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Jail/Corrections Officer

Lafayette County Sheriff's Office

Agency City
Agency State

Reason for Announcement:

Applications are now being accepted to
Establish eligibility list
Type of Opening


Position Responsibilities

The purpose of the jailer is to perform jail and Huber security tasks for the Lafayette County Sheriff’s Office. Essential duties include maintain jail security with regular patrols of housing units and through direct and indirect surveillance of inmate activities. Detect and intercede to prevent inmate violations of state statutes and/or municipal and county ordinances. Investigate possible criminal activities and prepare reports for review by the District Attorney’s Office. Investigate inmate violations of jail rules and administer discipline as outlined in written procedures. Mediate inmate conflicts, separate and restrain inmates involved in either verbal or physical altercations. Conduct searches of inmates and housing areas for contraband, drugs, and/or weapons. Identify existing or potential inmate issues and initiates appropriate measures to address and resolve inmate problems. Book inmates into jail, including fingerprinting, photographing, screening for medical and mental health, suicide ideation issues, body searches, inventory of personal belongings, and the issuance and explanation of jail rules. Release inmates from custody wafter release conditions have been met. Review and create daily briefing information and reports. The Communication Center answers emergent 911 phone lines, non-emergent phone lines, monitors radio channels, pages Fire, EMS, coroner, and sets off weather sirens. Dispatch services are provided for all law, fire, and WMS services in Lafayette County. Additional duties include, researching information, entering warrants, entering mission personas, and entering stolen vehicle, properties and entering restraining orders.

Lateral Transfer Program Details:

Lateral Transfers are considered


Salary Minimum
Salary Maximum
Salary Type
Dependent on Qualifications
Dependent On Qualifications


  • Clothing Allowance
  • Deferred Compensation
  • Dental
  • Health Insurance
  • Life Insurance
  • Longevity Pay
  • Paid Holidays
  • Sick Leave
  • Vacation
  • Wisconsin Retirement Fund
Number of Paid Holidays


  • Ability to handle several tasks simultaneously
  • Ability to perform essential functions of this position
  • Ability to use all standard law enforcement equipment
  • Able to work evenings, weekends, and holidays
  • Clear and concise speech
  • Driver's license
  • Eligibility for Wisconsin Law Enforcement Standards Board Certification
  • Good driving record
  • Good physical condition
  • Good verbal and written communication skills
  • Knowledge and skills in operating computer systems
  • No domestic abuse convictions
  • No felony convictions
  • React quickly and effectively to stressful situations
  • U.S. citizen
  • Minimum Age:
    Minimum Age

Education Requirements:

Education Requirements
High school diploma
Additional Education Information
Or equivalent


  • Background Check
  • Drug Screening
  • Medical Examination
  • Oral Interviews
  • Psychological Examination
Affirmative Action (AA)
American Disability Act (ADA)
Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE)
Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE)

How to Apply:

Contact Information:

Application Contact Name
Theresa M Burgess
Application Contact Title
Application Contact Agency
Lafayette County Sheriff's Office
Application Contact Address

138 W Catherine St
Darlinton, WI 53530
United States

Application Contact Phone
(608) 776-4870

Apply By:

Application Deadline


Application Requirements
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