This sworn, professional position performs a variety of patrol, investigation, traffic regulation, and related law enforcement activities in the interest of maintaining law and order, suppressing crime, and protecting life and property.

The work involves the following types of activities: arrest and detention; search and seizure; criminal investigation; evidence collection; patrol operations; traffic and OMVWI enforcement; traffic accident investigation; use of firearms and weapons; first aid/first responder situations; conflict mediation/civil disorder situations; crime prevention and community relations; and court functions.

This position may also be assigned to specialist assignments, including school resource officer, K-9 officer, crime prevention, court services, criminal investigations, vehicle and equipment maintenance, and youth services.

Minimum Employment Standards

Minimum employment standards as set forth by the State of Wisconsin, Department of Justice, Training and Standards.

Applicants for employment as a law enforcement, tribal law enforcement, jail, and/or juvenile detention officer must meet the following minimum requirements:

  • Applicants must be 18 years of age or older.
  • Applicants must possess a general educational development diploma or be a high school graduate who has completed a secondary education program through a public school, private school, an equivalency diploma program, or home education program within the United States or its territories. Criteria for proof of compliance includes any of the following:
  1. A general educational development diploma.
    B. A high school diploma issued by a public-school education program.
    C. A high school diploma issued by a private school.
    D. A high school equivalency diploma.
    E. Copies of form PI-1206 filed with the Department of Public Instruction for applicants who have completed a home school program in Wisconsin, or documentation that the education program has met the requirements of the Department of Education from the state where the home school program was completed. Home-schooled students may also substitute an official college transcript showing completion of at least 60-associate degree level college credits or higher at a college or university accredited by an accrediting agency recognized by the United States Secretary of Education.
    • Law enforcement or tribal law enforcement officers employed on or after February 1, 1993, must possess either a two-year associate degree from a Wisconsin technical college system district or its accredited equivalent from another state or a minimum of 60-accredited credits. An applicant for law enforcement or tribal law enforcement employment who has not met this standard at the time of initial law enforcement or tribal law enforcement employment must meet the standard by the end of their fifth year of employment.
  • Applicants must possess a valid Wisconsin driver’s license or other such valid operator’s permit recognized by the Wisconsin Department of Transportation as authorizing operation of a motor vehicle in Wisconsin.
  • Applicants must not have been convicted of any federal felony or of any offense which if committed in Wisconsin could be punished as a felony unless the applicant has been granted an absolute and unconditional pardon.
  • Applicants for employment as a law enforcement or tribal law enforcement officer must not have been convicted of a misdemeanor crime of domestic violence as defined in 18 USC 921(a)(33), convicted of domestic abuse as defined in § 968.075(1)(a), Wis. Stats., or convicted of a crime that is subject to the imposition of the domestic abuse surcharge under § 973.055(1), Wis. Stats., regardless of whether any part 28 of the surcharge was waived by the court under § 973.055(4), Wis. Stats., unless the applicant has been granted an absolute and unconditional pardon.
  • Wisconsin State Statute §66.0501(1) states that no person may be appointed deputy sheriff of any county or police officer of any city, village or town unless that person is a citizen of the United States. This section of statute does not apply to common carriers or to a deputy sheriff not required to take an oath of office.
  • Applicants must be of good character as determined from a written report containing the results of the following: Ø The fingerprinting of the applicant with a search of local, state and national fingerprint records. Ø A background investigation conducted by or on behalf of the employing agency. Ø Other investigations as may be deemed necessary to provide a basis of judgment on the applicant’s loyalty to the United States or to detect conditions which adversely affect performance of one’s duty as a law enforcement, tribal law enforcement, jail, or juvenile detention officer.
  • Applicants must be free from any physical, emotional or mental condition which might adversely affect performance of duties as a law enforcement, tribal law enforcement, jail, or juvenile detention officer.
  • Applicants must undergo a medical assessment by a licensed physician, physician assistant, or nurse practitioner to verify that they can meet the physical standards required of the position. The applicant must also provide the examiner with a personal medical history. The medical assessment will be conducted no more than nine (9) months prior to an applicant’s first date of employment.
  • Applicants must complete a satisfactory oral interview with the employing agency.

• Applicants must submit to a drug test for the presence of the following controlled substances or their metabolites: amphetamines, cannabis or cannabinoids, opiates, cocaine, and phencyclidine (PCP). The drug test analysis will only be conducted by a laboratory certified by the United States Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA). Drug testing must be conducted upon hire, and within 120 days prior to an applicant’s first date of employment.

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