Employment Opportunity

Guernsey Police Officer Job Description

Performs a variety of working level, technical law enforcement duties related to enforcing the laws,
maintaining the peace, and protecting citizens.
Works under the general supervision of the Sergeant or Police Chief.

  1. Education and Experience:

                A.            Graduation from high school or Equivalent and Wyoming P.O.S.T;
                B.            Six months (6 mo.) experience as a police officer;
                C.           An equivalent combination of education and experience.

  1. Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

Working Knowledge of modern law enforcement principles, procedures, techniques and  equipment; applicable Federal, State, County, and Town laws and ordinances and departmental rules and regulations; NCIC, UCR 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.
Skill in the use of firearms, non-lethal weapons, police vehicle, emergency equipment, which may include intoxilyzers, 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.

  1. Special Qualifications:

Must possess a valid Wyoming State driver's license.
Must maintain law enforcement certification by completing annual training requirements of POST
and the department. Must pass employment drug test.
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.
a. Patro&Traffic:
Enforces all applicable town, state, and federal laws and ordinances by apprehending, citing and arresting violators a 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.
b. Crime Prevention:
Participates in delivering program(s) unique to elementary, Junior High and High schools; focus on safety, drug awareness, alcohol (DUI), gang activity, truancy, violence, theft, vandalism, trespassing, traffic, etc.; conducts lectures, workshops, classes or gives presentations related to criminal activity within the schools to assist school officials; educates participants and youth regarding law enforcement practices; demonstrates specialized equipment explains efficiency and effectiveness of the same.
Conducts criminal investigations on cases involving juvenile offenders; establishes rapport with school officials, students and parents; advises students, parents and school officials in criminal matters; makes arrests as needed.
Organizes and establishes neighborhood watch areas; conducts community watch meetings with concerned citizens upon request; educates public regarding effective action through organized community efforts; develops and delivers domestic violence and child abuse prevention programs.
Performs departmental public relations functions; delivers public speeches at community gatherings, church meetings, civic meetings, schools, etc.
c. Investigations:
May conduct entry level investigations on major felony crimes; works closely with, Sergeants, Lieutenant, and Police Chief in solving difficult cases; investigates, follows-up and insures completion of all cases; conducts research and pursues clues, makes telephone calls, tracts criminal histories, secures existing data information on suspects. etc.; answers business/bank complaints of theft, forgery, scams, bounced checks, embezzlements, bad credit and white collar crimes; alerts businesses and community of check forgeries, and short change artists; investigates use and trafficking of illegal

Benefits Offered: The Town of Guensey provides health insurance, partial dental insurance, partial life insurance, half of the employees Wyoming State Retirement, paid holidays, paid sick, vacation and personal days off

Please provide all the information requested and turn into Town Hall at 81 W. Whalen Street, or email it to kate@togwy.us
The Town of Guernsey is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE)


Attn: Kate Farmer

Town of Guernsey

PO Box 667

Guernsey WY 82214


The Town of Guernsey is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE)