Cheyenne Police Department http://wyomingpublicmedia.org en Military Surplus Vehicles Make Their Way To Wyoming http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/military-surplus-vehicles-make-their-way-wyoming <p>As military activity in Iraq and Afghanistan has wound down, military armored vehicles have been making their way back home.</p><p>Big Horn County and the cities of Cheyenne and Casper have all received heavily armored vehicles designed to protect soldiers from mines and rocket attacks in the Middle East.</p><p>“Our new [armored vehicle] can protect us against rifle rounds. Whereas our old [civilian armored vehicle] couldn’t,” says Cheyenne Police Department spokesperson Dan Long.</p> Thu, 26 Jun 2014 01:19:10 +0000 Miles Bryan 60414 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Military Surplus Vehicles Make Their Way To Wyoming Cheyenne Police to help out for Jubilee Days http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/cheyenne-police-help-out-jubilee-days <p>A new program will allow Laramie and Cheyenne police officers to help one another during the Jubilee and Frontier Days weekends this month.</p><p>The arrangement allows an employee of one city to work in another city as needed. The police departments have decided to pilot the program with a focus on preventing drunk driving during the two popular festivals, beginning this weekend.</p><p>Commander Mitchell Cushman of the Laramie Police Department says that while the Cheyenne officers will be actively patrolling for impaired drivers, they will be able to enforce all Laramie laws.&nbsp;</p> Thu, 11 Jul 2013 17:29:45 +0000 Chelsea Biondolillo 43553 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Cheyenne Police to help out for Jubilee Days Cheyenne homeless program reduces recidivism, but not homelessness http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/cheyenne-homeless-program-reduces-recidivism-not-homelessness <p>The Cheyenne Police Department has wrapped up a program that was intended to help the homeless get access to shelter and other services, and keep them out of jail.</p><p>The Homeless Empowerment Action Team, or HEAT, consisted of police officers and Robin Zimmer, the director of the COMEA homeless shelter. They went around town, informed homeless people of laws about loitering and panhandling, and told them about available social services.</p><p>But most individuals declined shelter or other help. Zimmer says that’s because many were alcoholics, and the only shelter in town is dry.</p> Tue, 19 Feb 2013 15:12:59 +0000 Willow Belden 36864 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Cheyenne homeless program reduces recidivism, but not homelessness Cheyenne homeless project reduces recidivism, but transients remain on the streets http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/cheyenne-homeless-project-reduces-recidivism-transients-remain-streets <p>Last summer, the Cheyenne Police Department launched the Homeless Empowerment Action Team, or HEAT. Police officers and the director of Cheyenne’s homeless shelter, the COMEA House, went around town and talked with homeless people.</p><p>They made sure homeless individuals knew the rules regarding trespassing, panhandling, and public intoxication, and warned them of the penalties for breaking those laws. They also told homeless individuals about services available to them. The goal was to help the homeless get back on their feet, and make them law abiding citizens.</p> Sat, 16 Feb 2013 00:26:36 +0000 Willow Belden 36763 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Cheyenne homeless project reduces recidivism, but transients remain on the streets