Park County Sheriff – Welcome

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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For a concealed firearm permit, click here.


The Park County Sheriff’s Office has an opening for a part-time Detention Kitchen Assistant. The Park County Detention Center’s kitchen is in a secure area and there is no direct contact with the inmates. This position is primarily a weekend position (Saturday and Sunday) and the hours are 4:30 AM to approximately 12:30 PM. There are also occasional extra hours during the work week to cover for other kitchen workers sick and/or vacation days. This position includes a part-time county benefit package. Starting pay is $11.92/hr. Applications can be picked up at the Park County Sheriff’s Office or obtained by CLICKING HERE.  Return your application with Cook written on the top to the Park County Sheriff’s Office, 1402 River View Drive, Cody, WY 82414 or fax to 307-527-8719.  Application may NOT be made online.  This position is open until filled.


The Park County Search and Rescue is now a registered charity on AmazonSmile under the name “Cody Squad of the Park County Search & Rescue Team.” This is how our 501-C non-profit charity is registered with the IRS. AmazonSmile is where Amazon donates 0.5% of the price of eligible purchases to the charities selected by customers.

By selecting “Cody Squad of the Park County Search & Rescue Team” as your charity when you make purchases, you help support your local search and rescue services. The link for our organization is Remember, you MUST access Amazon using this link (instead of BEFORE you begin to shop. Once you access AmazonSmiles with this link, you begin your support of Park County Search and Rescue.

We appreciate all of the support we receive from our community.​


Hunting season in Wyoming has already opened in some areas for some game animals, and the Wyoming Game and Fish Division wishes to offer up some common sense safety considerations if you plan to hunt this season.  Whether you are just spending an afternoon hunting pheasants close to home or embarking on a week-long elk hunt in the back country, there are some common preparation tips every hunter should keep in mind.

  1.  Always tell someone where you are going and for how long. 

2.    Be prepared for the worst. No matter what you are hunting, having basic survival items with you could mean the difference between life and death. 

3.    Watch the weather forecast. There is no point in getting caught off guard and putting yourself and others in danger. 

4.   Have yourself and your hunting/camping equipment in good working order. This means getting yourself in physical shape, and having all your hunting equipment, including your vehicle, ready to work and perform. 

5.   Read and know the hunting regulations and laws. These regulations and laws can change from year to year, so being knowledgeable of these and other hunting requirements may save you from getting in trouble. If you have questions, please contact Game and Fish prior to going afield. 

6.   Have your firearm or bow sighted in, and be proficient at making good clean shots. 

If you are a first time Wyoming hunter or planning to hunt in a new area, we suggest you do some homework before you go. The Game and Fish has an awesome Hunt Planner tool. Hunt Planner has information for all the hunt areas in the state, including interactive maps, walk-in areas, hunter management areas, current season dates and local game warden and biologist contact information. 

BLM and Forest Service maps, Google Earth, and onX Maps are all good sources of information for learning the terrain and habitats, where the private and public lands are located and figuring out the road and trail systems. If you plan to hunt on private land, seek landowner permission as early as you can; before you purchase a license is recommended. 

We encourage all hunters heading out this upcoming season to use common sense, make a list of everything you will need from start to finish and put it in your pack so it’s ready to go when you head out to the field. Be safe out there and enjoy your 2019 Wyoming hunting experiences. 

For more information, visit the Game and Fish website at:




Sheriff Scott Steward recently announced the promotion of a detention deputy as well as the hiring of a new detention deputy. Deputy Mike Warner was recently promoted to sergeant and will serve as a first line supervisor in the Park County Detention Center. Sgt. Warner replaces Sgt. Lisa Cooke who resigned her position to take a road patrol assignment. Mike is a 41-year veteran with Wyoming National Guard having attained the rank of Command Sergeant Major. He served 2 tours in Iraq where he supervised the transport of detainees, so he brings a wealth of experience and knowledge to his new duties. Originally from Sturgis, South Dakota, Sergeant Warner considers himself a lifelong resident of Cody. He and his wife currently live in Cody. They have a total of five children.

Deputy David Yarian was hired to take Sgt. Cooke’s position in detention. Originally from Dossier City, Louisiana, Deputy Yarian was from a military family and therefore has lived all over the world. He spent 7 years as a machine gunner for the United States Marine Corps. Before coming to Cody, David also spent over 20 years with the Colorado Department of Corrections in the Canyon City, Colorado complex. He has attended the Metro State College in Denver where he studied computer science. Deputy Yarian has a grown daughter and he currently resides in Cody with his wife.