Wisconsin, United States
Salary Not Specified
Jul 12, 2021
Employment Type
Full Time
Job no: 237261-US
Work type: Staff-Full Time
Location: Madison
Categories: Public Safety, Law Enforcement/Compliance

Position Summary:

The Police Officer is a sworn law enforcement position under the general direction of a ranking officer or supervisor. Police Officers must be capable of providing a full range of law enforcement services. They enforce laws, investigate complaints, investigate incidents which 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, 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 and good judgment in the use of police equipment including the handling and use of firearms consistent with the laws of the State of Wisconsin and Department Written Directives. Police officers should be capable of working in cooperation with officers from other agencies and effectively partner 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 Police Training Officers, Evidence Technicians or Community Officers, in which cases additional training is normally provided. Experienced Police Officers may also be assigned to specialty units such as Court Services, Crime Prevention, Personnel and Training, Emergency Management, Infrastructure Security or the Detective Bureau.

UW-Madison Police Department employees will support the Department's vision and mission by operating in a fair, unbiased manner which respects the rights, safety and dignity of all individuals. As a Department employee, your everyday actions will be guided by the Department?s values of Honor, Integrity, Guardians, Health, Empathy and Respect (Reaching HIGHER) and be grounded in the highest ethical and professional standards. UW-Madison Police Department employees are expected to take an active role in creating and maintaining a positive, welcoming and inclusive work environment. Employees will assist or participate on an as-needed basis with the Department's recruiting, hiring and diversity efforts and the onboarding of new employees in the work unit. Department employees are expected to work in partnership with the campus and area communities to provide leadership in solving community problems, preventing crime and providing a safe environment to fulfill the mission of the University.

Position Duties:

List of Duties

Institutional Statement on Diversity:

Diversity is a source of strength, creativity, and innovation for UW-Madison. We value the contributions of each person and respect the profound ways their identity, culture, background, experience, status, abilities, and opinion enrich the university community. We commit ourselves to the pursuit of excellence in teaching, research, outreach, and diversity as inextricably linked goals.

The University of Wisconsin-Madison fulfills its public mission by creating a welcoming and inclusive community for people from every background - people who as students, faculty, and staff serve Wisconsin and the world.

For more information on diversity and inclusion on campus, please visit: Diversity and Inclusion

Degree and Area of Specialization:

High School Degree or equivalent required. No Higher Education Degree Required.

If you are not currently a Wisconsin certified law enforcement officer, you are required to have a minimum of 40 college credits by date of hire with expectation that you complete the Police Academy sponsored by UW-Madison Police Department to earn the 60 college credits required by the Department of Justice.

Minimum Years and Type of Relevant Work Experience:

-Previous law enforcement, security or other protective service experience is helpful, but not required. All other employment and/or life experience will be considered.

-If you are currently a Wisconsin certified law enforcement officer, you will be required to meet the Department of Justice prerequisites.

-If you are not currently a Wisconsin certified law enforcement officer, you are required to have a minimum of 40 college credits by date of hire with expectation that you complete the Police Academy sponsored by UW-Madison Police Department to earn the 60 college credits required by the Department of Justice.

License or Certificate:

- State of Wisconsin Law Enforcement Certificate required, but not upon initial hire.

- This position requires a valid Wisconsin Driver's License with a minimum of 2 years driving experience within the United States and/or Canada.

Additional Information:

Persons in this position must pass the initial application screening, all steps of the hiring process, an extensive background investigation including past employment, reference checks, social media check, credit history, drug screen, and medical and psychological examination prior to beginning employment. Persons in this position are expected to dress in required duty uniform. In times of community need, including disasters, emergencies and events, persons in this position may be required to work long hours (12-24 or more hours at a stretch) under stressful or potentially dangerous conditions with limited off-duty breaks.

If you are not currently a certified law enforcement officer you will be required to enter the law enforcement academy and will be required to complete a physical readiness test and pass the required standards. To exit the academy, you will need to complete the same physical readiness test and meet more stringent standards. The physical readiness test battery has validity evidence to support its use as a job-related requirement for selection, training, and retention of law enforcement officers in the Employees will strive for excellence in fulfilling the Department's mission and vision statements, values and goals. Please note that, once formally hired, the Department will cover the costs of attending the academy.



Work Schedule:

This position is considered an essential position for the University Campus. The schedule is determined by Department needs and policy. The schedule rotates based on a pre-determined schedule and includes working holidays and weekends. Work beyond or outside hours scheduled may be required during emergencies, special events or as assigned.

Appointment Type, Duration:



Minimum $27.83 HOURLY
Depending on Qualifications

Instructions to Applicants:

Please click on the "" button to start the application process. As part of the application process you will be required to upload your cover letter and resume in to the Talent Recruitment and Engagement Management System.


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Official Title:


Employment Class:

University Staff-Ongoing

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The University of Wisconsin is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. We promote excellence through diversity and encourage all qualified individuals to apply.

If you need to request an accommodation because of a disability, you can find information about how to make a request at the following website: https://employeedisabilities.wisc.edu/disability-accommodation-information-for-applicants/

The University of Wisconsin-Madison 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. Job duties and responsibilities will remain the same. For more information please visit: https://hr.wisc.edu/title-and-total-compensation-study/ .

Employment will require a criminal background check. It will also require you and your references to answer questions regarding sexual violence and sexual harassment.

The University of Wisconsin System will not reveal the identities of applicants who request confidentiality in writing, except that the identity of the successful candidate will be released. See Wis. Stat. sec. 19.36(7).

The Annual Security and Fire Safety Report contains current campus safety and disciplinary policies, crime statistics for the previous 3 calendar years, and on-campus student housing fire safety policies and fire statistics for the previous 3 calendar years. UW-Madison will provide a paper copy upon request; please contact the University of Wisconsin Police Department .

Applications Open: Jul 12 2021 Central Daylight Time
Applications Close: Aug 20 2021 11:55 PM Central Daylight Time