Police Officer (Lateral Transfer & Entry Level) Immediate Openings

Riverton, WY
Riverton Wyoming Police Department

Riverton Patrol Officer Recruiting

The City of Riverton, WY currently has immediate employment opportunities for Police Officers. Police Officers from other states are encouraged to apply. Relocation allowance is available for lateral transfers!

The Riverton Police Department is currently seeking lateral transfers or recently retired law enforcement officers to join our team.


Salary: $46,633.60 – $64,064.00 Annually

Closing Date: 6/15/2024 5:00 PM Mountain

JOB SUMMARY: Uniformed officers are the first point of contact between the public and the department. Officers will, at all times, within jurisdictional limits, endeavor to prevent crime, preserve the peace, protect life and property, detect and arrest violators of the law, and enforce the laws of the United States, the State of Wyoming, and all local ordinances, in accordance with the rules, regulations, policies, procedures, and orders of the jurisdiction and the Department.


Include the following; other duties may be assigned.

LAW ENFORCEMENT: Patrols within the jurisdictional limits of the City of Riverton as assigned, investigating and documenting violations of local, state, or federal laws; takes appropriate action on violations by verbal or written warnings, citation/summons, affidavit, or arrests; protects life and property; participates in problem-oriented policing; responds to emergencies and controls hazardous situations; provides security checks; responds to requests for assistance form citizens; transports prisoners to and from the county jail. Performs traffic control, investigation, and enforcement. Investigates crimes, conducts interviews with witnesses and suspects, collects found property and evidence, testifies in court, enforces court orders, and executes orders of arrest and search warrants. Responds to high-risk situations and participates in crisis resolution and problem-solving; uses force as necessary. Prepares accident, offense, incident, arrest, evidence, property, missing persons, citation and affidavits, and other forms and reports.

EQUIPMENT CERTIFICATIONS: Operates and maintains certification with various police equipment including but not limited to assigned firearms, assigned less than lethal devices, intoximeter, and radar.

INTER-AGENCY COOPERATION: Assists the fire department, ambulance, and other agencies when requested. Represents the department with professionalism and integrity in all inter-agency transactions.

SPECIAL ENFORCEMENT UNIT: May be assigned to special enforcement units such as Bicycle Patrol, Special Response Team, K-9 Patrol, or Division of Criminal Investigation Task Force.


  • Adaptability: Adapts to changes in work environment, procedures, and assignments; Manages competing demands; Accepts criticism and feedback; Changes approach/method to best fit the situation/work assignment.
  • Communication: Expresses ideas and thoughts both verbally and in written form; Exhibits good listening and comprehension; Keeps others adequately informed; Selects and uses appropriate communication methods.
  • Cooperation: Establishes and maintains effective relations; Displays positive outlook and pleasant manner; Exhibits tact and consideration; Offers assistance and support to co-workers; Works cooperatively with supervisor and co-workers.
  • Customer Service: Displays courtesy and sensitivity; Manages difficult/emotional customer situations; Responds promptly to customer needs; Meets commitments; Solicits customer feedback to improve service.
  • Dependability: Consistently reports to work on time ready to begin work; Responds promptly to requests for service and assistance; Follows instructions, responds to management direction; Takes responsibility for own actions; Keeps commitments.
  • Initiative: Volunteers readily; Seeks increased responsibility; Identifies opportunities to improve systems & procedures; Asks for help when needed.
  • Job Knowledge: Competent and knowledgeable in key result areas; Exhibits ability to learn and apply new skills; Requires minimal supervision; Displays understanding of how job relates to others.
  • Judgment: Displays a willingness to make decisions; Exhibits sound and accurate judgment; Supports and explains reasoning for decisions; Includes appropriate people in decision-making process; Makes timely decisions.
  • Planning & Organization: Prioritizes and plans work activities; Uses time efficiently; Plans and uses available resources; Works in an organized manner.
  • Quality: Demonstrates accuracy and thoroughness; Displays commitment to excellence; Looks for ways to improve and promote quality; Applies feedback to improve performance; Monitors own work to ensure quality.


SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES: Exercises supervision over personnel as assigned.

SUPERVISION RECEIVED: Works under the direct supervision of a Sergeant and administrative and general supervision by the Captain and Chief of Police. Receives operational supervision from an Officer in Charge as assigned.


QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE: High school diploma or general education degree (GED); currently on the multijurisdictional test list administered by the Wyoming P.O.S.T. and must meet all Wyoming P.O.S.T. requirements for Peace Officer certification or currently certified with the Wyoming P.O.S.T. or ability to obtain certification with not more than 77 hours of academy instruction within twelve (12) months.
  • LANGUAGE SKILLS: Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, traffic codes, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals. Ability to write routine reports and correspondence. Ability to speak effectively before groups.
  • MATHEMATICAL SKILLS: Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals. Ability to compute rate, ration, and percent and to draw and interpret bar graphs.
  • REASONING ABILITY: Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form. Ability to exhibit imagination, initiative, and to enforce laws and ordinances with tact and impartiality.
  • OTHER REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES: Ability to learn modern law enforcement principles, procedures, techniques, and equipment. Ability to learn the use of firearms, and the operation of police vehicles and all equipment. Ability to learn applicable laws, react effectively in emergency and stress situations. Ability to perform work requiring physical conditioning as determined by the standards set by the Wyoming P.O.S.T. Commission.
  • CERTIFICATIONS, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS: Ability to be certified by the Wyoming P.O.S.T. as a Basic, Advanced, or Professional Peace Officer within one (1) year of employment. Must possess a valid Wyoming driver’s license. Must have the ability to be insured under the City’s municipal automobile insurance policy coverage.

Supplemental Information


PHYSICAL DEMANDS: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit, stand and walk; use hands to handle or feel objects, tools, or controls; reach with hands and arms; climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl; and talk and hear; occasionally required to run.
  • The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 100 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.

WORK ENVIRONMENT: The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee frequently works outside is sometimes extreme weather conditions and is frequently exposed to vibration. The employee occasionally works in high, precarious places.
  • The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.