Deputy Sheriff

Chilton, WI
Calumet County Sheriff

Salary: $28.26 – $33.19 Hourly.

Position Summary:

Under supervision of the Patrol Sergeant, enforces the federal, state and County laws, ordinances and orders, rules and regulations, and aids in making investigations and arrests. Performs related duties as required.

Essential Functions:

  • Enforces County ordinances and state and federal laws; and serves and protects individuals, their rights and property.
  • Safely operates department vehicles while patrolling roads, highways and other public and private areas in Calumet County, to preserve the peace and enforce laws; investigates and responds to suspicious or unlawful activities or requests assignment of another officer when individual response is not possible. Issues traffic and ordinance citations.
  • Promptly responds to both emergency and non-emergency calls for service and complaints of disputes, disturbances and alleged unlawful activity; assesses and brings situations under control; intervenes, mediates and assists in resolving citizen complaints; and takes appropriate action to enforce applicable laws.
  • Directs and controls traffic; provides assistance and escorts at special events; and maintains security in courtrooms and designated public buildings, as directed.
  • Pursues, apprehends, searches, and arrests suspects using only necessary physical force. Maintains security of all persons in their custody; prevents individuals from injuring themselves or others by using physical restraint or appropriate weapons; transports suspects to County jail; and advises suspects of their rights, as needed.
  • Responds to and investigates traffic crashes, including assessing extent of injuries, calling for emergency medical assistance, administering first aid and/or CPR, photographing/video taping and measuring crash scenes, taking statements from victims and witnesses, directing removal of damaged vehicles, and ensuring area is clear; and provides other assistance to crash and other victims or those requesting or requiring assistance.
  • Participates in formal investigation of crimes, including, but not limited to: searching crime scenes; collecting, preserving and protecting evidence according to prescribed procedures; and interviewing suspects, witnesses, victims, and others as needed during the investigative process. Conducts legal searches of persons and property with and without a warrant.
  • Serves various legal documents, including, but not limited to: warrants, subpoenas, summonses, court orders, notices of hearings, and other civil papers; and returns documents to appropriate officials and courts. Testifies in court to present evidence, as required.
  • Maintains positive communications between the department and community.
  • Maintains records and prepares detailed incident, investigation, activity, and other reports.
  • Attends prescribed in-service and/or training programs for certification in specialized law enforcement areas as assigned or required. May train and/or assist new Patrol Officers as assigned.
  • Performs other duties as assigned by the Sheriff or superior officer.
  • It is unlikely an employee will perform all the duties listed on a regular basis, nor is the list exhaustive in the sense it covers all the duties an employee may be required to perform. The examples are merely indicative, not restrictive.


  • Associate Degree in Police Science or related field from an accredited program.
  • Previous experience in law enforcement or related experience.
  • Two to three years experience in civil or military law enforcement preferred; or an equivalent combination of experience and training which provides the required knowledge, skills and abilities.
  • Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, procedure manuals, and governmental regulations.
  • Ability to write routine reports and correspondence.
  • Ability to speak effectively and respond to questions from adversaries, other professionals and the general public.
  • Ability to explain and enforce state and county laws and ordinances clearly and courteously.
  • Certification in accordance with State of Wisconsin Law Enforcement Standards Board.
  • Possession of a valid Wisconsin Driver’s License.