Cheyenne Police Department addresses handling crime in the capital city

Published: Oct. 29, 2020 at 10:51 PM CDT
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CHEYENNE, Wyo. (Wyoming News Now) - The Cheyenne Police Department (CPD) discussed property crime in the capital city and how they plan to address it. According to the CPD, the property crime rate for Cheyenne is at a record low regarding the last few years. Property crime has decreased by 26-percent in the last couple of years. In the year 2020, Cheyenne has the lowest property crime rate in two decades.

“We’re proud of the crime rates for being the lowest it’s been in Cheyenne for decades now, and were worried that the budget cuts in the state on the district attorney’s office is going to impact that and cause crime to go up,” CPD Chief, Brian Kozak said.

The CPD mentioned that Laramie County has had roughly 70 cases dismissed from the DA’s office due to budget cuts, which could correlate with the massive growth in the city warrants, with 800.

“It’s really a team effort to try to keep these numbers down as far as property crimes and certainty want to make sure that everyone knows that during this pandemic, the police department stepped up and has been very dedicated to our community,” CPD Captain, David Buseck said.

CPD is working with the municipal court, Platte and Goshen County sheriffs to start the Cheyenne Municipal Task Force as a way to prevent jails from overcrowding.

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