A Public Safety Officer performs the following duties of law enforcement, emergency medical services, and firefighting during a 24-hour shift. Officers are State certified as law enforcement, Fire Fighter II, and either EMT or Paramedic. Each workday is a 24-hour shift beginning at 7:00 a.m., during which they are assigned an 8 hour police patrol shift with the other 16 hours being assigned to fire or EMS response. Career advancement is available with such special assignments as: Investigations, Police/School Liaison, Fire or Crime Prevention, Arson Investigator, DAAT/Firearms Instructor, DARE Officer, K-9 Handler, and others. The Ashwaubenon Department of Public Safety is a full-service agency and the only such agency in the State of Wisconsin.
A Public Safety Officer I starts out as a Night Shift Officer for a maximum of three calendar years or until they have basic police, fire, and EMS certifications obtained and there is an opening on a 24-hour shift.
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