Patrol Officer
Calumet County, WI - Chilton, WI

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Under supervision of the Patrol Sergeant, enforces the federal, state and County laws, ordinances and orders, rules and regulations, and aids in making investigations and arrests. Performs related duties as required.

Examples of Duties:

Enforces County ordinances and state and federal laws; and serves and protects individuals, their rights and property.
Safely operates department vehicles while patrolling roads, highways and other public and private areas in Calumet County, to preserve the peace and enforce laws; investigates and responds to suspicious or unlawful activities or requests assignment of another officer when individual response is not possible. Issues traffic and ordinance citations.
Promptly responds to both emergency and non-emergency calls for service and complaints of disputes, disturbances and alleged unlawful activity; assesses and brings situations under control; intervenes, mediates and assists in resolving citizen complaints; and takes appropriate action to enforce applicable laws.
Directs and controls traffic; provides assistance and escorts at special events; and maintains security in courtrooms and designated public buildings, as directed.
Pursues, apprehends, searches, and arrests suspects using only necessary physical force. Maintains security of all persons in their custody; prevents individuals from injuring themselves or others by using physical restraint or appropriate weapons; transports suspects to County jail; and advises suspects of their rights, as needed.
Responds to and investigates traffic crashes, including assessing extent of injuries, calling for emergency medical assistance, administering first aid and/or CPR, photographing/video taping and measuring crash scenes, taking statements from victims and witnesses, directing removal of damaged vehicles, and ensuring area is clear; and provides other assistance to crash and other victims or those requesting or requiring assistance.
Participates in formal investigation of crimes, including, but not limited to: searching crime scenes; collecting, preserving and protecting evidence according to prescribed procedures; and interviewing suspects, witnesses, victims, and others as needed during the investigative process. Conducts legal searches of persons and property with and without a warrant.
Serves various legal documents, including, but not limited to: warrants, subpoenas, summonses, court orders, notices of hearings, and other civil papers; and returns documents to appropriate officials and courts. Testifies in court to present evidence, as required.
Maintains positive communications between the department and community.
Maintains records and prepares detailed incident, investigation, activity, and other reports.
Attends prescribed in-service and/or training programs for certification in specialized law enforcement areas as assigned or required. May train and/or assist new Patrol Officers as assigned.
Performs other duties as assigned by the Sheriff or superior officer.
It is unlikely an employee will perform all the duties listed on a regular basis, nor is the list exhaustive in the sense it covers all the duties an employee may be required to perform. The examples are merely indicative, not restrictive.

Typical Qualifications:

Supervisory Responsibilities
This job has no supervisory responsibilities.
Qualifications To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Education and/or Experience
Associate Degree in Police Science or related field from an accredited program; two to three years experience in civil or military law enforcement; or an equivalent combination of experience and training which provides the required knowledge, skills and abilities.
Language Skills
Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, procedure manuals, and governmental regulations. Ability to write routine reports and correspondence. Ability to speak effectively and respond to questions from adversaries, other professionals and the general public. Ability to explain and enforce state and county laws and ordinances clearly and courteously.
Mathematical Skills
Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals. Ability to compute rate, ratio, and percent and to draw and interpret bar graphs. Ability to use and account for standard units of American money.
Reasoning Ability
Ability to gather information, solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram or schedule form. Ability to perform all of the previously stated, under high stress environment or in the presence of extreme provocation.
Computer Skills
To perform this job successfully, an individual should have knowledge of word processing software. Operates police communication and computer equipment to obtain, disseminate, and report information.
Certificates, Licenses, Registrations
Certification in accordance with State of Wisconsin Law Enforcement Standards Board.
Possession of a valid Wisconsin Driver’s License.
Other Skills and Abilities
Comprehensive knowledge of state and County laws and departmental policies and procedures.
Good knowledge of modern law enforcement principals, procedures, techniques and equipment; skill in the use of firearms and other protective equipment; and ability to render first aid.
Knowledge of highway classification and of the various makes and types of motor vehicles. Ability to learn the geography of the County.
Ability to establish and maintain effective working relations with other employees, County officials and officers, and the general public.
Physical Demands
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls; and talk and hear. The employee is frequently required to reach with hands and arms; to stand and walk. The employee is occasionally required to run, stoop, kneel, and crouch; and lift and/or move up to 100 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.
The employee must use weapons or objects to defend himself and/or others; and use physical force to control, subdue or arrest combative individuals.
Work Environment
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally exposed to verbal threats or assaults or physical assaults by suspects, arrested persons, inmates or intoxicated individuals; and intense levels of stressful activities. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is often exposed to harsh environmental conditions including extreme cold, wind, rain, snow, and thunderstorms.
The noise level in the work environment is usually quiet to occasionally loud.