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University Police Officer

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Work type: University Staff - Ongoing
Location: Platteville
Categories: Facilities, Safety

Position Summary:

The University of Wisconsin-Platteville is seeking qualified, highly motivated, and certified police officers for our campus community. University Police Officers are sworn law enforcement officers that must be capable of providing a full range of law enforcement services by enforcing local and state laws and University regulations on the UW-Platteville Campus under limited, general supervision. This includes, but is not limited to, conducting general investigations, performing security and various other services to the University Community, attending required meetings and training programs, and implementing emergency procedures. These positions will work in a wide variety of outdoor and indoor settings, including working in adverse weather conditions.

These are full-time, benefit and paid leave eligible positions with a varying schedule based on campus needs. Starting pay is $27.94/hour.

UW-Platteville is also offering pay scale placement on a lateral basis for years of service only. This is defined as full time, continuous service in a police department as a sworn officer. Officers from out of state have 12 months to successfully complete the State of Wisconsin reciprocity exam. Officers with 10 years of qualifying law enforcement experience, may earn up to $71,364 per year.  Lateral transfers must also complete a 12-month probationary period. Please contact Chief Joseph Hallman (608-342-1584) for additional questions.

Additional Benefits Include:

  • Extensive benefit and paid leave package.
  • Varying shift hours
  • Ability to take more time off during the summer months
  • Opportunities for advancement
  • Reduced rate at the Pioneer Activity Center
  • Discounted meal rate
  • Access to beautiful campus


  • Police Officers must be capable of providing a full range of law enforcement services. They 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. All Police Officers 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 investigations 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, and 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. Finally, Department employees may be assigned various other assignments and tasks at the request of the Chief or his/her designee. 

What You’ll Need to Succeed:

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

Special Requirements:

  • Candidate 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.
  • Must be at least 21 years of age, of good character, and be “free from any physical, emotional or mental condition which might adversely affect performance” as a law enforcement officer.

Licenses, Certificates, etc.

  • Must have completed a WI Department of Justice “Law Enforcement Recruit” training course and be eligible to receive certification upon employment. OR Already be certified by the WI Law Enforcement Standards Board as a Law Enforcement Officer.

Why It’s Great to be a Pioneer: 

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.

The University of Wisconsin-Platteville, founded in 1866, offers 47 baccalaureate and 10 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, and will be accepted until all positions have been filled.

How to Apply:

The following documents are required for applicant consideration:

  • Letter of application addressing all required qualifications
  • DJ-LE-330
  • A current resume
  • Contact information (name, telephone number, and email address) for 3 professional references.
  • Additional documents as needed

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.

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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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