Chief's Bio

Chief Brian Kozak has been the Cheyenne, Wyoming Chief of Police since 2010 and is the longest serving police chief in the history of the agency.  Under his leadership the Department has been recognized as a model agency in various areas, which include: the school resource officer program, traffic safety, DUI enforcement and taskforce operations, computer forensics, human trafficking enforcement, police officer training, body worn camera policy, police officer wellness programs, social media engagement, community policing programs, and K-9 training.


He formally served as the police chief for the ski resort community of Avon, Colorado, where his agency earned the International Association of Chiefs of Police Human Rights and Community Policing Award.


Chief Kozak began his career in Mesa, Arizona, were he retired after 22 years of service.  In Mesa, he had several high-profile assignments, which include: jail commander, traffic/motor commander, homeland security commander and gang enforcement commander. 


Chief Kozak holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Business and a Master of Arts degree in Secondary Education, both from the University of Phoenix.  He has been a police officer for 34 years. 


The Cheyenne Police Department’s mission is: “Protecting the Legend” of Cheyenne by working in cooperation with citizens to lead the charge in preventing crime and defending the rights of the community.


CPD is a full-service police agency with 112 sworn police officers 27 civilian employees.  Captain Nathan Buseck leads the Patrol Bureau (uniformed officers) and Captain Jared Keslar leads the Administrative Bureau, which includes parking, evidence, records and the Detective Division.