Wyoming Highway Patrol

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Wyoming Highway Patrol
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Agency overview
Employees339 (as of 2004)[needs update][1]
Jurisdictional structure
Operations jurisdictionWyoming, USA
Size97,914 square miles (253,600 km2)
Population585,501 (2016 est.)[2]
General nature
HeadquartersCheyenne, Wyoming
TroopersNearly 210 (as of 2010)[needs update][1]
Civilians151 (as of 2004)[needs update][1]
Agency executive
Parent agencyWyoming Department of Transportation
Wyoming Highway Patrol website

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.


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. Information from the most recent Bureau of Justice Statistics Census Of State And Local Law Enforcement Agencies indicates that as of 2008, the WHP has 208 troopers.[3] According to the Wyoming Highway Patrol website, there are "nearly 210" Troopers. [needs update]

Rank structure[edit]

A Wyoming Highway Patrol car in Gillette
Title Insignia
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Lieutenant Colonel
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US-O4 insignia.svg
US-O3 insignia.svg
US-O2 insignia.svg
South Carolina Highway Patrol Sergeant Rank Chevrons.svg

Fallen officers[edit]

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

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b c USDOJ Bureau of Justice Statistics Census of Law Enforcement Agencies Archived November 20, 2008, at the Wayback Machine
  2. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on July 12, 2011. Retrieved December 3, 2013.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link) Wyoming Quick Facts
  3. ^ "Census Of State And Local Law Enforcement Agencies, 2008". bjs.gov. 2011-07-26. Retrieved 2019-09-23.
  4. ^ The Officer Down Memorial Page

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