The Town of Evansville offers a competitive benefit package. It starts with a six year step plan starting at $21.75 an hour with no experience and being bumped to $22.00 an hour or ($45,936 a year with some overtime) once you have completed the basic academy and FTO. We offer a lateral pay at one year for every two years of service, at the six year top out that is $26.25 an hour ($54,810 a year + some overtime) . There are pay incentives for certain instructor qualifications, college education and for those who live in the municipal limits, an extra.75 cents an hour. We offer take home vehicles for those who live within 25 miles of the town which borders Casper, Wyoming. We offer 100% paid health insurance to the employee, and very reasonable family health rates. We offer 100% paid State of Wyoming retirement. Many other Agencies split retirement costs with the employee.
Officers employed with the town work 12 hour shifts. This enables them to work four days on and have four days off then work three on with three off. This allows them to have ample time at home with the family and do what ever it is they like to do on free time.
Officers do work some holidays and every other weekend, luckily we are a smaller department and everyone works together to take care of each other.
The town, along with region have a lot to offer when it comes to diversity in the work day. Because we are a smaller agency officers see the cases start to finish most of the time. Officers get to work with multiple other agencies, and may be selected to be on the SRT team run by the Sheriff's Office.
The Town of Evansville has a population base around 3000 with a lot of industrial areas. Evansville borders Casper, Wyoming in Natrona County, Wyoming. The region has over 80,000 people along with Interstate 25, and an International Airport to the west of town. Officers will be busier in Evansville than in a typical rural American small town because of it's proximity to Casper. The department will have around 400 calls (traffic included) a month on slow months and as high as 600 in the busy months (typically summer). That said, officers do not generally run call to call here and have time to enjoy patrolling and interacting with the community.
Working in Evansville