Lander Police Chief update indicates an increase in total 2021 arrests, overall service calls declined compared to 2020

(Lander, WY) – Lander Chief of Police Scott Peters provided 2021 department statistics at last night’s Lander City Council work session.

The Lander Police Department (LPD) received 4,462 calls for service in total, down 4% from 2020.

There were 513 arrests, which is up 7% from 2020.

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In terms of total contacts with citizens, there were 9,269 for the year, and of that number only 21 contacts necessitated use of force, which equates to about 1/5th of 1%.

Traffic stops were up 14% from 2020, totalling at 2,272, with citations up 14%.

There 76 DUI arrests, up from last year as well, at 16%.

Traffic crashes totalled at 163, down 16% from 2020.

41 felony cases were handled by the Detective Division, 36 of which were cleared at an 88% clearance rate, and according to Chief Peters, the National average is only 46%.

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LPD officers received 1076 training hours, up 34% from last year.

While these numbers don’t encompass all the statistics gathered, Chief Peters did state that a full report was forthcoming.

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