JOB TITLE: Police Officer
DEPARTMENT: Police & Parking Services
APPOINTMENT PERCENTAGE (FTE): 100%
SALARY: Minimum $24.00/hr – negotiable based on experience and available budget
The Police Officer is a sworn law enforcement position under the limited direction of the Sergeant or Director/Chief of Police. Officers must be capable of providing a full range of law enforcement services. They enforce laws, investigate complaints, investigate incidents that may have an impact on the University, maintain order, assist people, identify criminal activity, apprehend and arrest offenders, identify the source of problems in the community and work with the community to resolve issues.
All Police Officers in permanent status are expected to have the ability to conduct complex investigations, take photographs, collect physical evidence and assist less senior officers in similar circumstances. Police Officers must be capable of preparing complete written reports of all investigation and testifying regarding those reports when necessary. Police Officers must maintain a high level of proficiency in the use of police equipment including the handling and use of firearms and be capable of using deadly force when appropriate based on the laws of the State of Wisconsin and Department policy.
Police Officers should be capable of working in cooperation with officers from other agencies and interacting with persons from other University departments, mental health and social services agencies. Police Officers may be required to participate in crowd control and dignitary protection details.
Experienced Police Officers may be selected to serve as Field Training Officers, Evidence Technicians or other specialty areas, in which cases additional training is normally provided. Experienced officers may also be assigned to Court Duties, and/or Crime Prevention programming.
Police Officers must, at all times, support the department’s mission, providing essential law enforcement functions, respecting the rights and dignity of all individuals. Police Officers must deal ethically with the public, valuing trustworthiness, respect, inclusivity, responsibility, justice, fairness, caring, civic virtue and citizenship; having character, pride and professionalism.
- Must be eligible to be certified by the Wisconsin Law Enforcement Standards Board by the date of hire.
- Must possess or be eligible to possess a Wisconsin Driver’s License by the date of hire.
- Minimum of 60 college credits earned/completed
- No unpardoned felony convictions.
- No convictions for domestic violence.
- No more than two traffic violations or any operating after suspension, operating after revocation, no valid driver’s license violations in the past two years or more than seven demerit points in the last three years.
- No alcohol related or criminal offenses within the last five years.
- No conviction for OWI.
- Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
- Excellent judgment including sensitivity to personal and confidential information.
- Excellent interpersonal, and customer service skills in working with a diverse community.
- Attention to detail.
- Good work habits, such as attendance, punctuality, accountability, thoroughness, and resourcefulness
- Degree in criminal justice or related field.
- Experience working in a higher education environment or in a jurisdiction closely related.
- Working knowledge in the use CAD systems and TraCS.
- Demonstrated training and experience working with underrepresented populations.
- Demonstrated background and philosophy of working with community policing principles.
- Arrest subjects, forcibly if necessary, using handcuffs and other restraints; subdue resisting subjects using maneuvers and weapons and resort to the use of hands and feet and other approved weapons in self-defense.
- Load, unload, aim and fire from a variety of body positions, handguns, shotguns and other agency firearms under conditions of stress that justify the use of deadly force and at levels of proficiency prescribed in certification standards.
- Operate a law enforcement vehicle during both the day and night: in emergency situations involving speeds in excess of posted limits, in congested traffic and in unsafe road conditions caused by factors such as fog, smoke, rain, ice and snow.
- Pursue fleeing subjects and perform rescue operations which may involve quickly entering and exiting patrol vehicles: lifting, carrying, and dragging heavy objects; climbing over and pulling oneself over obstacles; jumping down from elevated surfaces; climbing through openings; jumping over obstacles, ditches and streams; crawling in confined areas; balancing on uneven or narrow surfaces and using body force to gain entrance through barriers.
- Administer emergency medical aid and lift, drag, and carry people away from dangerous situations and secure and evacuate people from particular areas.
- Direct traffic for extended periods of time.
- Perform searches of people, vehicles, buildings and large outdoor areas which may involve feeling and detecting objects, walking for long periods of time, detaining people and stopping suspicious vehicles and persons.
- Conduct video and audio surveillance for extended periods of time.
- Engage in law enforcement patrol functions that include such things as working rotating shifts, walking on foot patrol and physically checking the doors and windows of buildings to ensure they are secure.
- Put on and operate a gas mask in situations where chemical munitions are used.
- Extinguish small fires by using a fire extinguisher and other appropriate means.
- Working Conditions and Environment
- Must be willing to work nights, weekends and holidays.
University Police (Police & Parking Services) is a state certified police agency vested with providing law enforcement services for the University of Wisconsin – Stout. Officers either meet or exceed the training requirements of the Wisconsin Law Enforcement Training and Standards Board. University Police are available 24/7/365 to help students, faculty, staff and guests in need of assistance through active patrols of campus or dispatched response protocols. University Police collaborates with campus departments and community agencies offering resources and support regarding crime preventions, emergency response, and public safety initiatives. University Police also manages all of the on-campus parking, including permit sales, parking lot maintenance, and enforcement of parking regulations.
For more information, visit http://www.uwstout.edu/police
The University of Wisconsin-Stout offers a rich, dynamic, and collaborative environment in which to work and grow. A member of the University of Wisconsin system, UW-Stout is unique within the University of Wisconsin System--it is named after its founder, James Huff Stout, and holds the distinction of being Wisconsin’s Polytechnic University, a designation which highlights our combination of applied learning, real-world experiences, and an integrated liberal arts foundation.
UW-Stout offers 47 undergraduate and 23 graduate degrees, including 21 masters and 2 advanced degrees. The current enrollment is approximately 8,000 students. The UW-Stout campus community enjoys opportunities for cross-disciplinary collaboration, state-of-the-art facilities, and a modern digital environment. UW-Stout values innovative approaches to solving problems in society and industry and encourages collaboration within and across disciplines and professions.
The university is on a beautiful campus in Menomonie, situated in western Wisconsin, 60 minutes east of Minneapolis-St. Paul on Interstate 94. Located in the scenic Chippewa Valley region with a population base of more than 200,000, Menomonie is a city of more than 16,400, surrounded by lakes, streams, and woodlands. For more information about the UW-Stout community and region visit: https://www.uwstout.edu/about-us/our-community
Facts and data about the university: https://www.uwstout.edu/about-us/meet-our-leadership/institutional-accreditation/fact-book
The normal work schedule for this position is primarily evenings on varying days of the week, including weekends and holidays.
The minimum starting salary is $24.00 per hour. The hourly rate for this position is based on experience and available budget. A twelve-month probation is required. The UW System provides an excellent benefits package including participation in the Wisconsin State Retirement Plan to qualified applicants. Benefit details can be found at: https://www.wisconsin.edu/ohrwd/benefits/download/univstaff21.pdf
As an equal employment opportunity and affirmative action employer, UW-Stout is committed to inclusive excellence and is actively seeking applications from individuals from diverse groups; veterans and individuals with disabilities.
Employment is contingent upon the final candidate’s completing a full background investigation, criminal background check and being cleared to work by the Human Resources team. Employment is also contingent upon the final candidate passing an essential job function test and a reference check process. The reference check process includes asking the final candidate and most recent supervisor questions regarding sexual violence and sexual harassment. Final candidates with previous employment within the UW System and State of WI agencies will be subject to additional reference checks.
A successful candidate must have authorization to work within the United States as required by the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986. A successful applicant will be responsible for ensuring eligibility for employment in the United States on or before the effective date of the appointment and maintain work authorization throughout the employment term. If you have questions regarding this, please contact our Human Resources office at 715.232.1279.
In response to a public records request, the University of Wisconsin System will not reveal the identities of applicants who request confidentiality in their online application, except that the identity of the successful final candidate will be released. See Wis. Stat. sec. 19.36(7).
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Screening of applications will begin
Your online application will not be considered complete until all required documents are attached, and all required fields are completed. Note: Once you have attached your materials and submitted your application you will not be able to go into the system and change them.
Please be sure you have included the following documents:
- Cover letter specifically addressing how you meet the minimum and preferred qualifications
- Current resume
- Names and contact information for a minimum of three professional work references
It is the policy of UW-Stout to provide reasonable accommodations to qualified applicants with disabilities. If you need assistance, or accommodation in applying because of a disability, please contact us using the information below. Employment opportunities will not be denied because of the need to make reasonable accommodations for a qualified individual's disability.
Frequently asked questions (FAQs) about our online application system are available via:
For question regarding this position or recruitment, please contact:
Search Chair: Sgt. Sean Haskamp
If you need assistance with the online application process or if you submitted your application prior to uploading all of the required application materials, please contact:
Search Coordinator: Chief Jason Spetz
Job Family: Staff
The University of Wisconsin System is engaged in a Title and Total Compensation (TTC) project to redesign job titles and compensation structures. As a result of the TTC project, official job titles on current job postings may change in fall 2021. Job duties and responsibilities will remain the same. For more information please visit: https://www.wisconsin.edu/ohrwd/title-and-total-compensation-study/