Careers / Employment

The City of Sheridan is currently accepting applications for Police Officer.

Testing takes place on the third Thursday of most months.

Click here for the City of Sheridan HR Department to submit an application

The City of Sheridan is seeking to partner with 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.

Chief of Police Travis Koltiska and his staff look forward to welcoming police officer candidates who are motivated to help The Sheridan Police Department accomplish our mission of serving all people in our jurisdiction by preventing crime, protecting life, and improving the quality of life. The City of Sheridan values making a difference, taking initiative, building trust, showing optimism, and promoting teamwork.

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.

Chief Koltiska welcomes 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.

JOB REQUIREMENTS

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 INFORMATION

Entry Level:
$23.81 hourly
*qualified lateral candidates receive a one-step salary increase (2.5%) upon initial hiring

BENEFIT INFORMATION

  • 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: $2,500.00 per year for family coverage/$1,250.00 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 10 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.

TESTING PROCESS

  • Submit an application to City of Sheridan HR
  • Application is reviewed and if basic standards are met, HR will contact with an invitation to test
  • Testing Day
  • Physical Test (WLEA Fitness Standards)
  • Written test
  • Oral Board
  • Background Investigation
  • Medical Exam
  • Psychological Screening
  • Polygraph
  • Chief’s Interview

CONTACT INFORMATION

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
  • Nicole Romeo, Senior HR Generalist[email protected]