News and Bulletins

May 24, 2022

The Douglas City Council last night recognized Douglas Police Department Administrative Assistant Annette Hilyard for her dedicated service. Mrs. Hilyard has chosen to retire after 31 years of dedicated service to the community. 

From all of us at the Douglas Police Department we thank you for your years of service to the department and to the community. 

We would also like to welcome aboard Teya Hineman to the DPD team as she will be taking on the role of Administrative Assistant to the Chief of Police. 

Congratulations to you both and the community thanks you for your hard work.

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January 5, 2022

Please join us in welcoming three new officers who joined our ranks and were sworn in on Monday afternoon

Officer Ben Byler, Kyle Kerr and Chris Voight will soon be out patrolling the streets, so make sure to say hello if you see them. Each will be required to attend basic training at the Wyoming Law Enforcement Academy, as well as fully complete the Field Training Program.

Let's give them a Douglas welcome as they are very excited to serve this awesome community!


December 26, 2021 

Partner, Brother, Friend

On December 26, 2021, Officer Michael Ableman, a selfless community servant, father, son, brother and friend, was found deceased. In partnership with Officer Ableman's Family, we are deeply saddened to share that Officer Ableman took his own life.

Officer Ableman loved his community and his role in protecting it. He began his service with the Douglas Police Department in 2014, serving with the Casper Police Department eight years prior. Officer Ableman took great pride in his work and wore the uniform with honor. He was a proud father to his eight-year-old daughter and cherished every available moment he had with her.

The Douglas Police Department mourns the loss of our brother. He will truly be missed.

A Memorial Fund has been established to assist Officer Ableman's family with funeral expenses. Anyone wishing to donate may do so at Converse County Bank, located at 322 Walnut Street in Douglas or at the Casper Police Department, located at 201 North David Street in Casper.

Thank you for your support of our department and the Ableman family during this incredibly difficult time. 

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