Welcome to the Park County Sheriff’s Office website. As you browse the site, we hope you find it informative and useful
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Sheriff Scott A. Steward
CONCEALED CARRY PERMITS
For a concealed firearm permit, click here.
SEARCH & RESCUE NOW REGISTERED WITH AMAZONSMILE
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 smile.amazon.com 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 https://smile.amazon.com/ch/23-7243439. Remember, you MUST access Amazon using this link (instead of https://amazon.com) 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.
SHERIFF URGES SAFE DRIVING DURING TOURIST SEASON
The tourist season has arrived in Park County, and Sheriff Scott Steward reminds residents that, with the influx of visitors to the region, driving behaviors will begin to vary greatly. Residents should use extra caution during the peak summer months as driving behaviors may become irregular.
“Ours is one of the most beautiful areas in the country,” said Sheriff Steward. “The scenery and wildlife that we as residents many times take for granted, may be a once-in-a-lifetime event for our visitors. And while we welcome each and every visitor to our wonderful community, we need to be prepared for the unpredictable nature of their driving when navigating the highways of Park County especially those in and out of the greater Yellowstone area.”
Besides being especially vigilant, there are certain additional steps motorists can do to increase their safety on the roadways:
- Drive with increased awareness when traveling in known tourist areas or around vehicles with out-of-state license plates. Tourists are liable to stop, slow, or swerve at any time and drivers should be especially prepared for these actions.
- Be particularly alert when driving in wildlife areas due to the unpredictable nature of the animals.
- Slow down and increase the following distance between you and other cars. When traveling at a higher rate of speed, your ability to take evasive action is greatly reduced and the force of impact in the event of a collision, is increased. Reducing your speed will also increase your response time to avoid a possible collision.
- Practice active driving. Distracted driving, such as driving while talking on your cell phone, text messaging, which is illegal in Wyoming or chatting with passengers is even more dangerous at this time of the year.
- Be especially mindful of motorcycle traffic. Park County attracts literally thousands of motorcycles each year and they are the smallest vehicles on the road. Unfortunately they provide virtually no protection in a crash. Be especially cautious when pulling out in front of a motorcycle. The speed and distance of an approaching motorcycle may be difficult to judge. When in doubt, wait for the motorcycle to pass before pulling into oncoming traffic.
- As always, make sure you and your passengers obey Wyoming statutes by wearing seatbelts.
“Above all, be patient,” concluded Steward. “Understand the behaviors and attitudes of our visitors as they take in the wonders of Park County.” For additional information on safe driving tips, visit the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration website at www.nhtsa.gov.
DEPUTY RETIRES / DEPUTY REASSIGNED
Veteran Deputy Hayes C. Randol retired on September 12, 2019. Deputy Randol joined the Park County Sheriff’s Office in October of 2008 and was assigned to the Meeteetse District. Before joining the Park County Sheriff, Hayes was employed as a deputy with the Sublette County Sheriff’s Office. Hayes intends to pursue other private business opportunities in his retirement years. We thank Deputy Randol for his service to the citizens of Park County and wish him well in his future endeavors.
To replace Deputy Randol, Sgt. Lisa P. Cooke will transfer out of the detention facility and assume patrol duties as a deputy in the Meeteetse District. Deputy Cooke joined the Park County Sheriff’s Office in November of 2009. Before that she also served time as a deputy with the Sublette County Sheriff. In May of 2013, Lisa was assigned as the lead investigator for the Park County Sheriff where she served three years in this temporary position. After being reassigned back to detention, she was promoted to sergeant in April of 2017. Lisa lives in Meeteetse with her husband and son.