Deputy Sheriff

Waukesha, WI
Waukesha County Sheriff's Office

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.

Waukesha County is a great place to work! We offer generous benefits such as excellent health-dental-vision-life insurance, participation in the Wisconsin Retirement System, ample vacation time, training courses, career advancement, and an exceptional employee wellness program that offers a variety of programs and tools to help promote an employee’s wellness and health.

Click on the link below to learn more about the Waukesha County Sheriff’s Department and becoming a Deputy Sheriff.


$28.89 – $37.75 Hourly


Open Until Filled


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.
11. Uses appropriate levels of force to capture, control and detain individuals.
12. Maintains a variety of records and prepares clear and concise reports.
13. Appears in court as a witness and testifies concerning law enforcement actions and investigations.
14. Establishes and maintains effective working relationships with supervisors, other employees, law enforcement agencies, court and other government officials, medical professionals and the general public.
15. Represents the Department and makes presentations to school and community groups on law enforcement activities including crime prevention, safety, security and Department services.
16. Ensures truthfulness at all times and provides credible testimony.
17. Maintains a level of fitness to pass the Department’s annual Physical Ability Test (PAT) which simulates important physical abilities necessary to perform the duties of a Deputy Sheriff (applicable to individuals hired on or after January 1, 2008).
18. Performs other duties as necessary.

Desired Skills:

1. Considerable knowledge of modern law enforcement principles and practices.
2. Considerable knowledge of federal, state and County laws and regulations.
3. Considerable knowledge of courtroom policies, procedures and processes.
4. Considerable knowledge of statutory provisions relating to arrest, search and seizure, and methods employed in the detection and apprehension of criminals and traffic offenders.
5. Working knowledge of occupational hazards and safe work practices.
6. Working knowledge of the basic principles of first aid.
7. Ability to learn and effectively apply principles, techniques, methods and practices, and properly use law enforcement equipment.
8. Ability to read, understand and abide by department policies, procedures and orders.
9. Ability to effectively communicate, understand and follow written and oral instructions.
10. Ability to act quickly and calmly in emergency situations and handle difficult and complex situations within established legal and procedural guidelines.
11. Ability to learn and effectively apply emergency first aid practices and procedures.
12. Ability to make sound decisions and use good judgment.
13. Ability to maintain accurate and complete records and prepare clear and concise reports.
14. Ability to competently and credibly testify in court.
15. Ability to lawfully operate designated motor vehicles at all times that duties are performed.
16. Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with supervisors, other employees, law enforcement agencies, court and other government officials, medical professionals and the general public.
17. Ability to use computer and electronic equipment for Department paperwork, investigations, and reports.
18. Ability to geographically coordinate a location and travel to another location safely and in the most expeditious way possible.
19. Ability to effectively interact with sensitivity with persons from diverse cultural, socioeconomic, educational, racial, ethnic, and professional backgrounds, and persons of all ages and lifestyles.


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: Thirty (30) 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). For information on how to request a waiver click here. (Download PDF reader)
5. Ability to possess a firearm.
6. No felony convictions.
7. Valid driver's license.
8. Law enforcement experience, eligible for certification as a law enforcement professional in the State of Wisconsin (this means you graduated from a law enforcement academy), or individuals currently attending a law enforcement academy.