State Troopers

Wyoming State Trooper Careers

Class 106 of the Wyoming Highway Patrol Trooper Academy is scheduled to begin January 8, 2024! 

The next Wyoming State Trooper application and hiring process will begin early 2024.  Please contact the agency recruiter at or by calling (307) 281-1714 to learn more about beginning your career with the Wyoming Highway Patrol.


The Wyoming Highway Patrol is looking for qualified individuals who are ready to become part of a team dedicated to serving and protecting the people of the great state of Wyoming.  Wyoming State Troopers are held to the highest standards and embody professionalism, integrity, courage, discipline, humility, and loyalty at all times.  Some of the initial benefits include:

  • Full pay and benefits upon beginning training
  • 39 credit hours from Laramie County Community College available to Trooper Recruits upon completion of the 20-week academy
  • Vacation & Sick leave accrual starting day one
  • Full medical, dental, and vision benefits
  • Competitive pension plan

Testing to become a Wyoming State Trooper begins with filling out the appropriate application (links above).  Following the online application, you must complete the written test through Public Safety Testing.  The written test may be taken virtually once you have registered.  Prior to being invited to in-person testing, you must complete both of those steps.

In-person testing takes place in Cheyenne, WY over the course of two or three days.  These testing days involve the Wyoming Physical Agility Test (WYPAT), oral board interviews, eye-detect testing, and psychological testing.  Upon successful completion of these four testing phases, you will move on to the background investigation portion of the hiring process.  Pending a successful background investigation, you will receive a final conditional offer of employment which includes your projected duty station assignment and instructions regarding acceptance into the Trooper Basic Academy.  


We are excited to offer an abbreviated 6-week onboarding training phase for individuals who meet the qualifications for Trooper II (Wyoming POST Advanced Peace Officer Certification or equivilent).

The Wyoming Highway Patrol offers a 20-week Trooper Basic Academy for new hires who do not have qualifying previous law enforcement experience.  New hires who meet the qualifications regarding previous sworn law enforcement experience (Trooper II) may opt to attend the full 20-week Trooper Basic Academy or the 6-week in-house onboarding training phase prior to beginning Field Training.  New Troopers are required to successfully complete their designated course of training at the Training Academy in Cheyenne, WY as a condition of their employment.