Cheyenne Police Department officers to work in collaboration with Cheyenne Frontier Days

Cheyenne Police Department prepares for Cheyenne Frontier Days
Cheyenne Police Department prepares for Cheyenne Frontier Days(Mia Johnson)
Published: Jul. 14, 2021 at 7:17 PM CDT
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CHEYENNE, Wyo. (Wyoming News Now) - Cheyenne Police Department has taken steps to determine how officers will work Frontier Days based on attendees. The City and CFD have allocated funds to pay for local law enforcement services at the events.

“It’s definitely a huge partnership; our conversations actually began early in March. We have been working with agencies across the state in preparation. We have been in close contact with Cheyenne Fire and Rescue, AMR, the Emergency Management Agency; really, it is all hands on deck for Cheyenne Frontier Days,” said Alex Farkas, Cheyenne Police Department Public Information Officer.

The Police Department determines how many officers will be working CFD by looking at the ticket sales to better predict participation. CPD will maintain a police presence in addition to private security hired from CFD.

Officers are required to work two shifts at Frontier Days alongside regular duties.

“We do maintain a strong partnership with Cheyenne Frontier Days so they have determined a way to divvy up the overtime pay. Frontier Days will pay a percentage and the City will pay the rest of that. The overtime pay is meant for officers working outside of their schedules.”

The City budgeted $117K and Frontier Days contributed $67K towards police and fire department overtime.

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