(Lander, Wyo.) – The Lander Police Department, with help from agencies from across the state, is making its presence known this morning as members of the Northern Arapaho Tribe are expected to begin receiving large settlement checks. Each Northern Arapaho Tribal member is to receive $6,300 from a mineral rights lawsuit. Checks for the Eastern Shoshone Tribal members are expected to arrive in the next week or two.
On Monday, LPD Chief Jim Carey announced that his agency would be highly visible in the coming days as protective measures for those coming to banks to cash or deposit their checks. He declined to comment on any strategies they might utilize.
This morning, LPD has an incident command center set up at the corner of 10th and Main streets. At the command center was also a trailer marked Sweetwater Bomb Squad. Other law enforcement vehicles are parked at or near banks across town, including vehicles the Cody Police Department and Green River Police Department.