Deputy Sheriff- Patrol

Menomonie, WI
Dunn County Sheriff

Salary: $29.79 – $39.41 Hourly.

Closing Date: 1/7/2024.

Position Summary:

Dunn County Sheriff’s Office is looking for dedicated and professional individuals to serve and protect residents as a Deputy Sheriff. Under the guidance of the Patrol Sergeant, the Deputy Sheriff is responsible for protecting the life and safety of citizens; protecting citizen property; enforcing laws, rules, ordinances and regulations; investigating crimes and violations; and providing assistance and response to emergency situations, as required. Dunn County Sheriff’s Office seeks to establish an eligibility list to fill current and future vacancies for Deputy Sheriff.

Essential Functions:

  • Provides for the protection of the life and safety of citizens, and the protection of property.
  • Responds and reacts to emergency situations.
  • Investigates crimes against persons and property, traffic law violations, accidents, substance abuse, etc. Testifies in court.
  • Provides assistance by mediating disputes.
  • Makes referrals to other agencies and community resources as appropriate.
  • Issues citations and completes other documentation as required.
  • Serves civil and criminal process.
  • Participates in educational outreach activities.
  • Coordinates activities with State and Federal law enforcement organizations, judicial units, etc.
  • Provides specialized enforcement as required.
  • Provides assistance to citizens including vehicle entry, escorts, legal questions, etc.
  • Performs other duties of a comparable level/type, as required. (e.g. Keeps abreast of changing technologies, trends and developments within the field; serves on various task forces; attends training sessions, seminars & certification courses.)


  • Associate’s Degree or 60 fully accredited college level degree credits in corrections, law enforcement, criminal justice, criminology, behavior/social science or related field upon offer of employment.
  • No previous law enforcement experience required.
  • No felony convictions in any jurisdiction unless the judgment or conviction has been reversed or a complete pardon has been granted.
  • Valid driver’s license.
  • Eligible for certification by the Wisconsin Law Enforcement Standards Board (LESB) upon hire.
  • Certified by the Dunn County Civil Service Commission upon hire.
  • Successfully pass Civil Service testing and ordinance requirements.
  • Ability to communicate clearly and effectively with other staff members, supervisors, and community members in written and verbal form.
  • English skills (oral, written and comprehension) sufficient to effectively communicate with all internal and external customers.
  • Ability to understand and effectively carry out verbal and written instructions.
  • Must have ability to work accurately with attention to detail.
  • Ability to prepare and maintain accurate and concise records and reports.
  • Ability to make arithmetic computations using whole numbers, fractions and decimals.