The Wyoming Division of Criminal Investigation (DCI) was created in 1973 pursuant to W.S. 9-1-611. DCI is a division of the State Attorney General's Office. DCI is comprised of Operations, State Crime Laboratory, and Information Services.
Jurisdiction: Pursuant to W.S. 9-1-618(a), DCI may conduct criminal investigations at the request of a local police department, sheriff's office or the county or district attorney of jurisdiction. Pursuant to W.S. 9-1-618(b), DCI shall conduct investigations at the direction of the Governor, violations of the Wyoming Controlled Substance Act and organized criminal activity that crosses jurisdictional boundaries of local law enforcement agencies. DCI will also investigate violations of computer crimes as specified in W.S. 6-3-501 through 6-3-505, and suspected violations involving the sexual exploitation of children as specified in W.S. 6-4-303.
Sworn Personnel: DCI employs thirty-six Special Agents. Special Agents are assigned to DCI Headquarters in Cheyenne and field offices located in Casper, WY; Evanston, WY; Gillette, WY; Rock Springs, WY; Laramie, WY; Powell, WY; Rawlins, WY; Riverton, WY; Sheridan, WY; Torrington, WY; Afton, WY; and Pinedale, WY.
Regional Enforcement Teams: The Regional Enforcement Teams are a cooperative local and state effort funded through the Justice Assistance Grant Program through the United States Department of Justice, with additional support through the High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area and Organized Crime/Drug Enforcement Task Force Program. The Regional Enforcement Teams investigate controlled substance and violent crimes, and work closely with the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA). There are five Regional Enforcement Teams comprised of local and state law enforcement officers (Task Force Officers, or TFOs) that provide statewide investigation coverage. There are thirty Special Agents from DCI and twenty-six TFOs from local law enforcement agencies assigned to the Regional Enforcement Teams. The Regional Enforcement Team program began in 1988.
Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) Team: The ICAC Team is located in Cheyenne, WY and is comprised of four DCI Special Agents, one forensic specialist, one Immigration and Customs Enforcement Agent and one Federal Bureau of Investigations Agent. The ICAC team works closely with the U.S. Marshall's Office of Wyoming. The ICAC team concentrates on the use of the Internet to exploit children. The agents are trained in Internet undercover operations as well as computer forensic examinations. The team is partially funded by the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention.
Criminal Intelligence: The Criminal Intelligence Team is responsible for gathering criminal intelligence regarding felony criminal activity pursuant to W.S. 9-1-627 And 28 CFR Part 23. The Criminal Intelligence Team is also the state liaison for INTERPOL, Financial Crimes Investigation Network (FinCEN), El Paso Intelligence Center (EPIC), Rocky Mountain Information Network (RMIN), Rocky Mountain High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area (RMHIDTA) and other information systems. The team also works closely with local, state, and federal law enforcement, as well as the U.S. Attorney's Office, Wyoming Office of Homeland Security, and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. The RMHIDTA, the Wyoming Office of Counter Drug, the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), and the Air Force Office of Special Investigations (OSI), all have personnel assigned to the Wyoming Criminal Intelligence Team.
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