Decertifying Derek Colling

Learn more about who Albany County Sheriff’s Corporal is and why it is imperative that he no longer work in law enforcement.

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How to keep Colling off the street

Decertifying a "peace Officer"

All Wyoming law enforcement officers must be certified through Wyoming Peace Officer Standards and Training (POST) to work as police. When officers do not meet POST’s standards, they can be decertified, effectively ending their careers in law enforcement. 

a history of violence

Colling's Victims

Shawn Collins

In July, 2006, less than a year after joining the force, he was one of five Las Vegas officers who fired 29 rounds at a domestic-violence suspect. Police stated that Shawn pulled a gun on them. The shooting was ruled justified by a Coroner’s jury.

Tanner Chamberlain

In September, 2009, he fatally shot a 15 year-old boy in the head who struggled with bipolar disorder. He killed Chamberlain less than one minute after arriving

Mitchell Crooks

In March, 2011, he beat Mitchell Crooks outside of his home for filming police. He was fired from Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department and the city paid Crooks $100,000 in a legal settlement.

Robbie Ramirez

On November 4th, 2018, he killed Robbie Ramirez after pulling him over for driving 16 mph in a 30 mph zone. Colling shot Ramirez three times, including twice in the back. Ramirez was unarmed and was known to struggle with mental illness

Decertify Derek Colling

Derek Colling’s continued employment as a “peace officer” in Wyoming undermines the public’s trust in law enforcement and the criminal justice system as a whole. Derek Colling’s violent history is tarnishing the relationship with good police and the public.

Because of this, Derek Colling is in violation of Chapter 8, Section 2(f) of Wyoming POST’s rules and regulations.

ACoPP has organized a petition to collect signatures from people across Wyoming who believe Corporal Colling is no longer fit to serve as a peace officer. The petition calls for the immediate termination of Corporal Colling and his complete decertification as a peace officer so he can no longer serve as law enforcement in the state of Wyoming.

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