Law Enforcement Academy Training Manager

Description and Functions

Open Until Filled

This position provides direction, oversight, management, planning, scheduling, and coordination of the state-mandated Peace Officer, Detention Officer, Communications Officer, and Coroner's Basic Training courses as well as the identification through needs assessments the creation and delivery of advanced and specialized training courses.

Human Resource Contact: Allison (307) 777-7130 or Tara (307) 777-7893

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: The listed functions are illustrative only and are not intended to describe every function which may be performed in the job level.
  • Assist with the development of curriculum and oversee the implementation of the Academy's curriculum, annual training calendar, instructors (staff & guest), facilities schedules, and equipment for multiple basic and advanced training courses.
  • Provide direction, authority, and supervision while training courses are in session.
  • Provide oversight of facility users.
  • Oversee accreditation for college credits received through Eastern Wyoming College during training.
  • Evaluate/monitor basic and advanced training; students, equipment, facilities, training materials, and instructors.
  • Provides feedback and evaluations to the Deputy Director regarding instructor performance, schedule implementation issues, and curriculum delivery outcomes.
  • Oversight of Pre-Service Program to include scheduling candidate testing, program cost, instructor assignments, and candidate approval.
  • Directly supervise the Basic Training and Advanced Training Supervisors; providing support to them and the instructional staff assigned to them.
  • Coordinate testing, interviews, and selection for new instructors.
  • Provide daily delegation, coaching, counseling, and mentoring to supervisory staff.
  • Identify challenges facing the training division and formulate goals to address them.
  • Conduct performance appraisals, continually monitor, and develop professional development plans of subordinate staff to stay abreast of law enforcement training, techniques, etc.
  • Address staff disciplinary issues.
  • Fiscal management to include: Continually evaluates needs and makes biennium and supplemental budget recommendations related to equipment, supplies, staff training expenses, adjunct instructor expenditures, facilities, technology, and practical skills areas.
  • Communicate with law enforcement agencies, administrators, instructors, and other organizations.
  • Manages the Academy training records database and responds to outside records requests.



  • Knowledge of federal and Wyoming statutes applicable to law enforcement. Knowledge of the criminal justice system.
  • Knowledge of the division's mission, goals, and policies and procedures.
  • Knowledge of the agency's budget process, purchasing procedures, and contracts.
  • Knowledge of effective personnel management principles.
  • Knowledge of effective practices and techniques of instruction in adult learning principles.
  • Knowledge of lesson plan and curriculum development.
  • Knowledge of basic and advanced police procedures and tactics, including the use of motor vehicles and physical motor skills to test and train in physical fitness, custody & control, and firearms.
  • Knowledge of local, state, and national law enforcement issues.
  • Knowledge of office technology, computers, electronic delivery systems, web-based distance learning programs, and computerized interactive training systems.
  • Skill in management and oversight of law enforcement training programs.
  • Skill in negotiation, coordination, and communication with various administrators, agencies, and organizations, maintaining effective working relationships.
  • Skill in supervisory and managerial techniques.
  • Skill in interpersonal communication, counseling techniques, and employee development.
  • Skill in the evaluation and planning of division needs and objectives.
  • Skill in organization, planning, and management of time and resources for self and subordinate staff.
  • Skill in oral and written communication.
  • Skill in needs assessments, Job-Task Analysis, research and development, and curriculum development for training programs.
  • Skill in visual aid preparation, instructional techniques, and instructor development.
  • Skill in creating lesson plans, instructional objectives, testing, and instruments for evaluation.
  • Ability to effectively manage the planning, scheduling, and coordination of all training program functions.
  • Ability to organize and manage multiple courses which occur simultaneously, while utilizing many of the same resources (instructors, facilities, and equipment).
  • Ability to perform consistently under pressure.
  • Ability to identify conflicts within course schedules and find viable solutions.
  • Ability to develop schedules, training programs, and curriculum.
  • Ability to accurately evaluate training programs and personnel, provide recommendations, generate reports, and deliver various presentations to agency administrators, committees, and boards.
  • Ability to responsibly manage division fiscal resources; evaluate and authorize expenditures, and make budget recommendations.

Bachelor's Degree (typically in Education)
1-3 years of progressive work experience (typically in Education or Instruction) with acquired knowledge at the level of a Law Enforcement Academy Supervisor with at least two years of law enforcement experience.
Certificates, Licenses, Registrations:
P.O.S.T Certification
Education & Experience Substitution:
4-7 years of progressive work experience (typically in Education or Instruction) with acquired knowledge at the level of a Law Enforcement Academy Supervisor with at least 5 years of law enforcement experience.
Certificates, Licenses, Registrations:
P.O.S.T Certification

Necessary Special Requirements


  • FLSA: Exempt
  • Successful applicants are required to pass a background investigation
  • Agency requires that employees successfully pass an annual competency test for use of force, quarterly competency test for firearms, and semi-annual physical fitness test
  • Agency requires that employees have the ability to obtain and maintain a Class C Wyoming driver's license, as statewide travel is required.

Supplemental Information

015-Attorney General's Office - Wyoming Law Enforcement Academy - Training

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The State of Wyoming is an Equal Opportunity Employer and actively supports the ADA and reasonably accommodates qualified applicants with disabilities.

Class Specifications are subject to change, please refer to the A & I HRD Website to ensure that you have the most recent version.