Located in northern Wyoming, cradled by the iconic Bighorn Mountain range, the City of Sheridan, (pop. 17,800), is known as a vacation destination, as well as a travel stop due to its close proximity to Interstate 90 and U.S. Route 14. The Bighorn National Forest and Bighorn Mountains are an outdoor recreation enthusiast’s paradise, with hiking, camping, boating, hunting, rock climbing, and photographing the wildlife and scenery, among the many activities to enjoy. The city’s downtown area hosts a variety of festivals, including an Annual Wine Festival, multiple street festivals, farmers markets, and every summer Sheridan hosts the annual WYO Rodeo.
The City of Sheridan Police Department has 29 sworn officers and 18 civilian employees. The department operates from three bureaus – Patrol Operations, Support Services, and Administrative Services, on a 2020 budget of $4.22 million, including communications. Under the direction of the City Administrator, the Police Chief is responsible for developing both strategic and operational plans for the department, preparing and overseeing the department budget, and managing the County-Wide Dispatch Center in the provision of 911 services to the county which includes communications and emergency services for 7 fire departments, 2 law enforcement agencies, and a private ambulance service. The Police Chief will have direct supervision over two Lieutenants, an Administrative Services Manager, and an Administrative Coordinator.
A bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice, Public or Business Administration, or a related field, and 7-10 years of upper management and leadership experience in a comparable law enforcement agency is required. A master’s degree in a related field is preferred. The selected candidate must be Wyoming Law Enforcement Training and Standards Board Certified or have the ability to be certified within 6 months of hire. Advanced leadership training, such as the F.B.I. National Academy, Northwestern University’s School of Police Staff and Command or similar programs, is highly desirable. Any equivalent combination of education and experience to successfully perform the essential duties of the position will be considered.
For a complete position profile/full job description and to apply online, visit Prothman at https://www.prothman.com/, click on “Open Recruitments” and then click the position title. To apply, click on “Apply Online” and follow the directions provided. For questions, call 206-368-0050. The City of Sheridan is an Equal Opportunity Employer. First review of applications: October 11, 2020 (open until filled).