State Patrol Police Communications Operators (PCOs) are non-sworn
telecommunications specialists who provide a "life-line"
to state law enforcement officers, including troopers, inspectors
and DNR wardens. PCOs are trained to operate highly complex
computers and communications equipment, and provide liaison and
technical expertise to various other state and federal agencies.
They provide information and assistance to the news media and the
motoring public. PCOs must make decisions that are critical to the
outcome of emergency situations. The information that is provided by
them to field personnel is necessary for appropriate enforcement
action and is often vital to officer safety.
The State Patrol is looking for candidates who:
Can make decisions
Remain calm under pressure
Have good memory and organizational skills
Can work both independently and as part of a law-enforcement
The State Patrol has five
regions located around the state. Within these five regions
there are seven post locations: Waukesha, Tomah, Fond du Lac,
Wausau, Eau Claire, DeForest and Spooner. Each post employs several