Deputy Sheriff - Patrol

Port Washington, WI
Full Time
Sheriff's Department

Pay Range 2024: $33.07/hr - $41.41/hr

Full-Time Position


Position Summary

  • The Deputy Sheriff – Patrol performs general law enforcement patrol duties to include but not limited to: response to incidents, traffic control, routine patrol, investigation of crimes, and related activities. This is a generalist position that emphasizes the application of modern law enforcement methods and general law enforcement duties. This individual will exercise a good deal of discretion and independence while performing a variety of law enforcement duties and tasks.

Job Responsibilities

  • Monitor activity within assigned patrol area, taking necessary enforcement or assistance action as appropriate to specific incidents that occur.
  • Self-initiate appropriate activity when not involved with assigned tasks.
  • Respond to and take appropriate action when given specific assignments.
  • Properly document actions and follow applicable reporting and administrative requirements.
  • Promptly and appropriately communicate information concerning activities and observations.
  • Learn, develop, and appropriately apply general law enforcement skills.

Job Requirements

  • Must be eligible for Wisconsin Law Enforcement Standards Board Certification or be enrolled to attend the WI Law Enforcement Recruit Academy
  • Minimum of 60 college credits in addition to high school diploma or equivalent
  • U.S. Citizen; minimum age – 18
  • Valid driver’s license with good driving record
  • Ability to possess a firearm
  • No Felony convictions; No Domestic Abuse convictions
  • Good verbal and written skills
  • Knowledge and skills in operating computer systems
  • Clear and concise speech
  • Ability to perform essential job functions of this position
  • Ability to obtain and retain certification as a “law enforcement officer” by the Wisconsin Law Enforcement Standards Board if not already certified
  • Must move within a 15 mile boundary of Ozaukee County within 6 months of completing probation; probation is 1 year

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Ability to possess a firearm, no felony convictions, no domestic abuse convictions
  • React quickly and effectively to stressful situations
  • Ability to use all standard law enforcement equipment
  • Ability and willingness to assume responsibility
  • General knowledge of modern law enforcement principles, methods, and practices
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to plan, organize, prioritize, and follow through on an appropriate course of action
  • Demonstrate initiative
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with supervisors, peers, other law enforcement officials, and the public
  • Ability to work evenings, weekends, and holidays

Working Environment

  • The Deputy Sheriff – Patrol works almost exclusively from a squad vehicle and is subject to all weather. This is a uniformed position.

Additional Information

  • Qualified candidates will be invited to test using the National Police Officer Selection Test (POST). Study materials may be found at
  • Zoom interview date to be announced.
  • In-person interview date to be announced.
  • Testing location: Ozaukee County Sheriff’s Office, Training Room, 1201 S Spring St, Port Washington, WI 53074.
  • No late admittance allowed. There are no alternate test dates. Approximate test length is 2 hours. Cell phones must be on silent. Beverages allowed.
  • Top scoring candidates will be invited to interview for immediate opening and hiring list.
  • This will be an ongoing recruitment.

Ozaukee County offers a generous benefits package including: health, dental, life, & vision insurance; free employee health clinic & Teladoc; paid holidays, vacation, & sick time; state of Wisconsin WRS defined benefit pension program; bonus opportunities; employee fitness room; wellness program & wellness reimbursement; tuition reimbursement & continuing education opportunities; and more! Please note some that benefits offered are dependent on full-time/part-time status.

Ozaukee County prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type against applicants and employees on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, handicap, disability, genetics, veteran status or military service, marital status or sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic or status protected by federal, state or local laws. Ozaukee County also provides reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities in accordance with the requirements of the Americans With Disabilities Act and applicable state and local laws.


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