Animal Abuse Investigation:

Over the past several days, citizens from all over the country have left emails and voicemails with the Jackson Wyoming Police Department voicing their concerns and comments over a recent animal abuse investigation that occurred in the region.

Please be aware this case did not occur in the city limits of the Town of Jackson, but rather occurred in an unincorporated area of Teton County, Wyoming, which falls under the jurisdiction of Sheriff Jim Whalen who oversees the Teton County Sheriff's Office.

In as much as the Jackson Police Department would like to be of assistance to those reaching out to us, the Jackson Police Department has no jurisdiction in the area where this incident occurred and is not the agency conducting the investigation.

For those parties who are desirous of making public comment, please direct your comments and inquires to the Teton County Sheriff's Office. Their contact information is available on the Teton County Sheriff's website located at:

Thanks in advance.

To File a Police Report:

Call (307) 733-2331 (dial 911 for emergencies). This is the 24 hour Teton County law enforcement number. During business hours, come to the Jackson Police Department, located in Town Hall.  Our business office hours are 8 am - 5 pm, M - F except holidays.  After hours, come to the lobby of the Teton County Jail.

Contact Information:

Phone Numbers       Address       Email
911 (Emergency)
(307) 733-2331 (24 hour services)
(307) 733-1430 (Business Office)
(307) 733-3241 (Fax)

Physical: 150 E. Pearl Ave.

Mailing: PO Box 1687
                 Jackson, WY 83001 


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Fire Restriction: Western WY:

A Stage 1 fire restriction has gone into effect for Bridger-Teton National Forest, Grand Teton National Park, Bureau of Land Management High Desert District and National Elk Refuge beginning 12:01 a.m. Tuesday, August 15.

Stage 1 fire restrictions include:

• Lighting, building, maintaining, attending or using a fire, campfire, barbecue or grill is allowed only at designated recreation sites such as established campgrounds or picnic areas. Use of portable stoves and lanterns using gas, jellied petroleum or pressurized liquid fuel, or use of a fully enclosed sheepherder type stove with a spark arrester screen is permitted.

• Smoking is allowed only in an enclosed vehicle, building (unless otherwise prohibited), developed recreation site, or while in an area at least three feet in diameter that is barren or cleared of all flammable materials (i.e. parking lots, developed campsites, or locations surrounded by water).

Teton and Sublette Counties will also begin fire restrictions this week. The Shoshone and Caribou-Targhee National Forests have implemented some form of fire restrictions as well. Teton Wilderness on the Blackrock Ranger District, and the Bridger Wilderness on the Pinedale Ranger District of the Bridger-Teton National Forest, will be exempted from the stage 1 restriction order. These areas are higher in elevation and the fuels are not as dry as the rest of the forest.

To report a fire or smoke on the Bridger-Teton National Forest, Grand Teton National Park, or National Elk Refuge, call 307.739.3630.

Victim Services has moved. They are now located at 145 E. Simpson in the old federal court building. We hope you never become a victim, but if you do, they are here to help.


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