Proud to protect and serve the City of Casper, Wyoming
Who We Are
Here at the Casper Police Department, we are about one thing – ourcommunity. Below you’ll find a series of photos and videos showing off just some of the ways we connect with the great people of Casper. Feel free to follow us on our social media pages for more fun content we create for the protection, safety, and amusement ourcommunity.
This time last week we were partying it up with over a 1,000 members of #ourcommunity during our first annual Police Week Block Party! There is no better place to be a police officer than right here in Casper. Thank you to everyone who came out to show your support for our officers. This is community.To see more, check out this great video by our friend Nick at K2 Radiohttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cj_nu7d_lwE#bettertogether
April 27 – “When officers in our community put on their uniforms, they know that at any time during their shift, they could walk into harm’s way. Without hesitation, they still put on their uniform every day. This speaks louder than words can describe. It speaks to their bravery, professionalism, and commitment to the people of Wyoming.” said Senator John Barrasso. “I want to thank Officers Carlson and Garrett for their exceptional valor on this tragic day. The example and professionalism they have set will shape future generations of police officers throughout Wyoming and across our great country. All of Wyoming and the law enforcement community are so thankful for Officer Carlson’s recovery and Officer Garrett’s resolve.”On Saturday, April 24th, Retired Officer Jacob Carlson and Officer Randi Garrett were awarded the Congressional Badge of Bravery for their heroic actions on May 6th, 2018. We are so grateful to have them among those who have courageously served the citizens of Casper.To read more about the Congressional Badge of Bravery please visit bja.ojp.gov/program/badgeofbravery.To read more about the May 6th, 2018 incident please visit bja.ojp.gov/…/recipients/2018/carlson-garrett.#ourcommunity#bettertogether
March 26, 2021 –
We know #ourcommunity can do amazing things when we come together. Today we want to share with you a message from one of your current Casper Police Officers, whose son is struggling with an extremely rare health condition. About a year ago, eight year old Sammy received a life changing diagnoses. He is one of fifteen children in the world – and he’s right here in Casper. His parents have been working tirelessly to find the best treatment options available and are excited to share the news that new research is being conducted.Below is a letter from Sammy’s parents. “In February of 2020, our eight year old son, Sammy, received a devastating diagnoses: UBTF mutation, a neurodegenerative disease which causes brain atrophy (death). This means, a normal development up to around age 2-3, followed by rapid decline in all areas including: speech, movement, cognition, learning, and finally, life sustaining skills (eating, drinking, breathing). This diagnoses was very hard to hear and we were given no hope. With such a rare diagnoses, no treatment research has been completed and funding is not readily available. The new possibility of research is such exciting news! ALL money generated goes to Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston, MA and will be used to directly study Sammy and about four to seven other children in the U.S. who have received this diagnoses. The goal is to understand more about the disease, it’s destructive nature and hopefully find a treatment or cure. We appreciate any and all support, sending ‘Sammy loves’ to you all! You can visit the fundraising page for Sammy’s research here https://because.massgeneral.org/fundraiser/3116155Please help us spread awareness and raise funds for a possible cure!Sammy’s Parents: Raechyl and Rollie (307) 272-0671Right now, The Ink Spot Tattoos and Piercings in Casper is holding a special fundraiser. Visit their page for more information.”#savingsammy#bettertogether
Your Officer of the Quarter is… Officer Craig Morrison! In the absence of his team’s sergeant, Officer Morrison spent several weeks leading his team during the 4th Quarter of 2020 as the acting sergeant. During that time, he took command of his team and made sound decisions without hesitation. Officer Morrison continues to be an informal leader within the Casper Police Department and someone other officers respect and trust. Please help us congratulate Officer Craig Morrison on this achievement!
July 10th, 2020: When our friends at Mercer Family Resource Center asked us to be a part of their annual Family Day celebration, we jumped at the opportunity! This incredible event encourages, facilitates, and promotes families spending quality time together. Well over one hundred families drove through to receive a ‘day in the park’ package which included lunch, books, and lots of fun activities.
We believe strong families are the foundation of a strong community – and there is no stronger community than ours. We love you, Casper! #BetterTogether
January 25th, 2020
Making fast friends is something we like to think we’re pretty good at as police officers. This week, we met our match.
The kids at Miss Ashlee’s Preschool welcomed us, quite literally, with open arms. Together we talked about safety, met K9 Kevin and explored patrol cars. Most importantly though, we had a chance to sit on a gym floor, criss-cross apple sauce and cultivate some new friendships that we hope will last a lifetime.
January 20th, 2020
“Everybody can be great… because anybody can serve.” “You only need a heart full of grace. A soul generated by love.” – Martin Luther King Jr.
Today we had the privilege of protecting our community as they marched in Casper’s annual Martin Luther King Jr. Day Parade. Every year we are honored to play a small part in this tradition – and each year we grow more proud of those who call Casper home.
January 14th, 2020
Last night, an incredible organization called Shield616 donated tens of thousands of dollars of new armor to CPD through the generous giving of two local families.
While receiving this donation will help further protect our officers, the best part about the donation was the opportunity it gave us to connect with our community.
Dozens of community members came out to simply show us that we’re supported. One of the goals of Shield616 is to surround police officers with encouragement and support – before a potential tragedy rallies them to do so.
We left yesterday feeling more protected, proud of our new gear, and even more proud to serve Casper – our community.
January 13th, 2020
January 9th, 2020
Today is National Law Enforcement Appreciation Day!
Students from the Natrona County School District recently wrote these cards for local law enforcement officers and it got us thinking.
There’s never an ‘easy’ day when you serve in Law Enforcement. Some days we see more joy than sadness. But the days we get those little glimpses that what we’re doing makes a difference in your life, to your family, OUR community… those are the days that make all of it worth it to us.
Thank you, Casper! Thank you for your support, we couldn’t do this without you. Thank you for trusting us to protect and serve you. It’s our honor and our privilege to do so. We think you’re pretty awesome.
If you’ve ever wondered about the next generation of Casperites, let us tell you – they are pretty incredible.
A group of fifth-graders from Verda James Elementary School wanted to help the community this Christmas. On their own, they decided to help those in need who utilize the services and shelter of the Self-Help Center in Casper.
These selfless students donated self-hygiene items and even worked together with local businesses to gather donations.
We’re so proud to watch our Casper kids grow up into caring and giving members of our community. Moms and Dads – you’re doing a great job! Thanks for letting us help protect their future.🎅
CPD and our Victim Services Unit works in close relationship with our friends at the Self-Help Center when finding a safe place for victims of domestic violence.
December 16th, 2019
He’s a mean one… and tonight he’s behind bars thanks to the help of Casper kids this weekend at David Street Station!
The Grinch is currently rehabilitating with 24/7 Christmas carols, gingerbread cookies, and hot cocoa. Maybe he’ll clean up his act in time for next year – if not, he’s back on the CPD Naughty List. Huge thank you to our friends at David Street Station for allowing us to take down the grinch on your property!
December 13th, 2019
⭐️Thank you to everyone who came out for TIP A COP!
Over two nights, Natrona County Law Enforcement helped to fundraise $5,247.74 for Special Olympics Wyoming! ⭐️
We love being a part of this program and the opportunity it gives us to interact with our community all while raising money for some incredible athletes.
The holiday season is our favorite for many reasons, but playing Santa’s Little Helpers for our Casper kids is definitely at the top of our list. 🎅
Shop with a Cop is an annual program we participate in along with our Natrona County law enforcement partners. Kiddos from around the community submit applications to join in on the fun. Our generous local Walmarts donate the funds to allow each child to pick out gifts for Christmas.
We are so grateful for the opportunity to build positive, life-long relationships with Casper’s next generation and help them have a very Merry Christmas!
December 4th, 2019
They say it takes a village to raise a child. Especially for the children in our community who are part of the foster care system, we know all too well how true that is.
Last night we had the time of our lives helping to celebrate Christmas with the Department of Family Services. These children deserve the world and we’re committed to helping to make their futures bright.
Thank you, DFS, for helping to take care of our Casper kids!
🐻💙 We found this cuddly cub outside the police department recently. He was in the street, shivering cold and very scared. With some snuggles and cider, he warmed up to us. Since becoming friends we’ve played in the snow, patrolled around town and put some bad bears behind bars. But the time has come for him to go home and we need your help to find his family.
Please share this post to get this little guy back home before the holidays.
November 28th, 2019
November 26th, 2019
Ever wonder what happens to lost or stolen bicycles?
When we receive a lost, stolen or otherwise lonely bicycle, we try our best to find the owner. Sadly, many times that just isn’t possible. So, rather than auction the bikes off – we choose to place them back into the community… under new and very deserving ownership.
This year, four local organizations – The Hope House, Natrona County Child Protection, The Science Zone and The Boys and Girls Club – submitted applications to receive the bikes.
Some organizations, such as Hope House, refurbish the bikes and give them to recently incarcerated men who are rebuilding their lives and use the bikes to get to and from work. Others, such as Natrona County Child Protection, work with local organizations to get the bikes in tip-top shape and into the hands of local foster kids as Christmas presents.
We’re so thankful to be a part of a community with such a huge heart for taking care of others. We’re proud to partner together in serving, protecting and spreading a little Christmas cheer.
Help us spread the word, Casper – “You Can’t Candy Coat a DUI”
This week, agencies and organizations from across the county came together to bring awareness to a tragic trend we see during the holiday season – impaired driving.
We’re proud to stand with our Natrona County First Responder Partners in fighting impaired driving in our community.
Celebrate responsibly this holiday season. If you don’t, we’ll be looking for you. We have zero-tolerance for impaired driving and are working together with all law enforcement agencies to prevent all alcohol-related crashes over the holiday season.
A DUI can cost you tens of thousands of dollars, your job, and your life – not to mention the lives of others. Choose safety this holiday season, you can’t candy coat a DUI.
Thank you to Casper College for heading up this annual campaign which has been running strong now for 19 years. It is through these strong community partnerships that real change happens.
November 18th, 2019
Today marks 93 years since Casper Police Officer George F. Radden tragically lost his life in service to our community. Officer Radden is the only line of duty death at the Casper Police Department.
The following obituary was recently written by a member of the Radden family who still resides in Casper. Please help us remember Fallen CPD Officer Radden today.
“George F. Radden is the only officer at the Casper Police Department to have died in the line of duty. He was born March 18, 1885 in Arcadia, Iowa, growing up in a German farming community on the Missouri -Mississippi divide. Instead of following plow and planter, George attended Highland Park College in Des Moines, Iowa, attaining certification as a Stationary Engineer, competent in mechanics, steam, and electricity. He completed an apprenticeship with the Electrical Workers Union and worked as a journeyman electrician in Centerville, South Dakota, South Sioux City, Nebraska, and Wyoming.
Moving his wife, Caroline, sons Stanley and Warren, and daughters, Georgia and Nettie from Sioux City to Cheyenne in a Franklin Air-Cooled Touring Car was a serious adventure in the days of no highways, few roads, and undependable automobiles. Events soon escalated when his Franklin was stolen, later recovered in Casper.
In 1919, he found a job in refinery construction in Casper and filed a homestead claim on Casper Creek, near the present-day Casper-Natrona County International Airport. With the confidence of his Iowa dryland farming heritage and a most fortunate growing season for that region, he planted and harvested a substantial corn crop – an achievement next accomplished 30 years later after the Kendrick Irrigation Project was completed.
After proving up on the waterless homestead, George moved his family into town so that his children had better access to school. Unfortunately, the economic slump after World War I caught up with refinery construction, and George lost his job.
Looking for another way to support his family, George took the position of motorcycle officer on the Casper Police Department in January of 1925, the one patrol officer on the night shift. Bar Street, the Sandbar, residential areas, and Yellowstone Highway were territories that he covered on his cycle with a sidecar.
On the morning of November 15, 1925, just before the end of Radden’s shift, a citizen called in that a fire truck heading to a fire in North Casper had lost a nozzle in the street. Instead of going home when relieved, he picked up the nozzle and attempted to take it to the fire site. His three-wheeler sideswiped a vehicle pulling out of a service station, and he suffered massive head injuries. Firefighters on their way back to the station documented the event in their log, commandeered a dray wagon (flat-bed truck), and took him to the hospital. After a heroic attempt at brain surgery by local physicians, George succumbed to his injuries on November 18. He left behind his wife and five children to continue without him. His third daughter, Lorraine, had been born just six weeks earlier.
Officer George Radden is remembered for his selfless heroism by those who had the honor of knowing him, and all of whom keep his memory alive. Officer Radden’s acts of courage on this day are an integral part of the Casper, Wyoming community and his family legacy remains strong nearly a century later.”
🎁When our community partners from the Wyoming Oil and Gas Commission reached out and told us they wanted to help kids in need have a happy holiday season, we knew just what to do.
Employees from the Commission donated dozens of stuffed animals for foster children. This week, they gave those animals to our friends from the Department of Family Services.
Just in time, too! On December 3rd, DFS is holding its annual holiday party for our foster children in Natrona County. This event serves over one hundred foster children and their families. Each child gets a gift and a chance to meet the jolly man himself, Santa Claus.
As partners in serving our kids, Casper Police Officers also attend this event to help celebrate the holidays. We are so thankful for all of these organizations and their commitment to giving back to our kids who need us the most. #BetterTogether
Learn more about the incredible work of DFS at -> dfs.wyo.gov
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
October 16th, 2019
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.