Position:   Police Officer

Location: Green Bay, WI


Essential Job Functions:

The Police Officer is a sworn peace officer assigned to the Office of Public Safety.    Responsibilities will include enforcement of laws, investigation of complaints, suspicious matters, and incidents that may have an impact on the University. In addition, they are responsible for maintaining order, assisting people, identifying criminal activity, apprehending offenders, identifying the source of problems in the University community and collaborating with others to resolve issues. These positions will also be expected to engage in problem solving, initiate crime prevention measures, enforce criminal and traffic laws, ensure safety and security of people and property, investigate crimes, implement emergency procedures and administer basic first aid when necessary. Additionally, police officers are expected to write clear, concise, and detailed reports. Police officers operate under the general direction of a ranking officer, supervisor, training officer, as well as officers collaterally assigned as an Officer in Charge for a specific agency purpose. The police officers will support the department's mission by providing essential functions while respecting the rights and dignity of all individuals.





Minimum Qualifications: 

                     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 

                     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



Preferred Qualifications:

                     Prior law enforcement experience 

Other Qualifications:

                     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 skill in foot and vehicle patrol techniques 

                     Knowledge and skill in first aid and CPR 

                     Proficiency in word processing, database applications & 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 material 

                     Strong interpersonal, communication, and organizational skills 

                     Ability to set priorities and manage multiple tasks 

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


Conditions of Appointment:            

Position is a full-time (100%) university staff appointment. The Police Officer position works a flex schedule including a combination of days, evenings, weekends, and/or holidays. Employment will require a thorough criminal background investigation, medical exam, psychological exam, vision screening, physical agility assessment and pre-employment drug screens.  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.  A twelve-month probationary period will be required.   Applicants must be legally authorized to work in the United States. 



Hourly salary range of $23.00 - $24.75, depending on qualifications and experience. 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 plan. (Total Compensation Estimator).






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