Night Shift Police Officer (2 positions)

Code: 15082 Posted: 12/20/2018

The University of Wisconsin-Parkside invites applications for the position of Night Shift Police Officer (2 positions).

The Police Officer serves as a law enforcement officer at the University of Wisconsin Parkside and functions with full arrest powers under the general supervision of a Police Sergeant. The principal duties of a Police officer is to provide for the personal safety of all persons on campus and ensure a peaceful environment in which the academic pursuits of the University can be realized, prevent and detect criminal activity and to apprehend those involved in such activity. Many additional services are provided to students, faculty, staff and the community. This is a night shift, full-time, non-exempt university staff position with expected continuous employment. A one year probationary period will be required.

Essential Job Functions

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Patrol assigned university buildings and grounds, residence halls and adjacent property via squad car and on foot.
  • Enforce state statutes, administrative code, campus and residence halls policies.
  • Conduct investigations and complete incident reports.
  • Assist the campus community and residence halls with crime prevention information and programs.
  • Complete specialized assignments and tasks in specific areas of law enforcement or other departmental operational needs.
  • Conduct educational training programs for students, staff, and visitors to campus.

Essential Knowledge And Abilities

  • Thorough knowledge of police department policies, procedures, rules, laws, regulations and memoranda.
  • Consistent provision of superb customer service and professionalism, even in the face of adversity.

Ergonomic Requirements

  • Must have the physical strength and stamina to perform required work.
  • Physical ability and strength to pursue, apprehend, move, restrain or maintain custody of a violator.
  • Physical ability to extricate and move an injured person.
  • Physical and mental ability to work under adverse conditions, including weather, with irate citizens, exposure to bodily harm (up to and including death), and exposure to environmental hazards such as fires, radiation and contamination from hazardous chemicals
  • Ability to squat, kneel and twist
  • Ability to perform duties under adverse conditions
  • Ability to drive automobiles, small vehicles and light trucks
  • Frequent keyboarding
  • Ability to work irregular hours of duty, including all shifts, nights, weekends and holidays

Equipment Used on the Job

  • Tools: flashlight, keys, handcuffs, flares, first aid kit, firearm
  • Vehicles: automobiles, light trucks, utility vehicles
  • Office equipment: copier, computer, printer
  • Chemicals: pepper spray, window cleaner


  • 21 years of age
  • U.S. citizen
  • Successfully completed a minimum of 60 college credits
  • Possess a valid driver license and good driving record
  • No felony or domestic abuse violence related convictions
  • Wisconsin Law Enforcement Standards Board (LESB) certification is a requirement to be employed in the position. Strong candidates who are not yet certifiable may be chosen and sponsored by the department at a state approved LESB training academy.
Salary and Benefits

Commensurate with qualifications and experience.

The University of Wisconsin System provides a liberal benefits package, including participation in a state pension plan. 

Benefit Details:

Total Compensation Estimator:

Application Process

Applications must be submitted electronically through our employment portal. If you need additional assistance you may contact Human Resources at (262) 595-2204. Hours 8:00am-4:30pm Monday-Friday.

STEP 1: Please select the applicable link below:

External Applicants: (NOT currently employed by the University of Wisconsin System)

Internal Applicants: (Currently employed by the University of Wisconsin System)

STEP 2: Submit application materials

Please be sure to complete all required fields and include all required documents before submitting your application. Once submitted, you will not be able to edit or attach any application materials. Files must be complete to be considered. All materials must be added at one time, once submitted you may not edit/add to profile. Please include the following documents:

  • Cover Letter
  • Resume
  • Names and Contact information for three References

Review of Applications

Applications received by Friday January 18th, 2019 are ensured full consideration. Position is open until filled.


You must select "SUBMIT". Selecting "Save" will not forward your application materials to the search committee. 

Please be sure to complete all required fields and include all required documents before submitting your application. Once submitted, you will not be able to edit or attach any application materials.

In instances where the Review Committee is unable to ascertain from a candidates application materials whether she/he meets all of the required qualifications, or if all of the application materials are not submitted, they will be evaluated as not meeting such qualifications and may be excluded from further consideration.


Alysse Hargrove

Diversity Jobs Employer Member
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