Training Sequence

Training Sequence

Academy Vision:

To be the standard for Law Enforcement Training in the State of Wyoming

Academy Mission:

Our instructors provide standardized, up to date & relevant training to become force multipliers for law enforcement in Wyoming

Those selected to be Patrol Officers must complete the Wyoming Highway Patrol Recruit Academy and be certified by the Wyoming Peace Officers Standards and Training Commission. See "Training Sequence" (below).

Training Sequence

Civilians:

  •  Attend the Wyoming Highway Patrol Academy (20 weeks)
  •  Commission & move to assigned duty station
  •  Field Training with a Senior Trooper  
  •  After completion of Field Training, new Troopers begin work on their own 

Wyoming certified officers:

  • Attend Wyoming Highway Patrol Academy ( 20 weeks)
  • Commission & move to their assigned duty station
  • Field Training with a Senior Trooper for a minimum of thirty (30) working days
  • After completion of Field Training, new Troopers begin work on their own 

Out-of-state certified officers:

  • Attend Wyoming Highway Patrol Academy ( 20 weeks)
  • Commission & move to their assigned duty station
  • Field Training for a period of thirty (30) working days
  • After completion of Field Training, new Troopers begin work on their own 
  • Training costs, Laramie County Community College tuition/fees, and full salaries during this training are paid by the State of Wyoming. Lodging at the Wyoming Law Enforcement Academy and meals will be provided during the training period and are paid for by the State of Wyoming. Recruits must stay at Wyoming Highway Patrol Academy during the training period.

Equipment & Uniforms:

All equipment and uniforms, except boots/shoes, are provided by the State of Wyoming. Each officer is issued a take-home patrol vehicle which is not to be used for personal transportation when off duty. Vehicle Maintenance expenses are paid for by the State of Wyoming.

Probation Period:

All applicants accepted as Patrol Recruits must serve a one-year probationary period. Patrol Officers may be required to accept assignments and to reside and serve in any duty station as deemed necessary by the Administrator. The Recruit will pay the cost of moving to the first duty station.