LPD School Resource Officer retiring after 27 years with the department

The Lander Police Department recognized School Resource Officer Jim Cronk Wednesday and announced he plans to retire in the near future.

Cronk start with the Fremont County Sheriff’s office in 1992 as a dispatcher, then transferred to the Patrol Division.


He moved to LPD in January of 2014.

The statement released via Lander PD’s Facebook page about Cronk’s retirement is below in bold.

The Lander Police Department is pleased to announce the retirement of Lander Police School Resource Officer Jim Cronk. ??‍♂️? Officer Cronk has served the citizens of Fremont County Wyoming for the past 27 years. Officer Cronk began his lustrous career back in 1992 as a dispatcher for the Fremont County Sheriff’s Office. Officer Cronk then transferred to the Patrol Division and served as a Patrol Deputy for the Sheriff’s Office for many years where he mainly served in the Lander Division. During Officer Cronk’s tenure at the Sheriff’s Office, he lateraled to the Wyoming Division of Criminal Investigation’s Northwest Task Force and served as a Task Force Officer. In the latter part of Officer Cronk’s tenure at the Sheriff’s Office, he served as a Court Security Deputy for the District and Circuit Courts of the Ninth Judicial District of Fremont County. Officer Cronk then joined the Lander Police Department in January of 2014 and served as a School Resource Officer for the Fremont County School District #1 system. We want to thank Officer Cronk for his dedicated service to the citizens of Fremont County, Wyoming. CONGRATULATIONS Officer Cronk! Go have some fun, YOU’VE EARNED IT!! ?