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Police Officer

Cheyenne Police Department - Cheyenne, Wyoming

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Salary Information

Entry Level Salary:
$46,236.00 annual
Academy Graduate:
$46,236.00 annual
$53,268.00 annual
Top Pay:
$61,008.00 annual

Job Description

The City of Cheyenne will be accepting applications for sworn police officers until Tuesday, January 21st, 2014. Entry Level applicants who are hired will attend a 13-week Peace Officer Basic with full pay and benefits while attending the Wyoming Law Enforcement Academy, Douglas, WY.Laterals will attend a 2-week Criminal Law course.Both Entry and Laterals will be required to complete the department's 14-week Field Training Program, finishing out probation after the successful conclusion of 18 months of employment from date of hire. Laterals meeting criteria found on the department's website may receive a raise in pay grade after six months of satisfactory employment at the Chief's discretion based on prior experience and training. Cheyenne is located in the far southeast corner of the state, sitting at over 6,000 feet elevation. Our work involves responsibility for community protection of life and property, crime prevention, law enforcement and arrest, assigned patrol duties, traffic control, report process, public relations contacts, and other special police related assignments.

Additional Information

Testing date for the written exam and PT Assessment is Thursday, January 23rd, 2014.Oral Boards for those successfully completing the exam and assessment are scheduled for the following day, Friday, January 24th.Applications and detailed explanation of the application process; contacts, locations, deadlines are stated on the department's website, www.cheyennepd.org. A second trip to Cheyenne is required the latter part of March for prospective candidates for the Chief's Interview with further testing (polygraph, psychological evaluation, and medical/drug screen) for candidates receiving a Conditional Offer of Employment. BENEFITS
  • Starting salary of $46,236
  • one-to-one take home car plan
  • all duty equipment supplied by the department
  • 20 year retirement
  • generous health/dental benefits
  • no state income tax
  • preference points awarded with proper documentation for 2 and 4 year degrees, military, and civilian law enforcement experience.
ALL the benefits of living in Wyoming while 90 minutes from a major metropolitan area.

Job Requirements

  • Age: : 21 yoa at time of hire
  • Education: : HS diploma or GED equivalent
  • Experience: : Both Entry Level and Laterals encouraged to apply.
  • Must be a U.S. citizen
  • no felony of domestic violence convictions
  • Meet driving and drug criteria listed on pp. 12 & 13 of Application Packet found on department's website.
Initial testing consists of the written exam, PT assessment and Oral Board. Successful completion is followed by a thorough background investigation, Chief's Interview, polygraph, psychological evaluation, and a medical w/ a drug screen.All hires must reside in Laramie County.Laterals - a site visit will be conducted as part of the background investigation. All hires must reside in Laramie County.

Contact Informaton

Tim Hood

Cheyenne Police Department
2020 Capitol Ave.
Cheyenne, Wyoming 82001
phone: 307-637-6554

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