Cheyenne, Wyo. - The Cheyenne Police Department has sworn in five new police officers at an event Monday, March 20.
These new recruits brings the number of officers employed by the department to 104.
Mayor Marian Orr was on hand to welcome the new officers, telling the officers “I campaigned on increased public safety, specifically putting more officers on the street. The men joining the force have exceptional training and backgrounds that will serve the community well. Today is a good day for the Cheyenne Police ...Department and the citizens of our community.”
Mayor Orr specifically commended Chief Kozak and Sergeant Janes for the department’s recruitment efforts, and recognizing the need to devote a position within the department solely to recruitment and retention, a move supported in her administration.
The police department is proud to welcome the following new officers:
Ian Lohnes – Lateral Officer from Carbondale IL
Kyle Mair – Entry Officer from Denver Colorado
Jeremiah Smith – Entry Officer from Logan Utah
Samuel Johnson – Entry Officer from Cheyenne
Shayne Andren – Entry Officer from Cheyenne
All incoming officers will undergo three weeks of training at the department, followed by a 13 week course at the Wyoming Law Enforcement Academy for the entry level officers and 14 weeks of field training.
The department is still looking to hire four more officers and the next round of testing will be conducted on April 25. Employment information can be found at www.cheyennepd.org under the employment tab.