Steps to Become a Police Officer in Wyoming – Learn Requirements Needed

Minimum requirements to become a police officer in Wyoming are U.S. citizenship and a high school diploma or equivalent. You must also be at least 21 years of age. The requirements are established by the Wyoming Peace Officers Standards and Training Commission (POST) http://attorneygeneral.state.wy.us/post.htm.

 There are many more steps in the process that begins with the above and then finding a job with a police agency in the states. You can find a list of police departments in Wyoming at www.50states.com/wyoming/police_departments.htm.

Application/Hiring Process

In order to be hired candidates will have to pass an oral interview by the hiring agency and be free of physical, emotional or mental conditions that would affect performance as a police officer. To determine this, candidates will be evaluated by licensed physicians and either a licensed psychologist or psychiatrist.

 A stringent background investigation is required before the applicant can be hired. The investigation will include fingerprinting, and a search of local, state and national data bases for any criminal convictions.

The background investigation also will look for any evidence of drug or alcohol abuse, will include an interview with any spouse, and a check of personal references.

Employment history, school and military records, if any, will be reviewed. The applicant’s driving record will be reviewed, as well credit and other financial history.

Police Training Academy Standards

Applicants who meet these minimum state requirements, and any addition local requirements, will receive certification from POST and go on to basic training at the Wyoming Law Enforcement Academy in Douglas.

 A complete guide to the academy’s curriculum, and full details about rules while attending, uniforms to wear, and other requirements in order to graduate, can be found at http://www.wleacademy.com/Basic/Information%20Guide%20POB.pdf. To successfully complete the academy it will be very important for you to become familiar with this guide.

Physical Fitness Test

 Physical fitness requirements  to enter the academy are rigorous and are standards to be met are different depending on age and gender.  The complete guide to the physical fitness requirements, with links to video demonstrations, is available at www.wleacademy.com.

Click on the Physical Fitness button found under the Basic Programs menu on the left side of the page.  Candidates who cannot pass the physical fitness test will not be enrolled in the academy.

Average Salary For Cops in Wyoming

According to the Bureau Of Labor Statistics (2010), a police officer in the state of Wyoming makes between $49,250 – $54,140 per year. However the data collected by BLS is not very accurate because it does not record overtime pay or off duty work like private security work, special assignments and etc. These factors, if included in the data, would have drastically increase the average salary of a police officer in WY.

Find a Law Enforcement Job In Wyoming

There are several law enforcement job openings in Wyoming. Simply visit our Career Job Opening Section or go to the official website of the agency you are interested in to complete an application of employment. Below is a list of law enforcement agencies in the state of Wyoming.

  • Albany County Sheriff’s Office
  • Big Horn County Sheriff’s Office
  • Campbell County Sheriff’s Office
  • Carbon County Sheriff’s Office
  • Converse County Sheriff’s Office
  • Crook County Sheriff’s Office
  • Fremont County Sheriff’s Office
  • Goshen County Sheriff’s Office
  • Hot Springs County Sheriff’s Office
  • Johnson County Sheriff’s Office
  • Laramie County Sheriff’s Office
  • Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office
  • Natrona County Sheriff’s Office
  • Niobrara County Sheriff’s Office
  • Park County Sheriff’s Office
  • Platte County Sheriff’s Office
  • Sheridan County Sheriff’s Office
  • Sublette County Sheriff’s Office
  • Sweetwater County Sheriff’s Office
  • Teton County Sheriff’s Office
  • Uinta County Sheriff’s Office
  • Washakie County Sheriff’s Office
  • Weston County Sheriff’s Office
  • Afton Police Department
  • Alpine Police Department
  • Baggs Police Department
  • Basin Police Department
  • Buffalo Police Department
  • Casper Police Department
  • Cheyenne Police Department
  • Cody Police Department
  • Diamondville Police Department
  • Douglas Police Department
  • Evanston Police Department
  • Evansville Police Department
  • Gillette Police Department
  • Glenrock Police Department
  • Green River Police Department
  • Greybull Police Department
  • Guernsey Police Department
  • Hanna Police Department
  • Hulett Police Department
  • Jackson Police Department
  • Kaycee Police Department
  • Kemmerer Police Department
  • Lander Police Department
  • Laramie Police Department
  • Lovell Police Department
  • Lusk Police Department
  • Lyman Police Department
  • Mills Police Department
  • Moorcroft Police Department
  • Mountain View Police Department
  • Newcastle Police Department
  • Pine Bluffs