Deputy Sheriff

Waukesha, WI
Waukesha County Sheriff's Department

Starting pay for candidates with no experience is at least $32.53/hr. Starting pay for those hired with experience will be determined based on experience.


Waukesha County is accepting applications on a continuous basis from experienced law enforcement applicants, certified law enforcement applicants, and individuals currently attending a law enforcement academy.

Example of Duties

Under supervision, to enforce federal, state, and County laws and ordinances consistent with policies, procedures, rules, regulations and other communications of the Department.  Patrols County roads and highways to ensure the peace and safety; maintains order and security in courtrooms and County facilities; serves civil process and warrants, and performs other duties as required.


  1. Ensures the peace and safety of the public through enforcement of laws, ordinances and Department policies.
  2. Patrols roads and highways in Waukesha County.
  3. Attends court as a bailiff and preserves peace and order in courtrooms; responds to safety and security situations within County facilities as requested.
  4. Responds to complaints and conducts thorough investigations including, but not limited to, felony, misdemeanor, accident and ordinance violations.
  5. Issues citations, properly collects evidence, completes appropriate paperwork and reports, and makes arrests where appropriate.
  6. Delivers and serves civil process papers and warrants on individuals, including transporting individuals to court or jail as directed by the warrant.
  7. Provides assistance during special events including traffic direction and crowd control; ensures public safety.
  8. Renders first aid when necessary.
  9. Transports persons in custody to and from institutions or court and takes appropriate security measures to ensure custody.
  10. Responds to emergency situations and assists in providing security and search and rescue operations; makes appropriate notification to persons and agencies required to respond to given emergency situations.

Minimum Qualifications

An initial application screen is conducted by Human Resources. Those meeting the minimum requirements are referred to the Sheriff’s Department for further evaluation.  The minimum requirements are:

  1. At least 18-years of age.
  2. United States citizen.
  3. High school diploma or GED.
  4. Sixty (60) semester credits of post high school education (associate degree level or higher) from an accredited university, college, or technical school, preferably in criminal justice, police science, business or public administration, or the social sciences.  Note: Sixty (60) credits may be waived for individuals with training (e.g. military training) or experience that has been approved by the American Council on Education (ACE).