The Lander Police Department is located in the beautiful Lander Valley. Our department consists of the Chief, four Sergeants, one Detective Sergeant, one Detective, two School Resource Officers, eight Patrolmen, and our Civilian Records/Administrative Assistant.
Employment opportunities will be posted on the City of Lander job opportunities page.
Officers typically handle about 5,500 calls for service each year in addition to any self initiated activity such as traffic enforcement, suspicious activity investigations, and parking enforcement. Our officers work a 4/10 schedule with Wednesday being an overlap day, allowing time to maintain training and to work on any special projects that cannot be done during an officers normal shift.
As outlined in our mission statement, every member of our department is committed to keeping Lander a safe place to live, work, play, learn and visit. Our commitment is to provide the highest quality law enforcement services possible by making the most of the funds entrusted to us. We are available to meet with you if you have any questions or need assistance.
The Lander Police Department strives to be a part of the community we serve. We strive to make our community a better place to live whether we are at work or out with our families. Officers speak to groups ranging from preschool children, to the Boy Scouts, to other civic organizations. If you or your organization would like to have officers speak or participate in your event, please contact the Chief.
Internet fraud is growing at a tremendous rate, and even people in Lander can be defrauded. Although the Lander Police Department is always ready to investigate these types of occurrences, jurisdictional issues make it nearly impossible for us to prosecute offenders or return funds. If you have been a victim of internet crime, you can make a report of it through the Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3) - a partnership between the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), the National White Collar Crime Center (NW3C), and the Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA).
The men and women of the Lander Police Department are committed to fostering a positive relationship with our community partners by providing excellent public service, reducing the fear and incidence of crime, and improving the overall quality of life for those who live, work and play within our city.
We are service oriented and see this community in a partnership role. Our citizens are our partners as well as our clients and customers. We place our greatest value on protecting human life and human dignity.
As those who bear the public trust in our service, we are accountable to each other as well as the citizens whom we serve and are the sources of our authority.
We thoroughly investigate complaints against our employees or procedures. We will make appropriate corrections and take proper action when we are wrong. We will also defend our employees and procedures if they are found to be correct, regardless of political or popular pressure. We pride ourselves on being transparent and subject to review about how we conduct our business.
We are proud of our profession as law enforcement personnel and commit ourselves to always act in such a manner that brings credit to our profession, our agency, and ourselves. We strive to fulfill the canons and standards of ethical conduct for law enforcement personnel.
We pride ourselves on being capable and caring people who are called upon to provide a service for the citizens of Lander that is both important and satisfying to those of us engaged in it.
In our partnership with the community we serve, we are dependent upon their trust. Because of this, we can only serve effectively to the extent that we are credible; individually, as an agency, and as a profession. Any credibility we achieve is born from our complete dedication to serving with integrity.
Whether commissioned or civilian, full-time or part-time, paid, or volunteer, we are proud to belong to this agency and to support these values.
250 Lincoln St
Lander, WY 82520