Blue Angel
For Emergencies
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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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The 911 system is the most efficient and effective way to report an emergency that is in progress that requires immediate response by public safety personnel.  Unfortunately, the system is often times misused either intentionally or accidentally.  Tying up the system with inappropriate calls can lead to a delay in response times to critical incidents which can mean the difference between life and death.

Park County’s 911 Communications Center receives an average of 10,000 calls on the 911 system per year.  However, many of these calls are abandoned calls in which the caller simply hangs up after accidentally dialing 911, or are children playing on the phone calling 911.  In addition, many citizens utilize the 911 system to report non-emergency situations or to simply ask for information or assistance that is non-emergency related.

It is very important that everyone know the difference between an emergency and non-emergency situation.  An emergency situation means your life or somebody else’s life is in immediate danger of serious injury or death or the situation requires immediate emergency response.  This includes but is not limited to medical emergencies, vehicle accidents, crimes in progress, dangerous drivers, or fires.  With this in mind, the Park County Sheriff’s Office offers these helpful tips for using the 911 function.

Above all, if you need emergency assistance, call 911 and know where you are at before calling.  Location is the most important piece of information needed to provide assistance.  We can’t help if we don’t know where you are.  Also, when calling 911 do your best to stay calm and describe what is occurring and answer all questions.
However, if you do call 911 by accident, don’t hang up.  Stay on the line and explain you called accidentally.  It is also important that you lock your cell phone to avoid “pocket dialing” 911.  Teach your children how and when to use the 911 system.  Make sure they know the difference between an emergency and non-emergency.  And if you give your child an old phone to play with, remove the battery.  The 911 function remains active on all cell phones even if there are no minutes remaining on the phone.
If you need assistance in a non-emergency situation or need to file a report, call the non-emergency number, 307-527-8700 and understand that prank or harassing calls to 911 or continued misuse of 911 is illegal.
Generally speaking, most people are aware that they should call 911 in an emergency, but they are less aware of the circumstances in which they should not call 911.  The result is that many calls to 911 do not involve true emergencies, which creates a burden on the system.  Knowing the difference and using 911 properly can save lives.




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


The Park County Sheriff’s Office recently welcomed five new detention deputies in ceremonies held at the Law Enforcement Center.  Pictured from left to right are: Deputy Kris Hermann, Deputy Tom Toohey, Deputy Jeff Tucker, Deputy Clay Creel and Deputy Royal Duneman.  All five received their official commissions and were “pinned” with their badges by Sheriff Scott Steward.  Although the ceremony was held on October 30, these men were hired over the course of the past seven months. 

  • 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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