Police Officer

$53,539.20 - $65,124.80 Annually
Casper Police Department - Casper, WY
Job Type
Casper Police Department
Job Number
1/21/2021 12:00 AM Mountain
Class Summary


  Assigned to:  Casper Police Department
Next Testing Period - Monday, January 25th (location and times to be announced)

Applicants are responsible for reviewing the testing information to get details on the testing dates, locations and requirements. All communication about the testing process will be through the email address each applicant provides on his/her application.

Learn more about our department:  https://casperpolice.org/
Potential for sign-on bonus:
  • Lateral Police Officer program pay depending on police experience
  • Wyoming lateral Police Officers who meet certain criteria $12,500 sign-on bonus
  • Out of state lateral Police Officers who meet certain criteria $7,500 sign-on bonus
  • Previous Wyoming Police Officers decertified through absence $5,000 sign on bonus
  • Entry level Police Officers one time sign-on bonus of $3,000

Incumbents are responsible for responding to calls for service and enforcing local, state, and federal statutes.  Responsibilities may include patrolling assigned routes; making traffic stops; interviewing victims, witnesses and suspects; making arrests; completing incident reports; determining charges to be applied; completing affidavits for court; and testifying in court when necessary. Receives general supervision from assigned Police Sergeant or higher level supervisory and management staff.
This position is driving essential (see driving requirements below).

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Typical Class Essential Duties

1.  Patrols assigned area; responds to routine and complex emergency situations; answers and responds to radio or telephone dispatches; mediates disputes.
2.  Safely and appropriately uses, and cares for, firearms.
3.  Safely operates a patrol vehicle.
4.  Explains and enforces applicable federal, state, and local laws and ordinances.
5.  Conducts searches; observes suspicious activities and detains suspects.
6.  Conducts criminal investigations by gathering evidence; interviewing victims and witnesses; and interrogating suspects.
7.  Maintains safe traffic conditions by monitoring and directing traffic; enforcing laws and ordinances; investigating accidents; providing escort; reporting unsafe streets and facilities.
8.  Prepares accurate and timely illness and injury, accident, arrest, and administrative reports.
9.  Reports observations and actions by testifying in court.
10.  Represents the City of Casper by responding to the public, citizens, its employees, and others in a prompt, professional, and courteous manner while continuously maintaining a positive customer service demeanor.
11.  Follows all City safety procedures. Reports all accidents/incidents immediately to supervisor.
12.  Performs other duties of a similar nature or level.

Knowledge of:
  • Customer service.
  • Proper English, including spelling, punctuation and grammar.
  • Modern office equipment and practices.
Ability to:
  • Respond to call-outs after hours, weekends and holidays within 20 minutes.
  • Work a variety of shifts including weekends, nights, and holidays as needed.
  • Learn City geography including street names, number systems, directional orientation and major landmarks.
  • Provide customer service.
  • Act quickly and calmly in emergencies and stressful situations.
  • Maintain proper use of vehicles, equipment, and apparatus including the use and care of firearms.
  • Prepare and maintain accurate records and reports.
  • Maintain confidentiality.
  • Analyze situations quickly and objectively and determine and take appropriate action.
  • Learn standard broadcasting procedures of a police radio system.
  • Comply with all training requirements.
  • Prepare accurate and grammatically correct written reports.
  • Learn and apply modern police practices and methods.
  • Learn and apply department procedures, rules and regulations.
  • Learn and apply applicable Federal and State laws, city ordinances, and laws of arrest.
  • Learn safety practices and procedures.
  • Learn and apply recordkeeping principles.
  • Operate modern office equipment.
  • Utilize appropriate offensive and defensive weapons nomenclature and theory.
  • Utilize self-defense tactics.
  • Meet the physical requirements necessary to safely and effectively perform the assigned duties.
  • Maintain a neat and professional appearance.
  • Communicate effectively verbally and in writing.
  • Follow written and verbal instructions and direction.
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work.
Skill in:
  • Communicating in a professional manner with customers, staff and the general public.
  • Oral and written communication, sufficient to exchange or convey effective information and to receive work direction.
  • Operating modern office equipment, including computer software and operating systems/applications.


Training, Experience & Certifications

Training and Experience

  • Must be at least 21 years of age at time of graduation from the Wyoming Law Enforcement Academy.
  • No previous training or experience required.
  • High school diploma or equivalent (G.E.D.) required.
  • Completion of intense training program within eighteen (18) months of hire.
Licensing and Certification Requirements
  • Possession of, or ability to obtain, a valid Wyoming Driver's License.
  • Possession of, or ability to obtain, a Wyoming Peace Officer Standards & Training (POST) Certification.
  • Must be legally qualified to possess and purchase a firearm.


Supplemental Information & Physical Requirements


The above job description is intended to represent only the key areas of responsibilities; specific position assignments will vary depending on the business needs of the department.

Women, minorities, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

Employment subject to extensive background investigation, including polygraph and psychological examination. The successful candidate must pass a pre-employment drug screen test.

As a condition of employment, the successful candidate must utilize direct deposit for payroll purposes. 
Driving records are required for all new employees regardless of the position's driving requirements.  If the employee has not held a Wyoming driver's license for the last three years, the employee must provide at their own initiation and expense a driving record from their previous state(s) of residence.

Physical Requirements:  
Positions in this class typically require: balancing, stooping, crouching, reaching, standing, walking, lifting, fingering, grasping, feeling, talking, hearing, seeing and repetitive motions.

Medium Work: Exerting up to 50 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 20 pounds of force frequently, and/or up to 10 pounds of force constantly to move objects.

Incumbents may be subjected to fumes, odors, dusts, gases, poor ventilation, oils, bodily fluids, extreme temperatures, inadequate lighting, workspace restrictions, and intense noises.

Driving Requirements:
For driving essential positions, employment with the City of Casper is contingent upon a satisfactory driving record. A driving record that reflects any of the following criteria is considered unsatisfactory: 
1) Convicted of three (3) or more moving violations within the previous 36 months (three separate, individual incidents);
2) A conviction within the previous 36 months of any of the following:

  • Driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol;
  • Leaving the scene of an accident;
  • Fleeing to avoid arrest;
  • Reckless Driving;
  • Homicide or assault by motor vehicle;
  • Driving without auto insurance;
  • Driving on a suspended license;
  • Refusal to take blood/breathalyzer test for suspected DUI or impaired driving.

If you have questions regarding the background screen, pre-employment drug test or driving record, please contact the Human Resources Office at (307)235-8344 prior to accepting a job offer. 

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Contact Us:

500 North Center Street – Casper, WY 82601
PO Box 399 – Casper, WY 82602