Senior Police Officer (Lateral) - Casper - job 747015

City of Casper

Date: 05/05/2021

City: Casper, Wyoming

Employment type: Full-time

Class Summary


Assigned to: Casper Police Department


Lateral Police Officer


Total Compensation


Learn more about our department: https://casperpolice.org/


Testing: May 10, 2021


3-years experience required


Incumbents are responsible for responding to calls for service and enforcing local, state, and federal statutes. Responsibilities may include patrolling assigned routes; making traffic stops; interviewing victims, witnesses and suspects; making arrests; completing incident reports; determining charges to be applied; completing affidavits for court; and testifying in court when necessary. Receives general supervision from assigned Police Sergeant or higher level supervisory and management staff.


This position is driving essential (see driving requirements below).


Potential forsign-on bonus:



  • Lateral Police Officer program pay depending on police experience

  • Wyoming lateral Police Officers who meet certain criteria $12,500 sign-on bonus

  • Out of state lateral Police Officers who meet certain criteria $7,500 sign-on bonus

  • Previous Wyoming Police Officers decertified through absence $5,000 sign on bonus

  • Entry level Police Officers one time sign-on bonus of $3,000


Employee Benefits


Typical Class Essential Duties




  1. Patrols assigned area; responds to routine and complex emergency situations; answers and responds to radio or telephone dispatches; mediates disputes.




  2. Safely and appropriately uses, and cares for, firearms.




  3. Safely operates a patrol vehicle.




  4. Explains and enforces applicable federal, state, and local laws and ordinances.




  5. Conducts searches; observes suspicious activities and detains suspects.




  6. Conducts criminal investigations by gathering evidence; interviewing victims and witnesses; and interrogating suspects.




  7. Maintains safe traffic conditions by monitoring and directing traffic; enforcing laws and ordinances; investigating accidents; providing escort; reporting unsafe streets and facilities.




  8. Prepares accurate and timely illness and injury, accident, arrest, and administrative reports.




  9. Reports observations and actions by testifying in court.




  10. Represents the City of Casper by responding to the public, citizens, its employees, and others in a prompt, professional, and courteous manner while continuously maintaining a positive customer service demeanor.




  11. Follows all City safety procedures. Reports all accidents/incidents immediately to supervisor.



  12. Performs other duties of a similar nature or level.


Knowledge(position requirements at entry):


Knowledge of:



  • Standard broadcasting procedures of a police radio system.

  • Modern police practices and methods.

  • Recordkeeping principles.

  • Customer service.

  • Applicable Federal and State laws, city ordinances.

  • Proper English, including spelling, punctuation and grammar.

  • Modern office equipment and practices.


Abilities (position requirements at entry):


Ability to:



  • Respond to call-outs after hours, weekends and holidays within 20 minutes.

  • Work a variety of shifts including weekends, nights, and holidays as needed.

  • Learn City geography including street names, number systems, directional orientation and major landmarks.

  • Provide customer service.

  • Act quickly and calmly in emergencies and stressful situations.

  • Maintain proper use of vehicles, equipment, and apparatus including the use and care of firearms.

  • Prepare and maintain accurate records and reports.

  • Maintain confidentiality.

  • Analyze situations quickly and objectively and determine and take appropriate action.

  • Comply with all training requirements.

  • Comply with applicable federal, state, and local laws, rules, and regulations.

  • Prepare accurate and grammatically correct written reports.

  • Learn and apply department procedures, rules and regulations.

  • Learn and apply applicable Federal and State laws, city ordinances, and laws of arrest.

  • Learn safety practices and procedures.

  • Mentor and provide guidance to officers and employees regarding modern police procedures and practices.

  • Operate modern office equipment.

  • Utilize appropriate offensive and defensive weapons nomenclature and theory.

  • Utilize self-defense tactics.

  • Meet the physical requirements necessary to safely and effectively perform the assigned duties.

  • Maintain a neat and professional appearance.

  • Communicate effectively verbally and in writing.

  • Follow written and verbal instructions and direction.

  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work.


Skills (position requirements at entry):


Skill in:



  • Providing customer service.

  • Preparing clear and concise reports.

  • Communicating in a professional manner with customers, staff and the general public.

  • Oral and written communication, sufficient to exchange or convey effective information and to receive work direction.

  • Operating modern office equipment, including computer software and operating systems/applications.


Training, Experience & Certifications


Training and Experience



  • Must be at least 21 years of age.

  • Minimum of three (3) years of external qualifying law enforcement experience.

  • High school diploma or equivalent (G.E.D.) required.

  • Associate's degree in criminal justice, law enforcement, social sciences or a related field preferred.

  • Completion of intense training program within six(6) months of hire.


Licensing and Certification Requirements


Licensing Requirements:



  • Possession of, or ability to obtain, a valid Wyoming Driver's License.

  • Possession of, or ability to obtain, a Wyoming Peace Officer Standards & Training (POST) Certification within twelve (12) months of hire.

  • Must be legally qualified to possess and purchase a firearm.


Supplemental Information & Physical Requirements


The above job description is intended to represent only the key areas of responsibilities; specific position assignments will vary depending on the business needs of the department.


Physical Requirements:


Positions in this class typically require: balancing, stooping, climbing, scaling, crouching, reaching, standing, walking, running, lifting, grasping, feeling, talking, hearing, seeing and repetitive motions.


Medium Work: Exerting up to 50 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 20 pounds of force frequently, and/or up to 10 pounds of force constantly to lift, carry, push, and pull or otherwise move objects, including the human body.


Incumbents may be subjected to loud noises, light disturbance, workspace restrictions, dusts, odors, fumes, and chemicals. Incumbents may be subject to perform duties either indoors or outdoors and on uneven terrain, which may include extreme climate/weather conditions. Incumbents may be subjected to exposure and risk in working with hostile, resistant, and unstable persons. The nature of duties involves constant mental and visual attention, and potential personal danger.


Tattoos will be required to be covered. Tattoos below the wrist and above the collar are not permitted.


Employment with the City of Casper is contingent upon a successful background screen and pre-employment drug test. Applicants who have failed a pre-employment screen or have been terminated from the City of Casper are ineligible for employment consideration for 12 months. You will become eligible for consideration 12 months from the date of your incident (pre-employment screen or termination).


As a condition of employment, the successful candidate must utilize direct deposit for payroll purposes.


Driving records are required for all new employees regardless of the position's driving requirements. If the employee has not held a Wyoming driver's license for the last three years, the employee must provide at their own initiation and expense a driving record from their previous state(s) of residence.


Driving Requirements:


For driving essential positions, employment with the City of Casper is contingent upon a satisfactory driving record. A driving record that reflects any of the following criteria is considered unsatisfactory:


1) Convicted of three (3) or more moving violations within the previous 36 months (three separate, individual incidents).


2)A conviction within the previous 36 months of any of the following:



  • Driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol;

  • Leaving the scene of an accident;

  • Fleeing to avoid arrest;

  • Reckless Driving;

  • Homicide or assault by motor vehicle;

  • Driving without auto insurance;

  • Driving on a suspended license;

  • Refusal to take blood/breathalyzer test for suspected DUI or impaired driving.





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