Police Officer Hiring Procedures
Qualifications & Screening Process
To qualify for testing for employment with the Wyoming Police Department, candidates must be certified by the State of Michigan as a police officer or certifiable within thirty days after the written test is taken. In addition, candidates must also be able to satisfy the following minimum qualifications:
- United States citizen
- Possess a valid operator’s license
- High school graduate or GED certificate; minimum of associate's degree required
- At least 18 years of age
- Possess 20/20 corrected vision
- No prior felony convictions or misdemeanor domestic assault convictions
- Perform the essential functions of a Police Officer with or without reasonable accommodations
The Wyoming Police Department utilizes a written exam process to hire new police officers. EMPCO, Inc. will conduct the initial evaluation and written exams.
Resume Review / Oral Interview
Candidates who qualify and pass the resume review portion will be asked to participate in an oral interview made up of WYDPS personnel.
Upon completion of the Personal History Questionnaire, an officer from the Wyoming Police Department will conduct a background investigation. The assigned investigator will report the results of the background investigation to executive command staff. The executive command staff will determine which candidates will proceed to the Board of Review / Chief's Interview.
Department Board of Review / Chief's Interview
After the background investigation has been completed, a Department Board of Review will determine if a conditional job offer will be extended. The candidate will participate in a final Chief's interview.
Psychological, Pre-Placement Physical Examination & Drug Screen
To be completed upon a conditional job offer.
Police Officer Salary
Approximate Annual Salary Effective after July 1, 2016:
Minimum Annual Salary
Maximum Annual Salary
Internship Contact Information:
Sgt. Brian Look
- Provide a letter from your school's internship director stating that this internship is a required part of your degree program, and the total hours required by the school for successful completion.
- Complete a Waiver of Liability Form, and Intern Information Sheet.
- Dress Code: Business Casual to Business Dress.
- Must schedule all contact time with the Departments Internship coordinator. The intern must be able to work on all three shifts. If you are unable to attend a scheduled shift you must contact the Department prior to the time you were scheduled to appear.
- Must submit for review any papers written based on the internship experience to the Departments Internship coordinator.
- Must supply the Department with one report on the internship experience. This report shall be no less than five types written pages double spaced and can be a copy of one that is submitted to the School.
- Must not enter any private residence during the course of the internship.