Former Cheyenne PD Police Chief formally runs for Sheriff

Laramie County Sheriff candidate Brian Kozak doing an interview.
Laramie County Sheriff candidate Brian Kozak doing an interview.(KGWN)
Updated: Sep. 6, 2021 at 5:20 PM CDT
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CHEYENNE, Wyo. (Wyoming News Now) - A new candidate has emerged in the race to be Sheriff. Brian Kozak has formally joined that ballot, who served as the CPD Police Chief for 11 years. In that time, he saw many ways that he believed he could help make a change for the community.

“When I was Police Chief, I really noticed a lot of opportunity within the Sheriff’s Department that, if they would’ve been pursued, I think we could have a really good Sheriff’s Department to provide good service to people who live in this county, but also the employees who work there,” said Kozak.

Kozak announced that he will run as a Republican Candidate. Outside of his experience in Laramie County, He has 35 years of experience in Law Enforcement. This includes stops in Mesa, AZ and Avon, CO. He’s also the only candidate with higher education, as he has a Bachelors in Business/Leadership from the University of Phoenix, as well as a Masters Degree in Secondary Education from the University of Phoenix. This education is something he considers a tremendous asset.

“I think it’s very important, especially in today’s environment of complex policing, I think you need to have that higher education to work in that complex environment. I know as Police Chief in a couple different departments now, it’s really helped to make sure we’re a professional agency and meeting best practices.”

Kozak will hold a campaign announcement party on September 18 at the Albany Restaurant, where he will lay out his plan to resolve issues in the community. For more information, visit his website.

Correction: This article has been to corrected to reflect Brian Kozak’s former job. A previous version stated that he is a “Former Laramie County Police Chief” when he is a “former Cheyenne PD Police Chief”.

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