250 Lincoln St., Lander, WY 82520 ~ 307-332-3401

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Lander Police Department
250 Lincoln St.
Lander, WY 82520

Chief Carey started his law enforcement career with the Lander Police Dept in 1990. Jim is a Lander native and graduated from Central Wyoming College in 1991 with a AA degree in criminal justice. Jim has worked in dispatch, as animal control, patrol and in the detective division. Jim spent 6 years with the Wyoming Highway Patrol as a State Trooper and was assigned to Lander. He was an adjunct instructor at the Wyoming law enforcement academy for over 4 years. Jim was recently appointed to Chief at the beginning of 2012.

It is a humbling Honor to serve the citizens of Lander understanding the trust they have placed in my hands.  My hope is to create an environment for this agency that is progressive, responsive and professional.  In turn this will reflect on the services the community receives.  We live by words like Valor, Courage and Compassion.  My wife reminds me why I do this job when she tells me "people don't care how much you know until they know how much you care". 

Jim Carey