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Next testing dates: September 9th and 10th (Lateral Applicants Only); October 7th and 8th (All Applicants).
Cheyenne Police Department Recruitment Opportunities
Looking for good people with commitment.

Thank you for your interest in the recruit and lateral positions with the Cheyenne Police Department. For further information regarding recruitment please contact the Training Coordinator, Tim Rumpf (307)637-6537.

Job Description
Located in the far southeast corner of the State, serving the State Capitol population of 60,000 people, sitting at just over 6,000 feet elevation, our work involves responsibility for community protection of life and property, crime prevention, law enforcement and arrest, assigned patrol duties, traffic control, report processing, public relations contacts, and other special police related assignments.

Entry Level Applicants who are hired will attend a 13-week Peace Officer Basic at the Wyoming Law Enforcement Academy, Douglas, WY; Laterals will attend a 2-week Criminal Law course; both Entry and Laterals will be required to complete the department’s 14-week Field Training Program (FTO Training), finishing out probation at the successful conclusion of 18 months of employment from date of hire. Laterals meeting criteria found on the department’s website may receive a raise in pay grade after six months satisfactory employment.

Applications and Testing

City Application and Police Department Application Packets must be printed, completed, signed and on file with Human Resources prior to physical assessment. Applications sent to the Police Department will not be accepted. See application packet for additional deadlines and information. 

Deadline for application:  September 7th and October 5th; by 5 p.m.

Written Exam - $35 (cash only) Valid Picture ID required. The exam can be taken any time prior to, however, you need to contact Wyoming Peace Officer Standards and Training (P.O.S.T.) to schedule an appointment (307)777-6790. To take the exam on the morning listed below  contact the Cheyenne Police Department, (307)637-6537. Study hints.

A copy of exam results must be on file with Human Resources prior to taking the Physical Assessment. Scores are good for a 12 month period.

Deadline for written exam:  8 a.m. September 9th and October 7th

Out of town applicants – one Optional exam - scheduled at the Cheyenne Police Department, September 9th, and October 7th at 8 a.m. Registration will take place from 8:00 – 8:30 AM, w/ testing starting promptly at 8:30 AM. Valid Picture ID required; call CPD to make an appointment – (307) 637-6537.

Physical Assessment
For applicants successfully completing the written exam, the physical assessment will be at 2 p.m. on the dates of the written exam listed above.  The assessment will be at 3800 Converse, the Converse softball fields at the corner of Converse and Airport Parkway.    The push-ups and sit-ups will be on the field.  The run will take place on Airport Parkway in a straight line run for ¾ mile to the turn around and return to the start/finish line.  Valid Picture ID required. Assessment consists of Sit-Ups in 1 minute, Push-Ups in 1 minute and 1.5 mile run, age/gender based. PT Standards can be viewed here. 

Oral Board
For applicants successfully completing the written exam and PT assessment, oral boards will be scheduled at the Cheyenne Police Department (map) Thursday September 10th and October 8th.

Test Results

Written exam, PT Assessment and Oral Board scores are combined and averaged with preference points then added to calculate final test results.  The Eligibility Registry list will be available online at and posted on the front door of the Cheyenne Police Department.

Background Investigation
For applicants successfully passing the Oral Board, to include:
  • Integrity Interview
  • Background investigation
  • Chief's Interview
  • Polygraph
  • Psychological Evaluation
  • Medical Evaluation
  • Drug Screen

Additional Resources
Entrance Exam
Job Requirements
Lateral Hires

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