The Casper Police Department is proud to invite the community to celebrate National Police Week May 10th through May 15th.
For the past several years, the Casper Police Department has invited the community to show their support during National Police Week by wearing ‘Thin Blue Line’ support ribbons. All community members and businesses are encouraged to wear a ribbon during the week of May 10th to the 15th. Ribbons are available free of charge to anyone and can be obtained by asking an on-duty officer or at the front desk of the Casper Police Department.
“We’re encouraging citizens to show their support for our officers by taking a picture wearing the ribbon and uploading it to social media using the hashtag #ISupportCPD,” said Casper Police Public Information Officer Rebekah Ladd. “We will be sharing these photos throughout the week so that our officers can see the incredible support they have in serving this community we are proud to call home.”
On Wednesday, May 12th, the Casper Police Department, in partnership with the Natrona County Sheriff’s Department, invites the public to a Police Week Block Party from 5:30pm to 7:00pm outside of the Hall of Justice (201 North David Street). All are welcome to this free, family-friendly event to enjoy free food, games, and giveaways. Officers will be onsite with vehicles for the public to tour, along with police bicycles and motorcycles. We are proud to partner with Townsquare Media and Casper’s very own DJ Nyke of 104.7 FM who will be broadcasting live on air. We encourage kids to challenge officers to a game of Cop-Scotch or one-on-one basketball, both of which will be set up on-site.
On Saturday, May 15th, National Police Memorial Day, the Casper Police Department will hold a memorial ceremony in honor of fallen Casper Police Officer George Radden. This ceremony will take place at 9:00am outside of the Hall of Justice when members of the Radden family will join Officers in lowering the flags to half-mast. The public is invited to join in this brief ceremony to honor Officer Radden and his family. To learn more about Officer Radden please visit odmp.org/officer/10950-officer-george-f-radden.
After a year of being unable to hold many community engagement events and the current environment surrounding law enforcement in our Country, the Department is excited at the opportunity to spend time with our citizens. We believe that community policing and building genuine relationships with those individuals we serve is what truly keeps a community safe. We are grateful that in Casper we have a community that is willing to come together alongside us and support us.
The Casper Police Department is dedicated to the protection and safety of our community through the highest standards of professionalism in police services.