Rock Springs Police Chief Pacheco Announces His Retirement

Rock Springs Police Chief Pacheco Announces His Retirement

ROCK SPRINGS — After 31 years of service, Rock Springs Police Department Chief Dwane Pacheco has officially submitted his retirement notification letter.

Included in the Rock Springs City Council packet is a letter from Chief Pacheco to Rock Springs Mayor Tim Kaumo announcing his intentions to retire in May. The Council will meet Tuesday, March 1, at 7 p.m. at City Hall for its regular meeting.

According to the letter, Chief Pacheco’s last day will be May 11, 2022.

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“I have had the distinct pleasure and honor of working for the City of Rock Springs since August 31, 1990. I began my career as a patrol officer, promoted to the rank of sergeant and commander. Eight years ago I was appointed police chief,” Chief Pacheco said in the letter.

Chief Pacheco plans to remain in Rock Springs and will continue to volunteer for organizations and enjoy all Southwest Wyoming has to offer. While he is looking forward to retirement, he is going to miss his coworkers.

“I thank you and the City Council for the support for the pat 31 years and I am excited to watch the police department and city grow,” Chief Pacheco said.

See the document below to review the entire letter.

Other Business

A public hearing for an application to transfer a Retail Liquor License by Pour You, LLC, doing business as The Pour House, located at 1521 9th Street in Rock Springs, is schedule to take place. The Council will later take action on the liquor license transfer request. The license was owned by Ha, Inc., and operated under the trade name of The Pour House. If approved, the license will be transferred to Pour Your LLC.

The Council will review a Rock Springs Fire Department request to apply for a 2022 Staffing for Adequate Fire and Emergency Response Grant to pay wages and benefits for nine new firefighters for a period of three years, in the amount of $2,485,437.21.

Under resolutions, the Council will decide whether to pay $20,000 to Fireworks West Internationale, Inc. for a Fourth of July fireworks show.

The Council will also look at approving a $10,000 Enforcing Underage Drinking Prevention Contract from the Wyoming Association of Sheriffs and Chiefs of Police.

The Council will listen to updates from the Treatment Court of Sweetwater County and Rock Springs Rotary Club during presentations.

To see the entire Council packet, click here.