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Police Chief

UW - Milwaukee Police

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Reason for Announcement:

Applications are now being accepted to
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Type of Opening


Position Responsibilities

Role of the Chief of Police for University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee The chief of police administers the university police department and ensures that essential law enforcement, security, and emergency services are readily available and effectively and efficiently rendered to members of the university community and users of university facilities. This position advises university leadership regarding university-wide strategies to be implemented to prevent crime and enhance the safety, security, and well-being of the university community. The chief directs the overall departmental operations with an operating budget of $3 million and the supervision of all departmental employees, including approximately 36 sworn police officers. Additionally, the chief establishes policies and procedures concerning safety and security within the context of community policing in a university environment, and the university’s priority of promoting diversity, equity, and inclusion. Ensuring that UWM Police Department administrative policies and procedures are up-to-date and incorporate best police practices, and that officers are well-trained on policies, procedures, and policing best practices are important priorities. The chief will proactively interact with members of the university community, as well as informally with neighborhood communities, to build relationships and work together on matters of mutual concern, including, but not limited to, safety, security, and crime prevention; matters of diversity, equity, and inclusion; social justice and first amendment issues; sexual assault and other sensitive crimes; emergency preparedness; and risk/threat mitigation.


  • Deferred Compensation
  • Dental
  • Health Insurance
  • Life Insurance
  • Paid Holidays
  • Sick Leave
  • Vacation
  • Wisconsin Retirement Fund
Other Benefits
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  • Ability to handle several tasks simultaneously
  • Ability to perform essential functions of this position
  • Ability to possess a firearm
  • 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
  • Previous experience
  • React quickly and effectively to stressful situations
  • Supervisory/Management Experience
  • U.S. citizen
  • Vision correctable to 20/20
Other Qualifications
  • Please see original job posting for details.

Education Requirements:

Education Requirements
High school diploma
60 college credits / Associate's degree
Bachelor's degree
Additional Education Information
*Masters Degree Preferred.


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

How to Apply:

Contact Information:

Application Contact Name
Laura Puckett-Boler
Application Contact Agency
Spelman Johnson
Application Contact Address

United States

Application Contact Phone
(413) 529-2895
Application Contact Email

Apply By:

Application Deadline


Application Requirements
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