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View Warrants as of 2/07/08

2006 Annual Report

Animal Control

 

Contact us

270 North Clark
(307) 754-2212
policedept@cityofpowell.com

 

The Powell Police Department is a full service police agency providing a wide range of public safety services to the citizens of Powell. The Police Department is the largest department within City government and is comprised of 25 personnel allocated as follows:

 

Administration

Chief of Police

 

Operations
Patrol Division
3 Sergeants
9 Uniform Patrol Officers

 

Investigations

1 Investigator
1 Task Force Officer

 

Community Services

1 Community Services Officer

 

School Resource Officers

1 School Resource Officer (Park County School District #1)
1 Campus Resource Officer (Northwest College)

 

Records/Communications

1 Records/Communications Supervisor
5 Dispatchers

 

Reserves

The Powell Police is constantly seeking those individuals who are interested in serving the community in the capacity of a Reserve Police Officer or Dispatcher. Reserves serve the same function as regular employees but do so on a part-time basis only. Currently we have:
2 Reserve Dispatchers

 

As a government agency the Powell Police Department is committed to an ideal of delivering competent, professional police services of the highest quality; while emphasizing the importance of individual and collective character, as the foundation for establishing the trust based relationship with the citizens we serve that is necessary for us to be truly effective in accomplishing our mission. This ideal is articulated in the Department's Strategic Plan, a portion of which follows:

 

Mission Statement

The mission of the Powell Police is to pursue justice and maintain the public peace and order of the community.


Organizational Philosophy

The Powell Police recognize that we perform our duties in the framework of a constitutional republic form of government and that we perform our duties under the authority of the United States and State of Wyoming constitutions and their respective laws by the power, authority and consent of the people. To be effective in accomplishing our mission it is necessary to establish a trust-based relationship by being professional public servants with the highest integrity and discharging our duties competently.

 

Vision Statement

The vision for what the Powell Police wants to be and accomplish as an organization include, but are not limited to the following:

  1. To be consistently effective in carrying out our mission according to the principles set forth in the constitution and the law.
  2. To hold the trust and confidence of our citizens and be respected by them for our competency and character.
  3. To be responsive to the policing needs of the community in an ever-changing society.

Message from the Mayor

 

 

Driving down the Polecat Bench following an airport board meeting, I noticed bugs staining my windshield as a few raindrops landed. Yes spring is here, and quite welcome, even if it ushers various changes along the way.

Most of the snow we battled this winter is melted, revealing some awfully sandy roads – over 1,500 tons of sand I am told. That’s three time the average amount. Thankfully the Streets Department is hard at it, working extra shifts to get things cleaned up. Even with Nevin Jacobs on the bench from an injury, I am confident it will not take three times as long to sweep up the accumulation.On another driving subject, parking in downtown is once again a discussion topic. Specifically, folks are parking in the same spot all day. I am aware downtown uses have changed and we have a blend of retail and professional businesses. Therefore, it’s a tough subject without a perfect solution, but my request is that all long-term, downtown parkers review their options and be as considerate as possible of the businesses who need customer traffic to make a living. Remember, there are city lots available.  Please try to utilize them to open a space or two in front of our retailers. I appreciate your help in making Powell’s businesses successful.Shifting gears, spring is bringing change to the city in the way of several retirements. And because our people are important assets, their departures will be missed. On March 20th, the Honorable Judge James Allison and our Municipal Court Clerk Joy Ness announced their last day will be May 31st. If your dog was at large or your driving habits suspect in the last few decades you have met this team. Their hard work and commitment to the City of Powell hasn’t gone unnoticed. If you see Jim or Joy wish them a long and successful retirement.Finance Director Annette Thorington, an employee who works mostly behind the scenes, is retiring this month. I wonder who will answer my budget questions in a kindly manner without embarrassing me? During my time with the city, I have counted on Annette to appear from the back of council meetings and clarify what fund, grant, account, etc., we should use to make a project successful. I can also count on hearing the city’s auditor declare another clean, unqualified opinion of our finances, a statement of quality made due to Annette’s hard work, knowledge and dedication. Thankfully, her advance warning regarding retirement has allowed us time to make smooth transition path to the future. Best wishes, Annette.

Suffice it to say, ALL of the staff at city play a huge role in making Powell a great place to live.

 

 

 

John Wetzel

Mayor

City of Powell

 

jwetzel@cityofpowell.com

John Wetzel

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