In an effort to create organizational clarity, and to empower its employees, the City of Sheridan has identified its core values. These values are fundamental to meeting the mission of the City. It is expected that the employee in this position will meet his or her responsibilities including observable commitment to these values.

Title Police Corporal
Categories Police
Hiring Range $23.10 – $25.51
Closing Date March 5, 2017
Status Open
Job Summary

This position provides supervisory direction for police officers, assists training officers and performs a variety of law enforcement-related functions associated with the operations of a shift, division or assignment.  Assists the patrol Sergeant with a variety of management and supervisory functions for assigned shift.

Major Duties
  • Assures the integration and application of and compliance with the Core Values of the City of Sheridan and the Law Enforcement Code of Ethics.
  • Responds to calls for service; investigates crimes; conducts patrols; provides on-scene supervision for officers.


  • Produces case reports; manages internal records.


  • Approves shift case reports; handles complaints from citizens; develops press releases; provides assistance and assigns tasks to other officers.


  • Responds to citizen complaints.


  • Trains, assigns, supervises, evaluates, and disciplines personnel.


  • Completes a variety of administrative tasks, including scheduling, timecard maintenance, and the preparation of reports and memoranda.


  • Provides first responder first-aid.


  • Interviews witnesses and interrogates suspects.


  • Performs the duties of Field Training Officer as assigned; completes daily and weekly training evaluations; provides firearm training.


  • Conducts bicycle patrols as assigned; oversees the bicycle patrol team.
  • Performs related duties.
Knowledge Required by the Position
  • Knowledge of relevant federal and state laws and local ordinances.
  • Knowledge of the theories, principles, and practices of police administration.


  • Knowledge of criminal procedures, use of force standards, proper patrol techniques, emergency vehicle operation, and firearm safety.


  • Knowledge of interview and interrogation techniques.


  • Knowledge of the principles of evidence handling.


  • Knowledge of city and department policies and procedures.


  • Knowledge of management and supervisory principles and techniques.


  • Knowledge of employee evaluation guidelines.


  • Knowledge of the criminal justice system.


  • Skill in planning, organizing, analyzing, decision making, and problem solving.


  • Skill in the supervision of personnel.


  • Skill in the use of firearms and other standard and specialized equipment.


  • Skill in public and interpersonal relations.


  • Skill in oral and written communication.
  • Skill in the use of computers and job-related software programs.
Supervisory Controls

The Sergeant assigns work in terms of very general instructions. The supervisor spot-checks completed work for compliance with procedures and the nature and propriety of the final results.


Guidelines include city and department policies and procedures, federal and state laws, and city ordinances.  These guidelines require judgment, selection, and interpretation in application.

Scope and Effect
  • The work consists of varied supervisory and technical law enforcement duties. The potential for life-threatening situations contributes to the complexity of the work.
  • The purpose of this position is to supervise and participate in the provision of police services. Successful performance helps ensure the effectiveness of department services, enhances the quality of life for area citizens, and affects the public image of the city.
Personal Contacts
  • Contacts are typically with department personnel, elected officials, support services personnel, citizens, and the general public.
  • Contacts are typically to exchange information, provide services, and to motivate and influence employees.
Physical Demands
  • The work is typically performed while intermittently sitting, standing, walking, running, stooping, bending, or crouching. The employee must be able to restrain persons, lift objects of varying weights, and distinguish between shades of color. The employee must possess manual dexterity.


  • The work is typically performed indoors, traveling in a vehicle, and outside, where the employee may be exposed to heat, cold, or inclement weather. The employee may be exposed to infectious or contagious diseases and life-threatening situations.
Supervisory and Management Responsibility

This position has direct supervision over assigned personnel.


Minimum Qualifications
  • A high school diploma or GED AND three (3) years of relevant police, law enforcement or closely related experience OR any equivalent combination of experience and/or education from which comparable knowledge, skills and abilities have been achieved.


  • Possession of a valid driver’s license issued by the State of Wyoming for the type of vehicle or equipment operated.


  • Ability to meet current requirements set forth by the Police Officer Standards and Training Certification for the State of Wyoming.
  • Successful completion of probationary period.

Next Steps

Thank you for your interest in joining the City of Sheridan!
The City of Sheridan is an at-will employer. This means that either party – the employee or the employer – may end employment at any time, with or without cause, with or without notice. All the terms, conditions and benefits of employment with the City are subject to change at any time, with or without notice, at the discretion of the City.