Wheatland Police Department Mission Statement

The Wheatland Police Department will strive to maintain a safe environment to live, work, and visit by furnishing the highest quality of law enforcement, support services, and public information available to us.

 We will professionally interact with our community by being highly visible and ensuring each police contact is carried out fairly, impartially, and with respect.

We will achieve our mission through professional standards, continual education, and training of our officers.

The officers of the Wheatland Police Department are proud of the service they provide to those in the community. Relatively low crime rates, case solvability, and safe streets are possible mainly because of the strong support by both the citizens of the town an

d the commitment by the Town Council towards public safety. The department is exceptionally well trained and equipped. Officers set a high standard for professionalism while working in the community as well as with many other law enforcement agencies.

Strengthening community partnerships is a means to continue building a long-lasting foundation for future generations. As a part of a growing community, the Wheatland Police Department’s mission to provide a safe environment for the citizens of Wheatland is the focus of the important work our officers and support staff do.

Thank you for taking the time to view our page and we sincerely hope you enjoy your virtual tour of the Wheatland Police Department.

Services of the Wheatland Police Department:

In addition to the day to day services such as citizen assistance, traffic control, town-wide patrol and protection, the Town of Wheatland Police Department offers these services: 

  • Extra Patrol/Vacation Patrol
  • Child Car Seat Inspections
  • Drug Take Back Gin
  • Walk-in or Call-in VIN Inspections
  • Employment Fingerprinting
  • Bicycle Registration
  • Live Traps (for citizens to borrow with a deposit)

Employment Opportunities

The Wheatland Police Department is accepting applications for two Peace Officers, the positions will be open until filled. 

Employment Application

Employment Requirements

  • Age minimum: 21
  • Education: High school diploma or GED
  • Experience: No experience needed
  • Must successfully pass a physical assessment, and written exam. Physical assessment standards are the same as the Wyoming Law Enforcement Academy
  • Successfully pass an oral interview by the hiring agency.
  • Must be able to pass a background check
  • Must successfully complete an exam by a physician and a psychologist
  • Must be able to become certified through the Wyoming Law Enforcement Academy as a Peace Officer
  • Must possess a valid driver’s license
  • Not have been convicted of any felony crime.
  • Free of any physical, emotional or mental conditions which might adversely affect the applicant’s performance as Peace Officer.

Physical Agility Tests



  • Monthly salary with paid overtime
  • Holidays recognized:
    • New Year’s Day
    • Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr Day/Equality Day
    • Washington’s Birthday
    • Memorial Day
    • Independence Day
    • Labor Day
    • Veteran’s Day
    • Thanksgiving Day
    • Christmas Day
  • Sick leave
    • Earned at a rate of 8 hours/month
    • Maximum accrual of 240 hours
  • Paid Vacation
    • Earned at a rate of 8.67 hours/month
    • Increased earning rate with longevity
    • Maximum accrual of 240 hours
  • Personal Leave
    • Two personal days per fiscal year are allotted
    • Use or lose it policy is in effect
  • Health and Dental benefits
  • Wyoming Retirement System – Law Enforcement Plan-Partially paid by the Town of Wheatland

Wheatland PD in the News

Wheatland Police Officers work hard to be the best that they can be. Whether it’s accreditation achievements, workshop certifications, or accomplishments on the job, the WPD continues to aim high and hit the mark.  Congratulations, we salute you!

Community Resources: 

Suicide Awareness and Help: https://www.wyominglifeline.org/
Reporting Suspected Abuse, Neglect or Exploitation: https://dfs.wyo.gov/i-need-to-report/abuse-neglect-exploitation/



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