The City of Black River Falls is now accepting applications to fill current part-time patrol officer vacancies. The department will also be building a 12-month eligibility list.

Responsibilities include working in partnership with the community to prevent crime, solve problems, and enhance the quality of life for the citizens. Duties include patrol, enforcing laws, maintaining public peace, and protection of life and property.

Job Requirements: Must be a U.S. citizen; minimum age – 18; hold a valid driver’s license with a good driving record; be in good physical condition; be eligible for Wisconsin Law Enforcement Standards Board Certification; possess a high school diploma or equivalent; possess 60 college credits in a related field; be able to possess a firearm; have no felony convictions or domestic abuse convictions; vision correctable to 20/20; possess good verbal and written communication skills; ability to react quickly and effectively to stressful situations; able to work evenings, weekends, and holidays; ability to handle several tasks simultaneously; ability to perform essential functions of this position; ability to use all standard law enforcement equipment.

Part-time wage starts at $18.59 per hour and is dependent on qualifications.

To apply, please submit a cover letter, resume and a completed copy of the DJ-LE-330 form. (Click on link for form)

Applications will be accepted until July 8th, 2022 at 4:00 p.m. Applications can be submitted to Chief Jeremy Isensee via mail or in person at the Black River Falls Police Department, 101 S. 2nd Street, Black River Falls, WI 54615.  Applications can also be emailed to the administrative assistant at

The City of Black River Falls is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Alternate Side Parking

Alternate side parking is in effect. Please remember this becomes very important after a significant snow fall. Between the hours of 10:00P.M. and 6:00a.m. the following day, vehicles shall be parked only on even numbered sides of the street on those nights having an even calendar date, except where parking is normally permitted only on one side of the street, vehicles may be parked on that permitted side every night. These regulations will be in effect beginning 12:01 a.m. on December 1, 2020 through 12:01 a.m. on April 1, 2021.

Whether a date is even or odd shall be determined by the calendar date at 10:00p.m.

As always, there is no parking on the streets in the downtown area after 2:00am, and parking in public parking lots is limited to 24 hours.  If your vehicle is in a parking lot at the time it is plowed, you will need to move your vehicle to a different parking lot that has already been plowed to allow City Street personnel to clear snow in all parking lots.

If you have any questions please call:

Black River Falls Police Department at (715) 284-9155


City Hall at (715) 284-5514

Snow & Ice Removal


When it snows, please clear the sidewalk in front of your home or business to give students a safe walking route to school and to make it safe and enjoyable for others looking to get out there and walk. Property owners are required to keep the sidewalk in front of their property free of snow and ice throughout the winter. Snow and ice must be removed from the sidewalk within 24 hours from the time the snow stops. For those times when ice and/or snow are packed down and cannot be cleared, you need to keep the area sanded and/or salted. Let’s all pitch in and do our part to keep our city sidewalks safe for our children and other pedestrians!

Airport Commission appoints new Chairperson

Desiree Gearing-Lancaster was unanimously elected chair of the Airport Commission last week.

Also receiving unanimous approval were Tom Reid, vice-chairperson, and Joel Busse, secretary.

Dale Klevgard was appointed airport manager, and Brad Chown was appointed assistant airport manager.  Also during the meeting, Klevgard provided an update on the lighting project, which replaced the runway lights with LEDs, and also installed a new beacon and wind cone.  The project was funded by the Federal Transit Administration, Wisconsin Department of Transportation Bureau of Aeronautics and local funds.  A new snow blower is also needed for the airport to help protect the new LED lights. One option is to replace the current end loader the airport has or another option is to place a snow blower attachment to the current end loader.

Source: Jackson County Chronicle