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Career Poster
Employment with the Green River Police Department provides an excellent opportunity for a law enforcement career with a professional and progressive department.

Standards for selecting and hiring "Green River's Finest" include completing an extensive pre-employment process which begins with the T.A.B.E. Entry Level Exam, an oral interview, complete background investigation, polygraph interview, as well as psychological and physical examinations.

If selected for hire, officers are required to comply with certification requirements set by the Wyoming Peace Officer Standards and Training Commission. Officers must successfully complete the 3-month basic Police Training Academy in Douglas, Wyoming, then annually recertify within the department per P.O.S.T. certification. P.O.S.T also requires officers to complete 40 hours of certified advance training bi-annually. To maintain or enhance their skills, officers are also required to attend monthly department training for weapons and other police related topics.

Once employed, officers are issued all equipment and uniforms necessary for the job.


Recruits are required to attend a Basic Police Training Course at the Wyoming Law Enforcement Training Academy. The academy training is a 14-week course that includes topics such as:

  • Accident investigation
  • Criminal law
  • Defensive tactics
  • Drug enforcement
  • Firearms training
  • Report writing

While at the academy, recruits are paid a full salary of a first year officer. Upon graduation from the academy, the new officers begin an approximate 12-week Field Training Program. This program is designed to give them on the job training with an experienced police officer and allow them to work on various patrol shifts. After completing the Field Training Program, new officers are assigned to a patrol shift and evaluated throughout their 6-month probationary period.
For more information on the Wyoming Law Enforcement Academy visit:


Special Assignments

Officers also receive individual training opportunities to enhance job performance and develop specialized skills throughout their career. After the one-year probationary period, an officer has the opportunity to apply for a variety of specialized assignments, such as:

  • Bomb Squad
  • Detective
  • Juvenile Detective
  • K9 Handler
  • Narcotics
  • School Resource Officer
  • SWAT


Minimum Qualifications


  • Be of good moral character
  • Must be a U.S. citizen
  • Must be at least 21 years of age at the time of application
  • Must possess a high school diploma or GED
  • Must possess a valid driver’s license
  • No felony convictions


Written Test- TABE

The TABE test is required to be completed before submitting an application. The TABE test is compiled of reading comprehension, report writing, and observation skills. The test is administered at the Western Wyoming Community College.

It all starts by registering to take the WWCC T.A.B.E. test through Western Wyoming Community College Adult Learning.  For testing times, you can contact WWCC in Rock Springs at (307) 382-1829; WWCC in Green River at (307) 875-5532; or the Green River Police Department at (307) 872-0555.  Cost is $5 and scores must be higher than a 12.0 for passing.

Helpful resources; Common Police Interview Questions, Police Applicant Interview Tips, Preparing for Police Interviews 


Physical Fitness Test 

The Green River Police Department requires a PT test from each applicant. This test is conducted before employment, and must be passed to qualify. The physical fitness test will consist of five exercises given on the same day at the location chosen by the Green River Police Department. They will be administered, observed, and graded by Green River Police Department fitness instructors. For testing, you will need to wear proper clothing, i.e. t-shirt / sweatshirt, shorts / sweats and comfortable running shoes. For the Pt-standards visit: 

Apply for a Job

Applications are accepted year-round, and can be filled out at any time. For more information, and to speak directly with an officer, please contact Cpt. Shaun Sturlaugson or Cpt. Janet Kauchich or call 307-872-0555.

Interviews (Oral Board)

Once applicants have completed the TABE testing and PT- physical testing, interviews will be conducted with the Green River Police Interview Board.

Next Steps

Applicants that are accepted as potential hires will be subject to a full background examination, polygraph and psychological exam. Once the background is complete, potential hires will be given a conditional offer of employment.

Non-Sworn positions with the department include:
Code Enforcement Officers, Evidence/Property Officer, Public Relations Officer, or School Crossing Guards. 
Minimum Qualifications


  • Be of good moral character
  •  Must be a U.S. citizen
  •  Must be at least 21 years of age at the time of application
  •  Must possess a high school diploma or GED
  •  Must possess a valid driver’s license
  •  No felony convictions

Non-Sworn Applicants are subject to an oral interview, complete background check, and can be subject to a polygraph or phycological exam.










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