Rawlins Police Department

  • Agency: Rawlins Police Department
  • Address: 215 5th St., Rawlins, 82301 WY
  • Chief: J Michael Reed (Chief of Police)

Rawlins Police Department is located at 215 5th St., Rawlins, 82301 WY. The Chief of Police of the department is J Michael Reed. The Rawlins Police Department phone number is (307) 328-4539.

Rawlins Police Department News

Please remember the bus lane on the south side of the school is not used for student drop off in the morning.

In the Community.... Lt. Rick Hooper with his new partner, Lane Wells, patrolling the streets during the Downtown Trick or Treating.

The City of Rawlins is hosting Downtown Trick or Treat. Please have fun and be safe!

Have a Safe and Happy Halloween!

Do you have unused, unwanted prescription medication and don't know what to do with it? Bring it to Rawlins Police Department and dispose of it. The National Prescription Drug Take Back Day aims to provide a safe, convenient, and anonymous means of disposing of prescription drugs, while also educating the general public about the potential for abuse and medications., Rawlins Police Department has a permanent onsite disposal box located in the lobby of the Police Department. If you can't make it today from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM, no worries, stop by anytime!

Here are the arrest statistics from the 2017 Alcohol and Crime in Wyoming for Carbon County. The report contains alcohol-related information collected in Carbon County for a period of twelve months (January 1 through December 31, 2017 by the Wyoming Association of Sheriffs and Chiefs of Police. Please visit http://wascop.com and http://jandaconsuling.com for the full report.

The Rawlins Police Department is proud to announce the newest member of our department, Officer George Phillips. Officer Phillips was sworn in today by Rawlins City Judge Mersea. Congratulations Officer Phillips!!

In the Community... Sgt. Chris Craig and his new partner, drug detection K9 Riggs visited Sarah Chavez’ Intro to Criminal Justice class tonight!

The City of Rawlins Police Department is accepting applications for a qualified candidates for the position of Part-Time Victim Advocate. For a full description of the position including salary, benefits and application form, please visit www.rawlins-wyoming.com and click on the "Job Opportunities" link. This information is also available at City Hall, 521 W Cedar St. All applicaitons for this position must be returned ot the City Clerk no later than 5:00 PM, Friday, October 19, 2018. For specific questions about the job description contact the Police Deparment at 307-328-4530. ***Please do not apply with the Facebook Application or your application may not be considered****

MARIJUANA SEIZURE On Saturday, September 15, 2018 around 7:40 p.m. an Officer of the Rawlins Police Department stopped a U-Haul van for a speeding violation. The van was clocked on radar traveling 38 miles per hour in a 30 mile per hour zone on the 1200 Block of East Cedar Street. While speaking to the driver, JESSE WRIGHT, the officer noticed behavior that was unusual for the situation. WRIGHT was very nervous and visibly shaking. The driver couldn’t provide a rental agreement for the vehicle and the officer found his stories of where he is traveling to and why he was going there to be inconsistent. The officer called for a K-9 officer to come to the scene. WRIGHT then told the officer that he had load of marijuana in the vehicle. The canine that responded to the scene gave a positive indication that there were controlled substances in the vehicle. The officers searched the vehicle located approximately 300 pounds of marijuana in the cargo area of the U-Haul. While many states have legalized cannabis products for medicinal or recreational use, the possession of any amount of cannabis products that contain Delta-9 Tetrahydracanabinol (THC) remains unlawful to possess in the state of Wyoming. Wyoming State Statute also provides that possessing more than 3 ounces of marijuana is a felony violation. Detectives with the Rawlins Police Department are working with the Wyoming Division of Criminal Investigations and the investigation is ongoing. The estimated street value of the seized marijuana is 1.2 million dollar.

2018 Home Coming Parade Route...... The Home Coming Parade will start at 3:30 today, please take caution when traveling around the parade route! If you are planning on attending the parade, please plan accordingly as the streets affected by the parade route can shut down a 30 minutes prior to the start of the parade. Do not congest traffic detour routes, especially around the staging area. Let's have a great turn out for our Rawlins High School Outlaws. GO OUTLAWS!!!

In remembrance....... We would like to take a moment and thank Tink Day for taking the time to set up the 9/11 ceremony every year. 9/11 was a day that reshaped a nation, we would like to remember those who sacrificed everything on that day, and those who sacrificed in the years to follow. We thank everyone who participated in the event and especially those that came to support our Military, Military Veterans, and first responders as every day we stay vigilant to help protect our communities and a nation!

Media Release........... See Something - Say Something campaign The Rawlins Police Department joins other communities statewide participating in the national program. The State of Wyoming and Carbon County Area Law Enforcement launches “See Something Say Something” campaign. The program encourages residents to report suspicious activity to the toll-free number or to local law enforcement. Residents can report suspicious activity or behavior to the toll-free number 833-446-4188 or to local law enforcement. Suspicious activity is any observed behavior that could indicate terrorism or terrorism-related crime. This includes, but is not limited to: • Unusual items or situations: A vehicle is parked in an odd location, a package or piece of luggage is unattended, a window/door is open that is usually closed, or other out-of-the-ordinary situations. • Eliciting information: A person questioning individuals at a level beyond curiosity about a building’s purpose, operations, security procedures and/or personnel, shift changes, etc. • Observation/surveillance: Someone pays unusual attention to facilities or buildings beyond a casual or professional interest. This includes extended loitering without explanation (particularly in concealed locations); unusual, repeated, and/or prolonged observation of a building (e.g., with binoculars, unmanned aerial vehicle [UAV] or video camera); taking notes or measurements; counting paces; sketching floor plans, etc. “It is important for residents to be aware of their surroundings and feel empowered to report suspicious activity,” Director Cameron said. If residents see a suspicious behavior or activity taking place, they should call 833-446-4188 or, in case of emergency, dial 9-1-1. The toll-free number will be answered by on-call personnel in Wyoming and is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. The program will be administered by the Wyoming Office of Homeland Security, the Wyoming Attorney General’s Office and the Wyoming Division of Criminal Investigation.

Scam Alert...... We have received several calls today concerning phone scams. The person is saying they are from the IRS and demanding payment of money to avoid arrest. THIS IS A SCAM, DO NOT PROVIDE ANY PERSONAL OR FINANCIAL INFORMATION TO THE CALLER. For more information on how to better protect yourself from a scam, visit the Federal Trade Commission Website. https://www.consumer.ftc.gov/articles/0076-phone-scams You can also make a report directly through the FTC at this website, https://www.ftccomplaintassistant.gov/#crnt&panel1-1

National Enforcement Mobilization..... Let’s keep the night safe for everyone. Over the 2016 Labor Day holiday, 83% of deaths in drunk driving crashes happened between 6 PM and 5:59 AM.

Did you know? During the Labor Day Holidays from 2012-2016, almost 800 people died in drunk driving crashes nation wide. Over the 2016 Labor Day holiday weekend, there were 433 crash fatalities nationwide. Of these fatalities, 43 percent involved drivers who had been drinking. Stay safe: Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over.

Press Release...... The following Press Release was sent to local media outlets. Rawlins, WY On Thursday August 23, 2018 the Rawlins Police Department received a 911 call that was traced to an address on E. Daley Street in Rawlins, WY. The dispatcher did not have a response from the caller, and per standard procedure, dispatched an officer to the residence. While the officer was going to the address, the dispatcher was able to make contact with the resident of the address and he stated he misdialed. Per standard department procedure, an officer still responded to the residence to check the welfare of the occupants where the 911 call came from. The officer arrived on scene and knocked on the door. When an occupant opened the door, a large pit bull ran out and acted aggressively toward the officer, biting the officer on the leg. The officer attempted to back away from the dog after being bit once, but the animal continued to pursue the officer in an aggressive manner and continued to attempt to bite the officer. To prevent further injury to himself, the officer discharged one round from his sidearm into the animal and it died immediately. The officer was taken to Memorial Hospital of Carbon County by a supervisor for treatment in the emergency room, per department and City policy. The officer was treated for a bite puncture injury to his left calf. The officer is expected to return to work for his next scheduled shift. The Carbon County Sheriff’s Office was called to the scene to investigate the incident and the Rawlins Police Department is also conducting its own internal investigation. The animal was taken to the Carbon County Veterinary Clinic where a necropsy was performed and tissue samples were collected for rabies testing after it was confirmed that current vaccination records were not available. The investigation of this incident is ongoing and no further information will be released from the Rawlins Police Department at this time. Chief Troy Palmer

You knew the risks. You know that drunk driving is dangerous. Drive Sober every time you’re behind the wheel! http://ow.ly/AOOJ30keeef

The Rawlins Police Department will be increasing enforcement efforts and raising public awareness as The 2018 national enforcement mobilization "Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over" goes into effect across the country from August 17 to September 3, 2018. One of the deadliest and most often committed - yet preventable - of crimes (drunk driving), has become a serious safety epidemic in our country. During this time, law enforcement will be on high alert, pulling over and arresting anyone caught drinking and driving.

Welcoming new Carbon County School District #1 staff to the community. We value our partnership with CCSD#1, thank you and welcome to the community!

Come join us at National Night Out. Burgers and hotdogs are on the grill!!

Tonight’s the night join us for music, games and fun!!!

Stop by our booth at the Carbon County Fair