Manderson is a small town of around 100 people in the Bighorn Basin of north central Wyoming. It sits at the foot of the Bighorn Mountains and is within a half-day drive of Yellowstone National Park and Bighorn National Recreation Area.

 MPD is a small, professional department with a focus on community policing. We currently have a Chief and a Lieutenant, and recently hired two patrol officers. Officers undergo ongoing training and we provide up-to-date equipment, including 2021 model year patrol vehicles (as seen above).

 MPD has a mutual aid agreement with the Big Horn (WY) County Sheriff’s Office. This ensures a law enforcement presence in southern Big Horn County and allows for the flexibility needed in a sparsely populated rural area.

MPD News

Manderson Police Department’s K9 Rue has received donation of body armor

Manderson Police Department’s K9 Rue has received a bullet and stab protective vest thanks to a charitable donation from non-profit organization Vested Interest in K9s, Inc.  K9 Rue’s vest was sponsored by Vested Interest in K9s, Inc.

Vested Interest in K9s, Inc., established in 2009, is a 501(c)(3) charity whose mission is to provide bullet and stab protective vests and other assistance to dogs of law enforcement and related agencies throughout the United States. This potentially lifesaving body armor for four-legged K9 officers is U.S. made, custom fitted, and NIJ certified.  Since its inception, Vested Interest in K9s, Inc. has provided over 5,127 vests to K9s in all 50 states at a value of $6.9 million, made possible by both private and corporate donations. 

The program is open to U.S. dogs that are at least 20 months old and actively employed and certified with law enforcement or related agencies.  K9s with expired vests are also eligible to participate.  There are an estimated 30,000 law enforcement K9s throughout the United States.

Vested Interest in K9s, Inc. accepts tax-deductible contributions in any amount, while a single donation of $985 will sponsor one vest.  Each vest has a value of $1800.00, weighs an average of 4-5 lb., and comes with a five-year warranty.  For more information, or to learn about volunteer opportunities, please call 508-824-6978.  Vested Interest in K9s, Inc. provides information, lists events, and accepts donations at, or you may mail your contribution to P.O. Box 9, East Taunton, MA 02718.

MPD Jobs

We currently have no job openings. Please check back from time to time, however, to see if there is an open position.

to pay your ticket

If you received a citation, you may go here to pay online.  Be sure to click on the “Municipal Court Payments.” You may also send a check or money order to us at P. O. Box 95; Manderson, WY 82432. For questions about your citation or court date, contact the Court at

Manderson Police Department

100 Railway Street
Manderson, WY 82432
FAX: 307-317-3151

Contact Us: