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      Park Co. Sheriff, Scott Steward  

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On October 7, 2016, officers from the Cody Police Department investigated a report of a telephone scam involving a caller identifying himself as a Park County Sheriff’s Deputy by name.  The caller, a male subject with a heavy southern accent, identified himself as Sgt. Chad McKinney of the Park County Sheriff’s Office and that the victim had missed her federal jury duty date.  The caller told the victim that in order to pay her fines, she needed to obtain a pre-paid credit card with $225 on it and call him back.
Once the card was obtained, the victim called the suspect and gave him the card number.  He then promptly withdrew the funds from the card.  Afterward he then called the victim back again and said he was only able to withdraw $125.  At that time, the victim became suspicious and contacted the Cody Police Department. 
The number used by the suspect, goes directly to a recording that identifies it as the “Park County Sheriff’s Office Warrant, Citations, and Civil Process Division.”  A similar scam has also been reported to the Weston County Sheriff’s Office in eastern Wyoming.
Sheriff Scott Steward wants all resident to know that his office never solicits or requires fines be paid in this manner and that any attempt to obtain payment via a credit card over the phone is definitely a scam.  “Although we do have a Sgt. Chad McKinney employed here, our deputies as well as any other city, county, state or federal official, never solicits fines be paid over the phone,” said Steward.  “If you receive such a request, do not give the caller any personal information.  Instead, try to obtain the number from which the call originated and contact local law enforcement.”




Non-Emergency Numbers
  (307) 527-8700
Powell: (307) 754-8700

Sheriff’s Civil Process &

Office Hours: 
Monday - Friday, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Cody:   (307) 527-8710
Powell: (307) 754-8710

General Fax Number:
Cody:   (307) 527-8708
Powell: (307) 754-8708

Sheriff’s Detention Center:
Cody:   (307) 527-8750
Powell: (307) 754-8750

Detention Center Administrative Assistant:
(307) 527-8714 or
(307) 754-8714

Park County/ Cody Law
Enforcement Center
1402 River View Drive
Cody, WY 82414


Recently the Park County Sheriff's Office Search and Rescue partnered with REACH Air Medical to perform an aerial reconnaissance of back country outfitter's camps to determine and evaluate possible landing zones near each camp. Determining appropriate landing zones ahead of time is critical for possible emergency medical evacuations.

  • Population - (28,702 from 2012 Census iinformation)

• The county seat is Cody.

• The county contains the
majority of Yellowstone
National Park's total area. 


The Park County Sheriff's Office is committed to providing you the public with the information on how we are doing. Keeping the public informed is and always will be something that we strongly believe is important to both us and ultimately the members of the public. We strive to provide that information that is allowed by Wyoming State Statute and will provide performance reports as they become available. Check out our news page which has not only our media bulletin, but shows our patrol statistics by month. (Adobe Acrobat Viewer is required to read the files) Visit to download your free copy. We welcome any feedback from the public on how we are doing.

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