The primary function of this position is to staff the 24-hour operation of the UW-Madison Police Department Communications Center. Under limited supervision and assistance the Police Communications Operator (PCO) receives, evaluates and acts upon information and requests concerning public safety, law enforcement or the University in general. The PCO handles communications via radio, telephone, computer, e-mail, in person or any other medium. Accurately interprets computer responses and takes appropriate action. Coordinates activities between University police and security units, other law enforcement agencies, fire Departments, emergency medical units and other governmental agencies. (The work of the person in this position affects the service rendered to the public and outside agencies, the perception of the Department and the University, the safety of the field officers and the overall work of all Departmental personnel.)
UW-Madison Police Department employees will support the Department's vision and mission by operating in a fair, unbiased manner which respects the rights and dignity of all individuals. As a Department employee, your everyday actions will be guided by the Department's values of Honor, Integrity, Guardianship, Health, Empathy and Respect (Reaching HIGHER) and be grounded in the highest ethical and professional standards. UW-Madison Police Department employees are expected to take an active role in creating and maintaining a positive, welcoming and inclusive work environment. Employees will assist or participate in the Department's recruiting, hiring and diversity efforts and the onboarding of new employees in the work unit. Department employees are expected to work in partnership with the campus and area communities to provide leadership in solving community problems, preventing crime and providing a safe environment to fulfill the mission of the University. Employees will strive for excellence in fulfilling the Department's mission and vision statements, values and goals.
|Institutional Statement on Diversity:
Diversity is a source of strength, creativity, and innovation for UW-Madison. We value the contributions of each person and respect the profound ways their identity, culture, background, experience, status, abilities, and opinion enrich the university community. We commit ourselves to the pursuit of excellence in teaching, research, outreach, and diversity as inextricably linked goals.
The University of Wisconsin-Madison fulfills its public mission by creating a welcoming and inclusive community for people from every background - people who as students, faculty, and staff serve Wisconsin and the world.
For more information on diversity and inclusion on campus, please visit: Diversity and Inclusion
Persons in this position must pass the initial application screening, all steps of the hiring process, an extensive background investigation, drug screen, physical and psychological examination prior to beginning employment. Persons in this position must possess a valid Wisconsin Driver's License. Persons in this position are expected to dress in required duty uniform.