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Status of City Council’s Civilian Oversight Board Resolution

Civilian Oversight Board Update Following a two-year effort from ACoPP and local advocates about policing practices, Laramie City Council passed a resolution in June 2020 establishing their intent to improve the transparency, accountability, training, and procedures of the Laramie Police Department (LPD).The resolution indicated that City staff would investigate civilian oversight boards, examine ways to improve interactions …

City Answers Budget Questions

Q: Where is the budget information regarding what money comes to dispatch/LPD from other departments when dispatchers dispatch other city resources? A: Per agreement with Albany County, 20% of annual municipal expenditure for operation of the Laramie Albany County Records & Communications Center (LARC) is reimbursed. These amounts are published within the budget publication. In …

Laramie City Council Meeting on Police Oversight

The City of Laramie has been meeting with an ACoPP representative to discuss the Laramie Police Department's budget each week for the past month. Now, city officials plan to discuss police oversight issues during the next work session on February 23 at 6pm. Although the details of this meeting aren't apparent, officials are likely to …

Sheriff David O’Malley is Not a Friend of Mine

The people of Wyoming petition Governor Gordon remove Albany County Sheriff David O’Malley from office. Under Wyoming Statute §18-3-902, the Governor can direct the Wyoming Attorney General to remove county officials guilty of misconduct or malfeasance. Sheriff O’Malley has violated his oath to office and blatantly disregards public safety.

Albany County for Proper Policing Seeks the Decertification of Sheriff’s Corporal Derek Colling

Albany County for Proper Policing is collecting petition signatures in an effort to have Sheriff’s Corporal Derek Colling decertified from Wyoming Peace Officer Standards and Training.

Community Oversight Boards 101

What are Civilian Oversight Boards?Civilian oversight boards, or COBs, are bodies of primarily non-police community members who oversee a variety of operations related to policing. These boards compare closely to school boards – a group of elected community members overseeing a public service that tax money pays for. The earliest forms of COBs began in the …