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Oct 13, 2012 - From staff reports
Tribe, RJTC awarded grant
Central Wyoming College's Rural Justice Training Center and the Eastern Shoshone Tribe were awarded a grant to train and equip law enforcement officers both on and off the reservation for the next three years.
CWC and the tribe were awarded a $356,800 grant from the Community Oriented Policing Service office, a division of the U.S. Department of Justice.
"It is our hope that by training officers from both on and off the reservation, all of our communities will see a decrease in crime and an increase in community-oriented policing," said Eric Heiser, the director of the RJTC. "It will also give the officers the ability to train with others from different agencies, which should result in better relationships and communication between all of the law enforcement agencies in Fremont County."
Heiser said the participants can receive both CWC and POST credit for the courses offered by the RJTC, which is an "added value for officers." He anticipates that some of the officers will be able to finish their associate degree programs in criminal justice as well.
RPD hosting Citizen Academy
The Riverton Police Department will be hosting its third Citizen Academy starting Thursday, Nov. 8.
Classes will be 6 p.m. to about 8:30 p.m. every Thursday for eight weeks.
Classes will be informative in nature about the inner workings of the Riverton Police Department. Class is limited to 15 participants.
For more information, call Captain Eric Murphy at 856-4891.
Photographer's work on exhibit
Images by Wyoming-born nature photographer Jim Brown will be on exhibit in the Robert A. Peck Arts Center Gallery at Central Wyoming College Oct. 10 through Nov. 16.
Brown began taking pictures at age 11 when he received a Kodak Browning for his birthday He has been studying nature and photography since and has captured spectacular images of Wyoming wildlife as well as scenery of the west.
He worked for the U.S. Department of Agriculture as an animal damage control specialist and studied under some of the top men in the field on wildlife behavior.