Scott Peters hired as Lander’s new Chief of Police

(Lander, WY) – Mayor Monte Richardson is pleased to announce that Scott Peters has been hired to be Lander’s Chief of Police. Chief Peters will begin service to the City of Lander on May 17th, 2021.

Chief Peters comes to Lander with a strong background in law enforcement and municipal leadership. He has 16 years of active law enforcement work, in Riverton and Thermopolis, serving in a variety of positions, including Patrol Officer, School Resource Officer, Patrol Division Sergeant, Detective Sergeant, and most recently as Captain. 

Additionally, he served as Mayor of Shoshoni for eight years, 2011- 2018. During that time, significant improvements were made to the town’s budget and management. He also served as Chair of FCAG for 6 years.


Chief Peters’ extensive knowledge of government, police departments, experience in training police officers in many western states, and a degree in business management make him a capable addition to Lander’s police department. “I look forward to his leadership and community engagement,” says Mayor Richardson.

The public is welcome to meet Chief Peters during the June 4th/5th block party.

Mayor Richardson said, “I would like to express my gratitude to the selection committee for their assistance. We were fortunate to have had several highly qualified candidates. I also want to extend deep gratitude for Chief Ron Wells for capably setting in to serve as interim chief for the department. He provided outstanding leadership and support for the department.”


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