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August 18th, 2019

What do you know about that #bikeCOPlife?
Last week, the Casper Police Department Bike Team had the privilege of being trained by the International Police Mountain Bike Association (IPMBA).
The week long classroom and field training helped our officers gain new skills to be able to better serve the Casper community, on two wheels.
The officers were taught and tested on skills such as high risk contacts, sprinting response, night riding and tactical operations.
The Casper Police Department is dedicated to providing full scale, professional level policing services. We take all aspects of our duty to protect and serve the community of Casper seriously. We appreciate your support in our efforts to make Casper a better place to live, work, and play.
If you see us out on our bikes, say, ‘hey!’

August 15th, 2019

We hire heroes at the Casper Police Department.

August 10th, 2019

When we mess up, we make it right.

Recently, when responding to a call for service, Officer Fetter accidentally drove over a skateboard with his patrol vehicle. As any good Casper Police Officer would do, Officer Fetter stopped what he was doing to go get Dylan a new skateboard.

Dylan told us he wants to be a police officer one day. We’re thinking CPD Skateboard Patrol Officer sounds like the right fit for you!

#BetterTogether

August 7th, 2019

💙Thank you to everyone who came to National Night Out! We had the time of our lives hanging with our awesome Casper community. We are so honored to serve each of you every day. There’s nowhere else we’d rather be.

#WeLoveCasper #BetterTogether #DunkTheChief #DonutsForDinner

BIG thank you to David Street StationJoshua’s Storehouse And Distribution CenterCity of Casper Fire-EMS Department, Wyoming FOP, Food for Thought MarketsNatrona County Sheriff’s Office, Crime Stoppers of Central Wyoming and Rogue Radio for helping us make this event one to remember!

August 6th, 2019

Yesterday, we swore in four new Casper Police Officers! These officers will start the Wyoming Law Enforcement Academy next week.
Please help us welcome and wish them luck! We are very proud of them.
👮‍♂️Steven Jensen; Denver, Colorado
👮‍♂️Tyler Kauffman; Casper, Wyoming
👮‍♂️Brandon Arnica; Paw Paw, West Virginia
👮‍♂️Luke Dopke; Woodstock, Illinois

August 3rd, 2019

👏👏Please help us welcome our newest Casper Police Officers who just graduated from the Wyoming Law Enforcement Academy!
👮‍♂️Matthew Meyers; New Egypt, New Jersey 
👮‍♂️Hunter Ihrig; Richmond, Illinois
👮‍♂️Michael Chand; Maryville, Illinois
👮‍♂️Matthew Lougee; Colorado Springs, Colorado
Since 1972, the Wyoming Law Enforcement Academy has been dedicated to providing law enforcement professionals with cutting edge, relevant training in an environment that embodies the best of the law enforcement profession. Utilizing staff instructors in conjunction with subject matter experts in the state and nationally, WLEA provides today’s officers with the tools they need to serve communities safely, effectively, and professionally.
These officers will continue their training back in Casper for the next several months before hitting the streets on their own.

July 31st, 2019

👶The Casper Police Department would like to welcome Baby Officer Dace to the team. Please help us congratulate his dad, Officer Cogdill, and family on their new arrival!

July 30th, 2019

“My daughter and her bestie were walking home just a few blocks from the fair on July 7th about 11:30 pm. A truck full of guys harassed them. I was able to run out of my house and get in my vehicle in time to intersect with the males in the truck and get a license plate, then grab my girls. Called it in and officer Ho responded. He was and has continued to be an amazing officer. He was very kind and thorough and my girls felt heard! I was hopping mad and my girls were very upset, but his professionalism and empathy helped all three of us calm down and feel taken seriously. He has provided updates to us, which has been an added relief!”
– Jessica B. of Casper

July 28th, 2019

Officer Broneck has seventeen years of experience processing crime scenes. As an Evidence Technician, he gets called out to a wide variety of crime scenes to complete a full forensic examination. The photographs and evidence collection he does helps to ensure no potential piece of evidence goes unnoticed. He says that through this work, potential pieces of evidence that may not have been readily apparent while on scene, are found through later examination. The imperative role of Casper Police Evidence Technicians ensures that every single investigation is completed as thoroughly as possible. Thank you for what you do, Officer Broneck!

July 27th, 2019

We love serving this community. Every now and then, you tell us how we’ve helped. Knowing that we protect such an incredible community inspires us to be better every day. Thanks for letting us be there for you.
#BetterTogether

July 23rd, 2019

We had the privilege of touring around some VIP guests last week. They explored the department, checked out the interview room and even became Junior Casper Police Officers! Thank you for coming to visit us!

July 22nd, 2019

This morning we spent some time with kiddos from Mountain Ridge akidemy, LLC. We talked all about the importance of listening to your teachers, not talking to strangers, and how police officers are always here to help! Before leaving, we explored the cop car and appointed some new Junior Casper Police Officers.

We love getting to connect with our Casper kiddos. #BetterTogether

July 16, 2019

Ode to Lieutenant Richard “The Brown Hornet” Brown
By Captain Shane Chaney

Law Enforcement is one of the greatest professions that exists. There are so many wonderful attributes to the job and the amazing people who are drawn to it. Dare I say that Lieutenant Richard Brown is no exception?

Lieutenant Brown began his career with the Casper Police Department on July 6, 1999, by way of the United States Marine Corps. During his career. Lieutenant Brown has been an Evidence Technician, Accident Investigator, Field Training Officer, Hostage Negotiator, and a member of the Special Response Team.

Prior to being promoted to the rank of Sergeant on July 5, 2010, ‘The Brown Hornet’:
– Responded to 17,765 calls of which, he was responsible for 11,183. 
– Initiated 5,249 traffic stops
– Has been directly involved with 14 homicide investigations 
– Made 2,115 arrests
– Logged 2,904 pieces of property

There are also scores of stories of serving the public. There are so many that are unknown outside of the people who have carried them out. That is a good thing in many ways because these acts of service were never meant to be published. Just a humble gesture of a public servant reaching out to those in need, the homeless man who received shoes, the meal purchased for the woman down on her luck, the hotel room paid for the family having hard times, or the Christmas gifts purchased and delivered to the children who had no Christmas coming. These are a few of the gestures we often do when no one is watching that I wanted to share with you. They are a testament to the kind of person Lieutenant Brown is. We may never know how often he dug into his own pocket to help someone over the course of his twenty-year career.

About the only thing Lieutenant Brown has not accomplished in his illustrious career is defeating Captain Chaney in the ‘race of races,’ the three-hundred-meter sprint that took place in 2009. That defeat still haunts him to this day. Lieutenant Brown can be heard saying “You only beat me by one second!” To which I calmly reply, “That is all I needed.” And under my breath, “Once again Army beats the Marines.” Twenty years is a lifetime to some, a third of your life potentially. The community of Casper is a better place because of the service Lieutenant Brown has provided.
Please help us congratulate Lieutenant Brown on his twenty years of service to the Casper community!

July 15, 2019

While exploring the States, Constable Perkin told us that turning right on red lights has been a bit of a challenge but she is loving driving on the right-hand side of the road.

👮‍♀️👮‍♂️🚔This weekend, we had the privilege of meeting and exchanging patches with London Police Constable Annie Perkin. We had the opportunity to talk about the similarities we have with our law enforcement friends across the pond as well as the differences.

We love it too, ma’am.

July 12, 2019

Help these Casper kitties find a good home! 🐱 For the entire month of July, Metro Animal Services is waiving adoption fees for cats.
Right now, Metro has over 100 cats looking for homes. Help us protect and control the pet population in Casper by getting your pets spayed or neutered.
➡️Learn more by visiting: casperwy.gov/…/…/community_development/metro_animal_services

July 11, 2019

K9 Vinn showed off his skills during a training session where he apprehended K2TV‘s Dave Furtado for a news story about police dogs.

Dave played the role of “bad guy” while K9 Vinn shined in his role as a real good boy. 🐶

Thank you to K2TV for spending time with us to showcase our incredible police K9s. We appreciate the great news work you do for our community!

(no news reporters were harmed in the making of this video)

July 10, 2019

🤩Parade Day is one of our favorite days of the year. 😁 We love seeing the community come together to celebrate…well, our community!

It’s our honor to protect and serve the citizens of Casper every day of the year. Thank you for your support!

July 6, 2019

While you celebrated Independence Day, we responded to nearly 200 calls for service.

It’s our honor to be there for you every single day of the year, rain, shine, or fireworks. 🎆

📸photo by our very own Detective Stedille

This week, Casper Police Officers volunteered with the Casper Mountain Lion’s Club to help install some new signage out on Braille Trail. These signs help to make sure visually impaired members of our community are able to enjoy and use the trail.

July 5, 2019

There’s official police business at BGCCW this morning: to engage in bike rides and giant smiles!

During bike club, BGCCW members learn to repair and take care of bikes. What makes the process that much more enjoyable? A surprise visit from our Casper Police Department

Officer Moyd’s visit was spent engaging with Club Kids and joining them in a bike ride around the courtyard. The buzz of energy was contagious as they gathered around a positive and encouraging role model while showing off their bike riding skills!

July 4, 2019

June 30, 2019

📸We flashed back to our school days this week with a department picture day. 😁How do we look?

June 28, 2019

“Remember, the mind is your best muscle. Big arms can move rocks, but big words can move mountains.” – Rocky Balboa
Follow our page to keep up with the latest episodes.
If you have information pertaining to the location of these wanted individuals, please call the Casper Police Department at (307) 235-8278 or submit an anonymous tip through Crime Stoppers by calling (307) 577-5171.
The Casper Police Department is dedicated to your safety. #BetterTogether
*we do not own the music used, Push It To The Limit by Paul Engermann*

June 25, 2019

The Casper Police Department would like to thank sixteen-year-old Davon for being an outstanding citizen! Davon has reached out to us on multiple occasions to report suspicious activity. We are so proud of his vigilance and dedication to community safety. Davon also runs a local police and fire support page.
Davon, thank you for your support, it means the world to us! We are proud to serve you. Keep up the good work.
#BeLikeDavon #BetterTogether

June 23, 2019

🏃‍♂️Catching bad guys when they run away is something we’re pretty good at.
But Officer Ben Baedke is really good at it, like really, REALLY good.
Last weekend, Officer Baedke completed the Bighorn Trail Run: a FIFTY mile run at an 8,800-foot elevation in the mountains.
So, while we want to congratulate Officer Baedke on a job well done…
We would also like to remind everyone that running from the cops is a bad idea. Unless you can run fifty miles straight faster than Officer Baedke.

June 22, 2019

🌿Yesterday, we had the privilege to serve at the Youth Crisis Center for the 2019 United Way Day of Caring. We love taking time to give back to our community, who has given so much to us!

June 19, 2019

Last week, the Casper Police Department partnered with Texas Roadhouse – Casper to raise money for Special Olympics Wyoming during our bi-annual TIP-A-COP Fundraiser!

🌟Together, we raised $3,493.16 for Special Olympics Wyoming!

We served up steamin’ steaks and sides along with Special Olympics Wyoming athletes all evening. The tips collected during that time will help these athletes continue to dominate their Special Olympics competitions throughout the year.

We are so honored to be a part of this organization but even more honored to have personal friendships with so many of these athletes. Thank you, Casper, for coming out and showing your support!

June 16, 2019

We’re celebrating Father’s Day a little bit different this year.
In honor of all the fun, loving, and caring fathers out there, two of our dads decided to eat some ferminted…stinky…canned fish. Because, #dadlife
We hope you enjoy this video! And to all the fathers out there, Happy Father’s Day!
Hey…
Mills Police Department
Evansville WY Police
Grand Prairie Police
TXDPS
Fort Worth Police Department
let’s see you eat some Surströmming!

June 14, 2019

Yesterday, we had the great privilege of hanging out with Wyoming kiddos at Camp POSTCARD up on Casper Mountain.

Volunteers of America Northern Rockies provides a value-based program, targeted at fifth and sixth grade youth through direct involvement and mentoring with a variety of law enforcement and criminal justice professionals.

Camp POSTCARD (Peace Officers Striving To Create And Reinforce Dreams) is a free week-long camp designed to benefit the most deserving fifth and sixth graders.

For many of these youth, this represents his/her first camp experience and is a dream come true. This popular and successful program has proven to be an important opportunity to build strong relationships and valuable life skills that serve them, their families, and their communities.

Camp POSTCARD establishes positive bonds between the youth, law enforcement and criminal justice professionals building a relationship to help reduce crime and the use of tobacco, alcohol, and drugs. The experience provides a safe environment that stresses appropriate role models, ideals and values. Campers are allowed and expected to share their thoughts, feelings and ideas and learn the importance of self-respect and respect for others, teamwork, self-control and dignity.

Throughout the week, a variety of planned activities help youth build self-esteem, leadership and decision-making skills. This includes a number of specialized team-building activities and events. Youth also take part in outdoor activities such as rock climbing, police demonstrations, archery, concerts, crafts, riflery and guest speakers. Through this safe and positive environment, memories are created that last a lifetime.

Local law enforcement officers, school resource officers, school personnel and community members identify youth who would benefit from the camp experience. An important goal is to help empower youth to take more control of and responsibility for their own decisions, actions and, ultimately, their future. The program also increases awareness for schools, parents and communities about the issues that are important to youth.

Camp POSTCARD is held at:
Outlaws Ranch in Custer, SD
Lyons Camp on Casper Mountain, WY
Beartooth Mountain Christian Ranch near Fishtail, MT

#BetterTogether

June 11, 2019

CPD Fraud Expert, Detective Shannon Daley, engaged with a full house this morning during our ‘Financial Exploitation’ seminar.

Detective Daley brought years of her own professional experience to help educate attendees on how they can avoid or protect someone they love from being the victim of financial exploitation. The presentation focused on protecting vulnerable adults such as our senior population.

If you missed this morning, there is one more chance to attend! It’s thisThursday, June 13th from 6:00pm – 8:00pm at the Natrona County Public Safety Operations Center (PSOC), located at 441 Landmark Drive. No RSVP required.

The Casper Police Department is dedicated to all aspects of safety for our community. Help us protect our most vulnerable. We believe we are #BetterTogether.

June 10, 2019

🎈🎉🎂We received the best birthday invitation ever this weekend!

The Casper Police Department surprised seven-year-old Weylyn during his birthday party on Saturday in Paradise Valley. Weylyn’s Mom reached out to us and told us not many kids had RSVP’d to his party…so we jumped into our patrol cars and hurried over!

His dream is to become a police officer 👮‍♂️ and we wanted to show him that dreams do come true! Keep working hard, Weylyn and you’ve got a spot at the Casper Police Department waiting for you!

Help us wish Future Officer Weylyn, happy birthday! 💙

June 5, 2019

CNFR: College National Finals Rodeo starts this weekend!
The Casper Police Department wants you to stay safe. Don’t forget, we’ll have increased traffic in town, so drive with extra caution and only park in designated parking spots. Oh, and ALWAYS wear your seatbelt.
While enjoying the competition, or celebrating afterwards, please make a plan before consuming alcohol. Take advantage of our many transportation services such as taxis, Uber, Lyft or SafeRide.
Casper is honored to be the host to CNFR and the Casper Police Department is proud to serve this community and those visiting us from around the world.
NEED TICKETS? Visit CNFR.com
(music credit: Columbia: Old Town Road by Lil Nas X feat.Billy Ray Cyrus. We do not own this music)

June 4, 2019

🥰”Had an experience with Officer Broneck today. Great and nice man. My rental vehicle was hit and while I was in Walmart shopping for toys for my nephews. The officer showed promptly and accessed the situation professionally. He took photos and measurings of the damaged and explained to me how to contact my insurance etc. he also let my nephews take a look into the police car, which was the highlight of their day! He was great at changing such a day ruiner into something more fun for the kids.” – Bridget O’Loughlin
Bridget, we can’t tell you how much it means to know we helped you in this situation. Thank you for letting us know!

June 3, 2019

Before new officer candidate testing Saturday morning, we kicked back with our candidates and CPD family at David Street Station. 🍔🌭 We’re proud to be a department that values family…and food. 😋

June 2, 2019

Why do we take our training seriously?
In 2018 163 law enforcement officers were killed in the line of duty.
In 2017 there were 60,211 reported assaults against law enforcement officers.
The majority of preventable deaths occur due to massive hemorrhaging “bleeding out.” The officer call responses that were most likely to result in fatal gunfire were Domestic Disturbances, Suspicious Complaints, and Ambush.
The officers most likely to encounter Active Shooters are Patrol/Line officers- not specialized units like SWAT or SRT. There were 27 Active Shooter incidents in the US in 2018; 9 resulted in gun battles between police and shooter.
Research shows that once shooters were confronted by police they either engaged officers or committed suicide- the targeting of innocents stopped.
The Casper Police Department is dedicated to protecting you, our community, in any situation. To do that, we must also train to protect ourselves. We’re proud to serve you, Casper. Thank you for your support.

May 25, 2019

Officer Alyssa Baedke recently celebrated her fifth anniversary as a Police Officer with the Casper Police Department.
“It feels great to be appreciated and acknowledged as an officer, even at only five years of service, especially where you have command staff who are upwards of twenty to thirty years in law enforcement. It just goes to show you that the Casper Police Department values its employees, big or small, and appreciates all the work they do.”
Officer Baedke is currently serving as part of CPD’s Career Services Team. Ensuring only the best of the best are hired to serve the community of Casper.
“Although I’m not working on patrol at this given moment, with patrol being the heart of our agency, working in Career Services with recruiting, hiring and training has absolutely given me a different perspective of the agency.”
She says as a law enforcement agency, CPD’s hiring standards are truly among the highest out there.
We were lucky enough to hire Officer Baedke five years ago and we’ve never regretted it. Thanks for your service, Officer. We look forward to many more years to come!

May 19, 2019

Officer Justin Edberg helped Gabe celebrate his Pre-K graduation this week. Gabe told us when he grows up, he wants to be a police officer.
Keep working hard, Gabe! The Casper Police Department is proud of you!

May 14, 2019

We’ve been hanging out with some awesome kiddos during National Police Week!

Officers were terribly beaten in a game of dodgeball with third graders at Sagewood Elementary school yesterday and today were treated to lunch with second graders at Cottonwood Elementary.

The Casper Police Department is dedicated to Casper kids!

Thank you to the Natrona County School District for your partnership.

#BetterTogether

May 13, 2019

“I was a member of the Casper Police Explorers in high school. The Chief of Police at the time pulled me aside and said he wanted to talk to me.”
Art had always wanted to work in a large, nationwide organization.
“He made some really good points. He said when you’re a member of a larger organization you get to work great cases with fantastic people but he felt like if I really wanted to make a difference, a lasting difference in the lives of the people I care about, I should think about a smaller, local agency.”
While on his way to an interview in Colorado, Art’s car broke down. The next day, he interviewed with the Casper Police Department, accepted a job and never regretted it.
“There were times in my career when I thought about leaving and going someplace else. I think every officer probably has those times. I hung in there and it paid off. I didn’t wander to what I thought would be greener pastures.”
Throughout his two-decade career with the Casper Police Department, Art had the privilege of serving in many leadership roles. He says looking back, it’s satisfying to remember how many officers embraced the idea that the department is here to serve the community.
“When you call 911, you expect an officer to be there at your door. It’s easy not to fully appreciate the number of sacrifices each individual officer has to make to be there and available for the public.”
As for the officers of the Casper Police Department, Art says they were and remain among the best in the nation.
“I don’t know if most people realize how well educated our officers are and the vast amount of experience they have…the level of training that they have, their devotion to the job. I think sometimes people have stereotypical images about what a cop is and then when you realize the caliber of people that work for the Casper Police Department and you just kind of have to step back and say, “Woah, that is impressive.’”
Art says the job of a police officer goes beyond the uniform.
“It’s hard to really understand how much officers put into this job. At least in my day, the notion of a work-life balance was not even a word back then. People put their heart and soul into this. The job is everything. They don’t get enough credit for the sacrifices they make and how much energy they commit to their jobs.”
These days, Art is a Criminal Justice Instructor at Casper College. Educating the next generation of Casper Police Officers.
💙It’s our privilege to recognize a CPD legend, Art Washut, during National Police Week!

May 12, 2019

Our mom’s are…amazing. Happy Mother’s Day from the Casper Police Department!

May 9, 2019

🇺🇸Yesterday, the Casper Police Department had the honor of supporting the Wyoming National Guard as they prepared to leave on a nine-month deployment.

Two of our own, Officer Cole and Officer Schlager are part of this group.

We wish you both protection and safety during your deployment. We thank you for taking care of us overseas.

We’ll take care of things here.

❤️💙❤️

May 7, 2019

We are excited to announce the return of MOST WANTED WITH SERGEANT DUNDAS!
Follow our page to keep up with the latest episodes.
If you have information pertaining to the location of these wanted individuals, please call the Casper Police Department at (307) 235-8278 or submit an anonymous tip through Crime Stoppers by calling (307) 577-5171.
The Casper Police Department is dedicated to your safety…and to making your day a little funnier. #BetterTogether

May 4, 2019

😁😁Officer Mower, Officer Baedke and K9 Vinn had a blast at Safe Kids Day meeting awesome Casper kiddos!

You can follow Safe Kids of Central Wyoming to learn more!

The Casper Police Department is dedicated to our kids’ safe futures.

#BetterTogether

May 2, 2019

Officer Ty Mower has dedicated himself to the mission of Special Olympics Wyoming for over five years.

He’s spent countless hours helping to coordinate events. He says the amount of effort the athletes put into the competitions is immeasurable.

“When they see officers show up at their events to cheer them on, the excitement is un-containable! We want to take time out of our day to make theirs memorable. I love being around them.”

The Casper Police Department had the honor of participating in the Special Olympics Wyoming Law Enforcement Torch Run this morning.

While some officers ran a portion, a couple of our officers ran the entire 10.4 mile route. We were proud to help carry the flame through Casper as it makes its way to Laramie for the Special Olympics Summer Games that start on May 9th.

The Casper Police Department is dedicated to serving our community…even if that means running ten miles in the snow…in MAY. Thank you to Special Olympics Wyoming for your partnership.

#BetterTogether

April 30, 2019

👍We love the opportunity to connect with Casper kids. Investing in our community’s next generation is a duty of ours we take seriously.
Officer Jason Wittler had the privilege of visiting a group of preschoolers at Lincoln Elementary School last week and says he never misses an opportunity to talk with kiddos.
“Giving kids good and positive police interactions at a young age may help influence them later on in life,” Wittler said. “We hope to give them the confidence to talk to us. We want kids to know we’re here to help.”
The Casper Police Department is dedicated to our community’s future, we’re committed to taking care of our kids.
#BetterTogether
Thank you to the Natrona County School District for your partnership!

April 21, 2019

🐰Our Easter Bunny was found hopping around David Street Station. Before we told him about the subpoena, we posed for a quick photo to wish our Casper community a Happy Easter!

April 19, 2019

As a patrol officer, Uhrich has experienced a lot of different traffic stop encounters. While he says he knows it is often times inconvenient to get pulled over, he has a piece of advice to help speed up the process. 👍
“Our community members have good intentions and may think they need a license and registration ready when we walk up to the window. But searching around your vehicle after being pulled over extends the process, because the officer then has to approach the car with a heightened sense of caution. To make the encounter faster, just keep both hands on the wheel until we walk up to the window and we will let you know what we need.”
Officer Uhrich says that police officers understand everyone is anxious to get back on the road after being pulled over and it’s our goal to help. The Casper Police Department is dedicated to safe and efficient traffic stops. #BetterTogether
Our dispatch team manages calls for all of Natrona County. That totals to over 300 individual calls a day. As of January 1st, 2019, the center has already received over 23,000 phone calls.
The individuals who take those calls want everyone to know one thing, they really do care.
“I like to be able to help people and do something productive for the community. We handle a lot here. All the calls and we are constantly having to pay attention to the radio traffic,” Dispatcher Esmeralda Vega said. “Our hope is that everyone understands everything that goes on behind the scenes when they have to call 911. We’re the conductors of the whole operation. We do care about this community. That can be hard to convey when your on an emergency call. We’re humans and we see every call that comes in as a human.”
Casper Police Department Captain, Shane Chaney said that he has seen first hand the impact our dispatchers make.
“Tele-Communicators of the Casper Police Department continue to contribute substantially to the apprehension of criminals, suppression of fires and treatment of patients, and the overall quality of life within our community,” Chaney said. “I could say thank you a million times over, and it still would not be enough to show my appreciation for you. No letter could encompass the admiration I have for the job you all perform. Words on a screen are simply just words, but my hope is that these words give you some idea as to the importance you all have. You have exhibited compassion, understanding and professionalism during some extraordinary situations.”
Thank you for your dedication and sacrifice!
#NationalPublicSafetyTeleCommunicatorsWeek
(Pictured left to right)
Erin Tower, Sarah Winter, Captain Shane Chaney