Police Services at the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse (UWL) is seeking applications for a full-time Police Officer. The Police Officer will provide enforcement and protection services to the UWL campus. The work affects the safety of University property, students, faculty, staff and the general public while they are on the University grounds, and insures compliance with all applicable campus, state, and local rules and laws. This position will patrol University buildings and grounds as well as perform investigative duties as needed. The normal work shift for this position may be either first, second or third shift.
The successful applicant in Police Services will demonstrate a commitment to multiculturalism, diversity and inclusive excellence and an ability to work with students and colleagues from diverse backgrounds.
This is a full-time position with expected continuous employment and it includes a State of Wisconsin benefits package.
Employment will require a criminal background check/investigation. A pending criminal charge or conviction will not necessarily disqualify an applicant. In compliance with the Wisconsin Fair Employment Act, UW-La Crosse does not discriminate on the basis of arrest or conviction record. Employment will also be contingent on a psychological test, physical test and drug screening.
- Must have completed, or be currently enrolled & will complete a WI Department of Justice “Law Enforcement Recruit " training course, & be eligible for certification upon employment by WI Law Enforcement Standards Board (LESB) as a Law Enforcement Officer or be a certified Law Enforcement Officer in another state and eligible for certification by WI LESB.
- Possess a valid Wisconsin driver's license or a valid driver's license from another state.
- Authorization to drive a University vehicle is required.
- The ability to perform the essential functions of a police officer.
- The ability to use all standard law enforcement equipment (e.g. firearm and ammunition, radio/video/photography equipment, TASER Electronic Control Device, etc.).
- Knowledge of evidence preservation techniques including photography and other standard evidence collection techniques.
- Knowledge of emergency vehicle operation procedures and ability to drive a vehicle in emergency mode.
- Knowledge of the proper preparation of all reports, forms and processing of arrested persons.
- Knowledge of crowd management techniques.
- Knowledge of appropriate state and federal statutes, laws and administrative rules and regulations.
- Knowledge of investigation and arrest techniques.
- The ability to observe and accurately recall facts or details about persons, events, accidents or crime scenes, physical conditions and individuals’ behavior.
- Effective written, oral and interpersonal communication skills.
- Effective public relations techniques to communicate clearly and concisely, interact with, and be respectful of a diverse community of students, co-workers, faculty/staff, guests and the general public.
- The ability to maintain proficiency in technical aspects of law enforcement (e.g. CPR, first aid, AED, defensive tactics, firearms qualification, physical fitness, and emergency vehicle operation).
- Basic computer skills to perform data entry and retrieval (e.g. word processing, database and internet).
Candidates interested in the Police Officer position at UWL will be required to apply online and upload a cover letter, resume and reference contact information document to include the name, title, email address and telephone number of three professional references. All inquiries regarding the position should be directed to Jordan Schaller, Police Sergeant at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The anticipated start date for this position is late April 2017. Review of applications to begin March 24, 2017.
Note: Electronic submission of application materials is required. For additional information about this position and to apply, please visit https://employment.uwlax.edu/
Please contact the Search and Screen Chair if you have a special need/accommodation to aid your participation in our hiring process.
The University of Wisconsin-La Crosse (UW-La Crosse) provides a challenging, dynamic, and diverse learning environment in which the entire university community is fully engaged in supporting student success. Grounded in the liberal arts, UW-La Crosse fosters curiosity and life-long learning through collaboration, innovation, and the discovery and dissemination of new knowledge. Acknowledging and respecting the contributions of all, UW-La Crosse is a regional academic and cultural center that prepares students to take their place in a constantly changing world community.
UW-La Crosse's diversity and inclusion efforts are guided by our adherence to Inclusive Excellence. We define Inclusive Excellence as “... our active, intentional and ongoing commitment to bridge differences with understanding and respect so all can thrive." The goals of Inclusive Excellence are to increase the retention of diverse faculty, staff and students while encouraging a campus climate that is inviting and welcoming to all. UW-La Crosse strives to promote acceptance of all facets of diversity from racial/ethnic diversity to diversity of thought and experience. UW-La Crosse is a 2014 recipient of the Higher Education Excellence in Diversity (HEED) award from INSIGHT Into Diversity magazine. UW-La Crosse is proud to be one of only 83 recipients of this national honor recognizing our commitment to diversity and inclusion.
UW-La Crosse has appeared prominently on the U.S. News & World Report list of “America’s Best Colleges” for more than a decade and is ranked consistently as one of the top institutions in the Midwest. With a student population of roughly 10,500, the university offers 91 undergraduate programs in at least 30 disciplines and 25 graduate programs in three colleges: Liberal Studies, Science and Health, and Business Administration, including the School of Arts & Communication and the School of Education. There are 502 full-time faculty and instructional academic staff, 76 percent of whom hold terminal degrees. UW-La Crosse boasts a retention rate (freshmen returning as sophomores) of 86 percent, graduation rate (degree within six years) of 70 percent, and is among only 12 institutions cited nationally by the American Association of State Colleges and Universities for its success in linking campus culture and university leadership to outstanding graduation rates.
The UW-La Crosse campus is nestled in a residential area of the City of La Crosse (pop. 52,000) located in western Wisconsin. The area, known as the 7 Rivers Region, is famous for its exceptional natural beauty which includes the Mississippi River on one side, majestic bluffs on the other, and views of rolling farmland and forested valleys in between. Ranked by U.S. News & World Report as one of the top ten “Best Places to Live” in 2009, La Crosse is one of the most scenic places in mid-America. Abundant water, woodlands and varying terrain provide ample opportunities for year-round outdoor recreation. Only a couple of hours from Minneapolis or Madison, La Crosse enjoys the affordability and charm of small town living with larger city benefits. Three colleges, two world-class medical institutions, the La Crosse Symphony Orchestra, a restored nineteenth century downtown business district, and a number of galleries and art centers have made La Crosse a regional center for culture, entertainment, medical care, shopping, sports and recreation.
UW-La Crosse is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. We strive to recruit, develop, and retain the most talented people from a diverse candidate pool, and we encourage applications from persons with varied backgrounds and perspectives. In support of the Wisconsin Veteran Employment Initiative we encourage veterans and veterans with disabilities to explore employment opportunities at UW-La Crosse.
As a prospective UW-La Crosse employee, you have a right to obtain a copy of campus safety and security information (Clery Act) for this institution. You may review this information at http://www.uwlax.edu/Police/Clery-report/.
Employment will require a criminal background check. A pending criminal charge or conviction will not necessarily disqualify an applicant. In compliance with the Wisconsin Fair Employment Act, UW-La Crosse does not discriminate on the basis of arrest or conviction record.