Police Officer

Oshkosh, WI
UW Oshkosh

Compensation: $26.00/Hour (may be eligible for future step increases)

Position Summary:
Under the general supervision of a Sergeant, the Police Officer position on the UW Oshkosh campus serves 13,000 students, and approximately 1400 employees, encompassing 58 buildings on more than 184 acres. Police Officers exercise full statutory arrest authority and are responsible for the enforcement of state laws, rules, and regulations pertaining to the protection of life and property, and related protective services for the University community. The standard work hours encompass a 10-hour rotating shift assignment on one of the following shifts: 8:00 am – 6:00 pm, 6:00 pm to 4:00 am, and 10:00 pm to 8:00 am.

The Police Officer position is a sworn law enforcement position (State of WI, LESB certified) responsible for providing a full range of law enforcement services: enforce laws, investigate complaints, investigate incidents that may have an impact on the University, maintain order, assist people, identify criminal activity, apprehend and arrest offenders, identify the source of problems in the community and work with the community to resolve issues.

Police Officers are expected to embrace community policing philosophies, engage and partner with the community, analyze data, and problem-solve for the purpose of crime prevention. Officers are also expected to have the ability to conduct complex investigations, take photographs, collect physical evidence; prepare complete written reports of all investigations and testify regarding those reports. Police officers must maintain a high level of proficiency in the use of police equipment, the understanding and application of defense and arrest tactics including the handling and use of firearms, and be capable of using deadly force when appropriate based on the laws of the State of Wisconsin and Department policy; work in cooperation with officers from other agencies and interact with persons from other University departments, mental health, and social services agencies. Police Officers may be required to participate in crowd control and dignitary protection details.

Required Qualifications:

  • High school diploma, GED, or HSED
  • Associates degree or 60 college credits
  • Valid driver’s license
  • No domestic abuse convictions
  • No felony convictions
  • Ability to possess a firearm
  • U.S. citizen
  • Demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion