(Lander, Wyo.) – Over the last several months, the Fremont County Detention Center has seen a reduction in inmates, Sheriff Skip Hornecker told the Fremont County Commission on Tuesday.
In July, the detention center had an average roster of 177, with 160 in house. That was down to an average of 162 total in September, with 147 in house. Hornecker said as of 11 a.m. on Oct. 7, the detention center’s total roster was 148. Of those, 132 were in house.
Hornecker described the decrease as “significant.”
“It tends to be cyclic,” he said. “We have no idea why, what the reason is.”
At the start of the week, there were 32 adult females in custody; that is compared to 41 in mid-September. Hornecker said the amount of women in the jail is higher than what the facility was created for.
Of everyone on the detention center’s roster, 40 out of 148 had received sentences for crimes. The rest still have their cases going through the court system.
Additionally, Hornecker said in the detention center there are three open certified positions, as well as two civilian positions. Several candidates will undergo physical fitness testing next week.
The communications branch of the Fremont County Sheriff’s Office now has a full staff, with the two newest hires undergoing training. Hornecker said the Wyoming Peace Officer’s Dispatcher of the Year was FCSO’s Alex Keeley.
All but one patrol/enforcement is filled. The opening is in Riverton following the lateral move of a Riverton area deputy moving to cover the Dubois area. “Interviews will be complete soon for those deputies interested in transferring from the detention center,” Hornecker said in his report.