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
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 $23.92/hour
Application deadline: August 17, 2018
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EMERGENCY SERVICES COORDINATOR
This position will play a key role in planning for, responding to, and preventing emergencies. This position is meant to work as part of a team responsible for crisis management, infrastructure security, and related critical functions. Under the general supervision of the Director of Emergency Management: facilitate and manage the development of response plans for a crisis (including GIS mapping), emergency response, continuity of operations, continuity of government, evacuation, logistics, disease outbreak, large population events and other emergency response plans for UW-Madison. Provide assistance in plan development for the UW System which consists of 26 campuses with over 200,000 students, faculty, and staff. Additionally, this position will be responsible for ensuring consideration is given to the general public on our campus community for a variety of reasons: visitors to campus, dignitaries, applicants, and those attending sporting events and concerts.
Salary: minimum $48,333 annually
Application deadline: July 19, 2018
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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.

For more information about the hiring process, email us.

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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.