Police Officer

Cheyenne, WY
Veterans Health Administration

Salary: $56,648 – $73,644 per year.

Closing Date: 09/30/2024.

Position Summary:

This position will serve as a Police Officer at the Cheyenne Veterans Affairs Healthcare System (CVAHCS) VA Medical Center in Cheyenne, Wyoming, The Police Officer will perform a full range of police duties by following and executing rules, regulations, or procedures covering law and rules enforcement, physical and personal security operations, patrol duties, control desk duty, coordination with local courts, and/or crime prevention activities for the local jurisdiction.

Essential Functions:

  • Protects the civil rights of all individuals on VA controlled property.
  • Prevents, detect and investigate crimes.
  • Patrols assigned areas on foot or by motor vehicle.
  • Subdues persons causing disturbance or who threaten harm to themselves or others.
  • Follows rules/procedures concerning search and seizure of evidence and contraband.
  • Takes charge of significant and catastrophic events.
  • Conducts investigations, apprehensions, and detention.
  • Obtains search and arrest warrants.
  • Arrests violators.
  • Uses independent judgment in cases where policy is not clear.
  • Provides basic first aid and CPR prior to arrival of emergency medical personnel.
  • Prepares report of activities and events that occurred during shift.
  • Performs traffic control.
  • Assists citizens in emergency situations.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.


  • You must be a U.S. citizen to apply for this job.
  • Subject to a background/suitability investigation.
  • Designated and/or random drug testing may be required.
  • May serve a probationary period.
  • Selective Service Registration is required for males born after 12/31/1959.
  • A complete application package; Resume, Transcripts, etc.
  • Selected applicants will be required to complete an online onboarding process.
  • All applicants tentatively selected for VA employment in a testing designated position are subject to urinalysis to screen for illegal drug use prior to appointment. Applicants who refuse to be tested will be denied employment with VA.
  • Participation in the seasonal influenza vaccination program is a requirement for all Department of Veterans Affairs Health Care Personnel (HCP).
  • Participation in the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) vaccination program is a requirement for all Veterans Health Administration Health Care Personnel (HCP).
  • Must possess a valid state driver’s license (in the state of residence) to operate government owned/leased vehicles.
  • Must successfully complete the VA Police Officer Standards and Training (POST) Academy course and other mandatory training requirements set-forth by VA.
  • Authorized use of a firearm, must meet the standards prescribed in the Lautenberg Amendment (PL 104-208) to the Gun Control Act of 1968 (18 USC 922).
  • Required to achieve and maintain qualifications with agency approved weapons commensurate with assigned duties and responsibilities.
  • Must pass pre-employment physical examination, which includes standardized Color blindness test (Ishihara test).
  • Successful completion of the 10 week VA Police Training at LETC.