Police Officer - Detective/Lateral Job at City of Rawlins, Rawlins, Fremont County, WY

  • City of Rawlins
  • Rawlins, Fremont County, WY

Job Description

Detective Position Opening

The Rawlins Police Department is pleased to announce a lateral opportunity for a qualified and motivated individual to fill the role of detective. The initiative aims to identify individuals outside our department who are interested in criminal investigations and possess the skills necessary to excel in a detective role. If you are interested in seeking a new role, we encourage you to apply.


  • Conduct thorough investigations into criminal activities, including but not limited to aggravated assaults, sexual assaults, fraud, and other felony offenses.
  • Gather and analyze evidence, interview witnesses, and interrogate suspects to obtain relevant information.
  • Collaborate with other law enforcement agencies, experts, and legal professionals to build strong cases.
  • Maintain accurate and detailed records of investigations, including case reports, evidence, and witness statements.
  • Stay abreast of laws, investigative techniques, and technology to enhance investigative capabilities.
  • Testify in court as a witness and present evidence to support criminal cases.
  • Work closely with other law enforcement team members to coordinate efforts and share information.
  • Perform pre-employment background investigations.
  • On-call rotation


  • Minimum Education Level and Type: High Diploma or GED.
  • Minimum Experience Qualifications: At least three years as a Police Officer/Investigative experience preferred.
  • Strong interest in criminal investigations.
  • Good performance record and proven ability to handle investigative responsibilities.


Rawlins prides itself on its friendly faces and small-town values. We have breathtaking landscapes and unparalleled outdoor recreation - If you love the great outdoors, Rawlins, Carbon County is the place to be. Carbon County is 7,897 square miles from the mountains to the deserts. We are known for our gorgeous mountains , scenic vistas, and pristine rivers and streams. Our wide-open spaces and low population offer some of the best recreational opportunities. Rawlins has a charming atmosphere of small boutiques, first-class restaurants, casual eateries, and beautiful parks.


We have a strong and positive relationship with our community. Our community still believes in and trusts its police. We depend on one another, and we know our neighbors. We embrace traditional core values such as honesty, equality, kindness, compassion, treating people how they want to be treated, and helping those in need. Rawlins has an excellent school system with small classroom sizes and excellent teachers. Our community boasts comprehensive health care and room for family growth.


The Rawlins Police Department offers various instructor roles and specialties, including K-9 Officers, Firearms Instructors, Custody and Control Instructors, Bike Patrol, Drug Recognition Experts, Investigations, and School Resource Officers. We offer plenty of opportunities for personal growth and professional development.

Pay and Benefits:

Hiring Bonus: $2000 for new officers without prior experience and $3000 for Lateral Officers.

Competitive Pay:

We offer increased rank pay and paid overtime. Officers are eligible to receive predetermined hourly increases for certifications and educational degrees.

Paid Insurance Premiums : The City of Rawlins pays all employee insurance premiums, a savings of $320 a month, and $3840 a year for a family.

Pension: You are eligible for a 20-year retirement at 50% of your top five earning years, 62.5% at 25 years, and 75% after 30 years.

No State Income Tax: Citizens of Wyoming do not pay personal or corporate state income taxes, have no retirement income taxes, and enjoy low property and sales tax rates.

Take-Home Cars: The Rawlins Police Department has a take-home car program where each officer is assigned a take-home patrol car. Take-home cars add to the visibility of protection in the neighborhoods where the officer lives.

Paid Academy: All new officers will attend the Wyoming Law Enforcement Academy. The Rawlins Police Department pays for the academy tuition and the officer's salary. Experienced officers are encouraged to apply and may be eligible for peace officer certification reciprocity.

Sick Leave

15 Vacation Days and 6 Holidays per year

Dental and Vision Coverage

All equipment provided:

Applicants are advised that upon hiring, they must complete the department's Field Training Program, and out-of-state applicants must successfully challenge the Wyoming Peace Officer Standards and Training (POST) requirements to meet the criteria for Wyoming's Certification Reciprocity.

Candidates interested in the detective position should submit their application and resume outlining their qualifications and motivation for pursuing this role. Applications are available on the City of Rawlins website ( under the employment section. Feel free to call 307-324-4503 with any questions. The position is open until filled.

Job Tags

Hourly pay, Holiday work, Full time, Part time, Casual work, Outdoor, Felony friendly,

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