(Riverton, WY) – Captain Wes Romero gave the Riverton Police Department’s quarterly report statistics for the Top 10 Calls for Service in a presentation to the Riverton City Council on Tuesday evening.
Calls for service for the 2021-2022 quarter dropped from 2,195 to 1,923. The report also reflected a decrease over the past five years, from 11,873 calls in 2017 to 9,570 calls in 2021. The top ten categories include Animal Problems, Citizens Assist, Dogs at Large, Intoxicated Person, Traffic Accident w/ Property Damage, Suspicious Person/Circumstance, Trespassing/Unwanted Person, VIN Number Inspection, Warrant Arrest, and Welfare Check.
Mayor Richard Gard noted the decrease in the Intoxicated Person category, dropping to almost a thousand. Romero said that they did some research and found that the Tribes have issued vouchers to some of the members for motel rooms “which is big progress for all of us,” he said.
The Mayor also noted the drop in warrant arrests in 2020 as compared to the increase in 2021. “A lot of that stemmed from COVID in the jail and the issues there, and just not taking in as many as we normally would,” Romero said. “With that kind of opening back up, we’re already starting to see an increase in our warrant arrests now, just because now they can be placed there, so the guys [officers] are actually going out and looking for the warrants.”
Outstanding warrants can be found on the City of Riverton website under the “Municipal Court” department here.