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Governor Appoints New Director of DCI

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Cheyenne, WY 82002
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July 17, 2012


Renny MacKay
Communications Director

Governor Appoints New Director of DCI

CHEYENNE, Wyo. –  Governor Matt Mead has announced that Steve Woodson will be the next Director of the Wyoming Division of Criminal Investigation (DCI). DCI is part of the Attorney General’s office and is Wyoming’s chief law enforcement agency.

Woodson has worked for the federal Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) for 20 years as a special agent, most of that work based in Wyoming. He also spent years as a special agent and team leader with the Wyoming DCI.

As United States Attorney, Governor Mead worked closely with Special Agent Woodson. “I am pleased to have a person of Steve’s caliber and reputation available to assume this important position,” Governor Mead said. “DCI is a vital part of law enforcement in Wyoming. It supports local police and sheriffs’ departments, protects some of our most vulnerable citizens and remains critical in our work pursuing drug dealers who prey upon our citizens. I have the highest confidence that Steve will focus on everything from prescription drug abuse to drug trafficking on our interstates to help make our citizens as safe as possible.”

Forrest Bright, the present director at DCI, is moving to the Governor’s executive protection detail with the Wyoming Highway Patrol. Governor Mead and Attorney General Greg Phillips expressed appreciation for Director Bright’s five years as DCI director and his multiple terms as Uinta County Sheriff.  “Forrest has provided stability and solid leadership. I am grateful he is taking on this new, important challenge,” Phillips said.