Deputy Sheriff – Patrol

Application Deadline: 2022-06-26
Job Type: County
Job Description:

Purpose of the Position

The purpose of the Deputy Sheriff- Patrol is the prevention and detection of crime, enforcement of state laws and local ordinances, to investigate criminal activity, serve or execute writs, precepts, and orders issued by lawful authority for the Sauk County Sheriff’s Office.

Additional Information on Salary & Shift Schedules:
• Salary is $26.51 (hiring) to $32.48 (top pay – 8 years of service) as of July 1, 2022. Those rates are from the 2022-2023 contract which is still pending approval of the County Board. Candidates with prior law enforcement experience may start above hiring rate depending on prior years of service.
• Patrol deputies currently work a 2 on – 2 off, 3 on – 2 off, 2 on – 3 off rotating schedule working 12-hour shifts. this results in a 3-day weekend off (Friday – Sunday) every other week.

Note: This job posting is to fill a vacancy and establish an eligibility list.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

• Perform scheduled patrol of assigned area by monitoring traffic, issuing traffic citations/warnings, evaluating hazards and reporting incidents to appropriate agency and personnel.

• Review daily briefing information, and brief the oncoming shift Patrol Deputies on activities.

• Respond to traffic collisions, rollovers, and reported hazards, clear road hazards, gather information from participants and witnesses at scene regarding incidents, and assists emergency medical and rescue personnel with injured persons and victim extrication.

• Respond to citizen complaints by evaluating situations and gathering information from participants and witnesses, then may detain and/or arrest suspects/participants and transport them to the appropriate agency.

• Prepare incident and accident reports.

• Conduct initial criminal and traffic investigations, and alter patrol route to provide follow-up investigation of criminal activity in assigned area.

• Log patrol activity.

• Serve warrants, summons, court orders, and other civil process documents to County citizens.

Additional Duties and Responsibilities

• Testify in court as summoned.

• Communicate with the general public regarding public safety issues.

• Transport subjects to and from other jurisdictions.

• May patrol with canine, train canine, and/or maintain the appropriate records for the canine.

• Perform minor clerical duties such as restocking patrol forms and other supplies.

• And other duties as assigned.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

• Maintain all relevant certifications, including qualifying with a weapon on a monthly basis

• Maintain knowledge of current police policy and procedures, traffic and criminal ordinances, County ordinances, and State and Federal laws

• Ability to possess a firearm

• Advisory data and information such as complaints, accident reports, daily logs, time cards, car maintenance requests, intoxilyzer reports, bail and signature bonds, dispatch requests, motor vehicle code, motor vehicle operator’s code, Office policy and procedures, technical operating manuals, guidelines, laws, and routine and non-routine correspondence

• Explain, demonstrate, and clarify to others established policies, procedures, and standards

• Calculating percentages, fractions, decimals, volume, ratios, and spatial relationships, and interpreting basic descriptive statistical reports

• Compare, count, differentiate, measure, sort, classify, compute, tabulate, and/or categorize data and/or information

• Assemble, copy, record, and transcribe data and/or information

• Analyze data and information using established criteria to define consequences and consider and select alternatives

• Apply functional and situational reasoning by exercising judgement, decisiveness, and creativity in everyday routine and non-routine situations

• Use fine and gross motor skills to perform tasks such as operating essential items like restraint devices, emergency communication devices, computer keyboard, photocopier, fire extinguishers, fax machine, baton, camera, and non-lethal impact weapon

• Exert effort in moderate to heavy work, such as lifting, carrying, pushing, pulling, stooping, crouching, crawling, climbing, balancing, and standing for long periods of time

• Recognize and identify degrees of similarity and differences between characteristics of colors, forms, sounds, odors, textures, etc. associated with objects, materials, and ingredients


• Unsafe and uncomfortable conditions due to factors such as temperature variations, odors, toxic agents, violence, noise, wetness, disease, and dust.

Required Working Hours

Standard working hours may vary between shifts and rotations. Please note these hours are subject to change and additional hours may be needed or required. Emergency on call may be needed. Compensation beyond normal hours will be subject to applicable collective bargaining agreement, state and federal regulations.

Education and Experience Requirements

Required: Associate’s degree in Law Enforcement or another related field, or sixty college credits
At least 18 years of age
Reside within 15 miles of Sauk County within one year of hire

Licenses/Certifications: Wisconsin State Law Enforcement Standards Board Certified
Wisconsin State Motor Vehicle Operator’s License

Preferred: Previous law enforcement related experience

Any combination of education and experience that provides equivalent knowledge, skills and abilities may be considered.

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