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Police Recruit

Laramie, WY
Laramie Police Department

Salary Range: $45,982 (Recruit)

$48,310- $71,044 (Sworn Officer)

Lateral Transfers Also Accepted

The Laramie Police Department always accepts applications for the position of Police Officer for an eligibility list. Our new hires start out as Police Recruits. After approximately eight months of initial training and upon the successful completion of the Field Training program, officers are moved to Police Officer status. After the initial probationary period, Police Officers can apply for special assignments, including:
• Detective Drug
• School Resource Officer
• Crime Prevention Officer
• Training Officer

A majority of Laramie Police Officers work in the Patrol Unit of the Operations Division. In addition to their Patrol Assignments, opportunities exist for Police Officers to become instructors in a variety of specialized fields, including:
• Firearms
• Custody and Control
• Emergency Vehicle Operations (EVO)
• Radar/Laser
• Electronic Restraint Devices (Tasers)
• DUI Enforcement
• Tactical Communications
• Active Shooter
• Criminal Investigations
• Drug Recognition Expert
• Drug Task Force
• Special Response Team
• Bomb Squad

With a reputation as the best trained, and one the most professional Law Enforcement agencies in Wyoming the Laramie Police Department employs 47 sworn officers. Employment with the Laramie Police Department offers more than just a career in Law Enforcement. Laramie is a thriving community of 30,000 and is home to two colleges; the University of Wyoming and the Albany County Campus of the Laramie County Community College. From fishing, camping, and bicycling in the summer, to skiing, snowmobiling, and hunting in the winter, Laramie has something to offer everyone.

The following is a summary of the City of Laramie benefit package for Police Officers:
• Nine paid City holidays.
• Vacation.
• Health Insurance.
• Life Insurance.
• Sick Leave.
• Long Term Disability Insurance.
• Pension Plan: 20-30-year retirement.
• A 457-deferred compensation plan.
• 8 hours Personal Leave per year.