JOBS: Applications now being accepted for police officer in Milwaukee

MILWAUKEE (WITI) -- The City of Milwaukee is now accepting applications for the positions of police officer. But if you're interested in applying, you need to act fast -- the deadline is October 17th.

The current starting salary for a police officer in Milwaukee is $49,786.36 with increases to a maximum of $66,606.28. While in the Training Academy, police recruits will receive a bi-weekly pay of $1,436.15. The city also offers a benefit package that includes two weeks of paid vacation after one year of service; 12 paid days off in lieu of holidays; fifteen days paid sick leave per year; health, dental, and life insurance; and tuition and textbook reimbursement.

To apply to be a police officer, applicants must meet the following minimum requirements:

    Milwaukee is also accepting applications for those interested in being a police aide or fire cadet. Those interested in these positions must apply by December 5th.