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.
Once again, the annual Rodeo event Jubilee Days has come to Laramie and merchants hope it will bring a surge in tourism. Laramie Chamber of Commerce Vice President Josie Davies says that Jubilee Days brings a diversity of tourists to for the week’s events that includes a rodeo, a carnival, and downtown events. Those events do lead to some street closures. Davies says that while some are concerned, she says that all businesses benefit from Jubilee Days.