Open Positions:

Police Officer:

The Maple Bluff Police Department seeks individuals with a unique set of character traits necessary to provide the highest quality of services to our community. Officers are committed to our values, priorities, and approach to decision making. We hold ourselves to standards of professionalism, integrity, accountability, and respect as we employ a model of community-oriented policing to promote relationships and find solutions for problems. As such, the following principles embody our department’s leadership philosophy:

  • Commitment to the shared purpose of exceptional public service, improving the lives of citizens, and selfless dedication to each other.
  • Flexibility in our thoughts, actions, and decision making which is made possible through trust in each other, a disciplined understanding of leadership expectations, and individual autonomy.
  • Responsibility to our citizens, elected officials, organization, department, and ultimately each other.
  • Clarity in each individual’s contribution to our community, our mission to provide the highest caliber of police services to our residents, and the collective vision for continued improvement of our agency.
  • Standards of dedicated professionalism and individual virtue set by the actions and example of all members of our department.
  • Rewards for individual actions, dedication, and contributions are timely, accurate, and appropriate for the contexts.

The Maple Bluff Police Department will consider candidates who have not been through the Police Academy on a case-by-case basis and may send suitable candidates through training upon hire.


  • Operate a law enforcement vehicle during emergency situations involving speeds in excess of posted limits, in congested traffic and on adverse road conditions.
  • Exercise appropriate and independent decision making in determining when reasonable suspicion exists to detain, when probable cause exists to arrest and search and when appropriate force may be used gain and maintain control.
  • Patrol streets, roads, alleys, business and residential areas enforcing traffic, parking, criminal laws and city ordinances.
  • Check suspicious persons and/or vehicles.
  • Respond to calls for service and investigate incidents, possible crimes, and ordinance violations.
  • Interview witnesses, suspects and victims.
  • Prepare full and comprehensive investigative and other types of reports, including sketches.
  • Testify in court using good communication skills.
  • Serve warrants and subpoenas.
  • Read and comprehend legal and non-legal documents, including the preparation and processing of citations, affidavits and warrants.
  • Conduct visual and audio surveillance.
  • Arrest using handcuffs and other restraints; subdue resisting suspects using maneuvers and weapons and resort to the use of hands and feet and other approved weapons in self-defense.
  • Detect and collect evidence and substances that provide the basis of criminal offenses and infractions.
  • Perform rescue functions at emergencies, accidents and disasters, administering first aid, CPR and using an automatic emergency defibrillation unit.
  • Proficiently and safely employ firearms from a variety of body positions, while under stressful conditions.
  • Perform all lawful assignments as prescribed by the Chief of Police or his designee and perform miscellaneous services as required by state law, city ordinance and department policy.

Please send Cover letter, Resume and DJ-LE-330 to Jessie Knops at

Volunteer Firefighter/EMT

The Maple Bluff Fire Rescue Department is currently recruiting volunteers for the positions of Firefighter and Emergency Medical Technician (EMT). Would you like to be trained to assist in an emergency, and use your free time to help make a difference in our community?

Simply fill out an application and submit it to Assistant Chief Jeff Drager at or deliver to the firehouse. Applicants must meet the following requirements in order to apply:

  • Be at least 18 years of age
  • Possess valid driver’s license
  • Possess a high school diploma or equivalent
  • Able to pass a criminal background check
  • Able to pass a pre-employment physical and drug screen
  • Live or work within approximately 15 minutes of the MBFD station

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Part-Time Fire Department Duty Officer

The Maple Bluff Fire Rescue Department is currently accepting applications for part time relief officers. Part time relief officers work as fill in supervisors for MBFD full time staff. Relief officers work a maximum of 1100 hours per year on a fill-in, as needed, basis. Resumes will be accepted continuously and interviews scheduled as needed. For more information, contact Chief Kristopher Loy at (608) 244-3390. TO APPLY: Submit resume to Chief Kristopher Loy, Maple Bluff Fire Rescue Department, 18 Oxford Place, Madison, WI  53704 or NOTE: Qualified applicants may be invited to: appear before an oral board, complete psychological exam, drug screening, extensive background investigation, and a medical examination. VILLAGE OF MAPLE BLUFF IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER.


The position involves, but is not limited to, supervision of firefighting, emergency medical, hazardous materials, and special rescue incidents. Relief Officers also help ensure compliance with department policies, procedures, and special instructions through the chain of command.


When necessary, act as Incident Commander of all firefighting, hazardous materials, emergency medical, and rescue operations of the department until relieved by other command staff. Cooperate with other municipal departments and any outside agencies in the resolution of problems.
Encourage a positive attitude among the membership of the fire department at all times. Assist with department activities as needed and work cooperatively with the officers and members of the department to accomplish our mission.


  • Wisconsin Firefighter II Certification required
  • State of Wisconsin Advanced EMT License required
  • Three (3) years experience as an active firefighter with increasing levels of responsibility required
  • Course work towards a fire science degree desirable
  • Fire Officer I
  • Wisconsin Entry Level Driver/Operator Pumper (or higher)
  • Fire officer/incident command experience is highly desirable
  • ICS 100 & 200 required. ICS 300 & 400 must be completed within one year​


  • Thorough knowledge of firefighting and rescue techniques, emergency medical services operations, and the scientific principles involved in fire suppression and hazardous materials incidents.
  • Extensive knowledge of and skill in the operation and maintenance of various types of firefighting apparatus and equipment.
  • Thorough knowledge of the use of firefighting and emergency medical tools, equipment and apparatus, and an ability to demonstrate their use to others.
  • Ability to plan, assign, direct, and supervise personnel and equipment under emergency conditions.
  • Demonstrate initiative and exhibit a positive attitude.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relations with personnel of the fire department, emergency medical service, other village departments, community officials, and the general public.
  • Possess good judgment and a calm, experienced, approach to emergency situations.
  • Ability to analyze problems, and reach acceptable and workable solutions.
  • Demonstrate capability to handle incident command responsibilities.
  • The ability to successfully motivate other firefighters.