fully met
  • Candidates must have the physical ability to perform the essential functions of a police officer; be able to use all standard police equipment, techniques, and use of force options; and have good verbal and written communication skills