Join the CPD

Become a sworn officer

Located in the far southeast corner of the state, the Cheyenne Police Department works to serve and protect Wyoming’s largest city.

Entry Level Applicants: Entry level applicants attend a 13-week Peace Officer Basic Training at the Wyoming Law Enforcement Academy located in Douglas, WY.  Following the academy, officers are required to complete the Department’s 14-week Field Training Program (FTO Training). New recruits are on an 18-month probationary period from the date of hire. 

Lateral ApplicantsLateral applicants will attend a Criminal Law course at the Law Enforcement Academy located in Douglas, WY and complete the department’s 14-week Field Training Program (FTO Training).  Additionally, the officer will be on an 18-month probationary period from the date of hire. Lateral Signing Bonus of $7,500.00 for officers. Laterals may receive a raise in pay grade after six months of satisfactory employment. See the Lateral Applicant page for more information.


The Cheyenne Police Department application process is conducted in three phases: 

Phase 1

  • Can be taken at Cheyenne PD on date of entry test.

 *If taken prior to date of entry test, submit your POST test results with your application.             

     Contact the Recruitment Office at (307) 633-8080 or email for more information

    Phase II

    • Background Investigation
    • Chief’s Interview 
    • Receive a Conditional Offer of Employment

    Phase III

    • Polygraph
    • Psychological Evaluation 
    • Medical Exam/Drug Screen
    • Receive Final Offer of Employment


    Before proceeding with the application process, please review the minimum requirements below: 

    • US citizen
    • High School diploma or GED Equivalent
    • 21 years old at time of hire
    • No felony or domestic violence convictions
    • Not have a Dishonorable Discharge from the military

    Any applicant who has any of the following will be disqualified:

    • Three (3) or more moving violation convictions within the previous 36 months (three separate, individual incidents)             
    • Administrative Suspension of a driver’s license; conviction or any form of deferred prosecution qualified by state statute, or as amended, within the previous 36 months from date of disposition, including, but not limited to:
    • Driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs 
    • Leaving the scene of an accident
    • Fleeing to avoid arrest       
    • Reckless Driving
    • Homicide or assault by motor vehicle

    Any applicant who has any of the following will be disqualified:

    • Used any illegal drug while employed in any law enforcement or prosecutorial position, or while employed in a position which carries with it a high level of responsibility or public trust, will be found unsuitable for employment
    • Been discovered to have misrepresented his/her drug history in completing the application will be found unsuitable for employment
    • Distributed or sold any illegal drug for profit at any time will be found unsuitable for employment
    • Used any illegal drug within the last 5 years
    • Used any inhalant within the last 3 years
    • Used marijuana within the last 12 months