Employment

Employment Opportunities

Are you looking for a career in Law Enforcement? Do you want to make a difference? The Platte County Sheriff’s Office is a great place to start.

We currently have openings for a Detention Deputy. You may pick up an application by stopping by the Sheriff's Office or by downloading an application off of this website.

We offer competitive pay, health benefits, a flex plan, paid sick leave and vacation, and retirement packages. Invest in your future!

Career Paths

A career with the Platte County Sheriff's Office provides a wide variety of opportunities in several specialized fields of law enforcement including but not limited to:

  • Patrol Division
  • Field Training Officer
  • Firearms Instructor
  • Hostage Negotiator
  • Evidence Technician
  • Seatbelt Technician
  • School Resource Officer
  • Use of Force Instructor
  • Detention Division
  • ECIR Intoximeter Instruction
  • Taser Instructor
  • Prisoner Extradition and Transports
  • Court Security
  • Background Investigation
  • Communications
  • Homeland Security
  • 911 Emergency Response
  • Civilian Positions
  • Administrative Assistants

Application Forms

The first step is to fill out an application. Download the application, print it out, fax to 307-322-1343, or mail to:

Platte County Sheriff's Office
850 Maple Street
Wheatland, WY 82201

Application for Employment (PDF)

Code of Ethics

As a law enforcement officer, my fundamental duty is to serve mankind; to safeguard lives and property; to protect the innocent against deception, the weak against oppression or intimidation, and the peaceful against violence or disorder; and to respect the constitutional rights of all men to liberty, equality and justice... I recognize the badge of my office as a symbol of public faith, and I accept it as a public trust to be held so long as I'm true to the ethics of the police service. I will constantly strive to achieve these objectives and ideals dedicating myself before God to my chosen profession: law enforcement.

Hiring Requirements

  • 21 years of age by date of hire
  • Have or obtain a valid Wyoming drivers license with a safe driving record by date of hire
  • High School diploma or GED
  • United States Citizen or proper documentation

Disqualifiers

  • Felony Conviction
  • Falsifying Documents
  • Domestic violence charges or related offenses
  • One DUI conviction within five years or two within a lifetime
  • Poor Credit History
  • Poor Employment History
  • Failure to perform adequately on the psychological examination

Application Forms

The first step is to fill out an application. Download the application, print it out, fax to 307-322-1343, or mail to:

Platte County Sheriff's Office
850 Maple Street
Wheatland, WY 82201

Application for Employment (PDF)

The Selection Process

  • Submit Application
  • Score 70% or better on written test
  • Pass basic typing test
  • Pass Wyoming law enforcement Academy fitness entry test
  • Pass oral interview
  • Pass background investigation
  • Pass a psychological exam
  • Pass interview with Sheriff
  • Pass medical exam
  • Pass drug screening
  • Pass fingerprint screening

Candidates passing the mentioned tests and background investigation will receive a conditional job offer. The applicant will then complete a psychological and medical exam. After all tests and evaluations are complete and have acceptable results, the candidate will then receive the final job offer.

Testing is conducted on a continual basis. If you have questions regarding the process, please call our Recruiting Officer at 307-322-6582.

Application Forms

The first step is to fill out an application. Download the application, print it out, fax to 307-322-1343, or mail to:

Platte County Sheriff's Office
850 Maple Street
Wheatland, WY 82201

Application for Employment (PDF)

Job Descriptions

Road Deputies

Road Deputies perform law enforcement, control traffic flow, enforce state and local traffic regulations, perform investigative work, participate in and provide support and assistance to special crime prevention and enforcement programs, and perform a variety of administrative tasks.

Job Description (PDF)

Detention Officers

Platte County Detention Officers are responsible for the security and well-being of the inmates in the detention center as well as for the safety and welfare of the community. The Detention Center has 18-20 positions for Detention Officers.

Job Description (PDF)

Dispatcher

The Communications Division is in charge of all 911 Emergency management in Platte County. The Dispatchers are responsible for receiving calls 24 hours a day, seven days a week, and relaying those calls to the proper agency. In addition to these duties, Dispatchers also run criminal histories for the office. There are six full-time dispatch positions.

Administrator

The Administrative staff includes two full-time Administrative Secretaries who manage the day-to-day office duties for the Sheriff’s Office.