Salary - Peace Officer

Entry Level  - $30.59 hourly/$63,634 annual
Top Pay - $43.86 hourly/$91,232 annual

**$2.00/hour shift differential**

** As a Peace Officer you will not pay Social Security - equates to 6.2% bump in pay **

Salary - Communications

Wage Range - $49,696.32 - $57,685.22

**$2.00/hour shift differential**

Equipment - Peace Officers:
  • All uniforms and equipment provided (including .40 caliber Glock) 
  • Sheridan Police Department offers a take home vehicle to officers that have completed both the Wyoming Law Enforcement Academy and the SPD field training officer program and who reside within a six-mile radius of the department.

Shift Assignments:

Officers work 12 hour shifts (0600-1800, 1800-0600) three days a week, followed by three days off, we adjust the rotation by a day twice a month to allow employees 2 consecutive weekends off a month. Officers will work approximately 2 months of day shift (0600-1800) and then switch to work 2 months of night shift (1800-0600). The shifts are divided up into teams, teams are selected by command staff, each with a Sergeant, Corporal, Patrol officers and Communications officers.

Vacation Leave:

Vacation leave for full-time employees accrues as follows:

Length of Service Vacation Leave Accrual Rate
0-4 years 10 days annually 96 hours
5-9 years 15 days annually 120 hours
10-14 years 20 days annually 160 hours
15-24 years 25 days annually 200 hours
25 or more years 30 days annually 240 hours
  • Maximum Accrual shall be limited to 240 hours
  • Paid at 100% when you leave employment

Sick Leave:

Every full time employee will earn 8 hours of sick leave for each month of service, and may accumulate 960 hours. Upon separation or termination employees will be eligible to convert three days of sick leave for one day of pay.  

Attendance Recognition:

Any employee who uses less than 3 days of sick leave in the fiscal year receives $25 in Chamber Bucks. These can be spent at local businesses around Sheridan.

Family and Medical Leave:

  • For eligible employees, up to 12 weeks of leave during a 12-month period for eligible purposes.
  • Must use accumulated sick, vacation and/or compensatory time prior to beginning unpaid leave


  • New Year's Day
  • Presidents Day
  • Memorial Day
  • Independence Day
  • Labor Day
  • Veterans Day
  • Thanksgiving Day
  • Day After Thanksgiving Day
  • Christmas Day
  • Personal Day (1)
  • Personal Day (2)

80 hours of holiday pay will accrue at the beginning of each fiscal year and can be used throughout the year, or 5 days (40 hours) of remaining time will be paid out at the end of the fiscal year.

Rodeo Time:

All City employees are granted 4 hours of Rodeo time to be used to attend the parade, because Sheridan Police Department employees generally work during this time Officers get 4 hrs of time to use as personal time before Dec 31.

Tuition Reimbursement:

The City offers reimbursement for tuition and brooks for pre-approved job related courses. Reimbursement is contingent upon receiving a passing grade of a “C” or higher.

Wellness Program:

Employees have the opportunity to earn up to $350 per year by participating in our Wellness Program. This program consists of a wellness blood draw and establishing 4 goals for the year.  Optional activities to earn money are tracking fitness activities, wellness education programs, quarterly challenges, preventative wellness checks, and participating in organized fitness activities.

Health Insurance:

The City offers health insurance to employees and dependents. The City pays 80% of the premium for a high deductible plan. Employees may buy up to a lower deductible plan. Coverage begins the first day of the month following hire date.

  • Health Savings Account Contributions by City: $3,460 per year for family coverage/$1,730 per year for individual coverage on the high deductible plan.

Dental Insurance:

The City pays 100% of dental premiums for employees and dependents. Coverage begins the first day of the month following hire date.

Life Insurance:

The City pays 100% of premiums for life insurance for full time employees

  • $25,000 and $25,000 AD&D for employee.
  • $2,500 for dependent children 6 months to 19 years ($250 14 days to 6 mo)
  • $5,000 for spouse
  • Optional voluntary life insurance available

Vision Insurance:

Voluntary vision insurance available for employee and family

Retirement & Pension:

  • The City contributes 11.63% towards Law Enforcement Pension plan. Employees contribute 5.57%.
  • Full pension and retirement after 20 years of service.