Patrol Officer Eligibility List

Waupaca, WI

$26.89 – $31.34 Hourly

8/19/2022 12:00 PM Central

Job Summary

This position is to maintain the most effective enforcement of Federal and State Laws and ordinances for the preservation of public peace, protection of property, prevention of crime, and the arrest and conviction of violators.  This is a law enforcement position with arrest powers.  Work is performed in accordance with prescribed regulations and is reviewed by a supervisor through conferences, reports and a performance review.

Essential Responsibilities

The following duties are typical for this position.  These are not to be construed as exclusive or all-inclusive.  Other duties may be required and assigned.

  • Enforce all laws and ordinances with respect to the Federal and State statutes and County ordinances.
  • Adequately and carefully patrol the areas assigned, and to familiarize themselves with those areas.
  • Conduct investigations of accidents and criminal investigation of a crime scene and protect the crime scene, if needed, until relieved of such duty.
  • Prepare accurate and concise accident and complaint reports.
  • Assist local peace officers in their enforcement activities.
  • Render first aid to accident victims, gather evidence, prepare reports and restore, as quickly as possible, the traffic handling ability of the roads involved.
  • Testify in court on criminal and civil matters.


  • U.S. Citizen;
  • No felony convictions;
  • No domestic abuse convictions;
  • Valid Wisconsin driver’s license with good driving record;
  • Good verbal and written communication skills;

Residency Requirement:
Residency must be within a reasonable response time per the discretion of the Sheriff.

High school diploma or GED supplemented by a 2-yr Associate’s Degree in Police Science or greater OR a minimum of sixty (60) college credits from an accredited university or college.
Must be eligible for Wisconsin Law Enforcement Standards Board certification OR current LESB certification as a Law Enforcement Officer required