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Deputy Sheriff - Eligibility List

Description : Vernon County is currently accepting applications to establish an Eligibility List for full-time Deputy Sheriff positions. This position maintains safety and well-being of the public. Patrols all county highways and roads enforcing the applicable laws and performs general police duty in the County in connection with thefts, vandalisms and family disputes.   Deputy Sheriff works under general supervision of the Sheriff/Administrative staff and uses independent judgment and often works alone.  General and specific assignments are received and work is performed according to prescribed methods and procedures. 

Education and Training Requirements
Must possess a high school diploma or GED.  Law Enforcement Officer (Deputy) must achieve at least 60 college or an associate degree within 5  years of employment if first employed as law enforcement officer after 2/1/93; training in Corrections or Criminal Justice/and or Police Science Degree preferred. Ability to type 35 words per minute desirable.  Must pass background check and other requirements for Law Enforcement certification. Preference may be given to applicant certified or Certifiable by Wis. Law Enforcement Standards Board.  Any suitable combination of experience and training may be substituted by the governing authority.  Requires good driving record and possession of a valid driver’s License and reliable transportation with adequate auto insurance to meet minimum County requirements, or access to reliable transportation for city and rural travel desirable.   Note:  All appointees must successfully complete law enforcement certification training as required by the Law Enforcement Standards Board.  Must live within 15 miles of Vernon County within 6 months of appointment

Contact : To apply you must fill out a Sheriff’s Office Application Form  and submit it to the Vernon County Personnel Office:
400 Courthouse Square, Suite 102
Viroqua, WI 54665
fax: 608-638-7262,


Deadline for Applying : Open until filled