Career Opportunity – RCPD Police Officer (deadline extended)

The Richland Center Police Department is seeking qualified and career-minded individuals for the position of police officer. Applications are now being accepted to fill a police officer vacancy or vacancies.

Salary: (2022-2024 contract) Beginning base salary of $3,990 per month, to a maximum patrolman base salary of $4,899 per month after 72 months.

Excellent benefits: (2022-2024 contract) health insurance, participation in the Wisconsin Retirement Fund, life and disability insurance, paid vacations and holidays, overtime, comp time, night shift differential, longevity pay, uniform allowance.

Applicant Requirements: Minimum age 18, valid drivers license, high school diploma or GED high school equivalency diploma, Associate Degree or 60 accredited college credits, ability to possess a firearm, no felony or domestic abuse convictions, ability to work nights/weekends/holidays, good verbal and written communication skills, ability to use all standard law enforcement equipment, ability to render credible testimony in a court of law, ability to perform essential functions of the position, certified or certifiable by the Wisconsin Law Enforcement Standards Board.

Testing Requirements: Must pass written exam, physical agility test, oral interview, medical exam, psychological exam, drug screen, vision test, and extensive background investigation.

Applications and waiver form can be found below, or may be obtained in person at the Richland Center Police Department, 470 S. Main Street, Richland Center Wisconsin 53581. If you need an application packet mailed to you, please contact the police department at (608) 647-2103 or at

The written examination and physical agility test will both be conducted at a time and date to be determined.

Application Deadline (now extended): Applications must be received by Wednesday, September 7, 2022.

An Equal Opportunity Employer

NEW LE Info Release


Notice: Street Closure


Please note that the section of Main Street between Court and Mill Streets will be closed from April 26th through April 28th.

 For questions, please contact Terry Nelson at 608-604-0563.

Your patience and understanding is greatly appreciated.

Derek S. Kalish, City Clerk/Treasurer


Notice: Street Closure

Street Closure Notice

Please note that that the area of Church Street between Gage and Burton will be closed during the daytime hours beginning January 11 (Monday) through January 15 (Friday).  Please use Park Street as the detour route until the streets are reopened.  Your patience and understanding is greatly appreciated.

Cancelled: Snow Removal Emergency

The Snow Removal Emergency that went into effect Tuesday (12/29) is now CANCELLED.



Public Announcement:

December 30, 2020

The City of Richland Center and the Richland Center Street Department would like to remind everyone of a few things as they dig out from last nights snow fall and prepare for the possibility of more to come.

Please remember to plow, shovel, and blow your snow away from fire hydrants and the boulevards.

The City of Richland Center has an ordinance that prohibits residents and snowplow companies from plowing, blowing, shoveling, or depositing snow out onto city streets.


A copy of the full ordinance can be found at

The street department crew is doing their best to remove as much of the snow as possible.  Please be kind and do your part to help by keeping the snow out of the streets as you clear your sidewalks and driveways.

Thank you.

Snow Removal Emergency


Press Release

December 29, 2020

Due to anticipated snow accumulations from the impending winter storm, officials from the City of Richland Center have announced that a snow removal emergency begins at 10:00 PM tonight Tuesday, December 29, 2020 and is in effect until further notice. This snow removal emergency prohibits vehicles of any kind to be parked on any street or highway within the City of Richland Center between the hours of 10:00 pm and 7:00 am. A follow up notification will be sent out when the snow removal emergency is lifted. Notifications will be made via WRCO, City of Richland Center website (, Nixle alerts, and on the Richland Center Police Department Facebook page.

All vehicles must be removed from city streets and highways from 10:00 pm until 7:00 am each night that the snow removal emergency is in effect. Vehicles parked on any city street during these hours will be ticketed. The fine for a snow removal emergency violation is $15.00.  In addition, vehicles in violation may be towed at the owner’s expense.

Overnight, off-street parking will be available in five city-owned municipal parking lots located downtown. The five municipal parking lots are as follows: lot south of the Fire Department, lot south of the City Auditorium, lot north of Advanced Dairy solutions, lot across Jefferson St. from Kwik Trip, lot north of K&K Furniture. Overnight, off-street parking will also be available at the community center parking lot, city hall parking lot and the parking lot in Krouskop Park. Vehicles need to be removed from these lots during the daytime to allow for normal use.


Alternate Side Parking


Press Release

November 25, 2020

The City of Richland Center wants to remind residents that Alternate Side Parking begins on Tuesday, December 1st, at 12:01 AM this is a change from previous years, and will run through February 28, 2021. Persons parking vehicles on city streets are required to abide by Alternate Side Parking regulations EACH NIGHT between December 1st and February 28, 2021.

Alternate Side Parking enforcement will take place randomly throughout the week in addition to when the city receives an accumulation of snow and/or ice. Alternate Side Parking will be enforced between the hours of 12:01 AM and 7:00 AM.

Alternate Side Parking requires vehicles to be parked on the odd numbered side of the street on odd numbered dates and the even numbered side of the street on even numbered dates. Residents need to remember that the date during the overnight hours of 12:01 am to 7:00 am determines odd or even side parking. Owners of vehicles in violation of Alternate Side Parking regulations will be subject to a $10.00 parking ticket.

Please refer to Ordinance 2019-9

During a period of unusually severe winter weather, the city may declare a Snow Removal Emergency. During a Snow Removal Emergency, parking is prohibited on all city streets and highways. Residents would be required to find off-street parking for up to 72 hours or until snow-removal operations are declared completed by the Public Works Superintendent. Violations of a Snow Removal Emergency will result in a $15.00 ticket.

In addition to tuning into WRCO, the City of Richland Center urges residents to sign up for Nixle alerts at to keep up to date on local information including declared Snow Emergencies. Make sure to sign up for all alerts, advisories, and community messages under the Richland County Emergency Management account. The service is free and you can choose to receive e-mail and/or text message alerts. City and County Residents using Facebook can also keep up to date on all declared Snow Emergencies by following the Richland Center Police Department and Richland County Sheriff’s Department Facebook pages where declared Snow Emergencies will be posted.

100 Block S. Central Ave Closure 8/23/2020

The 100 Block of South Central Avenue will be closed between the hours of 10:00 a.m. until approximately 2:00 p.m. on Sunday, August 23, 2020 for an event to allow for social distancing for children.  If you have any specific questions for the event, contact Amy Miller of Creative Layers Salon at 608-649-0100

Park Street Closure between 1st and 2nd Street 8/24/20 to Mid-October

Review the information and map provided by the Richland Hospital on the temporary closure of Park Street.

Park Street Closure approved for MRI Construction

Walk With Grace Parade

The Greater Richland Area Cancer Elimination (GRACE) will hold a parade this year instead of the walk in Krouskop Park.  The Parade will be held on August 14, 2020 starting at 6:30 p.m.

Parade assembly will be in Krouskop Park parking lot.  Please keep an eye on the GRACE web site for the exact parade route and other things they intend to do for their event.