Town of Thermopolis Enters MOU to Allow Local Law Enforcement inside State Park

Written by on October 8, 2019

The Thermopolis Independent Record reports a memorandum of understanding was signed between the State of Wyoming, Department of State Parks and Cultural Resources and the Town of Thermopolis last week.
The agreement concerns local law enforcement officers being able to perform functions and enforcement within SPCR boundaries–particularly in Hot Springs State Park–as necessary in the interest of public safety and as authorized under state statute.
The MOU is not effective until all involved parties sign it, and it remains in effect for a period not to exceed one month beyond the current term of office of the police chief.
Any complaints arising against officers as a result of a cooperative effort under the MOU will be investigate by the chief, with findings sent to the SPCR. Any shooting incident will be investigated by the State of Wyoming.

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