Deputy Sheriff

Milwaukee, WI, USA Req #1435
Tuesday, January 9, 2024

Interested in joining Milwaukee County? Milwaukee County is searching for authentic people who are out to change the game and bring their whole selves to work every day.


Milwaukee County oversees operations from our Airport, Behavioral Health, Child Support Enforcement, Combined Court Operations, Sheriffs Department, Community Reintegration Center, Human Services, Parks, Public Safety, Public Works, Fleet Operations, Transportation, and at the Zoo. Our departments are also dedicated to our Seniors in the Department on Aging, those with Disabilities, and Veterans Affairs. Our employees also remain committed to serve the cultural, human, recreational and social needs of the entire community.

Milwaukee County offers a wide variety of interesting jobs for people who want to make a difference in our community. Milwaukee County provides a competitive benefit package and is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  If disability related accommodations are needed, please contact 414-278-3936.

We are searching for Changemakers to come and join our team and discover our diverse and versatile community of independent spirits and unique talents, we are redefining the way you think about Milwaukee County!

Closing Date: February 2nd, 2024 

Deputy Sheriff

Full-time, Hourly

Hourly Range: $32.79 - $41.05


***MANDATORY STEP FOR ALL APPLICANTS: Once you have applied, and your application has been accepted by Human Resources you MUST attend the MCSO Modified Physical Readiness test. You will receive an email providing you additional instructions.  Please monitor your emails for further instructions. ***

*** Personal History Questionnaire (PHQ): Applicants will receive the Personal History Questionnaire and required documents paperwork after you have successfully passed the Modified PRT. Please make sure to additionally check your spam/junk email folders as sometimes unrecognized emails will filter to those folders automatically. *** 


Job Summary: Under general supervision, perform a variety of duties and tasks related to the protection of life, limb, and property.  Including law enforcement and crime prevention work; inherent in this work is the investigation of crime and forceful apprehension of criminal suspects.

Job Duties

  • To patrol Milwaukee County roads, parks, and facilities in car or on foot.
  • To perform law enforcement and crime prevention work by patrolling in car and on foot assigned area including traffic, parking, crowd control, answering calls for service and investigating crimes. To make arrests as necessary.
  • To work in the County Court System as a bailiff.
  • To always preserve peace and order in the courtroom. Manage all required court documents for jail records updates.
  • To keep records, prepare reports, testify in court: Prepare reports of arrests made, investigations conducted, and incidents observed.
  • To have custody of County Charges and prisoners: To maintain custody of prisoners during examinations, hearings, hospital intensive security directed missions, trials or during conveyance to other State or County institutions.
  • To attend required training: To participate in in-service training as required by the LESB and other developmental training as required by the Service area.
  • To make arrests as necessary: To interview victims, complainants, and witnesses; interrogate suspects; gather and preserve evidence; to testify and present evidence in court; to apply force, up to and including deadly force. To effect arrests and maintain order.
  • To serve warrants, subpoenas, and civil documents.
  • To participate in specialized units.
  • To provide emergency medical care: Provide medical care as required as a law Enforcement First Responder.
  • Ensure safety and security of occupants: Facilitate booking, identification, release, classification and monitoring of occupants at Milwaukee County Jail. Perform this process properly, maintain a safe and secure facility. Assist courts, attorneys, & prisons. Ensure occupants rights from the time of booking until release and to ensure safety and security of the occupants, the staff, and the community.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Equipment, Tools, and Materials

During the completion of job duties, the following are equipment, tools, and materials utilized: motor vehicle, police radio, First Aid, AED equipment, personal computer, firearms, and handcuffs.


Working Conditions

Physical Demands: Continuous utilization of fine dexterity function, manual dexterity function, and upper extremity repetitive motion function.  Frequent standing, walking, running, sitting, reaching, climbing, driving, bending, kneeling, lifting and/or carrying 100 lbs. or more, and pushing and/or pulling 200 lbs. or more. Must meet hearing and vision standards. Occasional typing necessary.

Non-Physical Demands: Continuous analysis and reasoning, communication and interpretation, math and mental computation, reading, sustained mental activity including but not limited to auditing, problem solving, composing reports, etc.  Frequent writing necessary.

Environmental Demands:  Very frequent task changes, tedious and exacting work, public contact, physical danger, toxic substances.  Frequent contact with dust, temperature extremes, and loud noises.


Note: Candidates should expect to be assigned to all shifts, holidays and weekends and/or to work mandatory overtime. Candidates must successfully complete the Deputy Sheriff Training Program. This position is subject to a probationary period of 2600 hours of straight time hours paid, excluding overtime.

This position requires qualifying with a service weapon on a regular basis and successful completion of Law Enforcement Training Courses. Individuals offered employment must pass a pre-employment drug test, medical examination, physical agility test and psychological examination as a condition of employment.

Demands/Deadlines:  High volume and variable work demands, and deadlines impose strain on a routine basis or considerable stress intermittently.  Regular direct contacts with distressed individuals within the immediate work environment. Exposure to demands and pressures from persons other than immediate supervisor.  Work requires frequent, substantive contacts with people in highly stressful situations. Delicacy and unpredictability of contacts routinely creates considerable strain or heavy stress regularly. ​

Physical Fitness Assessment

All applicants will be required to demonstrate their ability to perform the physical aspects of the Deputy Sheriff position by successfully completing a physical assessment consistent with the State of Wisconsin LESB standards prior to admission into the Sheriff’s training academy and at the time of exit from the Sheriff’s training academy.

The entrance admission exam is comprised of the following elements and standards:

  1. 1.5 Mile Run to be completed in 20 minutes, 20 seconds or less.
  2. 300 Meter Run to be completed in 82 seconds or less.
  3. Minimum of 18 Push-Ups completed.
  4. 24 Sit-Ups completed within one (1) minute.
  5. Vertical Jump of at least 11.5 inches.
  6. Agility Run completed within 23.4 seconds.

The academy exit exam is comprised of the following elements and standards:

  1. 1.5-mile run completed in 16 minutes and 57 seconds or less.
  2. 300 meter run to be completed in 68 seconds or less.
  3. Minimum of 23 Push-Ups completed.
  4. Minimum of 30 Sit-Ups completed in one (1) minute.
  5. Vertical Jump of at least 14 inches.
  6. Agility Run completed within 19.5 seconds.


Minimum Qualifications

  • Minimum age of 21
  • Current resident of the United States
  • Basic Knowledge of all related computer and software applications, such as word processing and spreadsheets.
  • High School Diploma or Wisconsin GED that meets Wisconsin GED standards.
  • Valid Wisconsin Driver’s License at time of application and maintained throughout employment.
  • Law Enforcement Standards Board certification thru the State of WI (dual certification as law enforcement and jailor) maintained throughout employment.
  • Possession of an associate degree or higher from an accredited college/university OR must attain a minimum of sixty (60) college level credits from an accredited college/university within five (5) years of initial law enforcement employment.
  • Successful completion of the Office of the Sheriff Background Investigation


Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

Skill in reading and comprehending written material; oral and written communication skills; ability to gain the respect and control the behavior of offenders; ability to take prompt and decisive action in emergency situations; ability to restrain combative subjects; ability to maintain a positive attitude and emotional control; ability work with computers; ability to follow work procedures and rules; ability to work effectively and harmoniously with others.



Milwaukee County is committed to fostering an equitable working environment, free from discrimination and harassment, on the basis of any characteristic protected by law. We prohibit any form of discrimination, harassment based on race, color, religion, sex, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, pregnancy, pregnancy related condition, national origin, age, disability, FMLA status, sexual orientation, military status, marital status, or any other category or status that is now or in the future protected by federal, state, and local law. We maintain a drug-free workplace and perform pre-employment substance abuse testing, background checks and pre-employment physicals subject to job requirements. If special accommodations are needed, please contact 414-278-3936.

Other details

  • Job Family 4 - Police Protection
  • Job Function 4 Protective Service Workers
  • Pay Type Hourly
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