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Police Officer

Gillette, Wyoming



City of Gillette

P. O. Box 3003

Gillette, WY 82717-3003

Phone: 307-686-5222

Fax: 307-682-0726

Website: www.ci.gillette.wy.us


Salary: $16.82 - $25.42/hour + benefits 



Application Deadline: NA









As assigned, serves in a variety of areas of assignment. Patrols an assigned area of the City in a radio-equipped vehicle.  Checks businesses/residences to prevent criminal activities.  Enforces state and municipal laws/ordinances.  Responds to calls involving assaults, fights, domestic disturbances, and other criminal activities/civil complaints.  Secures the scene.  As authorized/instructed, conducts preliminary investigations.


Arrests, questions, and transports suspects and/or persons with outstanding arrest warrants to jail facilities. Processes prisoners into jail.  Prepares incident reports. Secures/investigates crime scenes.  Observes and/or assists in the collection, preservation, and handling of physical evidence and property.  Interviews/interrogates victims, suspect(s), and witnesses.  Gathers evidence and verifies information pertinent to the investigation and resolution of a variety of criminal incidents.


As required, preserves/documents crime scene using a variety of technical equipment, techniques, and procedures. Processes the scene for fingerprints.  Sketches the crime scene.  Prepares reports, complaints, affidavits, and other related documents.  Testifies in court.  Presents evidence/sworn testimony regarding the investigative process and facts of the case.


Performs other duties as assigned or required.





Ø       Knowledge of applicable city, county, state and Federal statutes, rules, ordinances, codes, regulations, administrative orders, case law and other governing rules and regulations. 

Ø       Knowledge of the City’s and the Department’s policies and procedures.

Ø       Knowledge of the principles of file and records management.

Ø       Knowledge of court process and legal terminology.

Ø       Knowledge of the principles, trends and practices of modern law enforcement.

Ø       Skill in reading, understanding, interpreting and applying relevant city, county, state and Federal statutes, rules, ordinances, codes, regulations, administrative orders, case law and other governing rules and regulations.

Ø       Skill in the use of assigned weapons.

Ø       Skill in assessing and prioritizing multiple tasks, projects and demands.

Ø       Skill in establishing and maintaining effective working relations with co-workers, other City employees, representatives from other city, county, state and/or Federal agencies, the news media, general public and/or others having business with the City of Gillette.

Ø       Skill in operating a personal computer utilizing a variety of commonly used and specialized software and operating systems/applications.





A high school diploma or GED.



Additional Requirements:


Must be able to satisfactorily complete physical fitness testing, oral board interviews, polygraph examination, medical examination and psychological examination.


Must obtain within one (1) year of employment and must maintain State of Wyoming Police Officer Standards and Training (POST) certification.


May be required to meet physical conditioning standards required by assignment.  May be required to lift, drag and/or carry heavy, bulky supplies, materials and/or other items weighing up to 200 pounds.


May be exposed to potential physical harm, dangerous machinery, infectious diseases, hazardous chemicals, extreme weather conditions and potentially high stress levels.


May be required to work a rotating shift schedule.


May be subject to call out and/or call-back.


Must have at the time of application and must maintain a valid Driver’s License.





Any interested applicant, who is in need of reasonable accommodation from the City of Gillette, call the City of Gillette HR Department at 307-686-5222 or if you would like to apply for this position, please complete a City of Gillette application and Personal History Statement. 



A Job Application and Personal History Statement is available below:



Job Application


Personal History Statement





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