(608) 326-8414

​224 N Beaumont Rd, Prairie du Chien, WI 53821

Application for Full Time School Resource Officer/Traffic Deputy Position

         Applications are due to the Crawford County Sheriff's Office by 3:00 p.m. on Monday, July 2, 2018.

        Mail applications and letter of interest to:

                   224 N Beaumont Rd, Prairie du Chien, WI 53821


               or email:     crawfordrecords@crawfordcountywi.org

School Resource Office/Traffic Deputy Position

Crawford County Sheriff’s Office is accepting applications for the position of School Resource Officer/Traffic Deputy. This position will work for three school districts in the county and traffic deputy when school is not in session. The starting salary is $19.91/hour. After successful completion of 6 months probation, salary is $21.94. After one year of successful completion of probation, salary is $23.07/hour. Excellent fringe benefits.

Minimum Qualifications: Traffic Deputy must meet or exceed minimum standards as set by the Law Enforcement Standards Board of the Training and Standards Bureau, Department of Justice, State of Wisconsin. They must have satisfactorily completed the Basic Law Enforcement Standards Bureau course, and must have 60 college credits, or acquire them within the first 5 years of duty. The employee must show a responsible attitude toward taking the proper care of the equipment assigned to him/her. Must possess a valid driver’s license.

Requirements after an offer of full-time employment: Successfully complete a thorough background investigation, a medical examination, drug screen, and a one-year probationary period. 

The purpose of this position is to perform a variety of law enforcement functions associated with being a  School Resource Officer (SRO).  Deputy is responsible for law and ordinance enforcement, conducting follow up investigations in juvenile-related calls/complaints, preparing reports, attending court and performing clerical duties.

Incumbents typically perform police duties including arrest, search and seizure, are an integral part of how the community views the Department and are key to developing rapport, trust and open lines of communication.
This individual must have a strong working knowledge of Juvenile Investigative Techniques, Community Policing, Crisis Management and Site Security. The officer is the police liaison at assigned schools. S/he is required to make decisions and issue orders within the scope of authority and shall accept responsibility for such decisions. S/he exercises their authority judiciously and responsibly.
Work is performed under the general direction of the Sheriff or his designee.
The following duties are normal for this job. These are not to be construed as exclusive or all-inclusive. Other duties may be required and assigned.
     1. Investigates assigned follow-ups, assists at juvenile-related crime scenes, and initiates police action based on observations and training.
     2. Provides Site Security for assigned schools and is active in working with the Department and School District to manage crisis and mitigate any threat to students, staff,               and visitors.
     3. Ability to work additional hours for essential school-related activities/events as deemed necessary by the school and approved by the Department.
     4. Ability to be an integral part of the school system yet maintains standards and objectives of the Department. SRO’s must be able to serve their schools and integrate with           school staff while being independent thinkers.
     5. Familiarization and being able to identify with the school, staff, and students is essential.
     6. Familiar with social media sites and current trends in youth culture.
     7. Responsible for complying with directives, rules, and regulations of the department.
     8. Follows assignments as given by supervisors and dispatchers.
     9. Maintains the public peace and enforces all applicable laws and ordinances.
   10. May receive citizen complaints.
   11. Participates in on-going training including in-service sessions.

   12. Promotes good public relations.
   13. Recommends improvements to increase the quality of law enforcement.
   14. Maintains liaisons with others, organizations, and agencies both within and outside of the criminal justice system.
   15. Represents the Department at meetings as directed.
   16. Works with peers and others to coordinate operations.
   17. Makes required reports current and accurate and ensures that all forms are proper and accurate.
   18. Performs juvenile investigation, gathers and processes evidence, uses informants when necessary and assists school personnel in police-related matters.
   19. Work toward attaining realistic goals and measurable objectives, which will improve performance.

While the following tasks are necessary for the work of the job, they are not an essential part of the purpose of the classification and may also be performed by other members.
     1. Answers telephone calls.
     2. Assists others: capable of exercising use of force, defense and arrest tactics.
     3. Performs clerical duties such as compiling and submitting reports. Completes forms and writes reports.
     1. Associates degree in criminal justice, public administration or related field; bachelor’s degree preferred. Graduate of on-going police training courses.
     2. Must possess a valid driver’s license.

     1. Ability to classify, compute, and tabulate data and information, following a systematic plan requiring an exercise of sound judgment.
     2. Ability to compare, count, differentiate, measure and sort information.
     3. Ability to assemble, copy, record and transcribe data and information.
     4. Ability to apply directives and standards to specific situations.
     5. Ability to utilize a wide variety of descriptive data.
     6. Ability to communicate orally and in writing with complainants, victims, juveniles, personnel, social workers, teachers and school administrators, and the general public.
     7. Must be able to demonstrate effective customer service skills.
     1. Ability to add, subtract, multiply and divide.
     2. Ability to use modern computational devices.
     1. Ability to use superior reasoning in performing routine and unplanned functions involving work with numerous alternatives and choices of action.
     2. Ability to exercise good judgment, decisiveness, and creativity in all situations, which may be subject to, frequent change.
     1. Ability to operate, maneuver and/or steer equipment and machinery requiring simple but continuous adjustments such as motor vehicles, cameras and evidence                        gathering equipment, firearms, computer terminal, telephone, and photocopier.
     2. Ability to coordinate eyes, hands, feet, and limbs in performing movements requiring high skills such as using firearms and Defense And Arrest Tactics (DAAT). Ability to            struggle (fight) to protect self or others and overcome active resistance.
     3. Ability to exert physical effort in work, typically involving some combination of walking, running, stooping, kneeling, crouching, lifting, climbing, carrying, pushing and                  pulling.
     4. Ability to recognize and identify degrees of similarities or differences between characteristics of colors, shapes, sounds, and odors associated with job-related objects,                materials, and tasks.
     5. Ability to sustain prolonged visual and audio concentration.

         Ability to work under conditions which require exposure to environmental factors such as temperature variations and extremes, irate individuals, intimidation, violence,                 and death. This exposure may cause discomfort and presents a risk of injury or death.

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