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
CONCEALED CARRY PERMITS
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On Saturday May 23, 2020 Deputy Andrew MaGill retired from the Park County Sheriff’s Office. Deputy MaGill has a total of twenty years in Law Enforcement having served in the Greybull Police Department, Big Horn County Sheriff’s Office, and the Park County Sheriff’s Office. He began his career with the Park County Sheriff’s Office in 2006. After retirement Deputy MaGill still has a desire to serve his community and does so as a safety manager for the Powell school district, a bus driver, and a substitute teacher. He also intends to camp and fish as much as he can and continue to spoil his grand-kids. We thank Deputy MaGill for his service to the citizens of Park County and wish him well in future endeavors.
On May 26, 2020 Deputy Allen Cooper assumed patrol duties for the Powell District of the Park County Sheriff’s Office. Deputy Cooper was assigned to replace Deputy MaGill who has recently retired. Deputy Cooper, originally from Mississippi, moved to Montana in 1992 where he became a Montana State Trooper from 1997 to 2001. From there he made the move to Wyoming and served as a State Trooper from 2001-2011. He joined the Park County Sheriff’s Office in January of 2020. Along with his many years of Law Enforcement training and experience Deputy Cooper also holds a bachelor’s degree in Sociology from Montana State University.
Irrigation Water Safety
Contrary to the wet snowy weather citizens woke up to this morning, spring has come to Park County, Wyoming. The temperatures are warmer, if only slightly, and the color of green is slowly returning to the area. Sheriff Scott Steward wants to remind residents that now is a good time to review irrigation canal safety and the appropriate uses of irrigation water.
Many of the residents of Park County depend on the water from the irrigation canals, everyone from hobby gardeners to our local farmers. There are thousands of miles of irrigation canals in Wyoming and there are dangers to these water ways that need to be considered by all.
According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, every day in this country, an average of ten people die from unintentional drowning. Of these, one in five are children aged 14 or younger. In addition to the drowning potential, ingesting irrigation water from these canals can result in serious risks to a person’s health.
For health and safety around irrigation water and canals, residents should:
Never swim or allow children to swim in canals. Canals are dangerous due to slippery banks, diversions, and fluctuating currents.
- Do not allow children to play near canals. Do not walk along the banks or edges of canals, which can be very slick.
- Never jump in to rescue pets. Instead, call 911 for help. Do not jump in after toys or other objects.
- Obey all posted warning signs. If walking, jogging or biking along canals, keep a safe distance from the edges of the flowing water.
- Never use canal irrigation water to fill swimming pools, “kiddie” pools, hot tubs or for bathing or drinking. Water from canals can contain agricultural runoff, bacteria, protozoans, chemicals, fecal material from animals, or other contaminants that can cause serious illness.
- Label all standpipes from irrigation piped systems that use canal water with the words “NON-POTABLE – DO NOT DRINK”. Irrigation water for edible crops and/or gardens should not come into direct contact with edible parts of the plant unless the crop will be peeled, skinned, or cooked before eating.
- Never connect piping using irrigation water with freshwater potable water systems. Canal water is not chlorinated and can pollute drinking water systems.
Irrigation water is integral to Wyoming agriculture, which is its intended purpose. Any other use of irrigation water can be hazardous or pose a serious public health risk. So please, remember to be safe around Wyoming canals and irrigation ditches.
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 following will remain canceled by the Park County Detention Center until further notice:
- There will be no non-essential persons in the jail including AA, Bible Study, Group Meetings, and personal visits with inmates.
- Public FINGERPRINTS by appointment only (mask and hand-washing will be required) Please call 307-527-8714 or 307-754-8714 THE DAY YOU WOULD LIKE TO MAKE APPOINTMENT FOR.
- 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 a cashier’s check. Money may also be 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 cancel the following until further notice
- No tours to the facility and no KIDPRINT ID program until further notice.
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.