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      Park Co. Sheriff, Scott Steward  

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In light of the recent death of a Cody resident while woodcutting, the Park County Sheriff’s Office reminds residents to review wood cutting safety precautions before going out to cut firewood.  “Nationally each year, lives are lost and many severe injuries occur in timber harvesting accidents,” commented Sheriff Scott Steward.  “Working in the woods is a risky business, but woodcutters should remember that most injuries are caused by their own unsafe actions. Adhering to some basic safety tips will help to insure that each trip to the woods is a safe one.”  Requirements for tools and clothing will vary with the time of year and the weather, but all woodcutters should have quality tools, basic protective clothing, and well-maintained equipment. 

For a list of safety precautions recommended by the Forest Industry Safety and Training Alliance, Inc. CLICK HERE.

With the steady increase in energy costs, many Park County homeown­ers have turned to fireplaces and wood-burning stoves to help heat their homes in the winter months.  Cutting firewood can be a very worthwhile and rewarding experience if done properly.  If it is done improperly without regard to safe cutting techniques, serious injury, or death can result.



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

On September 10, 2014, John Freitas, age 42 of Clark was sworn in as a “Special Deputy” for the Park County Sheriff’s Office by Sheriff Scott Steward.  Mr. Freitas’ wife and in-laws were the victims of a triple homicide in Clark on March 2, 2013.  Since that time, he has formed a special bond with the department.
“I am very grateful to the all of the members of the Park County Sheriff’s Office for their caring and compassion during the investigation into my family’s deaths,” commented Mr. Freitas.  “They not only displayed great professionalism but made every effort to keep me informed every step of the way.  I’ve since developed a special relationship with department and I wanted to give something back.”
“The ‘Special Deputy’ designation is symbolic in nature and affords the recipient no special privileges,” said Sheriff Steward.  “It is traditionally given to those individuals that have formed a unique relationship to the Park County Sheriff’s Office or has made distinctive contributions.  I’m happy to have Special Deputy John Freitas on board.”

  • 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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