Hiring Process

The Powell Police Department offers exciting and rewarding career opportunities to candidates who have the skills and determination to succeed in the law enforcement profession. We accept applications on a continuing basis and conducted testing for patrol officer and dispatcher positions as they become available. For more information on current openings please call the police department at 307-754-2212.



You will be required to complete a detailed application to be completed and submitted to the Powell Police Department prior to the application deadline date.


Written Exam

After a review of the applications submitted, some applicants may be invited to participate in additional screening. Part of this process is a written examination which will include testing on general knowledge and skills.


Physical Abilities Test

In addition to the written examination, an applicant will participate in a standardized physical abilities test.


Oral Board Interview

Applicants will be subjected to an oral interview to be evaluated on a variety of aspects by several members of the Powell Police Department. 


Background Interview & Investigation

If an applicant successfully completes the application process, written exam, physical agilities test and oral board interview, they may be offered a conditional employment offer pending the outcome of a thorough background investigation.


Psychological Assessment

As part of the background investigation, applicants will be required to undergo a thorough psychological assessment by a licensed assessor.​


Command Staff Interview

The final interview is a second oral board interview which will be conducted by the command staff of the Powell Police Department. Again, the applicant will be evaluated on a variety of aspects relating to the position they are applying for.