Proud to protect and serve the community of Casper, Wyoming #BetterTogether
Who We Are
November 12th, 2019
November 11, 2019
🇺🇸 What does it mean to have a servant’s heart? 💙
For us, it means someone who spends their life in service to others; who puts the needs of someone else, their community or their country above themselves. Many of our officers and team members began their journey serving others long before they joined the Casper Police Department family.
Today, we ask that you join us in honoring them, our veterans, whose servant hearts lead them to be a part of the United States Military, protecting the lives of all Americans – and then brought them back home to us here in Casper, where they use the same heart that served all over the world, to protect our little corner of it.
A special thank you to our two currently deployed Casper Police Officers – we can’t wait to have you back in town, safe and sound. Thank you for your service.
November 9th, 2019
Processing a major crime scene is not something we plan on doing any time soon, but if the occasion arises, we’re ready.
This week, the Casper Police Department had the privilege of teaching nearly 20 students from around the region. They came to town to be a part of our law enforcement certified course called Evidence Technician Techniques.
The class was taught by two CPD officers, Lieutenant Brown and Sergeant Berg, both 10-20 year veterans of the department and highly skilled evidence technician experts.
Law enforcement personnel from around the state, and now the country, are coming to Casper to learn from them. Their goal is to get all departments on the same page about how to process a major crime scene. They say the ability for different agencies to work together during crucial moments once arriving on scene influences everything about that case.
The organization of working a major crime scene and the manner in which evidence is collected can make or break the ability for detectives and attorneys to find suspects and prosecute them in court.
Lieutenant Brown and Sergeant Berg stress this importance to their students during the course. They believe evidence is the key to solving crimes and getting victims the closure they deserve, which in many instances is a dangerous suspect off of the streets and justice in a courtroom.
The photos associated with this post are of a MOCK crime scene. After a week of intense 12-16 hour a day instruction, students put their knowledge to the test.
Being in Wyoming, oftentimes police departments are forced to travel and outsource for highly qualified training opportunities. The Casper Police Department is proud to have the ability to train our fellow Wyoming and regional police departments. We know that by working together, we can more quickly and effectively solve and prevent crime in our communities, and we are committed to doing so.
It’s Trick or Treat time at the Casper Police Department! We would like to thank these two junior Casper Police Officers for their great work in capturing a 🍬 candy 🍭 crook. Well done, officers and Happy Halloween! 🎃
October 28th, 2019
October 27th, 2019
My presence as a School Resource Officer in the schools is a clear sign of safety and security for the kids. No child should feel scared at school. I hope what I do allows these students to be able to focus on their work and just be a kid…knowing that I’m there to keep them safe.
The students I serve know they can come to me about anything and I’ll do everything I can as a police officer, mentor and friend to help them. The relationships we are building now with these kids will positively impact our community for years to come. While that’s a great benefit, I take it day by day – keep kids safe, care about their lives, and make them proud.
That’s my responsibility.
That’s why I serve in the schools.
– Casper Police School Resource Officer Justin Edberg
October 26th, 2019
🎃 We had a fa-boo-lous time today keeping minions, superheroes and princesses alike safe and sound crossing the street. 👻
Don’t forget to trick or treat yo’ self right this Halloween by following these safety tips:
– stay in groups – wear reflective clothing or carry a flashlight – stay with a trusted adult – walk on sidewalks – cross the street at crosswalks – watch for cars
Building friendships with students helps them to see first-hand that police officers are here to help. The kids bring those thoughts about law enforcement back into their homes, to their moms, dads, sisters, and brothers. That one relationship can change the way an entire family views law enforcement.
Social media is powerful and our kids consume it every day. A lot of times, what they see are negative representations of police officers. By being in the school with the students, I get the chance to show and give them proof that we’re good guys, we’re here for them.
My presence in the school deters a lot of issues that may otherwise occur. If and when they do arise, I’m there, I’m ready to respond, I’m ready to do what it takes to protect the students, our kids, our community.
That’s my responsibility.
That’s why I serve in schools.
– Casper Police School Resource Officer Jessie Kler
October 22nd, 2019
For me, being a police officer is about working every day to make a positive impact on this community. I patrolled the streets for years. I served thousands of people, and I hope, positively impacted their lives.
But, nothing compares to being a School Resource Officer.
Going into my first day in the schools I had three goals:
1) Keep kids safe while they are at school. 2) Do everything I can to see every student graduate. 3) Be intentional in building personal lasting relationships.
I believe the positive impact I make on this community by being in our schools every day will fundamentally better Casper for generations to come. As a police officer and father to kids who will grow up in these schools as part of this community, this is my responsibility.
That’s why I serve in schools.
– Officer Ty Mower, School Resource Officer
October 21st, 2019
Serving the community as a School Resource Officer is one of the most special things we get to do as police officers. We know how lucky we are to be able to bond with these kiddos by seeing them every day, learning alongside them, helping them through life’s problems, keeping them safe…and, every now and then, playing a game of dodgeball.
It’s a privilege to form relationships with the next generation. We know the importance of investing in these students. Thank you, Casper, for trusting us to do so.
(pictured, Officer Mueller at Sagewood Elementary)
October 20th, 2019
October 17th, 2019
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October 5th, 2019
Thank you to everyone who joined us for National Coffee with a Cop Day on October 2nd!
It meant so much to us to have so many of you take time out of your busy schedules to be a part of this day.
We had some open and honest conversations about how to make this community the best it can be.
We don’t always have the privilege of getting to know our community under the best circumstances…events like this help us change that. It’s our honor to protect Casper. Creating a positive and personal relationship with those we serve is something we are lucky to have here. Thanks for supporting us, we’re always here for you.
On Saturday, the Casper Police Department had the privilege of volunteering at Platte River Revival Volunteer Day 2019!
This day is a community-wide effort to clean up and restore the North Platte River. As a major environmental attraction and habitat in the Casper community, keeping the river safe and healthy effects all of us and is a priority of ours.
We’re committed to Casper, and we’re here for the long haul. Any chance we get to make this community, OUR community, a little better, we’re here for it. #BetterTogether
October 2nd, 2019
It may be National Walk to School Day, but we prefer to skip. 😎
We had the privilege today of walking to school with some Casper kiddos. We chatted about making sure we stop, look both ways, and make eye contact with drivers when crossing the roads. You can help your students stay safe as well by talking to them about safety on a regular basis.
We’ve got three new reasons to protect and serve the great community of Casper. 💗💗💗
Aspyn, Levi, and Quincey were all born to Casper Police Officers within two days of each other in August. These sweet girls will grow up loved by daddy’s who put their lives on the line every day to keep all of us safe.
They may not be there for every birthday and are bound to miss a soccer game but their love will always be shown through the sacrifices they make for you to grow up in a place you’re proud to call home.
Please help us welcome these precious girls into the Casper Police Department family, and our Casper community.
This week, we had the honor of helping to escort the remains of 23 military veterans who came home to Wyoming.
Help us remember these great men and women:
US Army: Thomas Dixon Kimble, Harold Lynn Burris, Gerald William Culver, Ralph Morris Burger, Ray Allen Shipley, George Scott McNaughton, Tim Allen Massey, Jack Jay Perry, Rickie Joe Gerald, Jack Louis Stec, Brian Emery Castle, Terrance Birr, James Hubert Caraway, Terry Stewart Helkenn / Pierce
US Navy: Frank Willaim Scott, John Richard Beale III, Jerry Alan Cox,
US Air Force: Isaac ‘Ike’ Marvin Plumlee, Richard Harold Hejduk, Scott Safford Clark, William Otis Meadow, Ronald Paul Sloan
US Marine Corps: Craig Lawrence Sanders
The burial is the result of efforts from the new Wyoming State Society United States Daughters of 1812.
September 18th, 2019
If you’re ready to join a family of heroes that love serving their community 24/7; if you’re ready to show up, give back, and be there when your community needs you most, you should be a Casper Police Officer.
Why wait for a chance to do what you really want, at a department that’s too big to know your name? Or too small to let you reach your career goals? Hear it for yourself from our officers. Opportunities are endless at CPD and you can jump right in on day one. Join a department that encourages you to be the best officer you can be.
Our police officers earn a base salary of $51,001 – $83,118.
September 17th, 2019
September 11th, 2019
Today, we had the honor of participating in a ceremony to remember a day that changed our country and our lives forever, September 11th, 2001.
On that day, 60 police officers and one K9 officer lost their lives. Since that day, 241 New York Police Department members have died from 9/11 related illnesses.
Each year, we wear black bands and read the individual names of law enforcement officers that have died in the line of duty in the United States from September 11th of the previous year.
We invite you to read through the list below and remember the sacrifices made to keep this country safe…and free.
September 11, 2018 – September 11, 2019
David Alexander Tinsley Oscar Adrian Reyes Armando Gallegos, Jr. Willis Hull Francis A. McClelland, Jr. Robert Kenneth Kunze, III Mark S. Gado Mark V. Stasyuk Joseph Michael Parise Mark Allan Cox James Kevin White Walter Zachery Moak Terrence Felipe Carraway Dennis Wallace Reichardt Kristopher David Youngberg Raymond Bradley Jimmerson Mark Anthony Gaspich Kevin Keith Conner Antwan DeArvis Toney Anthony Hanlon Farrah Burdette Godwin Turner Dennis Burt Vincent Dennis Patrick McCarthy Loren Yalith Vasquez Travis Wells Benjamin Derek Wallace Ronald Lee Helus Jared William Franks Toshio Hirai Jason Michael Seals Samuel Jimenez LeAnn Simpson David Paul Romrell Hunter Anderson Edwards Tony Hinostroza, III Robert Emmet Nagle Larry Emilio Marrero Chase Sabethal White Stephen John Mullen Matthew Troy Moreno Jermaine Thomas Brown Benton Hurley Bertram Edgar Isidro Flores Jason Barton Quick Eduardo Marmolejo Conrad Charles Gary Deidre Irene Mengedoht Ronil Singh Michael Wayne Smith Joseph William Shinners Dale James Woods Clayton Joel Townsend Natalie Becky Corona Christopher Lambert WyTasha Lamar Carter Norman D. Merkel Ray Elwin Horn, III Sean Paul Tuder Robert “Bo” McCallister Joshua Bryan “LJ” Ryer, Jr. Shane Michael Totty William Lee Brewer Donna Doss Lucas Bartley Dowell Matthew J. Rittner Brian P. Simonsen David P. Hewitt Alfred Zanyet-Pérez Daniel Duane Hinton Monty Thomas Johnson Nicholas Scott Galinger Steve Hinkle Nathan Hayden Heidelberg Jacob Howard Keltner Daniel H. Groves Ryan Shane Thompson Paul Thomas Rutherford Peter Herrera Brooke Jones-Story Gerald Wayne Ellis Benjamin J. Campbell Spencer Allen Englett Steven Lawrence Licon Justin Richard DeRosier Kyle David Olinger Eugene Wynn, Jr. Liquat A. “Leo” Khan Jordan Harris Sheldon Robert McKeithen Anthony Neri Matthew Elias Gatti Willie Houston “Hoot” West Kelvin Ansari William Ray Buechner, Jr. Jesus Marrero-Martínez Joseph P. Johnson Steven Dewayne Whitstine William James Leahy Albert Ramirez Castaneda, Jr. Esmeralda Ponce Ramirez David Jones Fitzpatrick Julius Jamal “Jay” Dailey Steven James Brown William Moden Robert Jones John David Hetland Tara Christina O’Sullivan Jerry Louis Smith, Jr. Jose Luis “Speedy” Espericueta, Jr. Michael Vincent Langsdorf Troy P. Chisum Luis Alvarez Carlos A. Ramirez John Ralph Anderson, IV Omar Diaz Nicholas Blane Dixon Shannon Lee “Opie” Barron Michael Stephen Christopher Cranston Benjamin Nimtz Juan Jose Diaz James J. Biello Pedro J. Rodríguez-Mateo Raymond Harris Debra Johnson Jeffrey Cicora Andre Maurice Moye, Jr. Stephanie Schreurs Carlos Cammon Nicholas J. Hopkins Jose Luis Blancarte Moises Sanchez Jeremy Voyles Stephen B. McLoud
September 10th, 2019
This week, we escorted another group of our Wyoming National Guard Soldiers leaving for deployment. Thank you for your sacrifice to our Nation.
We’ll keep the oil city safe while you’re gone.
September 9th, 2019
On Saturday, September 7th, 2019, the Casper Police Department participated in a full-scale emergency exercise at Casper College.
The exercise involved a multi-level scenario. It began with an active shooter incident and escalated into a hazardous substance and life-saving medical response. Together, these mock scenarios tested how nearly a dozen agencies will work together in a large scale emergency response.
Agencies included the Casper Police Department, Mills Police Department, Natrona County Emergency Management, Casper-Fire EMS, Wyoming Medical Center, Public Safety Communications Center, Casper College, Casper-Natrona County Public Health, Natrona County School District and several others.
This exercise is a testament to the critical partnership of Natrona County agencies and their ability to work together in response to a variety of emergency situations. The goal of these mock scenarios is to think about the unthinkable and be prepared for whatever may come our way.
It’s our honor to protect and serve this incredible community. We thank you for your ongoing support. #BetterTogether
September 8th, 2019
The first week of the 2019-2020 school year is a wrap!
Our School Resource Officers had a blast getting back into the classroom with the students. This year, we added additional SROs so that we can better protect and serve our students, faculty, and staff.
While we are proud to protect, we really love the relationships we have the privilege of forming with the kiddos. Officer Charlie Simons who serves at Roosevelt High School primarily, said that he hopes to make a positive impact on as many students as he can.
Sometimes making a positive impact looks like SGT Jones teaching DONUTS 101…a prerequisite to DONUTS 102.
September 3, 2019
Happy first day of school, Casper! 📒📘🖍✏️
Our School Resource Officers are excited to be back in their element. We are so proud to have the privilege of protecting our schools and forming relationships with our Casper kiddos. Let’s have a great 2019-2020 school year!
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!
💙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.
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.
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
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
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
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🌿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!
🌟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
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
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
June 4, 2019
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
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May 19, 2019
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!
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.