Deputy Sheriff

Application Deadline: 2023-10-31
Job Type: County
Job Description:

Are you a dedicated law enforcement professional who values integrity, accountability, teamwork, leadership, and service? Are you passionate about protecting the constitutional rights of our citizens and creating a safe community? If so, we have an exciting opportunity available as a Sheriff’s Deputy.

At the Dodge County Sheriff’s Office, we are driven by a shared mission to make Dodge County a safe place to live, work and visit. We believe that through effective teamwork and a strong commitment to our core values, we can achieve our goal of protecting the constitutional rights of every citizen in our community.

Apply today for the opportunity to become a Sheriff’s Deputy and make a lasting impact on the lives of our citizens!

We offer:

*No residency requirement- although if you live in Dodge County or within a border community you will be issued a take home squad car.
*Career advancement opportunities; Detective, K9, SWAT, Crash Investigation Team, Rec Patrol, Civil Process, Drug Task Force, Drone Pilot, DRE, Unified Tactics Instructors, Honor Guard, Field Training Officer, Supervisor positions, just to name a few.
*Lateral Transfer opportunities- consideration given for vacation time and starting wage based on level of experience.
*Paid Training- excellent field training program. (16 weeks- but can be shortened based on experience).
*Pay range for 2023- $33.28-$36.80 (top pay reached after 54 months) 2024 has a 3.75% increase in the current labor agreement.
*Dodge County is centrally located, within 1 hour from Madison, Milwaukee or the Fox Valley and has easy access to USH 151, and USH 41.
*Strong Management and Leadership Team- we back our employees that follow our core values, and that do “the right things for the right reasons”.

Strong Community Support- Dodge County residents provide great support, respect and appreciation for our agency. We are looking for experienced candidates that can help us continue this great relationship.


This position provides, under the general direction of Operations Captain, with general responsibilities of traffic enforcement, investigation of criminal activity, responding to calls for service as requested by the public, and maintaining peace and public order.


-Protects the motoring public by conducting traffic enforcement fairly, consistently and courteously to deter traffic violations and prevent traffic crashes.
-Responds to all requests for assistance from public as necessary.
-Determines where high crash volume locations exist and take appropriate action to reduce crashes.
-Determines if violations of law or ordinance have occurred and take appropriate law enforcement action if necessary.
-Manages and investigates crash scenes and properly documents all evidence and information obtained.
-Records for permanent record clear, complete, correct, and concise reports of daily assignments and investigations.
-Brings cases before the courts and testifies as required in court in the pursuit of justice.
-Detects/deters crime within assigned area by use of problem oriented law enforcement practices.
-Keeps or restores peace and public order while preventing injury, death, or damage to property.
-Acts pursuant to law to safely transfers prisoners to jail or between various local, county, state, or federal facilities.
-Provides traffic control, security measures, or other functions at special events as required.
-Makes public appearances to the public about various aspects of law enforcement.
-Attends training as required.
-May work as Undercover Investigator to detect and record information and collect evidence of narcotic, drug, and other criminal violations.
-Serves Civil Process papers as required.
-Conducts ATV/Boat/Snowmobile Patrols.
-Transports inmates and detainees within and outside of Dodge County.
-Maintains a professional attitude and appearance.
-Understands and follows the mission and vision statement of the Sheriff’s Office.
-Regular attendance and punctuality required.
-Performs other related duties as may be required or assigned.


*High school diploma/equivalent. Equivalent combination of education and experience which provides necessary knowledge, skills, and abilities may be considered.
*Must be 18 years of age, law enforcement certifiable by the State of Wisconsin, and have valid, unrestricted Wisconsin motor vehicle operator’s license. Three (3) years Law Enforcement experience in which two (2) years are germane to patrol division.
*Must possess at least either a two (2) year associate degree from Wisconsin vocational, technical, and adult education district or its accredited equivalent from another state or minimum of 60 fully accredited college level credits.


-Must meet requirements of Dodge County Driver Qualification Policy.
-Requirements of the current labor agreement apply where pertinent.
-Before commencing employment on any basis as law enforcement, an individual must have met recruit qualifications established by Law Enforcement Standards Board OR must possess at least either a two (2) year associate degree from Wisconsin vocational, technical, and adult education district or its accredited equivalent from another state or minimum of 60 fully accredited college level credits.


*Must pass written, oral and physical examinations as required by the Sheriff.
*Prior experience as a law enforcement officer.


-Proficient skill in traffic enforcement and crash investigation, criminal and non-criminal investigation, and report writing.
-Working knowledge of applicable state statutes, county ordinances, and departmental policies, rules, and procedures.
-Ability to communicate effectively.
-Ability to function effectively and prioritize functions under stressful conditions.
-Ability to explain and enforce federal, state, and county laws clearly and courteously.


*This work requires the occasional exertion of up to 25 pounds of force; work regularly requires sitting, frequently requires standing, speaking or hearing, using hands to finger, handle or feel and repetitive motions and occasionally requires walking, stooping, kneeling, crouching or crawling and reaching with hands and arms.
*Work has standard vision requirements.
*Vocal communication is required for expressing or exchanging ideas by means of the spoken word.
*Hearing is required to perceive information at normal spoken word levels.
*Work requires preparing and analyzing written or computer data and observing general surroundings and activities.
*Nearly constant time pressure, frequent repetitive activities, frequent work under distractions, frequent high/low temperatures, frequent high stress situations, frequent improper illumination, minimal intense/continuous noise, may be exposed to free flowing blood and communicable disease.
*May require communicating with persons who are hostile, aggressive, abusive or violent, posing threatening conditions.

Deadline Note: 3:00pm