Under the limited supervision of the Chief of Police / Director of Parking Services, this position is responsible for all aspects of the patrol division within this department. The patrol division is the police department for the university. The primary responsibility of this position is to supervise and lead certified police officers (full time and part time), as well as student Community Service Officers. This is a certified position within the Wisconsin Training & Standards (T&S) Bureau within the Department of Justice (DOJ).
The Police Sergeant position is the first-line supervisor of the patrol unit. This position will manage the schedule for a 24x7x365 patrol operation by utilizing full-time officers and a cadre of part time officers. This position is responsible for maintaining training and range certification records for all existing officers. The sergeant will ensure that the specialties of all full-time officers, along with their required annual DOJ/T&S requirements are maintained with proper certifications and ongoing training needs. This position is responsible for the police operations manual, to verify contents, update and add as legally required.
The sergeant will manage all reports, cases and investigations and will be the primary assessor of the reports, citations and criminal charge documents created by the patrol officers. Feedback to patrol officers regarding changes or timely corrections is imperative, along with scheduling officers and managing updates for follow-up investigations.
- Associate’s degree from an accredited college or university.
- Minimum of three years of certified law enforcement experience (minimum 40 hours a week)
- Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
- Excellent judgment including sensitivity to personal and confidential information.
- Working knowledge of desktop hardware and standard business software programs (e.g. word processing, spreadsheets, database) and the Internet.
- Good work habits, such as attendance, punctuality, accountability, thoroughness and resourcefulness and attention to detail.
- Work independently and as part of a team environment and on collaborative efforts.
- Some training and working knowledge of critical incident response, Incident Command and Emergency Management concepts.
- Demonstrated background and philosophy of working within community policing principles.
- Demonstrated experience working with underrepresented populations.
- Ability to delegate and prioritize work.
- Bachelor’s Degree in criminal justice or related field.
- Experience in a higher education environment or in a jurisdiction closely connected with a higher education institution.
- Prior supervisory experience and/or experience in leading and training of police officers.
- Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively with local and regional policing agencies and other key stakeholders.
- Understanding of police database and records management systems.
- Understanding of police staffing.
- Understanding of Social Media opportunities within policing.
- Certified police officer through the Wisconsin Department of Justice at the time of appointment.
- Valid driver’s license.
- Must pass a complete background check, including criminal history by standards set by the Wisconsin DOJ; medical examination; essential job functions test; and drug screen.
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.
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 49 undergraduate and 22 graduate degrees, including three terminal 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
Shifts will be determined based on seniority with a varied work day. The position will be starting in the evenings (after 5:00 p.m.) for the time being.
The minimum starting salary is $31.00 per hour. The hourly rate for this position is negotiable based on experience and available budget. A six-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.
An offer of employment is contingent upon the final candidate passing a criminal background check, 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).
For campus safety information and crime statistics visit:
To ensure consideration, complete applications must be submitted by 11:59 p.m. on 5/28/2021.
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
- Unofficial copies of transcripts
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. Lisa Pederson
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/