Patrol Officer – FT & PT
Under general supervision of the Patrol Staff Sergeant, the Patrol Officer patrols assigned area on foot or in patrol car to control traffic, prevent crime or disturbance of peace, and arrest violators.
Salary $23.29 – $29.83 Hourly
The following duties are most critical for this position. These are not to be construed as exclusive or all-inclusive. Other duties may be required and assigned.
Responds to and conducts initial felony, misdemeanor, accident and ordinance investigations, interrogating people, issuing citations and warnings, collecting evidence and making arrests when appropriate.
Patrols assigned area, familiarizing self with residents, establishments, and standard activities and responding as appropriate.
Conducts traffic control for special events and accidents, towing vehicles when appropriate.
Disperses and addresses public concern at public gatherings.
Prepares detailed reports of arrests and investigations according to department policy.
Appears as witness in court, providing clear and accurate testimony.
Transports prisoners, serves civil process, and provides safety escorts on public roadways during movement of large objects as required.
Delivers and serves warrants on individuals, transporting persons to court or jail, as directed by warrant.
Responds to emergency situations and major disasters. Provides search and rescue operations as needed.
Maintains regular and predictable attendance, works overtime as required.
Graduate from high school or G.E.D.
60 post high school credits.
Experience in law enforcement desired.
OR any combination of education and experience that provides equivalent knowledge, skills, and abilities.
Valid Wisconsin's driver's license required.
Required or Preferred Skills
Ability to explain and enforce federal, state, and county laws, ordinances, and regulations. Must comply with appropriate safety regulations.
Knowledge of county roads, highways, locations, residences, buildings, etc.
Ability to meet department standards of physical condition.
Ability to demonstrate leadership in wide variety of public crises and maintain good composure and exercise good judgment, especially in emergency situations. Must maintain confidentiality.
Ability to maintain accurate and complete records and prepare clear and comprehensive reports.
Ability to remember facts and details accurately and to testify clearly and accurately in court.
Must demonstrate skill in the use of patrol vehicles and police equipment such as firearms.
Establish and maintain effective working relations with co-workers, county officials, municipal police departments, general public, etc.
Budget time and schedule work to efficiently complete tasks.
Ability to effectively use tact and diplomacy with co-workers, general public, etc.