Deputy Sheriff

Janesville, WI
Rock County Sheriff's Office

Perform the duties of a sworn law enforcement officer as designated by the command staff under the direction of the elected Sheriff.

This is responsible work enforcing laws and ordinances, providing detention and courtroom services, patrol and guard duty and related supportive law enforcement activities in the Sheriff’s Office. Work involves prevention, detection and investigation of accident and criminal activities, security and safety of inmates/prisoners, protection for the public and maintaining law and order. Deputies must be able to act without direct supervision in emergency situations.

$24.64 – $34.38 Hourly


• Enforce state laws and county ordinances.
• Respond to citizen requests for assistance.
• Arrest criminal code violators.
• Guard, transport and care for inmates.
• Monitor vehicle traffic on highways and roads within Rock County.
• Investigate vehicle crashes.
• Operate Doppler radar unit in vehicle speed enforcement.
• Write reports, citations, document and maintain files, including using computers for reporting and retrieval.
• Serve legal papers on people, business and places.
• Execute writs, including evictions, repossessions, collection of money and lands.
• Assist with Foreclosure sales, including posting notices, auctions and post sale papers.
• Conduct Child Passenger Safety checks and provide training.
• Transport inmates and juveniles to and from correctional facilities and court.
• Search prisoners for weapons and contraband.
• Provide security to courthouse and courtrooms.
• Acquire, execute, and return warrants and search warrants.
• Collect and process evidence.
• Ability to utilize technology in the performance of job duties.
• Participation on special teams.
• Answer telephone and letter requests from attorneys, plaintiff's and Clerk of Courts.
• Testify in court.
• Operate vehicles and other equipment including firearms during hours of work.
• Conduct criminal investigations.
• Intervene in domestic and mental health disturbances.
• Educate the public on crime prevention techniques.


• The minimum requirement will be 60 college credits with preference given to candidates that have a Bachelors Degree and State of Wisconsin Law Enforcement Certification.
• Eligibility for Wisconsin Law Enforcement Standards Board certification preferred, but not required.
• Visual acuity correctable to 20/20 with glasses or contacts.
• Valid driver's license with a good driving record.
• Passing score on written examination.
• Pass background investigation, psychological exam, and medical exam that includes a cardiovascular fitness test, drug screening, and psychological evaluation.
• Must not have been convicted of any federal felony or offense punishable in Wisconsin as a felony unless granted absolute and unconditional pardon.
• Required to obtain certification from Wisconsin State Law Enforcement Standards Board Training and legally be able to carry a firearm (employer may provide certification opportunity).
• Attend 24 hours of in-service training to maintain law enforcement certification.
• U.S. citizen.
• Valid Wisconsin Drivers License