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Police Officer

UW-Whitewater Police Department
790 W. Starin Road
Whitewater, WI 53190
United States

Law Enforcement / Military
Application Closing Date
From $27 To $35.00
Per Hour
Employment Type
Full Time

Job Description
UW-Whitewater Police Department
790 W. Starin Road
Goodhue Hall
Whitewater, WI 53190
Phone: 262-472-3180
Population: 12,500
Sworn: 16
Application Deadline: 6/9/24
Salary: $27 - $35/hour, dependent upon qualifications
UW System employees receive an excellent benefit package.
To learn more about the UW System's comprehensive benefit package, review the UW System Employee Benefits Brochure.
The University Police Department in the Division of Finance and Administrative Affairs at the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater seeks two Police Officers (Police Officer I, CP039).
This position is responsible for the provision of law enforcement functions, technical aspects of law enforcement, coordination of specialty functions and security services for the department and campus. This position reports to and works under the general supervision of a Lieutenant. Depending upon circumstances, situations and operations, this position may also report to the Chief/Director and his or her designee.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Extensive knowledge of statutory provisions relating to the making of arrests and handling prisoners
Considerable knowledge of state and local laws pertaining to enforcement activities
Considerable knowledge of modern crime prevention and detection techniques
Considerable knowledge of investigative techniques
Considerable knowledge of emergency medical assistance principles and techniques
Considerable knowledge of crowd control tactics
Skill in assessing situations and incidents and choosing the most appropriate course of action
Skill in oral and written communication
Skill in handling firearms
Skill in driving motor vehicle
Skill in effecting arrests
Skill in conducting investigations
Must be able to lift 50 lbs.
Willingness and ability to be an active participant in following applicable safety rules and regulations including necessary training and drills
Ability to interact respectfully with people from diverse socioeconomic, cultural and ethnic backgrounds
Performance of law enforcement functions.
Detection of violations of State laws and WI Administrative Code which occur within the legal jurisdiction of the department.
Take appropriate corrective action including warning, citing or arresting suspected violators (criminal, traffic or alcohol related offenses).
Conduct investigations of alleged or suspected criminal activity to arrest the perpetrator of the crime or to deter occurrences of any future criminal activity.
Interview complainants, witnesses, suspects and others who may have knowledge of the violation in order to obtain facts and information.
Record and document incidents by preparing written reports concerning those incidents.
Collect and preserve physical evidence at crime scene to be used later for prosecution of arrested individual(s) and to maintain the chain of evidence.
Make lawful arrests or detentions of suspected violators by taking them into physical custody and independently determining whether perpetrators should be incarcerated or released pending court appearance.
Photograph and fingerprint suspect(s) who have been arrested when necessary.
Provide court testimony for cases designated by the district attorney's office(s).
Enforce parking regulations by taking appropriate actions (citing and/or towing).
Patrol all areas of campus, by either foot or motorized patrol, to provide security and protection to those areas. Patrol utilizing a bicycle is also authorized for Police Officers who have successfully completed a Police Cyclist Training Program.
Provide assistance to other law enforcement agencies as necessary.
Perform other departmental duties as assigned by Lieutenant, Assistant Chief, Chief/Director and/or his or her designee.
Performance of security and various other services to the University community.
Develop and give presentations concerning law enforcement or crime awareness/prevention topics to various groups as assigned.
Provide money escorts to local banks.
Provide crowd control and traffic direction.
Identify and make necessary reports of security, safety and repair problems.
Report obvious safety deficiencies, which are found during patrols of campus buildings, facilities or grounds, to the appropriate staff responsible for the repair or correction. Some of these safety deficiencies may include lights not functioning, trip hazards, exposed electrical wiring, and obstructed emergency exits or other potential dangers.
Provide directions, information or other services to faculty, staff, students and the general public as individual situations require.
Assist Emergency Medical Services personnel during incidents of medical crisis, as needed and within the scope of training.
Performance of technical aspects of law enforcement.
Maintain proficiency and meet department standards in areas of CPR/Basic Life Support, firearms, defensive tactics, physical fitness and emergency vehicle operation.
Attend classes and in-service training to maintain and enhance current law enforcement knowledge and skills.
Attend specialized classes to obtain skills and training.
Performance or coordination of specialty functions for the department.
Satisfactorily perform specialty functions, which are assigned, to support department operations and mission. Some of these functions may include areas such as Education/Crime Prevention Officer, Court Officer, Firearms Instructor, DAAT Instructor, Bicycle Patrol Officer, Evidence Custodian, Crime Scene Technician, Shift or Event Officer-in-Charge, Hazardous Materials, National Incident Management System or any other comparable area of specialization or coordination as needed by the department.
For questions regarding this position, please contact:
SueAnn Farnsworth, Administrative Specialist
Job Requirements
Minimum Requirements:

Must be able to complete a WI Department of Justice "Law Enforcement Recruit" training course and become certified as a Law Enforcement Officer in Wisconsin; OR already be certified by the WI Law Enforcement Standards Board as a Law Enforcement Officer.
Candidates cannot have any unpardoned felony convictions or convictions for situations involving domestic violence
A post-secondary degree OR a minimum of 60 credits of post-secondary education from an accredited school
Must possess a valid WI Driver's License with a good record, which includes non-convictions for which the license was suspended/revoked
Must be at least 18 years of age, of good character and be "free from any physical, emotional or mental condition which might adversely affect performance" as a law enforcement officer
UW-Whitewater Police Department

790 W. Starin Road
Whitewater WI 53190
United States

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