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The Rock Springs Police Civil Service Commission will be conducting their next testing event for Police Officers in May 2020. Candidates must pass a physical fitness test, by meeting one of the following requirements: 1) must meet the 40th percentile in each category assessed, 2) accumulate a 50th percentile average of all categories assessed, with a minimum level of 25th percentile in each category, written P.O.S.T. exam, consisting of four(4) sections that measure the applicant's basic math and problem-solving, reading comprehension, grammar and writing. Must meet a minimum score of 70% in each section with an overall average of 75% to pass. Oral board interview, polygraph, and intensive background investigation also required. Certified Peace Officers in the State of Wyoming are not required to take the written exam and could be considered lateral transfers.                                                                                                     
Entry Level Wage is $26.28 - $26.94 per hour with excellent benefits. 

 Join Us in Serving Rock Springs: Police Officer Application

 

The Police Civil Service Commission will conduct testing in August 2021.  

Applications can be printed from this page and completed or a packet may be obtained at City Hall.  Lateral transfers for current law enforcement officers are accepted with 3 years of experience and current advanced post-certification.  Lateral transfer applicants must still pass all testing requirements as outlined below.  Candidates must pass the written P.O.S.T. test, physical fitness performance test, and oral board interview, polygraph and intensive background investigation.

Upcoming Testing Dates:

August Testing Dates and Requirements

July 28, 2021 – Application due by 4:00 p.m. to Kelly Battisti in the Police Department.

August 9, 2021 – Physical fitness test at 8:30 a.m. at the Family Rec Center, 3900 Sweetwater Drive.  Pass/Fail. Comfortable clothing such as shorts, sweats, t-shirt, tennis shoes or sport shoes are recommended for the physical test. 

August 9, 2021 – Written test at 1:00 p.m. at a location to be determined.  Pass/Fail. 

August 10, 2021 – Oral board interviews at Rock Springs City Hall, 212 D Street.  Come dressed for a professional interview. Pass/Fail.

December Testing Dates and Requirements

November 22, 2021 – Application due by 4:00 p.m. to Kelly Battisti in the Police Department.

December 6, 2021 – Physical fitness test at 8:30 a.m. at the Family Rec Center, 3900 Sweetwater Drive.  Pass/Fail. Comfortable clothing such as shorts, sweats, t-shirt, tennis shoes or sport shoes are recommended for the physical test. 

December 6, 2021 – Written test at 1:00 p.m. at a location to be determined.  Pass/Fail. 

December 7, 2021 – Oral board interviews at Rock Springs City Hall, 212 D Street.  Come dressed for a professional interview. Pass/Fail.

About the position:

The RSPD is a progressive department consisting of 46 sworn officers.  Police officers perform a variety of duties involved in the enforcement of laws and the prevention of crimes; conduct and participate in general investigations of crimes, accidents, and cases; control traffic flow and enforce State and local traffic regulations.  Officers start out in Patrol and can work towards special assignments as Detectives, Field Training Officers, Tactical Team Member, K-9 Officers, Traffic Officers, or School Resource Officers.

Benefit Package Includes:

  • Entry-level wage is $26.28 - $26.94 per hour.
  • Health Plan inclusive of medical ($500 deductible), dental and vision (monthly premiums start at $161.31);
  • Vacation (12 days), sick leave (12 days) and holiday pay (13 days);
  • Wyoming Retirement Pension Plan 100% paid by the City of Rock Springs along with 457B options.
  • Life insurance - $25,000 paid by City of Rock Springs with additional buy-up options.
  • Discounted passes to the White Mountain Golf Course and 2 indoor recreation facilities.
  • Wyoming has no state income tax.
  • To qualify for employment, candidates must have reached their 21st birthday by the date of hire.
  • Successful applicants will attend the Wyoming Law Enforcement Academy.  The cost of the academy and attendee's wages will be covered by the City of Rock Springs.

For information about testing contact Kelly Battisti, Career Service Specialist at (307) 209-1407, or kelly_battisti@rswy.net.

Applications can be picked at the Rock Springs Police Department or downloaded online at the City’s website.


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Physical Fitness Performance Requirements Chart

Minimum Physical Fitness Standard (40th Percentile) 

         TEST - Male

20-29

30-34

35-39

40-44

45-49

50-54

55-59

1 Minute Sit-up

38

34

31

29

26

24

21

1 Minute Push-up

29

24

21

18

15

13

11

1 ½ Mile Run

12:51

13:36

13:45

14:29

14:58

15:26

16:05

 

         TEST - Female

20-29

30-34

35-39

40-44

45-49

50-54

55-59

1 Minute Sit-up

32

25

22

20

17

14

10

1 Minute Push-up

23

19

16

13

12

11

8

1 ½ Mile Run

15:26

15:57

16:28

16:58

17:26

17:55

18:20

A passing score requires an average of the 40th percentile with no individual area scoring below the 25th

 

We suggest that each applicant be aware of their own physical abilities, and practice each of the required categories in advance of attempting the department physical testing.  Keep in mind that Rock Springs is 6388 feet above sea level (More than a thousand feet higher than the Mile High City of Denver, Colorado).

The City of Rock Springs is an equal opportunity employer.

 

 

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