Wyoming Highway Patrol Severely Understaffed

Cheyenne, WY – A new study indicates the Wyoming Highway Patrol is severely understaffed. The Northwestern University report shows Wyoming needs 122 additional troopers. Colonel John Cox of the Wyoming Highway Patrol is offering details of the study to state lawmakers in hopes they will approve more funding. Cos says realistically, the patrol could only hire about ten new officers a year because of a shallow pool of applicants and because of the time needed to train new officers.