CPD Uses Grant Funds to Stretch Budget

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The Cheyenne Police Department received almost $1 million in grant funds from federal and state agencies like the US Department of Justice, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, the Wyoming Department of Transportation, Wyoming Attorney General Office/Division of Victim Services, Wyoming Association of Sheriffs and Chiefs of Police, and Cheyenne Regional Medical Center.

Grant funds are used to purchase equipment like bullet proof vests, message trailers, traffic cones, and video cameras.  They are also used to staff the Crisis Intervention teams and Operation Change as well as cover expenses for various inspection points for law enforcement. 

In 2020, CPD officers responded to 69,367 calls – that’s 190 per day!  CPD’s mission is to “Protect the Legend” of Cheyenne by working in cooperation with citizens to lead the charge in preventing crime and defending the rights of the community.  They have invested in crisis intervention training and created a team of law enforcement, mental health and addiction professionals, advocates, and family members to help persons with mental disorders and/or addictions access necessary medical interventions and treatments. Next time they host a ‘Coffee-With-A-Cop’ event, stop by and say hello.