CHEYENNE, Wyo. - Police officers in Cheyenne are once again being allowed to use their work cars for personal trips.
Mayor Rick Kaysen abolished the policy last year to save money on fuel. However, the Wyoming Tribune-Eagle reported Friday that Kaysen has decided to reinstate the policy on a trial basis at the urging of several City Council members. They think the increased visibility of police around the city will help deter crime.
Police Chief Brian Kozak doesn't think so though. He also thinks allowing cruisers to be used for personal use exposes the city to liability.
The new policy has a number of restrictions.
Participating officers will have to attend off-duty response training, notify dispatchers when they're using their work cars for personal use and respond to certain emergencies.