A former University of Wyoming police officer has joined the ranks of the Cheyenne Police Department.

Robert Wingeleth was sworn in Monday at the Cheyenne Public Safety Center, according to a department Facebook post.

"Wingeleth relocated to Cheyenne from Laramie, WY where he served as a University of Wyoming Police Officer for three years," the post reads. "He is a Wyoming native and shared that service to his home state motivated his decision to become an officer."

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Wingeleth is one of five CPD officers who have been hired this month.

He will now attend the Wyoming Law Enforcement Academy in Douglas.

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