Police Detective Job at Wisconsin State Fair Park, West Allis, WI

  • Wisconsin State Fair Park
  • West Allis, WI

Job Description

The Wisconsin State Fair Park (WSFP) is seeking experienced and qualified individuals to serve and protect the WSFP, its employees and patrons as Police Detectives within the Police & Public Safety Department of WSFP. The detective will investigate and manage criminal investigations. Detectives will manage and supervise crime scenes and conduct background investigations. Detectives will conduct interviews and interrogations and collect and preserve evidence for prosecution. Detectives will also become part of the SFP Police Department’s Milwaukee Area Investigative Team Membership and respond to critical incidents as necessary. Detectives also provide dignitary protection services to elected officials as well as entertainers or other dignitaries.

Limited Term Employment working part-time as needed and scheduled, including work on weekends and evenings. Employee must be available to work during the annual Wisconsin State Fair. Annual hours worked in this position will not exceed 1039 hours.

$26.00 per hour.

This position is open to all qualified State of Wisconsin residents who meet the outlined criteria.

  • Follow proper procedures for locating, collecting and preservation of evidence for analysis and prosecution.
  • Investigate thoroughly all assigned casework.
  • Maintain detailed records of all investigations.
  • Promptly submit complete and accurate reports.
  • Assist patrol officers in criminal investigations.
  • Interview suspects, witnesses or victims.
  • Prepare and present cases for prosecution.
  • Testify in court.
  • Maintain functional control of a crime scene.
  • Conduct background investigations on Police candidates.
  • Conduct compliance checks for alcohol and edged weapons during events.
  • Participate in dignitary protection unit as assigned.
  • Process paperwork necessary for court and/or District Attorney.
  • Download electronic recording equipment.
  • Maintain awareness of local crime trends.
  • Communicate and collaborate with outside agencies.
  • Maintain a standard police uniform for assisting patrol officers at the annual State Fair and/or working Events and duty officer assignments.
  • Conduct background investigations on potential police and civilian candidates.
  • Respond to MAIT call-ups involving police related critical incidents.
  • A minimum of two completed years of qualifying full-time investigative experience on another police department or five or more years of experience working for the WI. State Fair Police in a sworn capacity with the ability to attend specialized training necessary for the performance of this position.
  • The ability and desire to work at the Department year-round.
  • The ability to work during the annual Wisconsin State Fair.
  • Must be a US citizen and Wisconsin resident at time of appointment.
  • Ability to communicate clearly and effectively both verbally and in writing.
  • Substantial knowledge of criminal investigative procedures.
  • Substantial knowledge of proper evidence collection and preservation.
  • Substantial knowledge of criminal law and procedure.
  • Substantial knowledge and experience in the concepts of interview and interrogation.
  • Ability to follow a logical progression of information leading to the identification of a suspect.
  • Ability to write a detailed and accurate report describing complex events in a logical sequential manner.
  • Ability to testify in court in an accurate, clear, concise, and convincing manner.
  • The above stated knowledge and abilities must be supported by previous full-time law enforcement experience as a detective, investigator, or detective bureau supervisor.
  • Experience of 5 or more years of police service employed by the WI State Fair Police with an exemplary employment record and the desire to obtain required training necessary for the performance of this position will be considered for an officer desiring promotion within the agency.

Candidate must be available to work during the annual Wisconsin State Fair; for 2024 these dates are August 1 – 11, 2024. Prior to appointment to this position, the candidate will be subject to a comprehensive Police criminal background check, drug screening, medical examination and psychological screening if not previously completed with a surrounding State of Wisconsin law enforcement agency. 

The job function, duties, and responsibilities of a Police Detective listed above are intended only as general illustrations of various types of work that may be performed. Specific statements of duties not included does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related, or a logical assignment to the position. Job/Position descriptions are subject to change by the Chief of Police as the needs of the Wisconsin State Fair Park Police Department job/position requirements change.

We are accepting applications online. You will be required to upload the following documents to be considered for the role: 
Police Detective Appl ication (click link to download and fill out to attach when applying)
Police Officer Application Supplement ( click link to download and fill out to attach when applying)

Application materials will be reviewed on a first come, first serve basis and the most qualified applicants will be invited to interview.

Wisconsin State Fair Park is a year-round entertainment venue hosting activity, events, meetings and more throughout the four seasons. Home to the Exposition Center, Tommy G. Thompson Youth Center, the Milwaukee Mile Speedway, Products Pavilion and many other facilities, hundreds of events are held at the Fair Park each year. Perhaps the most notable and certainly the signature event, the Wisconsin State Fair, welcomes more than one million Fairgoers over 11 summer days. Visit for more information.

Wisconsin State Fair Park’s central location within the largest metro area in Wisconsin makes it a desirable place to work, live and play. As a world-class city, Milwaukee and the Greater Milwaukee Area are full of opportunities galore for living, working and playing. Visit for more information.

All Limited Term and Seasonal Employment Positions, including those for the annual Wisconsin State Fair, require Wisconsin Residency, as defined in § 6.10(1), at the time of application and throughout employment with Wisconsin State Fair Park.

Wisconsin State Fair Park is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Job Tags

Hourly pay, Full time, Part time, Summer work, Seasonal work, Local area, Afternoon shift,

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