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  • Drug Take Back a Success in Pine Bluffs

    Chief Walkama Pine Bluffs Police Dept|Nov 3, 2022

    National Drug Take-Back Day, an occasion to dispose of unneeded prescription drugs, was celebrated this year on October 26th. The Pine Bluffs Police Department said through this event, they collected over 25 pounds of unwanted or expired medication. These medications will be turned over to the partner in this event, the Drug Enforcement Agency. If you were unable to make it to the event last Thursday, there's still a way to participate. Expired or unwanted prescription medications can be...

  • Halloween Safety from Chief Walkama

    Chief Walkama Pine Bluffs Police Dept|Oct 20, 2022

    Halloween is fast approaching and we here at the Pine Bluffs Post want to see all of our readers have a safe and Happy Halloween. That being said here is some things to keep in mind as your little ones prepare for trick or treating this Saturday evening according to safekids.org/halloween: While out walking: • Cross the street at corners. Look left, right and left again when crossing and keep looking as you cross. • Put electronic devices down, keep heads up and walk, don't run across the street. • Teach children to make eye contact with...

  • National Drug Take Back Day on October 26 - Pine Bluffs

    Chief Walkama Pine Bluffs Police Dept|Oct 20, 2022

    Do you have used, unwanted, or expired medications? The Pine Bluffs Police Dept., Pine Bluffs, WY will be again participating in The National Prescription Drug Take Back Day on October 26, 2022 between 9AM - 2PM. The National Prescription Drug Take Back Day addresses a crucial public safety and public health issue. According to the 2019 National Survey on Drug Use and Health, 9.7 million people misused prescription pain relievers, 4.9 million people misused prescription stimulants, and 5.9 million people misused prescription tranquilizers or...

  • Message...from the Pine Bluffs Police Department Lock it and Protect it

    Chief Walkama Pine Bluffs Police Dept|Jul 21, 2022

    We at the Pine Bluffs Police, Pine Bluffs, WY would like to remind everyone to take precautions to better protect their property. In years past, outdated phrases such as "Lock it or lose it," were used in campaigns that reminded residents to not leave vehicles and other valuables unsecured. We here at the PD do not like that insinuation that your property is just "lost," and instead would like to encourage residents to, "Lock and Protect It." Property Security Tips: 1. Make locking external door...

  • Harvest traffic safety

    Chief Walkama Pine Bluffs Police Dept|Jul 14, 2022

    You may see farm equipment on the road in Pine Bluffs all year round. But most likely you will encounter farm vehicles on the road during harvest in the fall or planting season in the spring. Next time you are on the road, keep these tips from Pine Bluffs Police Department in mind to ensure you, your family, and stay safe. Passing farm equipment is okay, but it is imperative to understand when the right time is to pass a slow-moving vehicle. When preparing to pass a farm vehicle on the road, be...

  • Officer Mike Moore retires from Pine Bluffs PD

    Chief Walkama Pine Bluffs Police Dept|May 5, 2022

    Officer Michael Moore was hired by the Pine Bluffs Police Department on February 5, 2013 by then Chief of Police Robin Clark and continued to serve Pine Bluffs under four different Chiefs of Police. During his service to the town, Officer Moore worked in both full time and later part-time capacities. Prior to his civilian law enforcement service, Moore was a retired Senior Master Sergeant and Superintendent of Security Forces in the Wyoming Air National Guard. Moore started his law enforcement...

  • Message...from the Pine Bluffs Police Department National Victims' Rights Week

    Chief Walkama Pine Bluffs Police Dept|Apr 28, 2022

    April 24-30, 2022, has been designated as National Crime Victims’ Rights Week. Since 1981, this week has been dedicated to learning about victimization and the effect victimization has on individuals. In a small town, victims are not numbers. They are our family, friends, and members of our community. Often, victims of crime are led to believe that once the criminal justice process is over, then they will have closure. Unfortunately, and in most cases, this is not always the end of victimization. Post-conviction, victims often are left...

  • National Public Safety Tele- communicators Week

    Chief Walkama Pine Bluffs Police Dept|Apr 14, 2022

    This week is National Public Safety Telecommunicators Week. It’s an important week and we wanted to express our gratitude to the first first-responders who often don’t get the recognition they deserve. We are talking about the dedicated men and women that answer the call when you press 9-1-1. Dispatchers at the Laramie County Combined Communication Center (LCCCC) and the Wyoming Highway Patrol Communications Center may not be at the emergency scene but are vital in initiating the response 9-1-1 callers need. An experienced, well-trained...

  • A New Year's Message... from the Pine Bluffs Police Department

    Chief Walkama Pine Bluffs Police Dept|Dec 30, 2021

    We want to wish everyone a safe and Happy New Year!! Have fun celebrating, but please keep a few things in mind. If you plan on consuming alcohol, please be responsible. Have a designated driver, call a sober ride, walk without disturbing the neighbors, or plan to stay at the location you are at if you consume to much. Walking home will not get you arrested unless you trespass or cause a disturbance. Again, as long as you are respectful and not trespassing or causing a disturbance you will be ab...

  • Holiday Travel Safety

    Chief Walkama Pine Bluffs Police Dept|Nov 25, 2021

    With snow in the forecast the Pine Bluffs Police, Pine Bluffs, WY would like to provide cold weather safety and winter driving tips. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), cold weather induced illnesses such as frostbite can occur even in temperatures above 40°F if a person becomes chilled by rain or sweat, or is submersed in cold water. Additionally, 116,800 people are injured in cold weather driving situations, such as on icy or snowy roads, every year according to the Federal Highway Administration. Some Safety...

  • Senior Citizen Emergency Database Program

    Chief Walkama Pine Bluffs Police Dept|Dec 19, 2019

    The Pine Bluffs Police Department has initiated a new program, the Senior Citizen Emergency Database Program, to assist seniors in our community. This program allows the police department to document in a computer database the names of senior citizens, where they reside, and important contact information. In addition, information concerning current medications and potential special needs during unusual inclement weather or natural disaster. Many times, the police and other first responders are called to check on a senior citizens’ welfare...