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Patrol Sergeant

Oneida County

Job Description

SUMMARY:  Patrol Sergeants shall supervise patrol, dispatch and secretarial staff during their respective shifts, subject to the order of the Sheriff or Chief Deputy.  They shall direct the work of the Department in the accordance with State Statute, Policy and Procedures prescribed by the Sheriff and Chief Deputy under the direction of the Patrol Lieutenant.

 ESSENTIAL DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:  Includes the following on a daily basis:

1.      Performs all essential duties of patrol deputy as appropriate.

2.      Ensure adequate allocation of personnel and resources during their shift. 

3.      Supervises the work of patrol deputies, transport officers, secretarial staff and           emergency 911 personnel as required. 

4.      Ensure that all calls for service from citizens are answered by assignment of personnel or referral.

5.      Review reports and arrests generated by patrol deputies.

6.      Be present or available for consultation regarding any incidents of a serious nature occurring during their shift.

7.      Read, review and implement practical applications contained in the Wisconsin State Statues, Law Enforcement Bulletin, Wisconsin Law Enforcement Officers Criminal Law Handbook, Policies, Procedures and other manuals.

8.      Review schedules to ensure adequate assignment of personnel for future shifts.

9.      Ensure that patrol and emergency 911 center has adequate supplies, make recommendations for replacement or additional supplies and equipment.

10.  Make recommendations for training of staff under their supervision.

11.  Complete ongoing evaluation of staff under their supervision and complete required forms. 

12.  Any other assigned duties.

 QUALIFICATIONS:  Must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactory.  Includes the following requirements:

1.      Knowledge of organization and functions of other agencies outside the department.

2.      Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships within all the divisions of the department.

3.      Ability to prepare and supervise the preparation of clear, accurate, and comprehensive reports.

4.      Develop working knowledge regarding the proper operation of all assigned equipment of staff.

5.      Ability to assume command during all incidents of serious nature.

6.      All the same qualifications as Patrol Deputy.


High School Diploma with a minimum of 4-years experience as a Patrol Deputy within the Department. 


Must have excellent verbal and written communication skills.


Good mathematical skills


Must have the ability to evaluate situations, based on training and experience, and make good decisions.  Ability to exercise discretion within designated duties and responsibilities


Training & Standard Bureau Certification as a Law enforcement officer. Valid Wisconsin driverís license. Maintain certification in firearms, annual in service training, and other specialized areas as assigned


Must have excellent verbal and written communication skills.


Sound decision making ability based on training and experience is paramount.