Night Shift Police Officer
Deadline for Applications Extended to 1/15/2021

Code: 16709 Posted: 10/08/2020

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

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

A. Patrol and Enforcement

A1. Patrol assigned university buildings and grounds, residence halls and adjacent property via squad car and on foot.

A2. Observe and detect violations of law and safety standards on campus and at residence halls.

A3. Enforce state statutes, administrative code, campus and residence halls policies.

A4. Maintain an accurate, detailed daily log of activities.

A5. Report and investigate suspicious activities on campus and at residence halls.

A6. Enforce parking and vehicle rules and regulations on campus and at residence halls.

A7. Maintain orderly flow of vehicle and pedestrian traffic.

A8. Identify persons in buildings during the times buildings are closed.

A9. Report security, repair and safety discrepancies on campus and at residence halls.

A10. Respond to calls assigned and make necessary reports.

A11. Read departmental correspondence on a daily basis.

A12. Protect persons and property at the Parkside campus and at residence halls.

A13. Render assistance to persons by providing information, direction and advice.

A14. Report and assist in abating malfunctions of major utility equipment and/or floods, fires or natural disasters.

A15. Search property and protect persons when bomb threats are received on campus and at residence halls.

A16. Provide security and protection for special events on campus and at residence halls.

A17. Provide money escorts and deliveries.

A18. Assist other law enforcement agencies when requested.

A19. Make deliveries to and from various campus offices.

A20. Provide emergency first aid.

A21. Write-up motor vehicle accident reports and fill out state forms when required.

A22. Direct traffic and control crowds.

A23. Maintain law and order on campus and at residence halls.

A24. Locate and contain loose animals.

A25. Inspect fire extinguishers.

A26. Escort rescue and firefighting equipment entering campus and residence halls to assure they reach the proper location.

A27. Provide surveillance of specific locations or areas when required.

A28. Maintain proficiency with all department issue equipment and weapons.

A29. Review equipment in squads to ensure that the proper equipment is always available.

A30. Lock and unlock the buildings at appropriate times.

 B. Provision of Services to Campus Community

B1. Open doors for persons locked out of offices and vehicles.

B2. Provide motorist assistance (flat tires, dead battery, out of gas, etc).

B3. Search for lost children and pets.

B4. Convey emergency messages.

B5. Provide transportation when required for faculty, staff, students and visitors.

B6. Assist the campus community and residence halls with crime prevention information and programs.

 C. Investigation

C1. Investigate complaints on campus and at residence halls.

C2. Interview complainants and or witnesses.

C3. Collect, secure and preserve evidence.

C4. Transcribe notes into written and or verbal reports.

C5. Make supplemental reports as required.

C6. Interrogate suspects.

C7. Fingerprint suspects.

C8. Photograph evidence.

C9. Issue citations and serve summons or warrants.

C10. Conduct follow up investigation of offenses.

C11. Secure a crime scene for investigation.

C12. Keep current on all legal and law changes.

D. Specialized Assignments

D1. Complete specialized assignments and tasks in specific areas of law enforcement or other departmental operational needs.

D2. The Director of University Police and Public Safety will assign or reassign the specialized skills functions to individual officers on the basis of the needs of the department and the skills, training, talents or interest of the officer. Officers will be assigned at least one specialized function, but may be assigned additional areas at the discretion of the Director. Current areas of specialization are as follows:

  1. Court liaison officer

  2. Vehicle contacts and EVOC Instructor

  3. Evidence custodian and technician

  4. Bicycle/ATV patrol program

  5. Equipment maintenance specialist

  6. SART team member

  7. Firearms Instructor

  8. Taser Instructor

E. Apprehension of Violators

E1. Arrest persons in violation of state statutes or administrative code.

E2. Obtain warrants from prosecutors.

E3. Serve warrants.

E4. Give Miranda warnings when necessary.

E5. Transport prisoners.

E6. Provide court testimony when necessary.

F. Conducting Training Programs

F1. Assist in training of all new employees.

F2. Present training programs for department personnel on concepts learned while attending various specialized schools.

F3. Assist officers in attaining proper proficiency in handling department equipment.

F4. Assist officers in attaining physical agility by participating in departmental physical education workout sessions.

F5. Conduct orientations sessions for perspective students and family. 

F6. Conduct educational training programs for students, staff, and visitors to campus. 

G. Miscellaneous Functions

G1. Perform radio desk functions.

G2. Keep various records and files.

G3. Attend departmental meetings and/or training sessions.

G4. Maintain parking meter system.

G5. Represent the department as the court officer.

G6. Maintain good physical fitness to ensure the ability to perform a variety of strenuous tasks.

G7. In the absence of a duty supervisor, direct or cooperate with other officers as an assigned lead worker to accomplish the needed tasks in order to successfully resolve or remedy various situations and incidents.

G8. Meet with various training sessions.

G9. Attend various training sessions.

G10. Independently assess situations/incidents and choose the most appropriate course of action.

G11. Perform all other duties as assigned.

Essential Knowledge And Abilities

  • Ability to conduct responsibilities independently.
  • 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.
  • Exceptional oral and written communication skills.
  • Mental ability to work under varying degrees of stress while exercising authority or rendering services, including emergency services. This type of stressful environment may cause serious life problems.
  • Ability to work irregular hours of duty, including all shifts, nights, weekends and holidays.
  • Must have the physical strength and stamina to perform required work associated with public safety
  • 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
  • Experience working within higher education agencies

  • Experience working effectively with a diverse, multicultural population

Ergonomic Requirements: 

  • Ability to squat, kneel and twist
  • Ability to perform duties under adverse conditions
  • Ability to drive automobiles, small vehicles and light trucks
  • Frequent keyboarding

Equipment Used on the Job:

  • Tools: flashlight, keys, handcuffs, flares, first aid kit, Taser, firearm
  • Vehicles: automobiles, light trucks, utility vehicles
  • Office equipment: copier, computer, printer
  • Chemicals: pepper spray, Narcan, 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 11:59 pm, Friday, January 15, 2021 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.


Laura Menarek
Available Until: 01/16/2021

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