- Associated Press - Monday, July 6, 2015

CASPER, Wyo. (AP) - Wyoming Department of Transportation officials are considering recent grievances within the Highway Patrol as they look to appoint a new top official for the agency.

The Casper Star-Tribune reports (https://bit.ly/1G2TEBj ) that according to employee surveys and interviews with troopers, low morale and high turnover have been troubling the Highway Patrol. The director of the transportation department, John Cox, says they are looking for a new leader to help tackle those issues.

Col. John Butler retired from the organization June 1 after leading the Highway Patrol for three years.

Transportation officials are considering candidates’ from across the nation, as well as internal options. They are looking for candidates with strong leadership experience and ability to understand the state budget.

Cox hopes to appoint someone by Sept. 1.


Information from: Casper (Wyo.) Star-Tribune, https://www.trib.com

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