Wyoming Highway Patrol

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Wyoming Highway Patrol
Abbreviation WHP
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Patch of the Wyoming Highway Patrol
Agency overview
Formed 1933
Employees 339 (as of 2004)[needs update][1]
Legal personality Governmental: Government agency
Jurisdictional structure
Operations jurisdiction* State of Wyoming, USA
Size 97,914 square miles (253,600 km2)
Population 585,501 (2016 est.)[2]
General nature
Operational structure
Headquarters Cheyenne, Wyoming
Troopers Nearly 210 (as of 2010)[needs update][1]
Civilians 151 (as of 2004)[needs update][1]
Agency executive Kebin Haller, Colonel
Parent agency Wyoming Department of Transportation
Website
Wyoming Highway Patrol website
Footnotes
* Divisional agency: Division of the country, over which the agency has usual operational jurisdiction.

The Wyoming Highway Patrol is the highway patrol and de facto state police agency for the U.S. state of Wyoming, and has jurisdiction across the entire state.

History[edit]

The Wyoming Highway Patrol was created in 1933 to protect the lives, property and constitutional rights of all people in Wyoming. It is also tasked with providing security and transportation to the Governor of Wyoming. As of 2013, it has 208 troopers.[needs update]

Mission, Vision, & Values[edit]

The Wyoming Highway Patrol's mission is to serve and protect all people in Wyoming with courtesy, professionalism, and integrity. WHP's vision is to be Wyoming's leader in highway safety. WHP has identified its core values as courage, integrity, discipline, loyalty, diligence, humility, optimism, and conviction.[3]

Rank structure[edit]

Title Insignia
Colonel
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Lieutenant Colonel
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Major
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Captain
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Lieutenant
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Sergeant
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Trooper
No insignia

Fallen officers[edit]

Since the establishment of the Wyoming Highway Patrol, two officers have died while on duty.[4]

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