Police Officer

Cheyenne, WY
Cheyenne Police Department

Salary: $62,500 to $78,800 Per Year.

Position Summary:

The Police Officer is a Civil Service Position. Perform a variety of duties in the enforcement of laws and the prevention of crimes. Control traffic flow and enforce State and local traffic regulations. Perform a variety of technical and administrative tasks in support of the Police Department.

Essential Functions:

  • Patrol a designated area of the City to preserve law and order, discover and prevent the commission of crimes, and enforce traffic and other laws and ordinances; check buildings for physical security.
  • Respond to burglar alarms, public service calls and complaints including domestic disturbances, civil complaints, property control, automobile accidents, robberies, and related misdemeanor and felony incidents.
  • Collect, process, photograph and present evidence including fingerprints, fibers, blood and related physical evidence. Testify to the results of analyses on evidence.
  • Enforce traffic laws and ordinances; check speed with radar; issue warnings and citations; investigate traffic accidents; render aid to injured parties.
  • Interview suspects, victims, and witnesses in the field.
  • Prepare reports on arrests and other calls for service completed.
  • Arrest and maintain custody of prisoners; conduct breathalyzer tests and record results; booking of arrestees.
  • Serve warrants, summonses, and subpoenas.
  • Preserve and maintain custody and security of confiscated property.
  • Direct traffic at special events and traffic related emergency situations.
  • Provide public education; make presentations to local citizens, schools and community groups.
  • Testify in City, State, and Federal court proceedings.
  • Assist in supervising community service officers.
  • Attend department-sponsored training.
  • Perform other duties and responsibilities as required.


  • High School diploma or equivalent. Per the Civil Service Rules and Regulations.
  • Be a citizen of the United States and after employment reside in the City of Cheyenne, or a reasonable distance (ten miles) therefrom, within the State of Wyoming.
  • Have the ability to speak, read, and write the English language readily and understandably.
  • Be of good moral character, reputation, and personality.
  • Be of good health with average intelligence and general knowledge.
  • Be financially responsible and free of serious criminal record.
  • Be not less than 21 years of age at the time employment offer is tendered.
  • Be of body weight proportional to body height.
  • Have at least a high school or equivalent education.
  • Be capable of strenuous physical activity and, in the opinion of a physician selected by the Commission, have no serious physical defects likely to prevent strenuous physical activity during the twenty (20) years subsequent to employment; have eyesight in each eye corrected to 20/20 Snellen; have no hearing deficiency, and have a thumb and either a forefinger or middle finger on each hand.
  • Indicate mature judgement, emotional stability and an aptitude for police work. (11) Have a valid driver’s license from any state.
  • Possession of, or ability to obtain, an appropriate, valid professional police officer certificate.