Minimum Hiring Requirements For Troopers

  • Wyoming residency is not required to apply or to take the examinations.

  • Must be 22 years of age on or before the hire date.

  • Must have successfully completed high school or equivalent (GED),

  • Must  have 2 years of "work experience" working with the public such as customer service related fields. Does not need to be law enforcement specific related experience. 

  • Must be a citizen of the United States of America. Wyoming Highway Patrol will not sponsor citizenship.

  • Must successfully complete all required entry-level examinations.

  • Must not have been convicted of nor have a record of:

    • A conviction for any criminal offense, which, in the opinion of the Administrator, would tend to harm the integrity of the Patrol.

    • Any revocation, suspension, denial, or disqualification of their driver’s license or driving privilege within the three year period prior to the date of the qualifying examination. (Applicants cannot participate in the testing process until three (3) years has passed from the ending date of any such revocation, suspension, denial, or disqualification).

  • A record of several preventable motor vehicle collisions or convictions for moving traffic violations, which would indicate the applicant, may be detrimental to highway safety.

  • Vision: Visual acuity must be 20/20 in each eye or correctable to 20/20 or better as indicated below:

    • Uncorrected visual acuity greater than 20/100 must be corrected to 20/20 or better through the use of soft contact lenses. (No glasses or hard contact lenses).

    • Uncorrected visual acuity between 20/20 and 20/100 may be corrected to/20 or better through the use of hard or soft contact lenses or glasses.

  • A candidate must be a successful contact wearer for at least six months prior to appointment to recruit school.

  • Candidates who have undergone surgical procedures to improve visual acuity must do so at least six months prior to appointment to recruit school.