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Polk County Wisconsin Seeking Chief Deputy Sheriff

April 6, 2018

Polk County, Wisconsin
Chief Deputy Sheriff


Polk County is located in scenic northwest Wisconsin about 50 miles northeast of St. Paul, Minnesota, and 80 miles northwest of Eau Claire, Wisconsin. Polk County covers an area of more than 900 square miles with 437 lakes and a mixture of small towns, farms and forest with a population of nearly 45,000. Residents of Polk County receive the benefits of proximity to the Twin Cities and year-round recreational offerings. As a community economically linked to the Minneapolis-St. Paul Metropolitan Area and with a mix of agriculture, tourism, manufacturing and services, Polk County is diverse in its make-up and resident lifestyles.

The County is seeking experienced law enforcement professionals as candidates for the position of Chief Deputy Sheriff. The Sheriff’s Department has a compliment of 29 sworn officers consisting of the elected Sheriff, Chief Deputy Sheriff, Captain, four sergeants and 22 deputies. Sheriff deputies and sergeants are represented by the Wisconsin Professional Police Association. The Chief Deputy is responsible for the management of the four divisions of the Sheriff’s Department: Field Services, Jail, Emergency Management and Communications. The department has a total of 77 employees. In 2017 the department responded to approximately 35,000 calls for service. The Sheriff’s Department has a strong commitment to providing exceptional services to Polk County. ( See the attached document for full details.) Deadline: May 7, 2018