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The City of Gillette is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer.

If you would like to apply for a job opening, please select from the positions indicated below and complete the City of Gillette Application for Employment for that position on or before the closing date.

The City of Gillette does not accept applications for positions that are not posted nor will they be considered.  All applications for employment are accepted for advertised vacant positions only and must be received by the closing date.  No applications will be accepted or considered after 5:00 pm on the closing date of a position.

Applications are not used again for any other position; you must submit a separate application for each job opening.  If interested in multiple positions, you must submit one application per position.

Each applicant shall complete and sign an application form prior to being considered for any position. Resumes may supplement, but not replace, the City of Gillette’s official application form.

The City of Gillette’s recruiting practices shall be conducted solely on the basis of ability, merit, qualifications and competence, without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, disability, age or any other characteristic protected by state or local law.

Any employee who has been found to have submitted false or misleading information on their application form or resume is subject to immediate termination.

Notice: The City of Gillette conducts a post offer, pre-employment drug screen and criminal background check for all positions.

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Police Officer

  • Type:Full Time
  • Salary/Pay Rate:$25.70 - $38.55 / Hour
  • Posted Date:11/01/2015 8:30 AM


Benefits:  Yes
FLSA Status:  Non-Exempt
Employment Status:  Full-Time
Current Starting Wage:  $25.70 / Hour


Under general supervision, undertakes and performs a variety of law enforcement work associated with patrol, traffic enforcement, investigations and/or special assignment.


As required, serves in one or more major 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.  Issues citations.  Responds to calls involving assaults, fights, domestic disturbances, and other criminal activities/civil complaints.  Secures the scene.  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.  May assist 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, and affidavits, obtains and executes search and arrest warrants, and other related documents.  Testifies in court.  Presents evidence/sworn testimony regarding the investigative process and facts of the case.

Assignment as a School Resource Officer:  In addition to listed examples of primary duties, prepares classroom presentations and demonstrates how class subjects are applied in real life job/activities.  Counsels students regarding personal, social, and/or legal issues. Investigates school crime.  Is able to appropriately prioritize daily activities and workload while working effectively and efficiently with limited direct supervision.

Assignment as a Detective:  In addition to listed examples of primary duties, locates and interviews suspects/witnesses.  Conducts surveillance of suspects and/or locations.  As assigned, conducts/performs undercover work.  Prepares witnesses and victims for court appearances.  Is able to appropriately prioritize daily activities and workload while working effectively and efficiently with limited direct supervision.

Assignment as a Tactical Team Member:  In addition to listed examples of primary duties, maintains proficiency in the use of specialized weapons and equipment.  Cross-trains with other emergency response teams.  Responds to crimes in progress.  Resolves situation through negotiation or direct action.

Assignment as a NET Officer:  In addition to listed examples of primary duties, NET officers will initiate contacts, conduct uniformed enforcement activities and enforce narcotic, alcohol and tobacco statutes and ordinances.  Conducts compliance checks at licensed liquor establishments and restaurants and retailers selling tobacco.  As assigned, conducts surveillance of suspects and/or locations, conducts/performs undercover work and assists with special investigations.  Is able to appropriately prioritize daily activities and workload while working effectively and efficiently with limited direct supervision.

Assignment as a K-9 Handler:  In addition to listed examples of primary duties, works with and utilizes canine to perform searches for drugs and lost subjects, pursue and apprehend criminal suspects.  Maintains custody of drugs used in training.  Schedules regular veterinary examinations, grooming and inoculations for canine.  Participates in public affairs programs.  

Performs other duties as assigned or required.


  • Knowledge of applicable city, county, state and Federal statutes, rules, ordinances, codes, regulations, administrative orders, case law and other governing rules and regulations.
  • Knowledge of the City’s and the Department’s policies and procedures.
  • Knowledge of the principles of file and records management.
  • Knowledge of court process and legal terminology.
  • Knowledge of the principles, trends and practices of modern law enforcement.
  • 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.
  • Skill in the use of assigned weapons.
  • Skill in assessing and prioritizing multiple tasks, projects and demands.
  • 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.
  • Skill in operating a personal computer utilizing a variety of commonly used and specialized software and operating systems/applications.


  • A high school diploma, GED or equivalent.
  • Vision:  20/20 Corrected.
  • Candidates must be 21 years of age at time of hire.
  • Must possess at the time of application and must maintain a valid Driver’s License.


  • 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.


  • K-9 Officer
  • SWAT
  • Bicycle Patrol
  • Detectives
  • DARE Officer
  • Hostage Negotiator
  • Crisis Negotiator
  • Computer Investigator
  • Arson Investigator
  • Accident Investigator
  • Firearm Instructor
  • EVO Instructor
  • Arrest and Control Instructor
  • Laser / Radar Instructor
  • CPR / First Aid Instructor
  • School Resource Officer
  • Narcotics Enforcement Team
  • Polygraph Examiner
  • Victim Services Program
  • Crime Stoppers


  • Department Gym
  • Wellness Program
  • Take Home Vehicles
  • AWD Vehicles
  • Mobile Data Terminals in Vehicles


Qualified applicants selected for testing must successfully complete each of the following progressive steps in order to move forward in the recruitment process: 

  • Physical Fitness Test
  • Written Examination
  • Oral Board
  • Polygraph Examination
  • Fingerprinting / Photograph
  • Comprehensive Background Investigation
  • Psychological Evaluation
  • Medical Evaluation
  • Drug Screen


To apply for this position, please complete a City of Gillette Police Department Application for Employment AND PERSONAL HISTORY STATEMENT or contact the Human Resources Department.

Please mail, fax, email or drop off your completed application. 

201 East 5th Street 
Gillette, WY 82716 
Phone:  307-686-5222
Fax:  307-685-8892

Gillette Police Department Recruitment Video
Police Officer Position Profile
Police Officer Testing Process
P.D. Fitness Requirements - Female
P.D. Fitness Requirements - Male
Written Test Resources
Polygraph Advisement

The City of Gillette is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
The City of Gillette Conducts Pre-employment Drug Screening.

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