Police Officer

La Crosse, WI
University of Wisconsin-La Crosse

Salary: $24.97.

Position Summary:

Under the supervision of the Police Sergeant and in consultation with the Chief of Police Services, the Police Officer will provide enforcement and protection services to the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse campus. The work affects the safety of University property, students, faculty, staff and the general public while they are on the University grounds, and insures compliance with all applicable campus, state, and local rules and laws. This position will patrol University buildings and grounds as well as perform investigative duties as needed.

Serves as a Campus Security Authority as defined by the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus crime Statistics Act (Clery Act).

The UW-La Crosse Police Department offers a sponsorship for the Wisconsin Department of Justice 720-Hour Law Enforcement Academy. A sponsorship will be offered when an applicant successfully passes the interview panel, background check, medical screening by a physician, psychological testing, drug screening, and meeting with the Chief of Police.


  • Applicants must be certifiable, or have completed the 720-hour academy, or be currently enrolled & will complete a WI Department of Justice “Law Enforcement Recruit ” training course, & be eligible for certification upon employment by WI Law Enforcement Standards Board (LESB) as a Law Enforcement Officer or be a certified Law Enforcement Officer in another state and eligible for certification by WI LESB. 60 college credits and 21 years of age or older is required.
  • Possess a valid Wisconsin driver’s license or a valid driver’s license from another state.
  • Authorization to drive a University vehicle is required.
  • The ability to perform the essential functions of a police officer.
  • The ability to use all standard law enforcement equipment (e.g. firearm and ammunition, radio/video/photography equipment, TASER Electronic Control Device, etc.).
  • Knowledge of evidence preservation techniques including photography and other standard evidence collection techniques.
  • Knowledge of emergency vehicle operation procedures and ability to drive a vehicle in emergency mode.
  • Knowledge of the proper preparation of all reports, forms, and processing of arrested persons.
  • Knowledge of crowd management techniques.
  • Knowledge of appropriate state and federal statutes, laws, and administrative rules and regulations.
  • Knowledge of investigation and arrest techniques.
  • The ability to observe and accurately recall facts or details about persons, events, accidents or crime scenes, physical conditions, and individuals’ behavior.
  • Effective written, oral, and interpersonal communication skills.
  • Effective public relations techniques to communicate clearly and concisely, interact with, and be respectful of a diverse community of students, co-workers, faculty/staff, guests, and the general public.
  • The ability to maintain proficiency in technical aspects of law enforcement (e.g. CPR, first aid, AED, defensive tactics, firearms qualification, physical fitness, and emergency vehicle operation).
  • Basic computer skills to perform data entry and retrieval (e.g. word processing, database, and internet).