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Cheyenne City council approves appointment of new Chief of Police

Newly appointed Chief of Police of Cheyenne, Mark Francisco. (Courtesy of the City of Cheyenne)

CHEYENNE, Wyo. – During the remote February 22nd meeting, the Cheyenne City Council voted unanimously to approve the appointment of Mark Francisco as the City’s new Chief of Police.

Francicso was named Chief last Wednesday by Cheyenne Mayor Pat Collins.

“We’re thrilled someone of Mark’s caliber and professional experience will serve the people of Cheyenne as our next Police Chief. I look forward to him joining our team and introducing him to our community,” stated Collins during his announcement.

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Francisco comes to Cheyenne after 30 years of service with the Kansas City Police Department (KCPD). He departs his current position of Deputy Chief of the Investigation Bureau for KCPD. In that role, Francisco managed and lead the Investigations Bureau comprised of 349 employees within four divisions: violent crimes, narcotics and vice, property crimes, and the law enforcement resource center.

“I am very honored and humbled to be chosen as the next Police Chief of the Cheyenne Police Department,” said Francisco. “My wife and I are excited to become part of this outstanding community. I was very impressed by the members of the department and look forward to becoming a part of the team.”

Mayor Collins did not vote during the City Council meeting as he was the one who appointed Francisco as Chief.

Francisco replaces Chief Brian Kozak who had been the Cheyenne Chief of Police since 2010 and was the longest serving police chief in the history of the agency.