A new program will allow Laramie and Cheyenne police officers to help one another during the Jubilee and Frontier Days weekends this month.
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.
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.
“So, even though they will be in Cheyenne police department vehicles, they will have the authority of the Laramie police department while they are here,” says Cushman.
The additional officers will contribute to police visibility, added Cushman, which he hopes will encourage people to celebrate responsibly. The visiting officers will be in Laramie this Thursday through Saturday, assisting with late night coverage.