Deputy Sheriff

Black River Falls, WI
Jackson County Sheriff's Office

Salary: $53,872.00 Annually.

Position Summary:

The Deputy Sheriff patrols and investigates activities, traffic control, crowd control, and public relations, witness interviewing, evidence collection and management, basic crime prevention methods, weapon and equipment operation and maintenance, report preparation, and other routine law enforcement duties. Other duties must be performed as assigned by the Sergeants, Patrol/Investigations Captain, Chief Deputy Sheriff and/or the Sheriff.

Essential Functions:

  • Maintains order, responds to emergencies, protects people and property, and enforces motor vehicle and criminal law and County ordinances.
  • Arrests perpetrator of criminal act or submits citation or warning to violator of motor vehicle or County ordinance.
  • Monitors traffic to ensure motorists observe traffic regulations and exhibit safe driving procedures.
  • Directs traffic flow and reroutes traffic in case of emergencies.
  • Reviews facts to determine if criminal act or statute violation is involved.
  • Evaluates complaint and emergency-request information to determine response requirements.
  • Investigates traffic accidents and other accidents to determine causes and to determine if crime has been committed or Motor vehicle laws are violated.
  • Provides road information to assist motorists; relays complaint and emergency-request information to appropriate agency communication center.
  • Maintains vehicle and equipment.Informs supervisor if repair is needed.
  • Cautions, evicts, or apprehends violators of laws and regulations.
  • Completes reports and required documentation per department policy in an accurate and timely manner.
  • Maintains up-to-date job knowledge, certifications, licenses and registrations.Keeps up to date on laws, rules and regulations.Recommends policy/procedure changes to supervisor.


  • Associate’s Degree or a minimum of 60 college credits in police science or related field.
  • Possess and maintain valid Wisconsin Driver’s License that will allow unrestricted performance of Deputy Sheriff duties.
  • Valid Wisconsin Law Enforcement Officer certification or be certifiable upon hire.