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 FIREARMS PERMITS
For a concealed firearm permit, click here.
SATELLITE DEVICES MAY NOW REACH SHERIFF’S DISPATCH DIRECTLY
Effective immediately, satellite communications devices that have the capability for two-way texting may now communicate directly with the Park County Sheriff’s 911 Communications Center by sending a text message to firstname.lastname@example.org.
This dedicated email address will sound an alarm notifying on duty communications personnel that an emergency message has been received. Dispatchers can then communicate directly with the device where ever it is located. They can ask questions regarding the emergency and update you as to the emergency response being coordinated through the Park County Search and Rescue as they mobilize the resources necessary for the situation.
Commercial devices such as the most recent upgrade to SPOT® or the Garmin inReach® device currently have the capability to press one button for “SOS” or emergency assistance. This will send an alert to the device’s third party emergency monitoring center which will then relay the request for assistance to the closest 911 center.
However, these devices also have the capability for two-way texting. And by using the sheriff’s email address, you can connect directly to your emergency responders without going through the “middle man” communications monitoring center. This enhances any and all response to your emergency situation by allowing our first responders to ask questions, clarifying the situation, the location and any injuries.
Sheriff Scott Steward commented that in emergency situations, speed and clarity are the key to a successful outcome. “The texting capability should never be used in place of the ‘SOS’ button on your device. But by contacting our dispatch center directly via text message after pressing the ‘SOS’, you can enhance our response. We can know who is involved, the nature of the emergency, and the precise location, allowing us to get there as quickly as possible with the proper resources to resolve the situation.”
If you wish to use this service, simply add our email address, email@example.com to the contacts list on your device. There are no charges over your normal subscription rates. Be sure your device settings include location information, owners name, GPS coordinates and a way to respond.
NOW HIRING COMMUNICATIONS OFFICER POSITION
The Park County Sheriff’s Office is currently accepting applications for a Communications Officer (Dispatcher) in the 911 Communications Center. This position requires varied interpersonal communications skills and requires the successful candidate to multi-task in a wide variety of situations. The successful candidate will be required to perform the following tasks on a daily basis:
– Use a computer-aided dispatch system, receive emergency calls from the public requesting police, fire, medical or other emergency services.
– Determine the nature and location of the emergency; determine priorities, and dispatch police, fire ambulance or other emergency units as necessary and in accordance with established procedures.
– Receive and process 911 emergency calls, maintain contact with all units on assignment, maintain status and location of police, fire and medical units.
– Monitor direct emergency alarms, answer non-emergency calls for assistance. Enter, update and retrieve information from a variety of computer systems.
– Receive requests for information regarding vehicle registration, driving records and warrants, and provides pertinent data.
– Monitor several complex public safety radio frequencies. Operate a variety of communications equipment, including radio consoles, telephones and computer systems.
This is a full time position requiring rotating shifts including midnights, weekends and holidays. Pre-employment physical and psychological tests are required. Benefits include shift differential, paid vacation and sick leave, holiday pay, medical and life insurance, and contribution to the state of Wyoming Retirement System. Uniforms are also provided. For more information or to download an application, click on the “Careers” tab at the top of this page or contact the Park County Sheriff’s Office at 307-527-8710. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled and must be submitted in person to the Park County Sheriff’s Office at 1402 River View Drive in Cody.