Police Officer

Bayside, WI
Bayside Police Department

$56,923.05 – $84,946.31 Annually

Your Opportunity

Your role with us will be to serve as an integral component in providing solution based, innovative, and superior service to our constituencies, and to protect the rights of all persons, reduce the fear of crime, mitigate threats, identify and solve problems, and provide police services for all residents, businesses, and visitors in a manner that will both serve them and promote a safe environment. Specifically, you will serve and protect the public and their property from crime, enforce all local ordinances and laws, and discharge that duty in an immediate and intelligent response to any emergency.

Your Responsibilities

This description provides an overview of what will be expected of you but is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required.

  • Respond to and investigate calls for service involving violations of criminal law, municipal code violations, and motor vehicle accidents.
  • Apprehend, arrest and/or cite individuals who violate statute, law, or code.
  • Monitor motorist compliance with traffic laws and take appropriate enforcement actions when necessary.
  • Operate a law enforcement vehicle during both day and night; in emergency situations involving speeds in excess of posted limits, in congested traffic and in unsafe road conditions caused by factors such as fog, smoke, rain, ice and snow.
  • Pursue fleeing suspects and perform rescue operations which may involve quickly entering and exiting law enforcement patrol vehicles; lifting, carrying and dragging heavy objects; climbing over and pulling up oneself over obstacles; climbing through openings; jumping over surfaces and using body force to gain entrance through barriers.
  • Collect evidence and substances.
  • Load, unload, aim and fire from a variety of body positions department issued firearms under conditions of stress that justify the use of deadly force and at levels of proficiency prescribed in certification standards.
  • Perform searches of people, vehicles, buildings and large outdoor areas which may involve feeling and detecting objects, detaining people and stopping suspicious vehicles and persons.
  • Conduct visual and audio surveillance for extended periods of time.
  • Engage in law enforcement patrol functions that include such things as working rotating shifts, walking on foot and bicycle patrols, and physically checking the doors and windows of buildings to ensure they are secure.
  • Process and transport prisoners and mental patients using appropriate restraints.
  • Extinguish small fires by using a fire extinguisher or other means.
  • Process arrested suspects.
  • Operate various speed detection devices.

What is Needed

  • Wisconsin Law Enforcement Standards Board certification or the ability to obtain Law Enforcement Standards Board certification.
  • Associate Degree, Bachelor’s degree preferred
  • Wisconsin Driver License
  • Knowledge of relevant federal, state, and local laws or codes pertaining to arrest, search and seizure; applicable safety requirements; federal, state and local laws, statutes, regulations, codes, and standards related to the area of responsibility; and professional standards and regulations.
  • Skills and knowledge in use of firearms, handcuffs, baton, OC Spray, Conducted Energy Weapons, emergency vehicle operation, basic first aid, communicable diseases, defensive arrest tactics, use of intoximeter, and operation of radar devices; using computer applications including spreadsheet, database and word processing software; negotiation and facilitation; and mediation and dispute resolution.
  • Ability to communicate effectively in both oral and written form; diffuse and respond effectively to situations involving intense pressures and/or unpredictable persons; handle difficult and stressful situations with professional composure; effectively handle difficult and/or angry people; exercise sound judgment in making critical decisions; think critically; process information logically; react quickly and calmly in emergency situations; and respond quickly to emergencies; interact with the public, other law enforcement officers, outside agency representatives, etc. in an effective, fair, and professional manner; work independently and as part of a team; be empathic and de-escalate situations; be mentally tough to deal with stress and trauma associated with police work; be patient with difficult persons and difficult situations; uphold the law and protect the public without bias or prejudice; perform the responsibilities of a Police Officer with honesty and integrity; effect an arrest, forcibly if necessary, using handcuffs and other restraints; subdue resisting suspects using maneuvers and weapons and resort to the use of hands and feet and other approved weapons in self- defense.