Wyoming Highway Patrol Colonel Kebin Haller recently promoted two troopers to take on leadership roles within the Patrol. Both the Professional Standards and Conduct Division Lieutenant and the Safety and Training Division Public Relations and Recruiting Sergeant were appointed.
Trooper Clayton Barker has been promoted to become the supervising lieutenant of the Professional Standards and Conduct Division. The Professional Standards and Conduct Division Lieutenant is a first line supervision position that has management input into policy development, policy maintenance, and policy application for the WHP. The position has an assisting role in agency internal affairs and internal investigations.
Lieutenant Barker is an 11 year veteran with the Patrol and native of Douglas, Wyoming. Lt. Barker will be the first to hold this position in the history of the WHP.
Trooper Kyle McKay has been promoted to become the Public Relations and Recruiting Sergeant in the Safety and Training Division. Sergeant McKay will be the primary agency point of contact for media relations in the state of Wyoming and the Rocky Mountain region. Trooper McKay will also be the primary recruiter for the agency while assisting with the Wyoming Highway Patrol Academy and WHP safety campaigns.
Sergeant McKay is a 16 year veteran with the Patrol and native of Cheyenne, Wyoming. Sgt. McKay will be replacing Sgt. David Wagener who promoted to the Safety and Training Division Lieutenant back in February.
Congratulations to both Lieutenant Barker and Sergeant McKay.