Employment Opportunities Offered for Military Veterans
For the City-Times
Military veterans who have held a Military Occupational Specialty as a law enforcement officer (e.g. Military Police, Security Forces, Master of Arms) and who meet certain conditions may take a reciprocity exam prior to receiving a conditional offer of employment.
A passing exam score will grant the applicant a certifiable status in Wisconsin for 12 months. There is no cost for the exam for military veterans who meet these criteria.
• Meet the minimum employment requirements for a law enforcement officer in Wisconsin Administrative
• Have gained employment as a law enforcement officer with a Wisconsin law enforcement agency, or must have a conditional offer of a law enforcement agency.
• Have completed preparatory law enforcement officer training in another state (or with the military or federal government) that is similar to Wisconsin’s 520‐hour preparatory law enforcement officer training academy.
• Have held employment as a certified or licensed military or civilian law enforcement t officer full‐time, for a minimum of one year fully empowered and paid for all hours worked, and left certified or licensed law enforcement officer employment voluntarily with a good record and been out of that employment for three (3) years or less.
Applicants who meet all of the above requirements are permitted to complete the Reciprocity Examination in lieu of the 520‐hour preparatory law enforcement officer training academy.
The Sheriff’s Office encourages veterans to apply for openings, and applauds the State of Wisconsin for joining in on this test program.
For more information, contact the Portage County Human Resources Department (http://www.co.portage.wi.us/humanresources/) or by calling 715.346.1311.