Public Safety Officer
Milwaukee, WI 
Posted 21 days ago
Job Description

Position Description:

The Public Safety Officer (PSO) is a uniformed, first responder position within Public Safety that provides emergency and public safety services to the Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW) community.

Primary Functions

  • Employ a variety of proactive patrol techniques and strategies to ensure the safety and security of all MCW-affiliated persons and property. Engage in community oriented problem solving and crime prevention measures.
  • Decisively respond to assigned calls for service, emergent situations, and critical incidents occurring during shift. Employ principles of Incident Command System (ICS) when addressing developing events.
  • Assist and/or provide support for various types of investigations. Conduct initial interviews, collect evidence, and secure crime scenes. Document findings and prepare written case reports.
  • Act as a first responder to all fire and life safety incidents. Provide initial assessment of situation and make determination of appropriate response. Administer first aid and life support (e.g., AED and CPR) to victims.
  • As assigned, monitor the Department's communications and surveillance center. Answer all incoming calls on service and emergency lines; log all activities via Computer-Aided Dispatch software. Coordinate radio communications between center and field-bas
  • Assist in associate and executive protection details, investigations, special events security, surveillance activities, and other unique assignments as a member of various departmental task forces.
  • Perform a number of community service functions including, but not limited to, conduct safety escorts to and from requested on campus locations; complete inspections and reports regarding safety hazards; and enforce MCW policies and procedures.
  • Upon request, deliver community based personal safety and security awareness training to students, staff, and faculty. Assist in the preparation of informational material including brochures, handouts, and multimedia presentations.

Knowledge - Skills - Abilities

Knowledge of safety practices, emergency procedures, operations and maintenance, risk management, planning and evaluation.

Task management, coordination, and problem solving, investigation, restraint and self-defense skills.

Preferred Schedule:
2nd shift

Position Requirements:

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Associate Degree in Law Enforcement or equivalent field of study Or 60 college credit hours in addition to high school diploma
  • Minimum 2 years prior experience as a uniformed public safety officer in a campus law enforcement/public safety, corporate security, and /or military.
  • Must be 21 years of age or older on date of hire.

Certifications: CPR for the Professional Rescuer with First Aid, Automated External Defibrillator certification and WI Carry Concealed License required within 3 months of hire. Possession of a valid motor vehicle operator's license in good standing required

Why MCW?

Outstanding Healthcare Coverage, including but not limited to Health, Vision, and Dental. Along with Flexible Spending options

  • 403B Retirement Package
  • Competitive Vacation and Paid Holidays offered
  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • Paid Parental Leave
  • On campus Fitness Facility, offering onsite classes.
  • Additional discounted rates on items such as: Select cell phone plans, local fitness facilities, Milwaukee recreation and entertainment etc.

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Eastern Wisconsin is a vibrant, diverse metropolitan area. MCW is intent on attracting, developing, and retaining a diverse workforce and faculty body that reflects the community we serve. We value diversity of backgrounds, experience, thought, and perspectives to advance excellence in science and medicine. MCW is a welcoming campus community with a strong culture of collaboration, partnership, and engagement with our surrounding community.


MCW as an Equal Opportunity Employer and Commitment to Non-Discrimination
The Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW) is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We are committed to fostering a diverse community of outstanding faculty, staff, and students, as well as ensuring equal educational opportunity, employment, and access to services, programs, and activities, without regard to an individual's race, color, national origin, religion, age, disability, sex, gender identity/expression, sexual orientation, marital status, pregnancy, predisposing genetic characteristic, or military status. Employees, students, applicants or other members of the MCW community (including but not limited to vendors, visitors, and guests) may not be subjected to harassment that is prohibited by law or treated adversely or retaliated against based upon a protected characteristic.


EEO/AA – Minorities/Females/Vets/Disability

The Medical College of Wisconsin is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate in hiring or employment on the basis of age, sex, race, color, religion, national origin, veteran status, disability or sexual orientation.


Job Summary
Start Date
As soon as possible
Employment Term and Type
Regular, Full Time
Required Education
High School or Equivalent
Required Experience
2+ years
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