Dear Applicant: Patrol Officer

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Dear Applicant:
Thank you for your inquiry about the position of Patrol Officer with Madison College
Public Safety. We are in the process of recruiting patrol officers to fill vacancies and
create an eligibility list for future vacancies.
Madison College Public Safety is a progressive and growing department in the Madison
College community. We strive to attract and retain people who reflect the diversity of our
college community. We attempt to recruit applicants with good communication skills,
both verbal and written. Furthermore, we seek individuals who will enforce the Madison
College Student Rights and Responsibilities and laws of the State of Wisconsin while
protecting the individual’s Constitutional rights. Madison College Public Safety is
committed to hiring energetic and enthusiastic individuals that will work cooperatively
with the Madison College community to preserve the peace, reduce the fear of crime, and
provide for a safe learning environment.
Inside this packet you will find the application. Pages 1 through 3 should be kept for
future reference. Pages 4 through 9 must be returned to the Public Safety office in Room
B1240 at the Truax Campus. There is also an essay portion which must be completed and
attached to the packet. Essays should be typed and double spaced. Also attach a copy of
your driver’s license and any copies of your Military Separation Form DD214.
Please contact Madison College Public Safety at 246-6932 with any questions regarding
this process. Thank you for your interest in becoming a Madison College Public Safety
Patrol Officer.
James A. Bottoni
Chief of Public Safety
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The Hiring Process
The Madison College Public Safety hiring process is a fair and equitable competition that
results in the best candidates being offered employment. The amount of time required to
complete all stages of the process varies according to the needs of the department and
anticipated start dates.
The following describes the steps in our patrol officer hiring process:
1. Application for Employment: Applications are screened for completeness and
minimum qualifications.
2. Written Examination: Following the review of your employment application
form and preliminary background investigation to ensure minimum requirements
are met, you may be invited to take a written examination on the day of the
interview. This examination will measure a variety of proficiencies necessary to
be a patrol officer.
3. Department Panel Interview: An oral interview will be administered by
members of Madison College Public Safety. The interviews are focused on
competencies required for employment as well as your suitability to fit within our
organization. This information is used to assess how you likely will perform on
the job as a patrol officer.
4. Captain’s Interview: Candidates will have a personal interview with the
Operations Captain.
5. Conditional Offer of Employment: A conditional offer of employment with
Madison College Public Safety is the successful completion of the background
investigation.
6. Background Investigation: A thorough and detailed background investigation is
completed on the top candidates who successfully pass the Chief’s Interview.
7. Final Offer of Employment: Final offer of employment are made and candidates
are notified of a tentative start date.
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Patrol Officer Vacancy
Madison Area Technical College Public Safety Services
Position: Student Part-time Patrol Officer
Salary: $9.00/Hour, plus $0.20/hour shift differential for nights and weekends
Benefits: Flexible Schedule; Uniforms and some equipment provided
Responsibilities: Provide security functions for all Madison College campuses in
Madison. Respond to alarms and calls for service from students, faculty, staff, and
general public; Ability to discern suspicious conditions or circumstances which indicate
trouble or a crime in progress and report such incidents; Enforce federal, state, and local
laws; Enforce Madison College Student Rights and Responsibilities; Parking
Enforcement; Conduct Foot and Motor Patrol; Protect life and property; and other
security duties as necessary
Qualifications: Current Madison College student enrolled with a minimum of one
credit– Criminal Justice Student is preferred, but not required; Possess a valid driver’s
license; Good Driving Record; Good physical condition; No felony convictions; No
domestic abuse convictions; Good verbal and written communication skills; React
quickly and effectively in stressful situations; Able to work evenings, weekends, and
holidays; Ability to handle several tasks simultaneously; Ability to perform essential
functions of this position. Successful applicants must pass a written examination; oral
interviews, Chief’s interview, and background investigation.
Apply By: Ongoing Recruitment
Application: Application must be made on a Madison College Public Safety Form; the
form is available at Public Safety Office Room B1240, Truax Campus or by emailing
[email protected]
Contact: Sergeant Joe Steffen
Madison College Public Safety
1701 Wright St, Room B1240
Madison, WI 53704
Phone: (608) 243-4441
Fax: (608) 243-4277
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Madison Area Technical College is an equal opportunity employer
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Madison Area Technical College
Public Safety Services
1701 Wright , Room B1240
Madison, WI 53704
(608) 246-6932
Application for Employment as a Patrol Officer
Applications must be submitted on this form – no other application forms will be accepted. This application must be typed or clearly
printed in black ink. All questions must be answered, if applicable. If not, indicate N/A (not applicable). Applications that are incomplete or
illegible will not be considered. If space provided is insufficient for complete answers or you wish to furnish additional information, attach
sheets of the same size as this application and number answers to correspond with the questions.
1.
PERSONAL INFORMATION
Name (Last, First, Middle)
Address
(No.)
(Street)
(City)
Phone Number
(Home)
(
)
Social Security Number
Date of Birth
GENERAL INFORMATION
Do you have a valid Wisconsin driver’s license? Yes
Do you have a valid driver’s license from another state?
Yes
3.
Name of Institution
No
Yes No
No
Have you ever been arrested or convicted of a domestic violence offense?
If yes, explain:
School
(Zip Code)
(Alternate)
(
)
2.
Are you over the age of 18?
Yes
No
Are you a United States citizen? Yes
No
Have you ever been convicted of a felony? Yes
If yes, explain:
(State)
No
EDUCATION
Location (City & State)
From
To
Course Pursued
Diploma, Degree, or
Credits Earned
High School
College(s)
Graduate School
List any scholarships, licenses, certifications, membership in professional organization, or other information you believe should be considered in
evaluating your qualifications.
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3. EMPLOYMENT
Begin with current or most recent employer. List chronologically all employment, including summer and part-time employment while attending
school. All time must be accounted for. If unemployed for a period, provide dates. To furnish additional employment information, attach sheets of
the same size and format as this application.
Name and Address of Employer
Dates
Name
From
Position and Kind of Work
To
Street
City, State
Full-Time
Supervisor’s Name/Telephone:
Part-Time
Reason for Leaving
May we contact the employer/supervisor?
Yes
Annual Salary/Wages:
No
Name
From
To
Street
City, State
Full-Time
Supervisor’s Name/Telephone:
Part-Time
Reason for Leaving
May we contact the employer/supervisor?
Yes
Annual Salary/Wages:
No
Name
From
To
Street
City, State
Full-Time
Supervisor’s Name/Telephone:
Part-Time
Reason for Leaving
May we contact the employer/supervisor?
Yes
Annual Salary/Wages:
No
Name
From
To
Street
City, State
Full-Time
Supervisor’s Name/Telephone:
Part-Time
Reason for Leaving
May we contact the employer/supervisor?
Yes
Annual Salary/Wages:
No
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5. MILITARY SERVICE
Branch of Service
Month/Year Served
From
To
Active Duty or
Reserve
Highest Grade
Skill Specialty or Primary Duty
List special schools attended/skills during military service.
6. REFERENCES
Give four personal references that you have known for longer than three years (not relatives or present employers. Avoid listing members of the clergy).
Name (Last, First)
Address
(No.)
Phone Number
(Street)
(City)
(State )
(Home)
(
)
Number of Years Acquainted
(Zip Code)
(Alternate)
(
)
Profession
Name (Last, First)
Address
(No.)
Phone Number
(Street)
(City)
(State )
(Home)
(
)
Number of Years Acquainted
(Zip Code)
(Alternate)
(
)
Profession
Name (Last, First)
Address
(No.)
Phone Number
(Street)
(City)
(State)
(Home)
(
)
Number of Years Acquainted
(Zip Code)
(Alternate)
(
)
Profession
Name (Last, First)
Address
(No.)
Phone Number
(
)
Number of Years Acquainted
(Street)
(City)
(State)
(Home)
(Zip Code)
(Alternate)
(
)
Profession
8. QUESTIONS
Please complete the following questions. For questions A-C attach no more than one additional page, double spaced, for each answer.
A. Why have you chosen to apply for this position?
B. Discuss things you have done which have contributed to your life experience. Remember to include information regarding volunteer
work with civic, school, or professional organizations. Be specific about names and dates.
C. Why do you believe you could relate to and/or work with people of different races, sexes, cultures, ages, socio-economic groups, and
educational levels?
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Applicant Please Read Carefully and Sign Below
Information provided and statements made as part of this application may be grounds for
not employing you or for dismissing you after you begin work. All information provided
and statements made are subject to verification.
Certification
All information provided and statements made by me as part of this application, or as part
of any additional information provided in support of this application, are complete,
correct, and true to the best of my knowledge.
I understand that if I am employed, false information provided or false statements made
as part of this application may be considered as cause for dismissal.
Applicant’s signature:
Date signed:
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Affidavit Authorizing
Release of Information
I understand and herby authorize any employee or agent of Madison College Public
Safety to obtain information and records pertaining to me from any and all of the
following sources:
1. Municipal, State, County, or Federal law enforcement agencies (including police
contacts, civil, criminal, and traffic records).
2. Any correctional facility, prisons, or jail.
3. Any banking institution or credit reporting bureaus.
4. Any previous employer.
5. Any present employer.
6. Any school, college, university or other educational institution.
I understand that this information if so released may be confidential and will be used
by Madison College Public Safety solely to evaluate my application for employment
for Madison College Public Safety. A photocopy of this authorization shall be
considered as valid as the original.
Print Name
________________________________________________________________________
Signature
________________________________________________________________________
Date
________________________________________________________________________
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Supplemental Information Form/Check-Off List
In addition to information provided in the application, please complete the following
supplemental contact information listed below.
Full Name:
Address:
Home Telephone:
Work Telephone:
Cellular Telephone:
Other Telephone:
E-mail Address:
2nd E-mail Address:
Check-off list
Please ensure you have completed and submitted all information contained in the
following list. All paperwork must be completely filled out and either typed or clearly
printed in Black Ink. Failure to complete any form in its entirety will result in
disqualification of application.
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Application for Employment as a Patrol Officer
Affidavit Authorizing Release of Information
Military Discharges and Separations (if applicable)
Copy of Driver’s License
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