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      Park Co. Sheriff, Scott Steward  

Message from the Sheriff

Welcome to the Park County Sheriff’s Office website. As you browse the site we hope you find it informative and useful.

Please feel free to contact me with concerns, questions or suggestions of how we may better serve you.

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When Not to "Rescue" a Wild Animal

May and June is the peak fawning and calving season for Wyoming’s deer, elk and antelope herds. With camping and the outdoors season well underway, well-meaning citizens often find baby animals that seem to be abandoned. And if you come across a young animal that appears to be abandoned, leave it alone!

Many wild animals do not need to be "rescued" and there is almost NEVER a time when you should remove a baby wild animal from its natural environment – even if it appears abandoned. Mother animals often leave their young as they forage. If they return to find people milling around the baby animal they will often leave the area and come back when the people are gone. By then it is sometimes too late and their baby is gone. More often than not, just leaving a young animal alone affords it the best chance for survival.

Every year hundreds of young wild animals such as fawns, baby seals, and baby birds are needlessly "rescued" and referred to wildlife rehabilitators. This is extremely detrimental and harmful to the young animal, as well as disruptive and costly to wildlife rehabilitators when they most need to concentrate limited resources on truly orphaned or injured wildlife.

Unless the animal is showing obvious signs of illness or injury such as bleeding, vomiting, panting, shivering, lethargy, ruffled feathers or fur, attack by cat/dog, leave them there. Young animals are often left alone for hours while their parents gather food. They are being tended by their parents in ways best for their survival and appropriate for that species, ensuring that they retain natural wild behaviors. It is normal and typical for a deer fawn to be left alone hiding in a bed. It is also common for young birds to leave the nest before they are fully feathered or flight-ready. They will be fed on the ground for a day or two by the parents until they are able to fly. Careful observation before distressing and collecting these animals should help you make a correct decision whether or not they are truly orphaned or injured and need help. Remember, in nature, “Mother Knows Best.”

For more information or if you have questions about a possible abandoned or injured animal, contact the Wyoming Game and Fish Department at (307) 777-4600 during normal business hours. After hours contact their emergency dispatch center at 800-442-2767.



Non-Emergency Numbers
  (307) 527-8700
Powell: (307) 754-8700

Sheriff’s Civil Process &

Office Hours: 
Monday - Friday, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Cody:   (307) 527-8710
Powell: (307) 754-8710

General Fax Number:
Cody:   (307) 527-8708
Powell: (307) 754-8708

Sheriff’s Detention Center:
Cody:   (307) 527-8750
Powell: (307) 754-8750

Detention Center Administrative Assistant:
(307) 527-8714 or
(307) 754-8714

Park County/ Cody Law
Enforcement Center
1402 River View Drive
Cody, WY 82414


Recently Ms. Cedar Taylor led her group of 9-year old Cub Scouts on a tour of the Park County Law Enforcement Center where they met up with Deputy Sheriff Brett Tillery. Deputy Tillery spoke to the scouts explaining the duties of a deputy sheriff which include enforcing the law as well as providing safety and security to our residents and visitors. As part of the program, Detention Deputy Dave Nyreen fingerprinted the scouts as part of a nationwide identification program for children. The fingerprint cards were given to the scouts to take home to their parents for future identification purposes. We thank the scouts for their visit and hope that they had as good a time as we did.


  • Population - (28,702 from 2012 Census iinformation)

• The county seat is Cody.

• The county contains the
majority of Yellowstone
National Park's total area. 


The Park County Sheriff's Office is committed to providing you the public with the information on how we are doing. Keeping the public informed is and always will be something that we strongly believe is important to both us and ultimately the members of the public. We strive to provide that information that is allowed by Wyoming State Statute and will provide performance reports as they become available. Check out our news page which has not only our media bulletin, but shows our patrol statistics by month. (Adobe Acrobat Viewer is required to read the files) Visit to download your free copy. We welcome any feedback from the public on how we are doing.

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