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Welcome to the Park County Sheriff’s Office website. As you browse the site, we hope you find it informative and useful

Please feel free to contact me with concerns, questions or suggestions on how we may better serve you.

Sheriff Scott A. Steward

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Update from the Park County Sheriff’s Office

The Park County Sheriff’s Office will remain operational in both the criminal and administrative capacities, we are taking certain precautions to protect the employees and inmates in our care in order to limit exposure to COVID-19. As always, if you have an emergency call 911.

The Park County Detention Center will be suspending the following until further notice:

  • There will be no non-essential persons in the jail including AA, Bible Study, Group Meetings, and personal visits with inmates.
  • No FINGERPRINTS for the public.
  • All persons wishing to bring money or property for an inmate will need to utilize the United States Postal Service (USPS). Money will need to be in the form of a money order or cashier’s check or deposited to an inmate account electronically. Please call 307-527-8750 for assistance with electronic deposits.

The Park County Sheriff’s Office Administrative division will suspend the following until further notice:

  • Conceal Carry Permit Applications (please call about renewals 307-527-8714 or 307-754-8714).
  • Non-essential paperwork via the front window. (Requests can be made via USPS and/or email).
  • No tours to the facility and no KIDPRINT ID program until further notice.

The Cody Police Department has suspended the following until further notice:

  • In person records requests, or any paperwork accepted through the front office window. Please email or call 307-527-8720.

We sincerely apologize for the inconvenience to the public during these necessary cancellations. The Park County Sheriff’s Office is committed to the service, safety, and security of our community. The listed measures will assist us in doing that during this time.

Search & Rescue is Looking for Experienced Cavers

Park County Sheriff’s Office Division of Search and Rescue employs many different methods in order to keep Park County safe and sound. Their methods are not only reactive but proactive as well. They are constantly evolving and training as new hazardous areas, activities, and situations are identified. The wide expanse of training that the team is exposed to makes for a team of responders that can be utilized in a variety of rescue operations.

One area of expertise they are seeking resources in is recreational caving, or spelunking. Park County has many caves, some of which are frequented by recreational cavers. This has been identified as a potential venue requiring a response where Park County Search and Rescue has limited training and exposure to. They are currently seeking any local knowledge in this field.

Along with caving, if you feel you have a specialty skill that could be a valuable resource in the event of an emergency response, please reach out to the Coordinator, Bill Brown. These specialists are not part of the team nor are they required to meet the training and/or meeting requirements of the team members. This would only be in the capacity of a potential resource in the area for emergency purposes. Please call 307-527-8718 or email him at to discuss what you might have to offer and the protections provided in the event that you are called on to volunteer. Click Here for the application.


New Search and Rescue Coordinator Appointed


CODY – February 03, 2020 William (Bill) Brown began his appointment as Park County Sheriff’s Office, Division of Search and Rescue Coordinator today. Appointed by Sheriff Scott Steward, the Park County Search and Rescue Coordinator is responsible for overseeing the planning, training, deployment, and everyday operations of the Park County Search and Rescue team, that encompasses anywhere from 25 to 30 volunteers. He will also act as the primary liaison between Park County Search and Rescue and the Park County Sheriff’s Office. Mr. Brown replaces recently retired Park County Sheriff’s Office Public Affairs Officer and Search and Rescue Coordinator C Lance Mathess.

The Park County Sheriff’s Office Division of Search and Rescue is tasked with organizing, planning, training, maintaining equipment, and responding for/to incidents requiring search and rescue assistance. Park County Search and Rescue operates under the Park County Sheriff’s Office and is mandated by Wyoming State Statute.

Bill Brown has been an active and dedicated member of Park County Search and Rescue for 10 years. He comes from a management background and has a skill set that includes personnel management, organization, and business operations, along with equipment and mission experience. Sheriff Steward notes that his training and experience will be invaluable in this position.

Having had the privilege of being born and raised in Cody, Wyoming, Bill Brown cares deeply for this community and its people. He grew up in Cody with his father, former Park County Sheriff’s Sergeant Robert (Bob) Brown, who also volunteered for more than 10 years with Park County Search and Rescue, his mother Nancy Brown, and his sister. He currently resides in Cody with his wife and daughter.