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University Police Officer

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Work type: University Staff - Ongoing
Location: Platteville
Categories: Office and Administrative


Position Summary:

UW-Platteville seeks University Police Officer. The Police Officer is a sworn law enforcement position under the general direction of a ranking officer or supervisor. Police Officers must be capable of providing a full range of law enforcement services.

UW-Platteville Police Department employees will support the Department’s vision and mission by operating in a fair, unbiased manner which respects the rights, safety, and dignity of all individuals, grounded in the highest ethical and professional standards.

This full-time benefited and paid leave eligible position has a varying schedule with hours that are subject to change based on campus needs. Starting pay is $22.04/hour.


Police Officers must be capable of providing a full range of law enforcement services. They enforce laws, investigate complaints, investigate incidents which 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. All Police Officers in permanent status are expected to have the ability to conduct complex investigations, collect physical evidence and assist less senior officers in similar circumstances. Police Officers must be capable of preparing complete written reports of all investigation and testifying regarding those reports when necessary.

Police officers must maintain a high level of proficiency and good judgment in the use of police equipment including the handling and use of firearms consistent with the laws of the State of Wisconsin and Department Written Directives. Police officers should be capable of working in cooperation with officers from other agencies and effectively partner 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. Experienced Police Officers may be selected to serve as Police Training Officers, Evidence Technicians or Community Officers, in which cases additional training is normally provided. Experienced Police Officers may also be assigned to specialty units such as Court Services, Crime Prevention, Personnel and Training, Emergency Management, Infrastructure Security, or the Detective Bureau.

UW Platteville Police Department employees are expected to take an active role in creating and maintaining a positive, welcoming, and inclusive work environment. Employees will assist or participate on an as-needed basis with the Department's recruiting, hiring and diversity efforts and the onboarding of new employees in the work unit. Department employees are expected to work in partnership with the campus and area communities to provide leadership in solving community problems, preventing crime, and providing a safe environment to fulfill the mission of the University.

Additional Information:

Persons in this position must pass the initial application screening, all steps of the hiring process, an extensive background investigation including past employment, reference checks, social media check, credit history, drug screen, and medical and psychological examination prior to beginning employment. Persons in this position are expected to dress in required duty uniform. In times of community need, including disasters, emergencies and events, persons in this position may be required to work long hours under stressful or potentially dangerous conditions with limited off-duty breaks. If you are not currently a certified law enforcement officer, you will be required to enter the law enforcement academy and will be required to complete a physical readiness test and pass the required standards. To exit the academy, you will need to complete the same physical readiness test and meet more stringent standards. The physical readiness test battery has validity evidence to support its use as a job-related requirement for selection, training, and retention of law enforcement officers in the Employees will strive for excellence in fulfilling the Department's mission and vision statements, values, and goals.

What You’ll Need to Succeed:

Applicants must have a two-year degree, or at least 60 post-secondary education credits.

Must have completed a WI Department of Justice “Law Enforcement Recruit” training course and be eligible to receive certification upon employment. OR is already certified by the WI Law Enforcement Standards Board as a Law Enforcement Officer. If candidate is a Law Enforcement Officer certified from another state, candidate must have the ability to pass the WI Enforcement Training and Standards Reciprocity Examination.

Special Requirements:
-Candidates cannot have any unpardoned felony convictions or convictions for situations involving domestic violence.
-Must possess a valid WI Driver’s License with a good record, which includes non-convictions for which the license was suspended/revoked.

 Campus Information:

The University of Wisconsin-Platteville, founded in 1866, enrolls students in 42 baccalaureate and 9 master's programs. It possesses institutional strengths in middle level education, engineering, industrial technology, agriculture, criminal justice and business. The campus is located in Southwest Wisconsin's largest and most historic community. The region offers excellent school systems, high quality medical and hospital facilities, outstanding recreational opportunities, and vibrant businesses and industries. UW-Platteville is a cultural and educational center for the Tri-State region of Illinois, Iowa and Wisconsin.

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Application Deadline:

Applications must be submitted through our online applicant portal, applications due by: June 27, 2022. Applications will be accepted until position has been filled.  

How to Apply:

The following documents are required for applicant consideration:

  • A current resume
  • DJ-LE-330
  • Cover letter
  • Contact information (name, telephone number, and email address) for 3 professional references.

For questions regarding this position, please contact:

Police Chief Joseph Hallman,


We Support Diversity and Inclusion:

Our mission is to foster a diverse environment that contributes to an inclusive culture and climate by promoting critical discourse and meaningful interactions between all members of our campus community.

Equal Employment Opportunity:

The University of Wisconsin-Platteville is committed to recruiting, supporting and fostering a diverse, inclusive and civil community of outstanding faculty, staff and students, and is an AA/EEO Employer. A criminal background check is required for employment. Applicants must be legally entitled to work in the U.S. at time of hire.

Employment will require a criminal background check. It will also require you and your references to answer questions regarding sexual violence and sexual harassment.

The University of Wisconsin System is engaged in a Title and Total Compensation (TTC) project to redesign job titles and compensation structures.  As a result of the TTC project, official job titles on current job postings may change in Fall 2021.  Job duties and responsibilities will remain the same.  For more information please visit:


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The University of Wisconsin-Platteville is committed to recruiting, supporting and fostering a diverse, inclusive and civil community of outstanding faculty, staff and students, and is an AA/EEO Employer. A criminal background check is required for employment. Applicants must be legally entitled to work in the U.S. at time of hire.

It is the policy of the University of Wisconsin-Platteville to provide equal employment opportunity to all individuals regardless of race, color, creed, sex, sexual orientation, age, national origin, ancestry, disability, marital status, pregnancy, political affiliation, arrest or conviction record, identity as a veteran, disabled veteran, Vietnam era veteran, membership in the national guard, state defense force or any other reserve component of the military forces of the United States or this state. Sexual harassment is illegal and will not be tolerated. Co-workers and supervisors may not retaliate against any employee, student, or job applicant because he or she filed a complaint, assisted in an investigation or participated in any proceeding alleging discrimination on the foregoing basis.

The University ensures physical accessibility to work environments for persons with disabilities and will provided reasonable accommodations to ensure equal access to employment. Upon request, the University will provide reasonable accommodations for religious observances and practices. The University is committed to a program of affirmative action for women, racial minorities, persons with disabilities, disabled veterans and veterans of the Vietnam era. While the Chancellor assumes overall responsibility for the success of the program, university administrators and supervisors are responsible and accountable for implementation. Authority for monitoring the program is delegated to Human Resources.

Each individual associated with the University is called upon to pledge a new and revitalized commitment to build and maintain a campus environment free of harassment and discrimination, an environment that fosters mutual respect, recognizes the dignity and worth of all people, and promotes to the fullest, equal employment opportunity through affirmative action.

In compliance with the Clery Act of 1998, the University of Wisconsin-Platteville Annual Security & Annual Fire Safety Report is available for review. Call the UW-Platteville Campus Police Office at 608.342.1584 for a paper copy of the annual report.

The University of Wisconsin System will not reveal the identities of applicants who request confidentiality in writing, except that the identity of the successful candidate will be released. See Wis. Stat. §. 19.36(7).

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