POST Rules: Chapter 2



AG Employment Opportunities



            
MINIMUM STANDARDS FOR EMPLOYMENT AS PEACE OFFICERS, DETENTION OFFICERS, AND DISPATCHERS.

Section 1. General Provisions Peace Officers and Detention Officers

(a) Every applicant for employment as a peace officer or detention officer within the State of Wyoming shall satisfy the following requirements:

    (i) Be a United States citizen;

    (ii) Be an adult;

    (iii) Submit to fingerprinting and a search of local, state, and National fingerprint files to determine whether the applicant has a criminal record (copies of responses shall be sent to P.O.S.T.);

    (iv) Hold a high school diploma or equivalent achievement (proof shall be sent to P.O.S.T.);

    (v) Be of good moral character. The hiring agency shall complete a background investigation;

    (vi) Be free of any physical, emotional or mental conditions which might adversely affect the applicant's performance as a peace officer and/or detention officer. Physical condition shall be evaluated by a person licensed to practice medicine. Emotional and mental conditions shall be evaluated by a licensed psychologist or psychiatrist; and

    (vii) Successfully pass an oral interview by the hiring agency.

(b) Every applicant who is appointed as a peace officer or detention officer in or for the State of Wyoming shall submit to the Commission an Initial Employment Form or Re-entry Form with fifteen (15) days of the appointment. If the applicant meets the minimum employment standards, the Commission shall issue a temporary certification within fifteen (15) days of receiving the Initial Employment Form or Re-entry Form.

(c) A background investigation, which includes the following, shall be completed by the hiring agency before an applicant who is not currently certified in Wyoming may be employed as a peace officer or detention officer;

    (i) Check current drug and alcohol abuse;

    (ii) Interview with applicant's spouse;

    (iii) Check personal references;

    (iv) Check employment history;

    (v) Check school records;

    (vi) Check military records;

    (vii) Check DCI and FBI fingerprint files to determine if applicant has a criminal record. (The check shall be made in every state where the applicant has resided);

    (viii) Check driving record;

    (ix) Check present or last employer reference. (This should include a check with the applicant's immediate supervisor and peers.);

    (x) Check credit history; and

    (xi) Check Wyoming POST files and any other prior certification history.

(d) The requirements set forth above shall be deemed minimum employment requirements and shall not preclude an employing agency from establishing additional employment requirements.

Section 2. General Provisions for Dispatchers

(a) Every applicant for employment as a dispatcher within the State of Wyoming shall satisfy the following requirements before being employed:

    (i) Be a United States citizen;

    (ii) Be an adult;

    (iii) Submit to fingerprinting and a search of local, state, and national fingerprint files to determine whether the applicant has a criminal record (copies of responses shall be sent to P.O.S.T.);

    (iv) Not have been convicted of any crime for which the applicant could have been punished by imprisonment in a federal or a state penitentiary;

    (v) Hold a high school diploma or equivalent achievement (proof shall be sent to P.O.S.T.);

    (vi) Be of good moral character. The hiring agency shall complete a background investigation;

    (vii) Be free of any physical, emotional or mental conditions which might adversely affect the applicant's performance as a dispatcher. Physical condition shall be evaluated by a person licensed to practice medicine. Emotional and mental conditions shall be evaluated by a licensed psychologist or psychiatrist; and

    (viii) Successfully pass an oral interview by the hiring agency.

(b) Every applicant who is appointed as a dispatcher in or for the State of Wyoming shall submit to the Commission an Initial Employment Form or Re-entry Form within fifteen (15) days of the appointment. If the applicant meets the minimum employment standards, the Commission shall issue a temporary certification with fifteen (15) days of receiving the Initial Employment Form or the Re-entry Form.

(c) A background investigation which includes the following shall be completed by the hiring agency before an applicant who is not currently certified in Wyoming may be employed as a dispatcher;

    (i) Check current drug and alcohol abuse;

    (ii) Interview the applicant's spouse;

    (iii) Check personal references; 

    (iv) Check employment history; 

    (v) Check school records;

    (vi) Check military records; 

    (vii) Check DCI & FBI fingerprint files to determine if applicant has a criminal record. (The check shall be made in every state where the applicant has resided);

    (viii) Check driving record;

    (ix) Present employer reference check. (This should include a check with the applicant's immediate supervisor and peers.);

    (x) Check credit history; and

    (xi) Wyoming P.O.S.T. files and any other prior certification history.


(d) The requirements set forth above shall be deemed minimum employment requirements and shall not preclude an employing agency from establishing additional employment requirements.

Section 3. Certification Requirements.

(a) Any person who has been appointed as a full-time peace officer and/or detention officer for any law enforcement unit in or for the State of Wyoming shall forfeit their position unless within one (1) year from the date of appointment, the officer has been awarded a certificate by the Commission attesting to the satisfactory completion of a Commission appointed peace office and/or detention officer basic training program.

(b) Any person appointed as a dispatcher on a full or part time basis for any law enforcement unit in or for the State of Wyoming shall forfeit their position unless within two (2) years from the date of appointment, the person has been awarded a certificate by the Commission attesting to the satisfactory completion of a Commission approved dispatch basic training program.

(c) Any person who is appointed as a part time or reserve peace officer and/or a reserve detention officer for any law enforcement unit in or for the State of Wyoming shall forfeit their position unless within two (2) years from the date of appointment, the officer has been awarded a certificate by the Commission attesting to the satisfactory completion of a Commission approved peace officer and/or detention officer basic training program.