Deputy Sheriff

Black River Falls, WI
Jackson County Sheriff's Office

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.


$24.65 Hourly




  • 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

Educational requirements:

  • Associate's Degree or a minimum of 60 college credits in police science or related field

Experience requirements:

  • 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
  • Jackson County residency must be established prior to completion of the one-year probationary period

Desired Skills:


  • Knowledge of police communication methods and techniques
  • Knowledge of weaponry, public safety, and security operations, rules, regulations precautions, prevention, and the protection of people, data and property
  • Knowledge of laws, court procedures, precedents, government regulations, executive orders, agency rules and the democratic political process
  • Knowledge of state statutes, county ordinances and other regulations which apply to county lands and facilities


  • Excellent interpersonal skills in dealing with the public in enforcement situations required
  • Utilize effective communication skills; be polite, courteous and professional in manner
  • Problem Identification skills – identifying the nature of problems
  • Social Perceptiveness skills – being aware of other' reactions and understanding why they react the way they do
  • Critical Thinking skills – using logic and analysis to identify the strengths and weaknesses of different approaches
  • Speech skills – talking to others to effectively convey information
  • Active Listening skills – listening to what other people are saying and asking questions as appropriate
  • Judgment and Decision Making skills – weighing the relative risks and benefits of a potential action


  • Documenting/Recording Information – entering, recording, storing, or maintaining information in written, oral or electronic data format
  • Resolving Conflict, Negotiating with Others – handling complaints, arbitrating disputes, resolving grievances or otherwise negotiating with others
  • Communicating with Other Workers – observing, receiving, and otherwise obtaining information from all relevant sources via contact with supervisors, fellow workers and subordinates, the public, government and other external sources
  • Operating Vehicles or Equipment – running, maneuvering, navigating, or driving vehicles or mechanized equipment
  • Performing General Physical Activities – performing physical activities that require moving one's whole body, such as in climbing, lifting, balancing, walking, stooping, where the activities often also require considerable use of the arms and legs such as in physical handling of persons or objects
  • Establish and Maintain Relationships – developing constructive and cooperative working relations among the county and other agencies
  • Ability to read and interpret documents and laws in the English language
  • Ability to listen to and understand information and ideas in spoken and written format so individuals may effectively understand and convey communications
  • Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals
  • Ability to compute rate, ratio, and percent
  • Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form
  • Inductive and deductive reasoning – ability to combine separate pieces of information, or specific answers to problems, to form general rules or conclusions; includes coming up with a logical explanation for why a series of seemingly unrelated events occur together and deciding if an answer makes sense