The Sheridan Police Department is the main law enforcement agency in Sheridan, with 30 sworn officers and 18 civilian employees. We are a progressive, community-oriented police department seeking motivated, career-minded individuals to join our team. 

The SPD offers a wide array of special interest programs for its officers, including:

  • K-9
  • Drug Recognition Expert
  • School Resource Officer
  • Bicycle Patrol
  • Detectives
  • Field Training Officer
  • Precision Marksman
  • Chemical Munitions Specialist
  • Instructors in Special Skills


The Sheridan Police Department is always looking for entry level and lateral transfer police officer candidates.

Applicant Requirements:
At least 21 years of age, US Citizen, High School diploma or GED, no felony convictions and a valid driver’s license.

Police Officer Hiring Process:
As opening become available, qualified applicants will be contacted to arrange for testing. Candidates will be provided information about the stages of the selection process and the expected duration of the process.

Lateral Transfer Applicant Requirements:
Applicants eligible for lateral hiring must complete all testing. Experience will be evaluated as part of the candidate's background check to determine its equivalence with the Sheridan Police Department.

Candidates must successfully complete the following:

  • Physical Fitness Test
  • Online Examination
  • Hiring Panel
  • Medical Examination
  • Drug Screening
  • Psychological Evaluation
  • Polygraph
  • Background Investigation

Probationary Period:
Upon meeting the requirements for the offer of employment a new hire will serve a trial service period of 12 months.

  • Applicants who do not possess a Basic P.O.S.T certificate will be required to attend a 14 week Basic Training at the Wyoming Law Enforcement Academy in Douglas. Further information regarding the Law Enforcement Academy and its programs can be found on their website at: www.wleacademy.com  
  • Upon completion of Basic Training a new hire will then complete a 4-phase field training program, which is a highly structured and closely supervised process. All new officers must complete the program with satisfactory or above performance evaluation. This will be the basis for moving the employee to certified status prior to their patrol assignment

Wyoming Peace Officer Certified Applicants
Hired at rate he/she would be after 1 year probation (will not be additional raise after year probation)

Certified Peace Officers from other States
Receive pay increase after FTO/2 week cross certification course