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1000 55th St, Kenosha, WI 53140, USA Req #206
Monday, December 10, 2018
Thank you for your interest in joining the Kenosha County Sheriff's Department!




Are you interested in a law enforcement career filled with challenge and purpose?  As Wisconsin's 3rd largest law enforcement agency, we only hire the best, so you will work with other law enforcement professionals who are driven each day to meet new goals while protecting Kenosha County.


We invite you to apply for the position of Deputy Sheriff with the Kenosha County Sheriff's Department.  Our employees enjoy a challenging work environment and have opportunities for career development and professional growth.


Be a part of the Kenosha County Sheriff’s Department, a leader in public safety!





Deputy Sheriffs perform a wide variety of duties connected with generalized police work.  Assigned duties are performed in accordance with state statutes and departmental rules and regulations.  Immediate supervision is received from a Sergeant or other superior officer.  The Deputy Sheriff is expected to exercise independent judgment and initiative when faced with emergency situations.  The work involves an element of danger.


Duties include, but are not limited to:

  • Patrol roads and highways in marked patrol squads

  • Respond to and investigate calls for service, reports of crime and traffic accidents

  • Assists in providing search and rescue operations

  • Ensure public safety through enforcement of federal, state, and local laws

  • Securely transport persons in custody to and from court and other locations

  • Serve or deliver warrants and other court-related paperwork and civil process

  • Subdue, control and detain aggressive individuals involved in physical confrontations

  • Prepare accurate and concise reports


Specialized police work includes, but is not limited to:

  • ATV and snowmobile patrol; Bicycle patrol; Water patrol on Lake Michigan and various inland lakes; Evidentiary recovery dive team; Community relations work such as DARE, Deputy Friendly, and School Resource Officers; Honor guard; K-9 unit; Bomb squad; and Tactical response team



  • The Kenosha County Sheriff's Department is a 24 hour/day, 7 day/week operation. 

  • Employees must work holidays and weekends and must be able to work any of the existing shifts.  Days off will rotate.

  • Must be able to work overtime when needed, with or without advance notice.



  • Ability to meet physical, mental and psychological qualifications of a Deputy.

  • Perform certified law enforcement officer duties to include: performing traffic stops, responding to high-risk calls, controlling large crowds at festivals and all other law enforcement related activities.

  • Ability to function in situations which may rapidly change from those during routine patrol operations to those which are emergencies and highly stressful and dangerous.



Applicants who do not meet all of the requirements listed will be disqualified.

  • Must be a citizen of the United States.

  • Must be not less than twenty-one (21) years of age on date of hire.

  • May not have been convicted at any time of a felony, unless the judgment or conviction has been reversed.


Driving Record

  • Must possess a valid driver's license.

  • During the time period beginning on the date three years immediately preceding the date of the written test and continuing to the date of appointment, may not have been convicted of any single violation equivalent to more than four points, and may have accumulated no more than the equivalent of six points, as assessed by the State of Wisconsin Department of Motor Vehicles.


Education and Training

  • Bilingual skills, especially Spanish, a plus.


At time of oral interview, applicants must possess one of the following:

  • Certification by the Wisconsin Law Enforcement Standards Board (LESB);

  • A two-year Associate Degree from an accredited institution; or

  • A minimum of sixty college-level credits from an accredited institution.



  • Application Review

  • Written Test

  • Determination of Preference Points


Successful candidates will be placed on a rank order eligibility list which will be in effect for a maximum of twelve months.  These candidates will be taken in descending order through the following steps:

  • Driver's License and Driving History Record Check

  • Multiple Interview Assessment

  • Background Investigation

  • Oral Interview


Candidates who pass these steps and are selected by the Sheriff for conditional employment will participate in the following prior to appointment:

  • Job Trait Assessment

  • Physical Examination/Drug Screen (must possess the physical condition necessary to perform the essential duties of the position)


Additionally, prior to appointment, applicants who are not currently certified or certifiable must meet the Physical Readiness Test entrance standards set by the Wisconsin Department of Justice, Training and Standards Bureau, to be eligible for admission to the law enforcement academy – click here for a list of the standards tested.


To learn more about the Sheriff's Department, please visit:



Applications must be submitted no later than Tuesday, January 15, 2019.


If you choose to apply by uploading a resume or through your LinkedIn profile, be sure all your employment, including summer and part-time employment while attending school, is included.  All time must be accounted for.  If unemployed for a period of time, state the dates of unemployment.


All candidates who pass the application review will be required to take the written test on Saturday, February 16, 2019.


Information regarding the time and location of the test will be sent to each applicant at the e-mail address you provide in your application.  Please note, initial correspondence will be by e-mail, not home phone, mobile phone, or text, even if you choose another preferred contact method when submitting your application.  Be sure to monitor your e-mail, including clutter, junk, spam, etc. so you do not miss the message about the written test.


Kenosha County is a Wisconsin Retirement System participating employer.  Your participation is required, which includes an employee contribution.


Thank you for your interest in employment with Kenosha County! 


Kenosha County is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer.


Other details

  • Pay Type Hourly
  • Min Hiring Rate $23.19
  • 1000 55th St, Kenosha, WI 53140, USA