Provide quality law enforcement services through protection of life and property; preservation of the peace; crime prevention; and enforcement of all laws, ordinances, and university regulations in a fair and impartial manner.
This position has been deemed
as addressed in the University of Wyoming’s
. Employees in essential positions may be required to work during emergency closures and winter closure based on the nature of their job duties and the reasons for the closure.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Respond to emergency and non-emergency calls in a prompt, professional manner. Types of calls include fire, medical, crime reports, disturbances, requests for transports, crimes in progress, as well as burglar, fire, and panic alarms. Provide emergency first aid as needed.
Perform preventative patrol and proactively engage with the University community in the course of daily patrol. Patrol may be in the form of vehicular, bicycle, or on foot.
Utilize community oriented policing techniques to prevent crime and enhance the quality of life on campus.
Make physical arrests, process arrestees and initiate criminal prosecution. Issue citations and prepare criminal complaints.
Maintain current training and use of technological applications in photography, evidence collection, and surveillance.
Facilitate the movement of vehicular and pedestrian traffic on University property and enforce traffic and parking violations.
Staff special event assignments, including athletic competitions and other campus activities and events. Maintain crowd control and provide instructions and directions to event attendees and staff.
Act as an information resource for visitors and community members; keep abreast of departmental and university activities.
Employ effective community service oriented techniques, ensuring positive and professional interactions are maintained with University community members. Routinely interact with residence assistants (RA) and other University faculty, staff, and students during normal patrol; share crime prevention information and valuable safety and security techniques.
Prepare well written reports through electronic CAD Systems and field notes of investigations and patrol activities.
Participate in annual legal updates as dictated through local, state, and federal law.
Perform other duties and assist with special projects as assigned.
Associate’s degree (or successful completion of 60 college credit hours) or current Wyoming peace officer certification required.
Required licensure, certification, registration or other requirements:
21 years of age and a United States Citizen. Current certified Peace Officers or be on the current registry of applicants after having successfully completed testing administered by the Peace Officers Standards and Training Commission.
Applicants are subject to a thorough background and reference investigation, must pass medical, physical fitness, psychological, and oral board examinations.
Police Officers at the University of Wyoming must maintain physical fitness standards as determined by the Chief of Police in order to perform maximum physical effort when required.
Valid driver’s license with a motor vehicle record (MVR) that is compliant with the
University Vehicle Use Policy
Non-certified applicants must successfully complete a program of initial training at the Wyoming Law Enforcement Academy within one year of employment and be certified as a Basic Peace Officer.
Must achieve Advanced Peace Officer certification within two years of employment with the department, and must achieve Professional Peace Officer certification within three years of employment.
Professional Peace Officer certification must be maintained throughout the officer’s continued employment by completing 40 hours every two years of continuing education credits approved by the Wyoming Peace Officers Standards and Training Commission.
Previous military or law enforcement experience
Current Wyoming POST Peace Officer certification
Complete the online application and upload the following for a complete application: cover letter, resume or C.V. and contact information for four work-related references.
UW is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Educator and Employer. We are committed to a multicultural environment and strongly encourage applications from women, minorities, veterans and persons with disabilities.
In compliance with the ADA Amendments Act (ADAAA), if you have a disability and would like to request an accommodation to apply for a position, please call 307-766-2377 or email
The University of Wyoming is located in Laramie, a town of 30,000 in the heart of the Rocky Mountain West. The state of Wyoming continues to invest in its university, helping to make it a leader in academics, research and outreach. The university has state-of-the-art facilities in many areas and the community provides the advantages of a major university.
Located in a high mountain valley near the Colorado border, Laramie offers both outstanding recreational opportunities and close proximity to Colorado’s Front Range, a bustling group of metropolitan cities including Denver, Boulder, and Fort Collins. This beautiful mountain landscape offers outdoor enjoyment in all seasons, with over 300 days of sunshine annually. For more information about the region, please visit
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