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Police Detective (Internal Recruitment-Only)

University of Wisconsin La Crosse
Wisconsin, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted Date
Jul 1, 2022

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Faculty Positions, Professional Fields, Law & Legal Studies, Social & Behavioral Sciences, Criminal Justice & Criminology, Administrative, Business & Administrative Affairs, Safety & Security, Legal Affairs
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Employment Type
Full Time
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Position Information

Recruitment Number


Number of Vacancies


Working Title

Police Detective (Internal Recruitment-Only)

Classification Title

Police Detective

Proposed Salary to be Offered

Competitive, commensurate with experience

Appointment Percentage (Budget)


Position Summary

The Police Detective is an advanced police position on the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse Campus serving over 10,500 students, and 1,200 employees. As a member of the UWL PD Command Staff, the Detectives work is performed under limited supervision of the Chief of Police and in consultation with the Police Sergeants. In addition, the Detective acts as the UWL Emergency Management Team Leader. This position exercises full statutory arrest authority and is responsible for the enforcement of State laws and administrative codes pertaining to the protection of life and property, and related protective services of the university community.

The Police Detective must have the ability to function independently and prepare, monitor, and present cases to the D.A., including the usage of (The traffic and Crash System) TraCS. The detective should have extensive knowledge of investigative methods, police procedure, evidence, court officer duties, and responsibilities. Additionally, they should have a working knowledge of instructor development/ training/adult learning process. The Police Detective teaches skill-based classes, conducts complete investigations including application for warrants, testifies in court, and must have knowledge and experience in the incident command system. This position’s normal work schedule is primarily first shift, Monday through Friday but the schedule is subject to change based on Department needs.

Serves as a Campus Security Authority as defined by the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act (Clery Act).

Position Type


Pay Basis




Contingent Upon Funding


This position is eligible for employment sponsorship, (H1B or PERM)


Required Qualifications
  • Must be a currently certified law enforcement officer in the State of Wisconsin.
  • At least 3 years of experience as a police officer.
  • Possess a valid driver’s license to allow operation in the State of Wisconsin. Authorization to drive a University vehicle is required.
  • The ability to perform the essential functions of a police officer.
  • The ability to use all standard law enforcement equipment (e.g. firearm and ammunition, radio/video/photography equipment, TASER Electronic Control Device, etc.).
  • Knowledge of evidence preservation techniques including photography and other standard evidence collection techniques.
  • Knowledge of emergency vehicle operation procedures and the ability to drive a vehicle in emergency mode.
  • Knowledge of the proper preparation of all reports, forms, and processing of arrested persons.
  • Knowledge of crowd management techniques.
  • Knowledge of appropriate state and federal statutes, laws, and administrative rules and regulations.
  • Knowledge of investigation and arrest techniques.
  • The ability to observe and accurately recall facts or details about persons, events, accidents or crime scenes, physical conditions, and individuals’ behavior.
  • Effective written, oral, and interpersonal communication skills.
  • Effective public relations techniques to communicate clearly and concisely, interact with, and be respectful of a diverse community of students, co-workers, faculty/staff, guests, and the general public.
  • The ability to maintain proficiency in technical aspects of law enforcement (e.g. CPR, first aid, AED, defensive tactics, firearms qualification, physical fitness, and emergency vehicle operation).
  • Ability to use a computer to perform data entry and retrieval (e.g. word processing, database, and internet) and law enforcement software
  • Knowledge of appropriate State statutes which regulate investigatory procedures.
  • Ability to coordinate investigations, obtain evidence and establish facts by interviewing, observing, and interrogating suspects, victims, or witnesses.
  • During critical incidents, the ability to operate within accepted incident command structures.
  • Knowledge and understanding of the concept of community policing as well as problem-solving and how to interact within the operations of a police department.
  • Ability to operate independently and make sound decisions under stressful situations.
  • Ability to operate effectively in a technical and complicated environment.
Preferred Qualifications
  • At least 5 years of experience as a police officer is preferred.
Physical Demands
  • The ability to react quickly and effectively to stressful situations.
Working conditions and environment

• Due to the nature of this position and the need for coverage for emergencies, scheduling, etc. the person selected for the position is required to establish (if not already) and maintain residency within one hour’s response time of the UW Police Headquarters. Response time may be measured by driving during the least congested time period and obeying all traffic regulations. This condition must be met within three months of starting employment with the UW-La Crosse Police Department. Exceptions to this condition may only be granted by the Chief of Police
• The ability to work evenings, weekends and holidays if necessary.

Miscellaneous Information


Your benefits add an additional 40%+ to the overall financial package from the university.
Highlights include:
  • paid vacation for 12-month positions.
  • excellent flexible health insurance with low co-pays and good coverage.
  • paid holidays and sick days. after 5 years of employment, you become vested in our retirement system which ensures income post-career.
  • benefits at UWL are highly competitive with local industry and some of the strongest in state and nation.
Learn more at: .

Benefit eligibility is determined at the point of hire. This information is provided for illustrative purposes only. Benefits are also pro-rated based on the appointment percentage.

Information about UWL and the Surrounding Region
The University of Wisconsin-La Crosse (UW–La Crosse) provides a challenging, dynamic, and diverse learning environment in which the entire university community is fully engaged in supporting student success. Grounded in the liberal arts, UW-La Crosse fosters curiosity and life-long learning through collaboration, innovation, and the discovery and dissemination of new knowledge. Acknowledging and respecting the contributions of all, UW-La Crosse is a regional academic and cultural center that prepares students to take their place in a constantly changing world community.

For more than a decade UW-La Crosse has been named one of Kiplinger’s 100 Best Values in Public Universities and has appeared prominently on theU.S. News & World Reportlist of “America’s Best Colleges” for more than 15 years, and is ranked #4 on its list of the Best Regional Public Universities in the Midwest.
With a student population of roughly 10,500, the university offers 91 undergraduate programs, 21 graduate programs, and 2 doctoral programs through the following three colleges, the College of Arts, Social Sciences, and Humanities, the College of Business Administration, and the College of Science and Health, as well as the School of Education. There are over 600 full-time faculty and instructional academic staff, 75 percent of whom hold terminal degrees. UW-La Crosse boasts a retention rate (freshmen returning as sophomores) of 84 percent, graduation rate (degree within six years) of 70 percent, and is among only 12 institutions cited nationally by the American Association of State Colleges and Universities for its success in linking campus culture and university leadership to outstanding graduation rates.
UW-La Crosse’s strategic plan Sustaining Excellence continues to move our community forward through its four pillars: increasing community engagement, achieving excellence through equity and diversity, investing in our people, and advancing transformational education. More information about the ongoing work of Sustaining Excellence is available .
The UW-La Crosse campus is in southwestern Wisconsin, nestled in a residential area of the City of La Crosse and positioned as part of a larger metro area with a population close to 140,000. The area, known as the 7 Rivers Region, is famous for its exceptional natural beauty which includes the Mississippi River on one side, majestic bluffs on the other, and views of rolling farmland and forested valleys in between. Abundant water, woodlands and varying terrain provide ample opportunities for year-round outdoor recreation. Only a couple of hours from Minneapolis or Madison, La Crosse enjoys the affordability and charm of small town living with larger city benefits. Three colleges, two world-class medical institutions, the La Crosse Symphony Orchestra, a restored nineteenth century downtown business district, and a number of galleries and art centers have made La Crosse a regional center for culture, entertainment, medical care, shopping, sports and recreation. More information about the La Crosse metro area can be found here:Choose La Crosse .
Learn more about UW-La Crosse here:

AA/EO Statement
The University of Wisconsin-La Crosse is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer committed to assembling a diverse, broadly trained faculty and staff. We strongly encourage women, minorities, people with disabilities and veterans to apply. UWL, in compliance with applicable laws and in furtherance of its commitment to fostering an environment that welcomes and embraces diversity, does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, disability, or protected veteran status.

DEI Statement
UW-La Crosse’s diversity and inclusion efforts are guided by our adherence to Inclusive Excellence. We define Inclusive Excellence as “… our active, intentional and ongoing commitment to bridge differences with understanding and respect so all can thrive." The goals of Inclusive Excellence are to increase the retention of diverse faculty, staff and students while encouraging a campus climate that is inviting and welcoming to all. UW-La Crosse strives to promote acceptance of all facets of diversity from racial/ethnic diversity to diversity of thought and experience. UW-La Crosse ranks 6th nationally among the Top LGBTQ -Friendly Colleges for 2018-19 by ( ACO ).

Annual Security and Fire Safety Report (Clery Act)
For the UWL Annual Security and Fire Safety Reports (i.e., Clery Report), which includes statistics about reported crimes and information about campus security policies, see or contact the University Police Department at 608.785.9000.

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Description of College / Department / Program / Division / Unit

Reasonable Accommodations
UWL provides reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities who are employees or applicants for employment. Employment opportunities will not be denied because of the need to make reasonable accommodations for a qualified individual with a disability. If you need assistance or accommodation in applying because of a disability, please or 608.785.8013. This job announcement and other material on this site will be made available in alternate formats upon request to an individual with a disability.

All position descriptions are required to provide physical demands and working condition/environment and may not be published in the job announcement. For information on the physical demands and/or working conditions/environment for this position, please contact Human Resources or 608.785.8013.

Posting Detail Information

Posting Detail Information

Posting Date


Continuous Recruitment


Continuous Recruitment First Review Date


Close Date


Special Instructions

Application deadlines
TO ENSURE CONSIDERATION : Priority consideration is given to those candidates who apply by the listed ‘First Review Date’. Applications received after that date may be given consideration at the discretion of the search committee. Application materials will be evaluated, and the most qualified applicants will be invited to participate in the next step of the selection process. Incomplete and/or late application materials may not receive consideration. If you have questions regarding this recruitment, or if you are not able to complete the application online due to a disability or system problem, please contact the Office of Human Resources.

Confidentiality of Applicant Materials
UWL is a state agency and subject to Wisconsin’s Open Records Law. UWL will not, however, reveal the identities of applicants who request confidentiality in writing except as may be required by Wisconsin’s Open Records law. In certain circumstances, the identities of “final candidates” and/or the identity of the appointed applicant must be revealed upon request.

CBC & Reference Check Policy
All candidates for employment are subject to a pre-employment screening which includes a criminal background check, work authorization, and verification of education. It will also require you and your references to answer questions regarding sexual violence and sexual harassment.

Position Contact Name

Chief of Police, Allen Hill

Position Contact Email
Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * The University of Wisconsin System will not reveal the identities of applicants who request confidentiality in writing, except that the identities of finalists must be revealed upon request. See Wis. Stat. §. 19.36(7).
    • I wish for my name to remain confidential until the university is no longer able to do so.
    • I waive my right to keep my name confidential through the application process.
  2. * Will you now or in the future require visa sponsorship for employment at the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse? (UW-L and UW System institutions pay for some or all of the sponsorship costs. Some candidates may require an H1B or another form of employment sponsorship to work in the US. This question is asked so that if you are the successful candidate, Human Resources can work with your work unit to begin the process of obtaining this visa).
    • Yes, I will require sponsorship prior to employment.
    • Yes, I will require sponsorship for continued employment if hired.
    • No, I do not require sponsorship and am eligible to work in the US.
  3. * Please provide your most recent employer, supervisor name and contact information, including phone number and email address. (Pursuant to UW System Administrative Policy 1275, UW System requires reference checks related to sexual harassment and sexual violence to be conducted at a minimum with a final candidate’s most recent employer and with all previous UW System institution and State of Wisconsin agency employers from the past seven years. UW-L will notify you prior to contacting your supervisor).

    (Open Ended Question)

  4. * Are you currently employed by or have you been employed by a UW System institution or a State of Wisconsin agency during the last seven (7) years? Please answer yes or no. If yes, provide the institution or agency name, your supervisor and contact information, including phone number and email address.
    • Yes
    • No
  5. * After you retire from a Wisconsin Retirement System (WRS) employer, you may return to work with a WRS employer as a rehired annuitant, provided certain requirements are met. There are no restrictions on what type of position a rehired annuitant can hold. Under the WRS, there is no limit to how much you may earn as a rehired annuitant. (Learn more: Are you currently collecting an annuity from the Wisconsin Retirement System, (WRS)?
    • Yes
    • No
  6. * Are you an alum of the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse?
    • Yes
    • No
  7. * Were you ever found to have engaged in any sexual violence or sexual harassment in a previous work assignment? (Required under UW System Administrative Policy 1275)
    • Yes
    • No
  8. * Are you currently under investigation or have ever left employment during an active investigation in which you were accused of sexual violence or sexual harassment? (Required under UW System Administrative Policy 1275)
    • Yes
    • No
  9. * Are you legally eligible to work in the United States?
    • Yes
    • No
  10. * How did you hear about this employment opportunity?
    • Chronicle of Higher Education Web Site
    • Discipline-Specific Publication/Web Site
    • HERC Web Site
    • Web Site
    • Job Center of Wisconsin Web Site
    • Minority Publication/Web Site
    • University of Wisconsin - La Crosse Social Media (i.e. Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter)
    • University of Wisconsin - La Crosse Web Site
    • La Crosse Tribune
    • Personal Referral
    • LinkedIn
    • Indeed
    • Department of Workforce Development (WISC)
    • Other
  11. * Are you at least 21 years of age?
    • Yes
    • No
  12. * I have successfully completed a Wisconsin Department of Justice 'Law Enforcement Recruit' training course and am eligible to receive my certification upon employment by a law enforcement agency.
    • Yes
    • No
  13. * I am in the process of completing my Wisconsin Department of Justice 'Law Enforcement Recruit' training course and will be eligible to receive my certification upon employment by a law enforcement agency. (NOTE: training course must be completed within 2 weeks of hire).
    • Yes
    • No
  14. * I am a certified law enforcement officer in another state and eligible for certification by the LESB upon employment by a Wisconsin law enforcement agency.
    • Yes
    • No
  15. * Do you possess a valid Wisconsin driver's license or a valid driver's license from another state?
    • Yes
    • No
  16. * Do you have a record of an un-pardoned adult felony conviction?
    • Yes
    • No
  17. * Have you ever been convicted of a misdemeanor crime of domestic violence?
    • Yes
    • No
  18. * Are you prohibited by state or federal law from possessing a firearm?
    • Yes
    • No
  19. * I have been certified by the Wisconsin Law Enforcement Standards Board (LESB) as a law enforcement officer and am currently employed by a law enforcement agency.
    • Yes
    • No
  20. * I have completed at least 60 post-secondary education credits from a degree or non-degree program at an accredited educational institution OR have been grandfathered in by the Law Enforcement Standards Board (employed as a law enforcement officer prior to February 1, 1993).
    • Yes
    • No
  21. * I will be graduating within four months of appointment of this position with an Associate or Bachelor degree from an accredited university, college or technical college.
    • Yes
    • No
  22. * I have graduated and have an Associate or Bachelor degree from an accredited university, college or technical college.
    • Yes
    • No
Required Documents
Required Documents
  1. Resume/Curriculum Vitae
  2. Cover Letter/Letter of Application
  3. Reference Contact Information
Optional Documents

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