Chief of Police - Lodi, WI

June 18, 2019


Chief of Police



City of Lodi, WI

Chief of Police 

General Statement of Job

Position Announcement
 The City of Lodi, WI (population 3,053) seeks an experienced police leader to serve as the community's next Chief of Police. This is a full-time, salaried, "Working Chief's" position. In addition to administrative duties involved with managing the police department, you will also be responsible for assisting with Patrol and investigative duties.
Lodi is located in the heart of scenic southcentral Wisconsin in Columbia County, just 25 miles from the state capital. The City of Lodi is situated in a beautiful valley among gently rolling hills near the Wisconsin River, Spring Creek, a class two trout stream, meanders through the city including the Main Street area.  Residents of Lodi enjoy several beautiful city parks, a free public pool, and a nine-hole public golf course. 
The City operates under a Mayor/Common Council form of government.   The Lodi Police Department is a full-service police organization that provides safety and enforcement services to more than 3,000 residents of the city. The police department currently consists of four full-time officers, One Sergeant, One Lieutenant, one administrative assistant, and supplemented with part-time officers.  
The Chief of Police is appointed by the Lodi Police Commission and serves under the direction of the Mayor, in cooperation with the common council.

Acceptable Experience & Qualifications

Requirements.  Ideal candidates are those who:

  • Lead with strong command presence.
  • Act with the utmost integrity.
  • Possess well-developed interpersonal and refined communication skills.
  • Foster an atmosphere of mutual respect and partnership among the Department and other department heads and staff members.
  • Demonstrate a consistent history of creating and sustaining strong community and problem-oriented policing. 
  • Manage proactively, anticipate issues and trends, and participate in community dialogue.
  • Make themselves approachable and accessible to residents and business leaders.
  • Demonstrate sound financial acumen and a clear understanding of resources.

A bachelor's degree in criminal justice or a related field with ten years of law enforcement experience, including five years of command experience is desired.  An associate's degree with command experience and advanced training may be considered.  Must be certified by the Wisconsin Law Enforcement Standards Board upon appointment. 

The annual starting salary range for this position is $72,630 - $94,419.  


City of Lodi Benefits. Vacation; Sick Leave; Health Insurance; Dental Insurance; Disability Insurance; Life Insurance; WI Retirement System; Deferred Compensation
Residency Required – 15-mile radius of jurisdictional boundary of the City, within 6 months of employment. City residency strongly preferred. A take home vehicle may be considered if residency is within the City limits. 
Application Process:  Open Process until position is filled.
Initial application materials due to DLP Consulting by July 22, 2019 for first review.  Process: Police Commission oral interview(s), Interview with Community Board, extensive background check, medical examination, psychological examination, and drug screening.  
Interested professionals may submit a resume, confidential cover letter and WI DJ-LE-330 application, complete Section #6, General question "A", HAND WRITTEN with your application materials.  Send all completed material by July 22, 2019 to DLP Private & Public Safety Consulting at   Electronic submissions are required.
WI DJ-LE-330 application Form found at
All questions should be directed to:

Closing Date / Removed from Database Date
July 22, 2019

  All jobs posted are considered open until filled and may close at anytime except as stated in the Job Description.