Wyoming Highway Patrol

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Wyoming Highway Patrol
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AbbreviationWHP
Agency overview
Formed1933
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
Website
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.

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]

Rank structure[edit]

A Wyoming Highway Patrol car in Gillette
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

Fallen officers[edit]

Since the establishment of the Wyoming Highway Patrol, two officers have died while on duty.[3]

See also[edit]

References[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. ^ The Officer Down Memorial Page

External links[edit]