WHP unites with law enforcement to educate public about the Move Over law

Motorists moving over for law enforcement, emergency, maintenance and other types of vehicles parked on the side of Wyoming highways and interstates are not only abiding by the law but are also keeping their fellow citizens safe. On Nov. 8, the Wyoming Highway Patrol and state patrols from Colorado, Nebraska, South Dakota and Montana, as well as multiple emergency and public service entities, will...

Wyoming Highway Patrol commissions 11 recruits on Oct. 25

The Wyoming Highway Patrol recently commissioned 11 recruits to the rank of Trooper upon the completion of their intensive training academy. During their academy, the new Troopers were instructed in a variety of classes including firearms, commercial carrier, physical training, RADAR/LIDAR, emergency vehicle operation, custody and control, crash investigation and other pertinent training. The members...

Wyoming, Utah and Idaho team up for traffic safety operation

CHEYENNE, Wyo. – Law enforcement agencies in three states will be joining forces this weekend as part of an impaired driving enforcement operation  in conjunction with the University of Wyoming and Boise State University football game on Saturday, Sept. 29. The Wyoming Highway Patrol, Idaho State Police, and Utah Highway Patrol will be out in force, particularly on Interstates 80 and 84 – the main...

1849 pounds of marijuana seized near Cheyenne

On August 28th, 2018 a Wyoming Highway Patrol traffic stop resulted in the seizure of approximately 1849 pounds of marijuana. The traffic stop occurred at 11:30 a.m. near mile post 361 on Interstate 80 eastbound.   A Wyoming State Trooper stopped a 2017 Dodge Ram Pickup pulling a flat bed trailer to conduct a commercial vehicle inspection. While conducting the inspection another Trooper ran his drug...

Utah man receives Colonel’s Commendation Award for helping trooper

The Wyoming Highway Patrol awarded a Utah man the Colonel’s Commendation Award for helping to subdue a suspect who was attempting to get a trooper’s gun during an altercation on Interstate 80 in May.   Darren Phillips, of Taylorsville, Utah, received the award during a ceremony in Cheyenne on Aug. 13. Gov. Matt Mead, Wyoming Department of Transportation Director Bill Panos, WHP Col. Kebin Haller, and...