Police Recruitment 


Do you want to make a difference in a community that supports its Police Department? 

Do you want to join a team surrounded by friendly faces, wide open spaces, and small-town values? 

The Rawlins Police Department is accepting applications and provides hiring bonuses. Will you be the difference?

Click here to learn more about our community!



  • 21 years old 
  • High School diploma or equivalency 
  • U.S. Citizen
  • Strong moral character
  • No felony or domestic violence convictions
  • Driver's License 
  • Meet all fitness standards, including sit-ups, push-ups, and 1.5-mile run (Full PDF)

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  • Field Training Officers
  • Investigations
  • School Resource Officer 
  • K9 Officer 
  • Specialties including Firearms Instructor, Custody and Control Instructor, Bike Patrol, Drug Recognition Expert, and more


  • Hiring bonus of $2000 (new officers) and $3000 (laterals), with full pay during the academy 
  • 21 days of vacation/holiday annually 
  • 20-Year retirement 
  • Medical insurance premiums provided at no cost to employee and family
  • Pay set based on experience and training

Read more about our pay and benefits here.

Hiring Process 

Have questions about the process? Please reach out to our recruiting coordinators or call 307-328-4503. 

Lateral candidates may be exempt from certain requirements. 

Step 1: Apply here.

Step 2: Physical Agility Testing at 6700 feet, including sit-ups, push-ups, and a 1.5-mile run Full PDF 

Step 3: Oral Board Interview

Step 4: Wyoming Peace Officers Standards Training (POST) Exam, with testing on basic math, reading comprehension, spelling, grammar, punctuation, and writing skills.

Steps 2, 3, and 4 are usually performed in one day for easier travel arrangements. 

Step 5: Candidates are ranked and placed on the eligibility list. Conditional offers are made.

Step 6: Background Investigation 

Step 7: Psychological Evaluation 

Step 8: Medical Exam and Drug Testing  

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A Day In the Life

To be successful as a police officer, you should:

  • be in good physical condition to pursue suspects.
  • remain level-headed in stressful and dangerous situations.
  • be intuitive. 
  • able to exercise sound judgment.

Typical patrol tasks include: 

  • Enforcing local, state, and federal laws.
  • Patrolling assigned geographic zones and responding to calls.
  • Apprehending and transporting suspects.
  • Interviewing victims, witnesses, and suspects.
  • Gathering and logging evidence.
  • Writing citations, delivering warrants, and testifying in court.
  • Preparing and providing accurate reports documenting incidents and activities.
  • Responding to emergency and non-emergency situations.
  • Preventing and investigating illegal activities, domestic disturbances, accidents, etc.

Recruiting Coordinators

Please reach out to our recruitment coordinators by phone or email with any questions you have regarding our hiring process, the job, or about our community. We look forward to talking to you!

Daria Hooper, Investigations Lieutenant 

Katrina James, Administration

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