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.


Threat Intervention Services Director

This Director position provides leadership and coordination of university case management of assessing threats to the personal safety of students and other university community members, posed by violent actions and statements by any person or group of people and assures a cohesive threat assessment and response process as the primary and comprehensive support. The incumbent will be responsible for conducting thorough, timely, and expedited threat assessments for the university and rendering input on risk to the Threat Team. As Chair of the Threat Team this position will work closely with Police, University Health Services, the Office of Human Resources, the Employee Assistance Program, Dean of Students/Student Conduct, University Housing, University Communications, and Office of Legal Affairs. In addition to work within the various departments of the university, this position will work with campus and area communities to provide leadership in solving community problems and contribute to a safe environment to fulfill the mission of the University. They will develop training on issues related to threat assessment, supervise the development of safety plans for specific threats, as well as lead liaison activities with federal, state, county, and local government entities as needed. This position may work beyond or outside of their standard hours in times of significant threat or during critical time periods and occasionally work in high level/intense, time-sensitive, rapidly evolving situations.

Salary: minimum $75,000/year
Application Deadline: October 25, 2020
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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 Reaching HIGHER every single day: Honor, Integrity, Guardians, Health, Empathy, and Respect.

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.

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UW–Madison Benefits 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.