Under the general direction of the Sheriff, Chief Deputy, Professional Standards Captain and Field Service Lieutenant. The Patrol Shift Sergeant is the direct supervisor. This position is responsible for enforcing all state, county, and federal laws and regulations; investigates criminal activities; assists citizens; and investigates accidents; makes arrests; does criminal & process serving; completes routine public relations activities. Responsible for providing truthful and accurate written and verbal communications. Regular attendance and punctuality along with being prepared to commence work at designated work locations, on the assigned or scheduled days and hours is expected.
Essential Job Functions
Works on assigned shifts in vehicle performing security patrols, traffic control, investigation and first aid at accidents, detection, investigation and arrest of persons involved in crimes or misconduct.
Maintains normal availability by radio and telephone, with supervisory personnel to coordinate activities, for consultation on major cases and provides general information about department activities.
Undertakes community-oriented police work, and assists citizens with such matters as locked or stalled vehicles, crime prevention, traffic safety, etc.
Patrols streets/routes, parks, commercial and residential areas to preserve the peace and enforce the law, control vehicular traffic, prevent or detect and investigate misconduct involving misdemeanors, felonies and other law violations’ and to otherwise serve and protect.
Responds to emergency radio calls and investigates accidents, robberies, civil disturbances, domestic disputes, fights, drunkenness, missing children, prowlers, abuse of drugs, etc. Takes appropriate law enforcement action.
Interrogates suspects, witnesses and drivers. Preserves evidence. Arrests violators. Investigates and renders assistance at scene of vehicular accidents. Summons ambulances and other law enforcement vehicles. Takes measurements and draws diagrams of scene.
Conducts follow-up investigations of criminal law violations occurring within lawful jurisdiction during assigned shift. Seeks out and questions victim(s), witnesses and suspects. Develops leads and tips. Searches scene of a crime for clues. Analyzes and evaluates evidence by compiling information regarding these crimes, preparing cases or filing of charges and arrests offenders. Prepares cases for giving testimony and testifies in court proceedings.
Prepares a variety of reports and records including reports of investigation, field interrogation report, alcohol reports, influence reports, breathalyzer check list, bad check form, vehicle impoundment form, traffic hazard report, etc.
Receive and make service of civil process.
General Job Functions
Works an assigned shift using own judgment in deciding course of action being expected to handle difficult and emergency situations without assistance.
Coordinates activities with other officers/deputies or other departments as needed, exchanges information with officers/deputies in other law enforcement agencies, and obtains advice from the District Attorney’s Office and Corporation Counsel Office regarding cases, policies and procedures, as needed and assigned.
Carries out duties in conformance with Federal, State, County, and City laws, ordinances and departmental policies and procedures.
Training and Experience
High School diploma or equivalent.
Must possess a minimum of sixty (60) college credits from an accredited college or university in police science, criminal justice, or related field.
Wisconsin Law enforcement certified, certifiable or within 6 months of graduation from an accredited criminal justice related program.
Successful completion of Deputy Sheriff Patrol – Field Training Officer (FTO) training and evaluation program.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Required
Knowledge of laws, regulations, ordinances and departmental policies and procedures which impact duties on patrol.
Knowledge of personal self-defense.
Ability to use tact and discretion to optimize safety and control.
Ability to react quickly, both mentally and physically, to any situation.
Knowledge and ability to use a computer and current software programs.
Ability to prepare accurate reports.
Ability to operate: equipped cruiser: radio, radar, handgun and other weapons as required, baton, handcuffs, computer, first aid equipment, copy machine, fax machine, camera, PBT, Taser, and other related equipment to the patrol position.
Ability to use tact and courtesy in maintaining an effective working relationship with department employees, county supervisors, county officials, and general public.
Ability to read, comprehend, and communicate, both verbally and in writing.