Roster at county detention center staying stable, Sheriff reported this week
(Lander, Wyo.) – The roster at the Fremont County Detention Center in Lander remains fluid, Sheriff Skip Hornecker told the county commissioners this week. “We’re still maintaining around 146 inmates in house,” he said, “that includes about 100 males and adult females in the mid-40s. It’s not fluctuating much.”
The sheriff said the county has two juvenile inmates located in the Natrona County Detention Center in Casper. “I don’t know how long they’ll be over there, we’re hoping the next two to three weeks only.” He noted that the county no longer sends its juveniles to Sweetwater County.
In December, Hornecker said the jail had 249 intakes.
In personnel news, the sheriff said a deputy that went through the academy, local training and was on the street for five weeks in the Dubois area, “decided this was not his cup of tea and resigned. It was better that the individual decided they were not a good fit themselves,” Hornecker said. The vacancy in the patrol division in Dubois might have a solution. The sheriff said “a conditional offer of employment has been offered to a non-certified Dubois resident, who is presently having a background check completed.”
Hornecker also noted that two certified position in the Detention Center are still open, along with a position for a nurse at the Lander facility.
Introduced to the commissioners at the meeting was the new Detention Center Sergeant Jeff Hutson. He replaced the former sergeant there who retired last year.