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Police Officer

Position Information

WORKING TITLE: Police Officer
POSTING DATE:  March 29, 2023

Essential Job Functions

The University of Wisconsin – Green Bay Police Department is looking for a different kind of police officer. Our department is comprised of sworn police officers, not security officers, who fulfill a different mission with the same responsibilities, capabilities, and training opportunities as local municipal agencies. Community Policing is our expertise and we are looking for both new and experienced officers who are seeking a rewarding community service oriented career and employer. We strive to build confident and competent officers through training, mentoring, and engaging community resources. We are employee driven and work hard to support your individual growth and professional development while you’re a part of our team. 

If this is what you are looking for, then we are looking for you. This position reports to the Police Sergeant and enforces laws, investigates complaints and incidents, maintains order, identifies criminal activity, and apprehends and arrest offenders to ensure safety and security on all institutional properties. This is a sworn law enforcement position under the general direction of a ranking officer or supervisor.

What You'll Do

This position includes the following responsibilities:

  • Provides protection of life, property and the preservation of peace and good order and provides emergency aid to the institutional community. 
  • Performs preliminary and follow-up investigations to solve crimes, identify suspects and victims, apprehend criminals, and document case information.
  • Ensures the safe and orderly flow of traffic on institutional roadways and enforces traffic laws, including the routine enforcement of parking. 
  • Provides personal safety and crime prevention education to institutional community.
  • Engages in problem solving, threat mitigation, and conflict resolution for a wide range of issues and incidents involving citizens, groups, campus entities, government agencies, businesses, leaders, and others. 



  • Associates Degree in Criminal Justice at time of application
  • Possess of or be eligible to obtain a valid Wisconsin driver's license upon appointment
  • 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
  • No record of an unpardoned adult felony conviction and no convictions for domestic violence


  • Bachelor's degree in related field 
  • Prior law enforcement experience
  • Experience working in Higher Educations 


  • Ability to maintain the strength, stamina, dexterity and overall physical fitness required for the performance of duties
  • Ability to be on foot for ten or more hours
  • Possess the ability to take defensive measures in the event of a physical assault


  • Considerable knowledge of Constitution of the United States of America, Wisconsin State Statutes, Wisconsin Administrative codes, University and department rules, policies and procedures
  • Considerable knowledge of investigative methods and techniques, proper preparation of all reports and forms
  • Ability to observe and recall facts and details about persons, events, accident scenes, physical conditions and human behaviors
  • Knowledge and skill in defense and arrest tactics, emergency vehicle operation, use of force, crowd control techniques and assigned equipment techniques
  • Ability to communicate with clear and concise speech at all times, including in extremely stressful and non-stressful situations
  • Above Average abilities in multitasking; including the ability to perform a physical task while appropriately processing verbal or written information
  • Excellent judgment including sensitivity to personal and confidential information
  • Knowledge of crime prevention techniques, enforcement procedures, and problem solving 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 read and understand complex printed materials

The Successful Candidate

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.

Compensation and Benefits

Hourly salary range of $27.00 - $35.00.

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).

Benefit Details

The UW System provides an excellent benefits package to meet the diverse needs of its employees. This includes several health insurance options, with annual deductibles as low as $250/individual and $500/family. Our benefits package also includes dental, vision, several life insurance options, AD&D and Accident insurance and Flexible Spending and Health Savings Accounts. We participate in the Wisconsin Retirement System (WRS), where employer contributions begin immediately and employees are fully vested after 5 years of service. The UW System also provides supplemental retirement savings programs including a 403(b) and Deferred Compensation.

In addition, employees receive several types of paid leave benefits, which are prorated for employees working less than 100%. This includes 9 legal holidays, 36 hours of personal holiday and between 96-130 hours of sick leave annually. Employees earn 13-27 days of vacation each year, depending on years of service and employment type.

For more details, please review the benefit quick guide linked below.


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, April 16, 2023.

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.