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.


CURRENT OPENINGS

 

POLICE OFFICER – Certified
Candidate must have a current Wisconsin Law Enforcement Certification or have been Wisconsin Law Enforcement certified within the past two years.
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. 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.

Salary: minimum $24.85/hour
Deadline to apply: August 8, 2017
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SECURITY OFFICER
The Security Officer 4 is responsible for serving the public by maintaining the physical security of persons and property at the University of Wisconsin. Under the supervision of a Security Supervisor or Police Sergeant, the Security Officer 4 patrols all University buildings and grounds, both on foot and bicycle and by vehicle, providing emergency assistance as needed. The officer observes and reports any situation that could cause injury or loss to the University, its faculty, staff, students, or visitors, He/she ensures the rules and laws applicable to the campus are effectively enforced by directing compliance, issuing warnings, and reporting violations to the appropriate authorities. Route officers are often the first responders at fires, hazardous materials spills, and at other incidents that present significant inherent risks. They assist with initial entry into endangered buildings, assess dangerous conditions and participate in the evacuation of building occupants when required. They are frequently assigned to maintain both inner and outer perimeters to protect the public during emergency responses. They respond to intrusions or access anomalies in restricted areas.

Salary: minimum $14.80/hour
Deadline to apply: August 8, 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.