The Police Officer’s primary role is to prevent crime and the breach of public order. Primary responsibilities include protecting students, faculty, staff, campus visitors, property, and facilities from accidents, bodily harm, fire, theft, vandalism, and illegal entry; enforcing laws and traffic and parking regulations; apprehending violators; providing general information and assistance to the public; conducting criminal investigations; and participating in community oriented policing efforts.
1. Patrol the campus by foot or by vehicle and answer calls to protect personnel, property, and facilities independently or with another.
2. Enforce laws, traffic regulations, student code of conduct and safety regulations.
3. Escort people off campus (i.e. restraining orders, dismissed personnel, disruptive students); apprehend and arrest violators.
4. Provide security and crowd control for large gatherings such as sporting events, dances, concerts, job actions, campus activities, etc.
5. Investigate and record irregularities which occur during assigned shifts and take necessary action within limits or prescribed policies and procedures to correct the situation.
6. Prepare written reports of accidents, irregularities or violations of law.
7. Respond and investigate all accidental and industrial injuries relating to the campus.
8. Gather, process, and maintain integrity of evidence and interview witnesses; appear in court and testify as arresting or investigating officer.
9. Maintain confidentiality relative to matters under investigation.
10. Participate in required in-service and staff training.
Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
Must be at least 21 years of age. Possess High School Diploma or Equivalent. Must have 60 college credits upon graduating the Police Academy. Graduation from certified academy with a Basic Course Certificate within the past three years, or employment as a police officer with a Wisconsin Certified Law Enforcement Agency within the past three years. (Applicant: Must submit a copy of Basic Academy Certificate with the application. If currently in an academy, include a letter from the academy stating projected graduation date. The basic academy certificate must be provided by time of appointment. Must possess a valid Wisconsin Motor Vehicle Driver’s License with favorable driving record at time of appointment. Be a citizen of the U.S. or be a permanent resident alien who is eligible for and has applied for citizenship (Government Code Section 1031(a)). Be free of any felony conviction and certain misdemeanor convictions.
Preferred Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
Prior related experience (preferably in campus law enforcement) or comparable formal education is preferred. Thorough knowledge of current law enforcement methods and procedures. Thorough knowledge of current Wisconsin criminal codes and laws. Strong interest in the application of community policing methods.