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University Police

Police Officer

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Posting Date

1/14/2020 12:00:00 AM

Position Information

Title:  Police Officer

Essential Job Functions

This position reports to the Police Sergeant and is a sworn peace officer position. A police officer will provide a full range of law enforcement and security services. Police Officers will enforce laws, investigate calls, complaints and suspicious matters and incidents which may have an impact of the University, maintain order, assist people, identify criminal activity, apprehend offenders, identify the source of problems in the community and work with the community to resolve issues. The police officer will support the department's mission by providing essential functions while respecting the rights and dignity of all individuals and taking pride in all we do.

This position includes the following responsibilities:

  • Crime Deterrence and Proactive Patrolling: protection of life and property, preservation of peace and good order of the University community and furnishing of various services to achieve and maintain the mission an goals of the department.
  • Investigation and Law Enforement Activities: preliminary, supplementary, and miscellaneous investigations which are necessary in solving crimes, identifying suspects and victims, apprehending criminals and case documentation.
  • Public Services/Community Relations: assist the community with appropirate services, prepare and present programs.
  • Communications: transmit and receive messages or information via radio, telephone, and computer with the University and with other agencies.
  • Supervision/Training: act as shift commander in the absence of a supervisor, develop lines of communication with shift commander, attend and successfully complete all required trainings


  • 60 college credits
  • Successful completion of a Wisconsin Department of Justice approved "Law Enforcement Recruit" training course or already certified by the Wisconsin Law Enforcement Standards Board (LESB) as a Law Enforcement Officer at time of hire
  • Possess or be eligible to obtain a valid Wisconsin driver's license upon appointment
  • No record of an unpardoned adult felony conviction and no convictions for domestic violence

  • Prior law enforcement experience

  • Considerable knowledge of criminal and traffic laws
  • Knowledge of state statutes, codes, and policies pertaining to parking, traffic, conduct, crimes, search and seizure
  • Knowledge of investigative methods and techniques
  • Knowledge of crime prevention techniques
  • Knowledge of enforcement procedures
  • Knowledge and skill in defense and arrest tactics, emergency vehicle operation and crowd control techniques
  • Knowledge of problem solving techniques
  • Skill in expressing facts and/or ideas orally and in writing in a clear, complete and concise manner
  • Knowledge and kill in foot and vehicle patrol techniques
  • Knowledge and skill in first aid and CPR
  • Proficiency in word processing, database applications, and Internet
  • Ability to communicate with a diverse community of individuals
  • Ability to observe and recall facts and details and make appropriate quick decisions
  • Ability to read and understand complex printed materials
  • Ability to set priorities and manage multiple tasks
  • Ability to maintain the strenght, stamina, dexterity and overall physical fitness required for the performance of duties and the ability to be on foot for either to ten or more hours and possess the ability to take defensive measures in the event of a physical assault

The successful candidate will be expected to work inclusively and respectfully within a diverse campus community and practice civility in the workplace.  The University welcomes applicants who are dedicated to the appreciation and promotion of inclusivity and equity as crucial components in the pursuit of organizational excellence.

In addition, the successful candidate will have strong oral, written, interpersonal, and organizational skills, demonstrated integrity and strong leadership, and the willingness to work independently and as part of a collaborative team. The University invites applicants who are dedicated to enriching the quality of life for students and the community by embracing the educational value of diversity, promoting environmental sustainability, encouraging engaged citizenship, and serving as an intellectual, cultural, and economic resource.

Conditions Of Appointment

Position is a full-time University Staff appointment.  This position works a flex schedule including a combination of days, evenings, weekends, and/or holidays.

A criminal conviction investigation, medical exam, psychological exam, vision screening, physical agility assessment and pre-employment drug screening will be conducted on the finalist(s).  A twelve-month probationary period is required for this position. A pending criminal charge or conviction will not necessarily disqualify an applicant. In compliance with the Wisconsin Fair Employment Act, the University does not discriminate on the basis of arrest or conviction record.

All final candidates must be asked, prior to hire, whether they have been found to have engaged in, are currently under investigation for, or left employment during an active investigation in which they were accused of sexual violence or sexual harassment. When obtaining employment reference checks, these same sexual violence or sexual harassment questions must also be asked.

The University of Wisconsin-Green Bay does not offer H-1B or other work authorization visa sponsorship for this position. Candidates must be legally authorized to work in the United States at the time of hire and maintain work authorization throughout the employment term. If you have questions regarding this, please contact Human Resources.


Minimum salary of $23.46.

This position will earn an additional $0.60 per hour for all weekend hours worked and an additional $0.45 per hour for all hours worked between 6 p.m. and 6 a.m.

This position is not exempt from the overtime provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA).

The UW System provides an excellent benefits package, including participation in the Wisconsin State Retirement System.

To Apply

STEP 1: Please select the applicable link below:

External Applicants: (NOT currently employed by the University of Wisconsin System)
Internal Applicants: (Currently employed by the University of Wisconsin System)

STEP 2: From "Search Jobs" screen,
  • Click "View All Jobs"
  • Select "Police Officer"
    • You must login before you can apply. Input your "User Name" and "Password" and select "Sign In."
    • If you have not yet registered, click "Register Now" to begin the registration process.

STEP 3: Submit application materials:

Please be sure to complete all required fields, and include all required documents before submitting your application. Once submitted, you will not be able to edit or attach any application materials. Files must be complete to be considered. Please include the following documents:


You must select "Submit" to forward your application materials to the search committee.

If you have any questions, need accommodations, or submitted your application with missing materials, call or email:

Human Resources
Phone: (920) 465-2390

Application Deadline

To ensure consideration, please submit application materials by Sunday, January 26, 2020.

Note: 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).

For more information regarding the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay and the surrounding area, see our Campus and Community section. For Campus Safety information see our University Police website and our Annual Security Report (for a paper copy please contact the Office of Human Resources at (920) 465-2390). This report includes statistics about reported crimes, as well as information about crime prevention and campus security policies and procedures.

The University of Wisconsin-Green Bay is an Affirmative Action Equal Employment Opportunity employer committed to achieving a diverse workforce and to maintaining a community which welcomes and values a climate supporting equal opportunity and difference among its members. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender and/or gender identity or expression, marital or parental status, genetic information, national origin, ethnicity, citizenship status, veteran or military status (including disabled veteran, recently separated veteran, other protected veteran, or Armed Forces service medal veteran status), age, or disability.