Wisconsin, United States
Salary Not Specified
Jul 21, 2021
Employment Type
Full Time
Job no: 237110-US
Work type: Staff-Full Time
Location: Madison
Categories: Public Safety, Law Enforcement/Compliance

Position Summary:

Directs second line supervisors and lower-level staff, identifies incident trends, and provides immediate direction and contributes to long-term strategy development for law enforcement services and emergency response to ensure safety and security on all institutional properties. Acts as a liaison between the unit and internal and external stakeholders. There are four areas to which Police Captains may be assigned: Field Services, Support Services, Planning & Development or Investigative Services. Routinely persons in this position will be required to work beyond or outside hours agreed upon may be required during emergencies, special events or as assigned. This position is also required to be on call eight to twelve weeks per year, generally one week at a time.

UW-Madison Police Department employees will support the Department's vision and mission by operating in a fair, unbiased manner which respects the rights and dignity of all individuals. As a Department employee, your everyday actions will be guided by the Department's values of Honor, Integrity, Guardianship, 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 in 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. Employees will strive for excellence in fulfilling the Department's mission and vision statements, values and goals.

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:

Bachelor's Degree is the preferred minimum.

Minimum Years and Type of Relevant Work Experience:

Applicants must have a minimum of 5 years experience in policing with a minimum of 3 or more of those years of experience as a full-time supervisor, manager, lieutenant, sergeant or equivalent level.

License or Certificate:

Applicants must have a current Wisconsin Law Enforcement Certification or be eligible for immediate recertification as a law enforcement officer in Wisconsin.

Preference may be given to candidates with certifications or degrees from the FBI Academy, Northwestern University School of Command, Southern Police Institute of Louisville (SPI) or equivalent level certifications or degrees.

Persons in this position must obtain or possess a valid Wisconsin Driver's License upon hire.

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 and credit history) drug screen, physical and psychological examination prior to beginning employment.



Work Schedule:

This position is considered an essential position for the University Campus. The final schedule worked will be discussed and agreed upon with UWPD management. Most assigned areas have a Monday-Friday schedule during general business hours; however work hours will need to meet the needs of the UWPD. Routinely persons in this position will be required to work beyond or outside hours agreed upon may be required during emergencies, special events or as assigned. This position is also required to be on call eight to twelve weeks per year, generally one week at a time.

Appointment Type, Duration:



Minimum $51.00 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.


*Please provide a list of examples of business writing relating to law enforcement and security you have done (list only examples you can produce a copy of upon request). Examples may include, but not limited to: Incident Action Plans, After Action Reports, Articles for Law Enforcement Publications/Newsletters, Grant Proposals, Press Releases, Community Proposals, Security Surveys, Scope Reports or other similar professional writing.

*Describe your experience with public speaking, presentations or providing training. Please include examples of the type of speaking, topic and size of audience.

*Describe your experience & training with managing critical incidents and major events. Please list events and incidents including size, scope, length of time of the event/incident and the role you held. List the specific Incident Command System/National Incident Management System or similar training you have successfully completed and number of hours of each training. List any exercises you have participated in including type, size and scope, length of time of the exercise and your role in the exercise.

*Describe your training and experience in leadership and human relations. Include examples of roles held and list each specific training and number of hours.

*Provide examples of community problem solving initiatives you have tried and the results.

*Please describe specific experience and training in strategic planning, strategic initiatives and strategic goal setting. Please include for each listed training the title and number of hours. For specific experience briefly describe the experience and the role you held in the planning and implementing the plan or initiative


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Official Title:


Employment Class:

University Staff-Ongoing

Job Number:


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 21 2021 Central Daylight Time
Applications Close: Aug 30 2021 11:55 PM Central Daylight Time