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Police Officer (3 positions)

Apply now Job no: 498791
Work type: Full-time
Location: Oshkosh, Fox Cities, and Fond du Lac Campuses
Categories: University Staff

Official Title: Police Officer I
Business Title: Police Officer
Employment Class: University Staff
FTE: 1.0
Compensation: $23.00 - $29.50 per hour 
FLSA Status: Non-Exempt
Terms of Employment: Continuous 
Position Summary:

Under the general supervision of a sergeant, lieutenant, captain and chief, the Police Officer position on the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh campus serves 13,000 students, approximately 1400 employees, encompassing 58 buildings on more than 184 acres. Police Officers exercise full statutory arrest authority and are responsible for the enforcement of state laws, rules and regulations pertaining to the protection of life and property, and related protective services for the University community. The standard work hours encompass a 10 hour rotating shift assignment on one of the following shifts: 8:00 am to 6:00pm, 6:00 pm to 4:00 a.m., and 10:00 pm to 8:00 a.m. Other shifts may become available depending on staffing levels.

UW Oshkosh provides a competitive benefits package for all benefit-eligible positions. Click here for more details.


Provides protection of life, property, and the preservation of peace and good order and provides emergency aid to the institutional community

Performs preliminary and follow-up investigations to solve crimes, identify suspects and victims, apprehend criminals, and document case information

Ensures the safe and orderly flow of traffic on institutional roadways and enforces traffic laws

Provides personal safety and crime prevention education to institutional community

Engages in problem solving, threat mitigation, and conflict resolution for a wide range of issues and incidents involving citizens, groups, campus entities, government agencies, businesses, leaders, and others

Required: 1. Effective communication skills to communicate, interact with and foster relationships with a diverse community.
2. Knowledge of federal, state and local laws, rules.
3. Knowledge of current investigatory techniques and practices.
4. Demonstrated ability to quickly assess situations and rapidly consider various options in choosing a course of action.
5. Ability to read, comprehend and execute complex written material and verbal instructions.
6. Ability to complete multiple tasks under stressful or crisis conditions.
7. Legal authority to possess and utilize weaponry issued to police officers.
Skilled in the use of equipment such as; use of force tools, cameras, radar, and other police equipment.
8. Computer skills to perform data entry and retrieval, word processing such as Microsoft Word), database skills such as Microsoft Excel, ability to learn and use TraCS, ability to learn and use a Records Management System, ability to read and decipher information relating to previous law enforcement records.
9. Working knowledge of various police communications equipment and procedures.
10. Successful completion of at least 60 college credits.
11. Demonstrated experience in a customer-service related field.
12. Knowledge of Fair and Impartial Policing coupled with a demonstrated ability to work closely with underrepresented populations.
13. Demonstrated commitment to equity, diversity, and inclusion
Preferred: 1. Associate Degree or Higher
2. Certification or eligibility for certification upon hire as a law enforcement officer by the Wisconsin Law Enforcement Standards Board (LESB). Completion of recruit school.
3. At least one year of experience in law enforcement (Community Service Officer, Police Officer, Corrections, or something related).
To Apply:

Applicants must submit the following documents using the online application:

1. Cover Letter

2. Resume

3. Three references

4. DJ-LE-330

For questions regarding your application and additional options to apply, contact Human Resources at or 920-424-1166.

Application Deadline:

TO ENSURE CONSIDERATION: Applications received by November 21, 2021 are ensured full consideration. Applications received after that date may be given consideration at the discretion of the search committee. Application materials will be evaluated and the most qualified applicants will be invited to participate in the next step of the selection process. Incomplete and/or late application materials may not receive consideration.

If you have questions regarding this recruitment, or if you are not able to complete the application online due to a disability or system problem, please contact the Office of Human Resources.

Legal Notices:

AA/EO Statement
The University of Wisconsin Oshkosh (UWO) is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer committed to assembling a diverse, broadly trained faculty and staff. We strongly encourage women, minorities, people with disabilities and veterans to apply. UWO, in compliance with applicable laws and in furtherance of its commitment to fostering an environment that welcomes and embraces diversity, does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, disability, or protected veteran status.

DEI Statement
Diversity drives innovation, creativity, and progress. At the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh, the culture, identities, life experiences, unique abilities, and talents of every individual contribute to the foundation of our success. Creating and maintaining an inclusive and equitable environment is of paramount importance to us. This pursuit prepares all of us to be global citizens who will contribute to the betterment of the world. We are committed to a university culture that provides everyone with the opportunity to thrive.

Reasonable Accommodations
UWO provides reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities who are employees or applicants for employment. Employment opportunities will not be denied because of the need to make reasonable accommodations for a qualified individual with a disability. If you need assistance or accommodation in applying because of a disability, please contact or 920-424-1166. This job announcement and other material on this site will be made available in alternate formats upon request to an individual with a disability.

Confidentiality of Applicant Materials
UWO is a State agency and subject to Wisconsin's Open Records Law. UWO will not, however, reveal the identities of applicants who request confidentiality in writing except as may be required by Wisconsin's Open Records law. In certain circumstances, the identities of "final candidates" and/or the identity of the appointed applicant must be revealed upon request.

CBC & Reference Check Policy
All candidates for employment are subject to a pre-employment screening which includes a criminal background check, work authorization, and verification of education. It will also require you and your references to answer questions regarding sexual violence and sexual harassment.

Work Authorization
The University of Wisconsin Oshkosh does not offer H-1B or other work authorization visa sponsorship for this position. Candidates must be legally authorized to work in the United States at the time of hire and maintain work authorization throughout the employment term.

Annual Security and Fire Safety Report (Clery Act)
For the UWO Annual Security and Fire Safety Reports (i.e., Clery Report), which includes statistics about reported crimes and information about campus security policies, see, or call UWO Police Department, at (920) 424-1212 for a paper copy.


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Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer

All candidates for employment are subject to a pre-employment screening which includes a criminal background check, work authorization, and verification of education. It will also require you and your references to answer questions regarding sexual violence and sexual harassment.

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Reasonable Accommodations

The University of Wisconsin Oshkosh is committed to the full inclusion of all qualified individuals. As part of this commitment, UW Oshkosh will ensure that persons with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodations. If a reasonable accommodation is needed to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and/or to receive other benefits and privileges of employment, please contact the Office of Human Resources, Equal Opportunity, Equity & Affirmative Action, (920) 424-1166 or