We are recruiting new officers RIGHT NOW! If you are interested in a career serving your community for a progressive community-focused agency, then look no further. You can apply right now:

Human Resources Employment Opportunities


Recruitment Video "Join Our Team"

Hiring Process

  • Written Examination
  • Oral Interviews
  • Background Investigation
  • Psychological Profile
  • Medical Examination
  • Physical Fitness / Agility Screening
  • Drug Screening
  • Vision Examination
  • Polygraph Examination

The Wausau Police Department has a residency requirement for Police Officers of 20 miles of the jurisdictional boundaries of the City of Wausau. Such residence must be established within 6 months after completion of the probationary period.


Advancement Opportunities

Here at Wausau PD there are opportunities for advancement into specialized fields and teams such as:

Specialized Teams

  • Canine Unit
  • Community Resource Unit
  • Crash Investigation Team
  • Crisis Assessment Response Team (CART)
  • Detective Bureau
  • Drug Recognition Expert (DRE)
  • Honor Guard
  • School Resource Officers
  • Victim Response Unit

Joint Effort Specialized Teams

  • Bomb Squad
  • Crisis Negotiation Team (CNT)
  • Dive / Rescue Team
  • Special Investigations Unit (SIU)
  • Special Weapons & Tactics (SWAT)