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


EMERGENCY SERVICES COORDINATOR – ADMINISTRATIVE – ENTRY LEVEL
This is an entry-level position under the general supervision of the Director of Emergency Management: facilitate and manage the development of response plans for crisis and emergency response for UW-Madison and UW System institutions and coordinate the administrative processes for the Emergency Management Unit. This position reports to UW-Madison Police Department (UWPD) and will be based at UW-Madison.

This position will assist the 26 UW System institutions in the development of emergency response plans. This position will require moderate travel to the UW System locations. This position will also coordinate administrate processes including, but not limited to: managing the Department’s CPR program, managing the UWPD First Responders (student EMS service), and general office management work. The person is required to participate in disaster operations, staff the disaster field office or command post, and Emergency Operations Center as required and assist in administering the various disaster programs. This position will need to maintain confidentiality and exercise judgment and diplomacy in dealing with sensitive issues such as confidential matters that affect employer-employee relationships.

Salary: minimum $48,333 annually
Deadline to apply: November 9, 2017
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EMERGENCY SERVICES COORDINATOR – UW COLLEGES
Under the general supervision of the Director of Emergency Management: facilitate and manage the development of response plans for crisis and emergency response for UW Colleges. This is a project-based position for a one year term with UW Colleges, with possible term extension(s). This position reports to UW-Madison Police Department and will be based at the UW-Madison campus.

This position will assist the 15 UW Colleges locations in the development of emergency response plans. The UW Colleges campuses covered by this position include UW-Baraboo/Sauk County, UW-Barron County, UW-Fond du Lac, UW-Fox Valley, UW-Manitowoc, UW-Marathon County, UW-Marinette, UW-Marshfield/Wood County, UW-Richland, UW-Rock County, UW-Sheboygan, UW-Washington County, UW-Waukesha, UW Colleges Online, and the UW-Extension Upham Woods Outdoor Learning Center.

Salary: minimum $55,406 annually
Deadline to apply: November 13, 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.

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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.