The Wyoming Highway Patrol is the statewide law enforcement agency and is charged with the protection of lives, property and constitutional rights of Wyoming's citizens. These Wyoming Police were established in 1933 by the state's legislature and has grown to over 200 troopers. The patrol is also responsible for the security and transportation of the Executive office, family and staff for the state.
Divisions of Wyoming Police
The Wyoming Highway Patrol mainly focuses on the daily patrol of roadways, motor vehicles and adherence to state laws by local drivers. However, most investigations are conducted by the Wyoming Department of Criminal Investigation, which is a state agency. This agency was created in 1973 and offers an Operations Section, State Crime Laboratory and Criminal Justice Information Services.
The Criminal Justice Information Services section focuses on issuing concealed firearm permits, maintaining criminal records for the state, offering fingerprinting services to the public, maintaining a sex offender registry database and reporting crime statistics to federal agencies.
The Operations Section implements the Wyoming Information Analysis Team, Internet Crimes Against Children unit and Regional Enforcement Teams. These teams focus on specific areas and types of crime, conduct investigations and work with federal agencies to track down offenders. They also provide investigators in different regions to aid local law enforcement with their ongoing casework.
The State Crime Laboratory conducts all latent print analysis, trace evidence analysis, firearms analysis, and biological and chemical tests for law enforcement agencies across the state. This includes specialized blood spatter technicians, DNA testing and crime scene reenacting, as well as expert testimony in the court of law.
Requesting Wyoming Police Records
Police records and criminal history checks are conducted through the Wyoming Department of Criminal Investigation. Fingerprint cards must accompany any request, and fees start at $15. There is no option at this time to conduct a name-based search. In addition, if you plan to search fo