Newcastle Police Department

Former Newcastle Police Chief Sam Keller was sentenced to six months of unsupervised probation, $520 in fines and 180 days in jail — 172 of which were suspended — on June 8 following a May 30 arrest for domestic assault.  As previously reported, Keller was arrested following an evening of drinking...
With the memory still fresh of the May 24 Uvalde, Texas massacre in which 19 kids and two teachers were shot to death in their classrooms at Robb Elementary School, plans are underway for a day of active shooter training in Newcastle schools.  “We need to be prepared. We always say it can’t happen...
In the wake of the sudden and unexpected resignation of Police Chief Sam Keller early last week, the Newcastle City Council has reportedly approved Mayor Pam Gualtieri and Council Member Don Steveson to jointly serve as chief of police until a new chief can be appointed.  Keller submitted his...
STORY HAS BEEN UPDATED: PLEASE SEE EDITOR'S NOTE AT END OF STORY   Too many beers and a joke gone wrong led to a domestic dispute call and the arrest of Newcastle Police Chief Samuel Keller, 58, and the Newcastle City Council began the process of finding and hiring a new chief on Monday. Keller...

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On April 11, during one of several dispatch meetings held over the last year, Newcastle Police Chief Sam Keller, Upton Police Chief Susan Bridge, and Weston County Sheriff Bryan Colvard sat together at the front of the room. During the meeting, deputy county attorney Jeani Stone presented the options that each of the involved entities would have to consider moving forward. 

 
Two dispatch centers — one run by the Sheriff’s office and another by the Newcastle Police Department — are on the horizon for Weston County. The Board of Weston County Commissioners voted on May 2 in favor of a dispatch center operated by the Weston County sheriff. According to Deputy County...
All hands were on deck during a Feb. 28 sentencing at the Weston County Courthouse. According to Weston County Attorney Michael Stulken, the Weston County Sheriff’s Office, Newcastle Police Department, Upton Police Department and Wyoming Highway Patrol all aided in guaranteeing the safety of all...
Alexis Barker NLJ News Editor   Weston County Sheriff Bryan Colvard told the Board of Weston County Commissioners on Nov. 2 that he is happy with the progress he has made in addressing dispatch issues with Newcastle Police Chief Sam Keller.  Keller told the News Letter Journal that he, Colvard and...
Alexis Barker NLJ News Editor   According to Weston County Sheriff Bryan Colvard, details regarding the city of Newcastle’s report to the Wyoming Division of Criminal Investigation about an incident in which deputies from the sheriff’s department took photos of dispatch equipment were different...
Alexis Barker NLJ News Editor   The city of Newcastle and Weston County plan to continue to work together to address concerns with dispatch services in the county, as discussed by representatives of the two entities on Sept. 21.  During the Board of Weston County Commissioners meeting that day,...
Alexis Barker NLJ News Editor   In response to the ultimatum given to the city of Newcastle by the Board of Weston County Commissioners regarding that body’s dispatch concerns, the city has decided to move the dispatch center and the Newcastle Police Department to City Hall by March 8, 2022. The...

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