Wheatland Police Department Wheatland Police Department
Benefits of the Wheatland Police Department

· Monthly salary with paid overtime

· Holidays recognized:

o    New Year’s Day

o    Washington’s Birthday

o    Memorial Day

o    Independence Day

o    Labor Day

o    Veteran’s Day

o    Thanksgiving Day

o    Christmas Day

o    Officers working the holiday are granted an additional day elsewhere in the schedule as a paid day off.

· Sick leave

o    Earned at a rate of 8 hours/month

o    Maximum accrual of 240 hours

· Paid Vacation

o    Earned at a rate of 8.67 hours/month

o    Increased earning rate with longevity

o    Maximum accrual of 240 hours

· Personal Leave

o    Two personal days per calendar year are allotted

o    Use or lose it policy is in effect

· Health and Dental benefits

    • Paid completely by the Town of Wheatland

· Wyoming Retirement System - Law Enforcement Plan

    • Partially paid by the Town of Wheatland


The Wheatland Police Department started as most small towns did on their inception with a town Marshall.  It was not until 1944 that Wheatland got its first Chief of Police, John F. Merback.  Chief Merback had been with the town as a … more...
     The Wheatland Police Department will strive to maintain a safe environment to live, work, and visit by furnishing the highest quality of law enforcement, support services, and public information available to us. 
     We will professionally interact with our community by being highly visible and ensuring each police contact is carried out fairly, impartially, and with respect.
     We will achieve our mission through professional standards, continual education, and training of our officers.