What is "Crime Prevention"?

Crime Prevention reduces crime and victimization by empowering citizens to become less vulnerable to criminals.


The Casper Police Department’s Crime Prevention office is located in the City Center Building at 100 W. "B" Street, Suite 201, in the Community Risk Reduction Unit.  The office is currently staffed by Casper Police Detective John Hatcher, and offers a range of services free to the public, including presentations and programs on topics that range from crime prevention, personal safety, traffic safety, and drug and alcohol recognition. Crime Prevention is also available to set up a Neighborhood Watch on your street.


The Crime Prevention office is involved with local community groups such as the Alcohol Task Force, Meth and Substance Abuse Conference, Natrona County Prevention Coalition, Prevention Management Organization of Natrona County, Crime Stoppers of Central Wyoming, Natrona County Suicide Prevention Task Force, Child Protection Team, Safe Kids/Safe Communities, Safe Rides (formerly Tipsy Taxi), and others.


Getting In Touch with Crime Prevention

Like most crime prevention offices throughout the country, Detective Hatcher and other designated patrol officers can be found out in the community doing presentations at schools, businesses, and for residential groups throughout the Casper area. Citizens are always welcome to contact Detective Hatcher by email at jhatcher@casperwy.gov or by calling him at 307-235-7598. All mail for the Crime Prevention Office should be sent to the Police Department main office at 201 N David St., 1st Floor, Casper, WY 82601