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University Police: Police Officer

UW-Eau Claire – Eau Claire Campus

Full Time, Staff

  • Official Title: Police Officer I
  • Job ID: #20486
  • Date Posted:
  • Apply by: | To ensure consideration, completed applications must be received by deadline. However, screening may continue until position is filled.
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University Police: Police Officer

POSITIONA full-time university staff position is currently available in University Police. The working title for this assignment is police officer with an official title of Police Officer I.  This is an expected-to-continue assignment which requires a one-year probationary period. The expected hourly hiring salary is $23.26/hour; upon completion of the field training program the rate will increase to $27.97/hour, plus night and weekend differentials.


  • Associate degree from a regionally accredited institution;
  • Certification or ability to be certified by Wisconsin Department of Justice, Training and Standards Bureau as a Police Officer in the State of Wisconsin;
  • Demonstrated commitment to equity, diversity, and inclusiveness.


  • Bachelor degree in Criminal Justice, Public Administration, Business Administration, Higher Education Administration or related fields;
  • Certification by Wisconsin Department of Justice, Training and Standards Bureau as a police officer in the State of Wisconsin;
  • Evidence of working collaboratively in a college or university setting;
  • Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively with local and regional policing agencies.


  • Provides protection of life, property, and the preservation of peace and good order;
  • Provides emergency aid to the institutional community;
  • Responds to complaints, incidents, and service calls; 
  • 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;
  • Takes appropriate enforcement action for violations of state statutes, University of Wisconsin Administrative Code, and motor vehicle traffic laws in conformance with statutes and university policies;
  • Provides personal safety and crime prevention education to the 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 entities, businesses, leaders, and others; 
  • Engages the community through the Hall Liaison program in university residence halls;
  • Responsible for maintaining all issued and shared department equipment; 
  • Represents the University Police in matters of mutual concern with internal and external stakeholders; 
  • Participates in public relations activities to benefit University Police and the University community;
  • Performs special assignments or other duties assigned by supervisors.

THE UNITThe unit of University Police is committed to providing quality law enforcement and public safety services to students, faculty, staff, and visitors. The unit consists of a chief of police, a lieutenant, two sergeants, six full-time officers, a security lead, a police services associate and varying part-time officers.

UNIVERSITY and EAU CLAIRE COMMUNITYUW-Eau Claire, an institution of approximately 9,000 students and 1,400 faculty and staff, is consistently recognized as a top comprehensive university in the Midwest and is widely known as a leader in facultyundergraduate research and study abroad. We strive for excellence in liberal education and select graduate and professional programs through commitment to teaching and learning and dedication to our core values of diversity, sustainability, leadership, and innovation.

The City of Eau Claire, situated at the confluence of the Chippewa and Eau Claire rivers, is at the center of a metropolitan area of approximately 100,000 people located 90 miles east of Minneapolis/St. Paul. The area features beautiful parks and trails, strong public schools, a vibrant arts scene and local food culture, and abundant recreational opportunities.

APPLICATION PROCEDURE: Applications are submitted electronically. Please follow instructions found on the following UW-Eau Claire Web site: must create an account and login before you can apply.  If you have not yet registered, click on the "Click here to Register" link to begin the registration process. If you are already a registered user, input your "User Name" and "Password" and select "Login."  Click the link to the police sergeant position (Job ID # 20486) and then click the "Apply Now" button to submit your application electronically.  Your application will not be considered complete until all required documents are attached and all required fields are completed. Please be sure you have included the following in PDF format:

  • Letter of application
  • Resume
  • Names and contact information for three references.

Please direct requests for additional information to: Detective Sergeant Amanda Carrier

To ensure consideration, completed applications must be received by 5:00 p.m. on February 2, 2024.  However, screening may continue until position is filled.

The University reserves the right to contact additional references with notice given to the candidates at an appropriate time in the process. Employment will require a background check. Employment will also require you and your references to answer questions regarding past conduct related to sexual violence and sexual harassment.

The University of Wisconsin System will not reveal the identities of applicants who request confidentiality in writing, except that the identity of the successful candidate will be released. See Wis. Stat. §. 19.36(7).

The UW-Eau Claire Police Department is dedicated to maintaining a safe and secure environment for learning and working. Although crime at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire is limited, the University Police want students, faculty and staff to be aware of crime on campus and the area surrounding the campus. The Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act is a federal law that requires colleges and universities to disclose annual information about campus crime. Visit Campus Security and Fire Report. Also visit our Campus Security Authority(CSA) policy.

UW-Eau Claire is an AA/EEO/Veterans/Disability employer.