City of Milwaukee Fire and Police Commission
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The Fire and Police Commission is Accepting Applications for the Position of Community Service Officer

The CSO is a civilian employee position who supports basic police operations

By - Feb 20th, 2017 02:35 pm

The Fire and Police Commission will begin accepting applications for the position of Community Service Officer (CSO) starting on February 17, 2017 through March 10, 2017.

The CSO is a civilian employee position who supports basic police operations by performing a variety of duties that do not require the attention of sworn personnel such as:

  • Respond to non-emergency, low-priority calls for service, including theft, non-injury traffic accidents or vandalism.
  • Inspect property damage and accident sites and take photos; canvas for and interview witnesses.
  • Document observations, determine findings and prepare reports.
  • Based upon investigation and assessment, determine whether sworn law enforcement should be called to the scene.
  • Testify in court and provide depositions, as required.
  • Take and file complaints from individuals who walk into the Police stations, as directed.
  • Assist Community Liaison Officers with nuisance property investigations.
  • Respond to call-outs in cases of severe weather and natural disasters.
  • Provide services at special events, including traffic control.

The current annual starting salary is $39,548 for City of Milwaukee residents.

To access the application and gain additional information about this position, please visit

MARCH 3, 2017 UNTIL MARCH 27, 2017.

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