Careers / Employment

The City of Sheridan is currently accepting
applications for Police Officers

Testing takes place on the third Thursday of most months.

The City of Sheridan is seeking police officer candidates with the proven characteristics of service, reliability, self-awareness, problem-solving, and courage. Entry-level or lateral candidates are encouraged to contact us. When you choose Sheridan as your home, you choose an outdoor lifestyle, excellent schools and medical facilities, safe streets and friendly neighbors. You also choose a community that will take an active role in your success. The people of Sheridan want Police Officers ready to help the Department achieve our objectives in crime prevention, criminal investigations, traffic safety, and community relations.

Police officers have the opportunities to expand their careers by serving in the Criminal Investigations Division, Field Training Officer Program, K-9 program, School Resource Officer Program, Firearms Program, Custody and Control Program, Less Lethal Program, all while living at the eastern base of the Big Horn Mountains in northern Wyoming.

SPD welcomes people with a variety of experiences and backgrounds. Desired experiences may include a current law enforcement certification, an Associate Degree or higher, military service, community service and proven strength of character. We value well-rounded individuals of high character with quality life experience.

The City of Sheridan offers a competitive benefit package that includes night shift differential, health, vision and dental insurance, partner benefits, retirement benefits, and Paid Time Off (PTO) which covers holidays, vacation and sick leave.


1.  Be at least 21 years old
2.  United States Citizen
3.  High School graduate
4.  Possess a valid driver's license and have the ability to obtain a Wyoming driver's license.

Salary is based on the POST certification earned.

Temporary Peace Officer ($60,336), Basic Peace Officer Certification ($62,627), Advanced Peace Officer ($65,005) and Professional Peace Officer ($67,473.07). 

Wyoming P.O.S.T. will determine certification equivalencies for out of state hires.

Officers earn a $2.00/hour nightshift differential.  Officers assigned to the Patrol Division work approximately 1040 hours eligible for the shift differential each year. 


  • Health Insurance: City offers health insurance to employees and dependents. City pays 80% of the premium for a high deductible plan. Employee may buy up to a lower deductible plan or have a lower premium for a higher deductible plan. Coverage begins the first day of the month following hire date.
  • Health Savings Account Contributions: $3,460.00 per year for family coverage/$1,730.00 per year for individual coverage on either high deductible plan.
  • Dental Insurance: City pays 100% of dental premiums for employees and dependents. Coverage begins the first day of the month following hire date.
  • Life Insurance: City pays 100% of premiums for life insurance for full time employees $25,000.00 and $25,000.00 AD&D for employee $2,500.00 for dependent children 6 months to 19 years ($250.00 14 days to 6 mo) $5,000.00 for spouse Optional voluntary life insurance available
  • Vision Insurance: Voluntary vision insurance available for employee and family
  • Retirement: City contributes 11.63% toward Law Enforcement Pension plan and employee contributes 5.57%. Law enforcement eligible for retirement at twenty years of service.
  • Paid Holidays: The City offers 11 paid holidays per year.
  • Vacation Leave: City Employees accrue 80 hours of vacation leave per year. This leave begins accruing immediately upon hire and can be used as soon as it is accrued. Accrual changes to 120 hours annually after 5 years of service, to 160 hours annually after 10 years of service, to 200 hours annually after 15 years of service and to 240 hours after 25 years of service.
  • Sick Leave: City Employees accrue 8 hours of sick leave every month. Accrual begins accruing immediately upon hire and can be used as soon as it is accrued.


The SPD hiring process begins with your submitting an application and completing a test through the National Testing Network. Upon review of your application packet and test scores, you may be extended an invitation to come to Sheridan for physical fitness testing and a hiring oral board. Testing is offered several times a year, typically on the third Thursday of each month. For testing, you will need to complete a physical test following the Wyoming Law Enforcement Academy fitness standards. Then you must pass an oral board. Once you successfully complete the testing process (NTN test, physical test, oral board) you will be placed on a hiring list. If your score is high enough you will then move into the background phase. This will include a background investigation, medical exam, psychological exam, polygraph, and interview with the Chief. If you complete that phase you may be offered a position with the Sheridan Police Department.

The Sheridan Police Department offers written testing services for the position of Police Officer through National Testing Network (NTN). To register with NTN and schedule a test, go to, select ‘Find Jobs’, then select Law Enforcement Jobs and sign up for the Sheridan Police Department.

When you visit the website you may:

-Complete the NTN registration process and schedule your test.

-Review all information related to the Sheridan PD Police Officer position, including minimum requirements, salary, and benefits.

-Review detailed information about the testing process.

-Review the Frequently Asked Questions and take an online practice test (if desired).

Upon completion of your scheduled exam, scores are automatically forwarded to the Sheridan PD. Candidates who attain a passing score on the entry-level exam and submit an application will be placed on the department’s eligibility list. The Sheridan PD will contact candidates on the list and will invite them to participate in further stages of the selection process.

National Testing Network is a service provided to conduct entry-level testing in a standardized, professional environment. National Testing Network does not replace the Sheridan PD’s responsibility and decision-making in the testing process. All candidate results are provided to Sheridan PD where the final decisions are made.


Lieutenant James Hill
[email protected]
Phone: 307-672-5605

Human Resources
  • Mon-Fri 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
  • City Hall, First Floor55 Grinnell Plaza, Sheridan WY 82801
  • Phone: 307.675.4220Fax: 307.675.4270
  • Heather Doke, Human Resources Director[email protected]