Powell - Entry Level Police Officer

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Department Powell Police Department
TypeEntry Level
Job TitleEntry Level Police Officer
Salary$40,019 to $59,217 Annually
Registration Fee$20.00
Location Powell, WY

Job Announcement

Powell Police Department, WY Police JobsCITY OF POWELL POLICE DEPARTMENT


The first screening is tentatively scheduled for February 8, 2019 beginning at 7:00 a.m. (MDT) at the Powell Police Department. Eligible participants will receive an invitation to participate in this screening. You will be required to be in attendance for all testing days as they are determined. The screening process will include a written test, physical abilities test, oral board interview, background interview and investigation, psychological assessment, command staff interview, and medical examination.  The screening process may also include a polygraph exam and physical fitness assessment or any other assessment instrument deemed necessary. 

PLEASE NOTE: THIS JOB CLOSES AT 4:00PM (MDT) the application closing time listed above is in Eastern Time.


Performs a variety of entry level technical law enforcement duties related to enforcing the laws, maintaining the peace, protecting citizens and conducting investigations.


Works under the general supervision of a PO II, PO III, Sergeant, Lieutenant or Police Chief.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS (Performs Some Or All Of The Following)

Patrol & Traffic:

  • Enforces all applicable city, state, and federal laws and ordinances by apprehending, citing and arresting violators as appropriate; investigates criminal activity, gathers evidence, interviews victims, witnesses and suspects and takes appropriate action to solve case and to bring suspects before proper judicial process; investigates traffic accidents, enforces traffic and parking violations; directs traffic and assists motorists as needed; serves warrants, processes, notices, summons and subpoenas and keeps records of disposition.
  • Responds to calls for service and renders aid to distressed citizens by maintaining the peace, supplying information, and aiding in assisting the citizens as applicable.
  • Completes detailed and accurate reports of daily activities, criminal cases, arrests, traffic accidents and other cases as appropriate; presents evidence and testimony in court and other hearings as required.
  • Operates police vehicle and other department equipment in a manner that will maximize its life span and will provide the utmost safety for the officer and the public; maintains visible presence to deter and prevent crime; performs foot patrol in the business areas to acquaint themselves with the business community and to make themselves more readily available to the citizens;checks for building security and illegal activity.
  • Performs ongoing public relations to enhance the image of the department within the community; as assigned, represents the department by speaking at public meetings and schools to educate and inform citizens; presents a professional image in both appearance and demeanor.


1. Education and Experience: 

A. Graduation from high school or GED; AND B. One (1) year of general work experience.

2. Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Some Knowledge of modern law enforcement principles, procedures, techniques and equipment; applicable Federal, State, County, and City laws and ordinances and departmental rules and regulations; NCIC, UCR/IBR codes and there proper application; methods of arrest; legal liabilities associated with arrest and law enforcement; practices and procedures for
    emergency vehicle operation; specialized equipment such as that needed to document field sobriety tests, radar, radio, camera, finger printing, evidence collection, etc.; hazardous waste classifications and emergency procedures; investigative procedures and practices; courtroom procedures and laws of evidence.
  • Some Skill in the use of firearms, non-lethal weapons, police vehicle/emergency vehicle operation, emergency equipment, which may include breath test devices, radar units, and restraining devices.
  • Ability to react effectively in emergency and stress situations; exhibit imagination, initiative and problem-solving capability in coping with a variety of law enforcement situations; follow standard safety practices and procedures common to law enforcement work; perform work requiring good physical condition; communicate effectively, verbally and in writing; establish and maintain effective working relationships with employees, other agencies and the public.

3. Special Qualifications:

Must be 21 years of age. Must possess a valid Wyoming State driver’s license. Must acquire and maintain Wyoming POST Basic peace officer certification. Must pass employment drug test. May be required to be or become NASRO certified. Varying shift work is required. All time limited capacity assignments will be set and may be extended or terminated at the discretion of the Chief of Police

4. Work Environment:

Tasks require a variety of physical activities periodically involving muscular strain related to walking, standing, stooping, sitting and reaching. Essential functions require talking, hearing and seeing. Mental application utilizes memory for details, emotional stability, discriminating thinking and creative problem solving. Frequent local travel required in course of performing portions of
job functions. Elements of the job pose various degrees of hazard uncertainty common to law enforcement.


Jobs close at 11:59 PM (Eastern) on the deadline date specified, or when the position capacity has been met, or unless otherwise specified in the announcement. If the deadline date is not specified in the announcement, the agency has sole discretion on setting the deadline and jobs may close without notice. It is the applicant's responsibility to thoroughly read and understand the deadline requirements and capacity limits as outlined by the agency.

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