Peace Officers 

SOC Code: 33-3051

Entry Salary
Average Salary

Job Description
Law Enforcement Officers are responsible for enforcing laws and maintaining order. Their principal duties are to protect life and property, prevent crimes, investigate complaints and crimes, apprehend and arrest violators, and assist in their prosecution.

1.  Must be a United States citizen.
2.  Must be of majority age.
3.  Must be a high school graduate or equivalent.
4.  Must pass a background investigation. 
5.  Must be free of physical, medical, and emotional problems.
6.  Must pass an oral interview.
7.  All Wyoming Peace Officers must attend a Commission-approved academy for basic training.


Candidates may not have been convicted of felonies nor serious misdemeanors.
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School Located in Wyoming
Wyoming Law Enforcement Academy - Douglas

All Law Enforcement Officers must receive a certification from the Peace Officers Standards and Training Commission to become certified as Peace Officers.

Candidates will be expected to pass written, oral, psychological, medical and drug screening. Polygraph testing and physical agility testing may be performed. Testing is commenced as positions become available.


Licensing Agency
Betty Haukap, Executive Director
Wyoming P.O.S.T. Commission
1710 Pacific Avenue
Cheyenne, Wyoming  82002
Phone: (307) 777-7718

Licensing Authority
W.S. 9-1-704.

Additional Sources of Information

Occupational Outlook Handbook:
"Police, Detectives, and Special Agents"

Last Updated April 2008

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