Police Officer

$51,509 - $67,186 yearly
  • Cheyenne Police Department
  • 415 W 18th St, Cheyenne, Wyoming, USA
  • Feb 20, 2020
Full time Law Enforcement- Officer

Job Description

The Cheyenne Police Department is looking for capable, motivated individuals ready to make a difference in our community as a sworn Police Officer. Here are some reasons you'll want to "Protect the Legend" of Cheyenne with us:

Pay and Benefits:

Starting pay for a new Officer is $51,509 a year with a top Officer salary of $67,186. Rank increase, paid overtime, and specialty pay offer further financial opportunities.

No state income tax.-Aside from what you pay to Uncle Sam, you keep what you earn here. Compare your cost of living to ours in Cheyenne.

20 year pension- You're eligible for a state pension of 50% of your top five earning years (not a 401K; no more hoarding paperclips from the office in hopes of cashing them in when you retire).

Make an Impact in a Community that Supports You:

While pay and benefits are very important to consider, the community you work with plays a big part in where you go. The community support you receive here is apparent everyday and it starts from the top with our city's mayor and city council who are outspoken in supporting the Cheyenne Police Department.

We are a department that continues to have a reputation for great community and leader support. Our officers get thanked by our citizens on a regular basis and our staff are receptive to ideas from line officers through the chain of command. This is a department that has your back.

Location, Location, Location:

We are what most people think of as a small city, yet with a population of about 60,000, we still have plenty of options for shopping, housing, and some anonymity. If you want the big city experience, you can go shopping in Fort Collins or watch a game in Denver, come back home to Cheyenne and not have to put up with all the traffic and people on a day-to-day basis. If you're looking for a little solitude, we have mountains, lakes, ski resorts and hunting opportunities nearby.


The Cheyenne Police Department is large enough to have a variety of specialties, but small enough that you have a chance at getting into a specialty position.

Laterals receive a $7,500 signing bonus and are eligible for higher pay.

Job Description

Our work involves responsibility for community protection of life and property, crime prevention, law enforcement and arrest, assigned patrol duties, traffic control, report processing, public relations contacts, and other special police related assignments.

Entry Level Applicants: Those who are hired will attend a 13-week Peace Officer Basic at the Wyoming Law Enforcement Academy, Douglas, WY. Following the academy the officer will be required to complete the department’s 14-week Field Training Program (FTO Training). Additionally, the officer will be on an 18-month probationary period from the date of hire.

Lateral Applicants: Laterals will attend a 2-week Criminal Law course at the Law Enforcement Academy, Douglas, WY. Following the course the officer will be required to complete the department’s 14-week Field Training Program (FTO Training). Additionally, the officer will be on an 18-month probationary period from the date of hire. Laterals meeting certain criteria may receive a raise in pay grade after six months satisfactory employment.


Age: Must be 21 at time of hire.

Education: High School Diploma or G.E.D. equivalent.

Experience: No prior law enforcement experience necessary. New employees will attend the Wyoming Law Enforcement Academy at the Cheyenne Police Department's expense.

Applicants must meet the following requirements:

  • U.S. Citizen
  • High School Diploma or GED equivalent
  • 21 Years old at time of hire
  • No felony or domestic violence convictions
  • Not have a Dishonorable Discharge from the Military
  • Traffic: an applicant who has any of the following will be disqualified:
  • Three (3) or more moving violation convictions within the previous 36 months. (three separate, individual incidents)
  • Administrative suspension of a driver's license; conviction or any form of deferred prosecution qualified by state statute, or as amended, within the previous 36 months from the date of disposition, including, but not limited to:
  • Driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs
  • Leaving the scene of an accident
  • Fleeing to avoid arrest
  • Reckless driving
  • Homicide or assault by motor vehicle
  • Drug use: an applicant who has ANY of the following will be disqualified:
  • Used any illegal drugs while employed in any law enforcement or prosecutorial position, or while employed in a position which carries with it a high level of responsibility or public trust.
  • Been discovered to have misrepresented his/her drug history in completing the application.
  • Distributed or sold any illegal drug for profit at any time.
  • Personal drug history will be evaluated on an individual basis.

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