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Community Service Officer

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DSC02138The Appleton Police Department hires college students for the non-sworn position of Community Service Officer (CSO).  The CSO unit is an essential part of the Appleton Police Department, as they are able to assist sworn police officers by responding to auxiliary calls for service.  With CSOs taking these calls, it allow police officers to be available for more urgent calls and time for proactive enforcement.

The CSOs will respond  to a variety of calls including:

  • directing traffic
  • crowd control
  • animal control
  • bicycle enforcement
  • private property accident investigations
  • graffiti investigations
  • abandoned vehicle investigations
  • habitual parking vehicle towing
  • ordinance enforcement,
  • park patrol
  • special events, and more!

This is an excellent training opportunity for students seriously considering a future in law enforcement. We will work with YOU to accommodate your school schedule!

Potential CSO's must be enrolled in a post high school institution with a minimum course load of nine (9) credits and a minimum of one (1) year of schooling remaining.  They do not have to be in a degree field geared toward law enforcement.  



Become a CSO!

Becoming a Community Service Officer for the Appleton Police Department is not just starting a new job, it is joining a team that embraces the police departments core values of “Compassion – Courage – and Integrity”. It is an opportunity to develop an understanding of the field of law enforcement through hands-on experience. This experience, along with your education will help prepare you as you pursue your career. If you have ever considered what it would be like to be a Community Service Officer, we welcome you to come and spend a day with them to learn firsthand what this position has to offer. Contact us today to schedule a ride-along and to obtain additional career information.