Work at UWPD

The UW-Madison Police Department provides complete law enforcement services to the campus community — using state-of-the-art, innovative, and community-oriented policing techniques. We are truly a “city within a city” — and we strive to hire the best and most qualified individuals to serve and protect our community.

All of our police officers are deputized by the Dane County Sheriff’s Office and are authorized to enforce all State of Wisconsin laws and Rules of the Board of Regents.


Security Officer – HSLC Lead
The Health Sciences Security Officer Lead position serves the public and provides dedicated protection and security to all University properties and affiliated persons. They provide assistance with law enforcement and fire responses. They perform duties specific to the UW-Madison Health Sciences assignment as well as general security duties. Under the supervision of a Security Supervisor or Police Sergeant, these lead workers administer a comprehensive training program for new health sciences or routes security officers. In Health Sciences these officers operate large access control, communications, closed-circuit TV and alarm systems. They assist with inmate movement and way-finding upon request. They back-up hospital security officers by verbally and physically controlling patients. Within health sciences and throughout the university these officers are usually the first responders at fires, hazardous materials spills, and other incidents that include a significant degree of risk.

Salary: $16.00-$27.36/hour
Deadline to apply: February 24, 2017
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Who We’re Looking For

Think you have what it takes to be a part of a diverse, state-of-the-art, award-winning police force?  We are a leader in innovative, progressive policing — and we work at one of the best college campuses in the nation.

We are a leader in policing and possess nationally recognized special units in the bike and mounted patrols. We are a diverse and progressive organization with quality goals and objectives.  We live and work by the RICH philosophy every single day: Respect, Integrity, Compassion, and Honor.

The Process

The selection process for most sworn positions at the UW-Madison Police Department includes written, physical and psychological examinations, oral interviews, and background investigations. Confidential aspects of a candidates personal life may be explored. Please note that the process to fill vacant positions generally takes three to six months to complete.

Upon selection and Wisconsin law enforcement certification, our new officers go through a rigorous 15-week Police Training Officer Program which utilizes contemporary adult learning models, including problem-based learning.

For more information about the hiring process, email us.

UW–Madison Benefit Information

Employees of the UW–Madison Police Department are state employees, and thus enjoy all of the competitive benefits offered by the State of Wisconsin.

Learn more about the various benefits UW–Madison and the State of Wisconsin have to offer.