Deputy Sheriff

Antigo, WI
Langlade County Sheriff

Salary: $26.91 to $ 29.19.

Position Summary:

Under the immediate supervision of the Sheriff, Chief Deputy, Lieutenant and Shift Sergeant, performing Law Enforcement duties in accordance with Wisconsin State Statutes and department Policy and Procedures. Shall at all times maintain a clean, neat and proper uniform and appearance. Maintain the Department Headquarters and all Department equipment in a clean, neat manner, keeping it presentable to the public at all times. They shall further keep all squad cars used by them in a state of readiness and in a clean and presentable condition. They shall perform such other tasks or duties as they are requested, assigned and needed.

Essential Functions:

  • Maintains a high level of CONFIDENTIALITY in all aspects of job functions.
  • Effect an arrest, forcibly if necessary, using handcuffs and other restraints; subdues resisting suspects using maneuvers and weapons and resort to the use of hands and feet and other approved weapons in self-defense.
  • Prepare investigative and other reports, including sketches, using appropriate grammar, symbols and mathematical computations.
  • Exercise independent judgment in determining when there is reasonable suspicion to detain, when probable cause exists to search and arrest and when force may be used and to what degree.
  • Operate a law enforcement vehicle during both the day and night; in emergency situations involving speeds in excess of posted limits, in congested traffic and in unsafe road conditions caused by factors such as fog, smoke, rain, ice and snow.
  • Communicate effectively and coherently over law enforcement radio channels while initiating and responding to radio communications.
  • Gather information in criminal investigations by interviewing and obtaining the statements of victims, witnesses, suspects and confidential informers.
  • Pursue fleeing suspects and perform rescue operations which may involve quickly entering and exiting law enforcement patrol vehicles; lifting, carrying and dragging heavy objects; climbing over and pulling up oneself over obstacles; jumping down from elevated surfaces; climbing through openings; jumping over obstacles, ditches and streams; crawling in confined areas; balancing on uneven or narrow surfaces and using body force to gain entrance through barriers.
  • Load, unload, aim and fire from a variety of body positions handguns, shotguns and other agency firearms under conditions of stress that justify the use of deadly force and at levels of proficiency prescribed in certification standards.
  • Perform searches of people, vehicles, buildings, and large outdoor areas which may involve feeling and detecting objects, walking for long periods of time, detaining people and stopping suspicious vehicles and persons.
  • Conduct visual and audio surveillance for extended periods of time.
  • Engage in law enforcement patrol functions that include such things as working rotating shifts, walking on foot patrol and physically checking the doors and windows of buildings to ensure they are secure.
  • Effectively communicate with people, including juveniles, by giving information and directions, mediating disputes and advising of rights and processes.
  • Demonstrate communication skills in court and other formal settings.
  • Detect and collect evidence and substances that provide the basis of criminal offenses and infractions and that indicate the presence of dangerous conditions.
  • Endure verbal and mental abuse when confronted with the hostile views and opinions of suspects and other people from particular areas.
  • Perform rescue functions as accidents, emergencies and disasters to include directing traffic for long periods of time, administering emergency medical aid, lifting, dragging and carrying people away from dangerous situations and securing and evacuating people from particular areas.
  • Process and transport prisoners and committed mental patients using handcuffs and other appropriate restraints.
  • Put on and operate a gas mask in situations where chemical munitions area being deployed.
  • Extinguish small fires by using a fire extinguisher and other appropriate means.
  • Read and comprehend legal and non-legal documents, including the preparation and processing of such documents as citations, affidavits and warrants.
  • Process arrested suspects to include taking their photographs and obtaining a legible set of inked fingerprint impressions.


  • Must be at least 18 years of age or older.
  • U.S. Citizen.
  • Must possess a valid Wisconsin Drivers license without a record of suspensions or revocations in any state.
  • Must meet other minimum recruitment standards of the Wisconsin Law Enforcement Standards Board.
  • Must be of good moral, character and of temperate and industrious habits.
  • Must successfully pass a written examination and oral interviews.
  • Must pass drug screening tests and background investigation.
  • Must pass psychological and medical/physical exam.
  • Must be in good physical condition and pass agility testing.
  • High School Degree or equivalent.
  • Two year Associates Degree in Police Science from a Wisconsin Vocational, Technical or Adult Education District or its accredited equivalent from another state, or 60 fully accredited college level credits.
  • Certified or certifiable by Wisconsin Law Enforcement Training & Standards Board, preferred.
  • CPR certification training provided and must be maintained.
  • Maintain certification in firearms, annual in service training and other specialized areas as assigned.