Wyoming Highway Patrol promotes McKay to Lieutenant

WYOMING – Wyoming Highway Patrol Colonel Kebin Haller recently announced the promotion of Sergeant Kyle McKay to Lieutenant of the Safety and Training Division on Oct. 1.

Lt. McKay was previously the Public Relations and Recruiting Sergeant for the Safety and Training Division, where he was the primary agency point of contact for media relations in the state of Wyoming and the Rocky Mountain region. He also was the primary recruiter for the agency while assisting with the Wyoming Highway Patrol Academy and WHP safety campaigns.

In his new position, Lt. McKay will now oversee the Safety and Training Division. In that position, he supervises the Public Relations and Recruiting, the Academy Coordinator, the Safety Education and the Drug Recognition Expert sergeants.

Lt. McKay’s division is also responsible for providing quality safety education at public events throughout the state and continuous education and training to Patrol personnel.

Lt. McKay is an 18-year veteran with the Patrol and native of Cheyenne, Wyoming. He started his career in law enforcement in 1999 with the Division of Criminal Investigation as part of the Capitol Police.

He was in that position from 1999 to 2001. In 2001, the Capitol Police merged with Patrol, and McKay became part of Patrol’s Executive Protection(Division O). He was on the Division O from 2001-2003.

McKay then worked for Patrols’ Division A in Cheyenne as a road trooper from 2003 until 2017. In 2017, he was promoted to Sergeant within Safety and Training.

Lt. McKay replaced Lt. David Wagener who promoted to Commercial Carrier Captain recently.


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