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UW Oshkosh Police Department Hiring

Full-time Opportunities

UW Oshkosh Police Department lists our full-time employment opportunities at the following locations –

Student Opportunities

The UW Oshkosh Police Department recruits hires students all year long. A few things to note:

  • UWOPD hires students who are studying any major.
  • Students who are interested in applying must be enrolled in college with at least 6 credits (UWO Oshkosh, UWO Fox Cities, UWO Fond du Lac, Fox Valley Technical College, Marian University, etc. etc.)
  • Opportunities we have available range from –
    • Paid positions
      • Community Service Officer – paid positions and paid internship opportunities
      • Student Dispatcher – paid positions
      • UWO Go Driver – paid positions
    • Unpaid positions
      • Crime Analyst
      • Project Support Specialist
      • Marketing & Social Media
      • Emergency Management

Community Service Officer (CSO) Job Description

The main purpose of a CSO is to ensure safety and protection by promoting an environment that is conducive to personal growth in an academic community setting. The CSO position is a non-sworn position that supports the mission of the UW Oshkosh Police Department.

All CSOs are trained to patrol the campus and perform a variety of duties including:

  • assisting officers or staff members when requested
  • responding to fire and medical calls
  • enforcing parking regulations
  • providing Safewalks and Saferides for community members (staff, faculty, students and guests)
  • reporting any activities that are suspicious or illegal
  • provide event security
  • use proactive policing strategies to solve problems and develop programs
  • provide residence hall security

The CSOs are uniformed personnel who wear a duty belt equipped with specific tools to help them perform their duties. They attend ongoing training in defense tactics, conflict resolution, CPR, event security, and a variety of other job specific topics. The CSOs are also equipped with radios that connect direct to UWOPD dispatch and the sworn personnel who are on-duty.


  • Eligible for employment in the US
  • At least 18 years of age
  • No felony convictions
  • Good verbal and written communication skills are preferred
  • Ability to react quickly and effectively to stressful situations
  • Ability to handle several tasks simultaneously
  • Candidates must be of good character
  • Must be able to work evenings, weekends, and holidays

To Apply:

There are currently several ways to apply:

  • You can log into Handshake and click on “Community Service Officer” in the job section and then complete the application process through this system.
  • You can download the application here, fill it out and mail it to

    Community Service Officer Position

    738 High Ave
    Oshkosh, WI 54901

  • You can stop in at the Police Department, request a copy of the application then complete it and return it or mail it in as described above.

Hiring Process

  • A preliminary background check is performed after the application is turned in to determine eligibility.
  • After the background check, eligible candidates are invited for an interview.
  • Successful candidates in the interview will be given a conditional offer of employment pending a background check, which will include a criminal history check and verification of student status and eligibility.
  • The candidate may accept the conditional offer at this time and an orientation meeting is set up.

If you have questions about the application process please email us at