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Sgt. Bade joined the University of Wyoming Police Department in 2006 as a dispatcher.  In 2008, he graduated the University of Wyoming with a Bachelor of Arts in Criminal Justice.  That same year he tested and was hired as a sworn officer by UWPD.

In 2011, Sgt. Bade attended the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center for a week-long Active Shooter Threat Instructor Training Program.  The 40-hour course is specialized in adult learning while emphasizing active threat response tactics, basic tactics and in-service development for tactics*.

Sgt. Bade has several other in-service certifications and duties including:

Field Training Officer Certification, 2001 bade-new.jpg
Sergeat Promotion, 2010
Albany County Special Response Team, 2010-2011
Univeristy of Wyoming Police Canine Department, 2012-Present
University of Wyoming Football Team Adopt-A- Cop 2013-Present

Upon completion of his undergraduate degree at the University of Wyoming, Sergeant Josh Holland joined the University of Wyoming Police Department as an officer in 2012.

In 2018, Sgt. Holland became an active shooter/threat response instructor through the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center’s (FLETC) Active Shooter Threat Instructor Program. Additionally in 2022, Sgt. Holland became certified to instruct Run, Hide, Fight response curriculum through the Louisiana State University’s National Center for Biomedical Research and Training/Academy of Counter-Terrorist Education (LSU NCBRT/ACE).

In Spring of 2022, Sgt. Holland graduated from the FLETC Use of Force Instructor Training Program, among the first Use of Force instructors in the State of Wyoming.

Sgt. Holland is certified and serves in other capacities and duties including:

Less Lethal Tools/Tactics Instructor, 2016 holland.jpg
Explosive Detection Canine Handler 2016-2021, 2022-Present
FLETC Basic Tactical Medical Instructor, 2017
Laramie Special Response Team, 2018-Present
Field Training Officer, 2019
Sergeant Promotion, 2019
FLETC Use of Force Instructor, 2022

Sgt. Woods came to Laramie in 2010 and wrestled for the University of Wyoming. He graduated in 2015 from the UW with a Bachelor of Arts in Communication. Sgt. Woods joined the University of Wyoming Police Department in 2016.

 After joining the UWPD, he has received various certificates as an instructor to include the Run. Hide. Fight. Instructor Course provided by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. The 40-hour course emphasized tactics to survive an active threat.

Sgt. Woods has several other in-service certifications and duties including:

Field Training Officer Certification, 2018 woods.jpg
Gracie Survival Tactics Instructor, 2019
WLEA Custody and Control Instructor, 2019
Sergeant Promotion, 2021
Wyoming Chemical Testing Senior Operator Instructor, 2021
Laramie Special Response Team, 2021-Present
Federal Law Enforcement Academy Use of Force Instructor, 2022

Detective Vielhak joined the University of Wyoming Police Department in 2021, after previously serving at the Cheyenne Police Department. He is a UW graduate and earned his degree in Communication as well as Psychology. After starting in the patrol division, Det. Vielhak was assigned to the position of Detective in April 2022.

Since 2018, Det. Vielhak has attended many Active Shooter/Threat Instructor courses and specializes in instructing a variety of topics, including: Community Active Threat Response, Basic Tactics, and Law Enforcement Response to Active Threats. In 2021 Detective Vielhak earned a certification to instruct “Run, Hide, Fight,” a civilian active threat response curriculum though Louisiana State University’s National Center for Biomedical Research and Training/Academy of Counter-Terrorist Education (LSU NCBRT/ACE.)

Det. Vielhak has many other special assignments as well as certifications, including:

Laramie Special Response Team (SRT) vielhak.jpg
Crisis Intervention Team
UWYO C.A.R.E.S
Laramie Special Response Team, 2022-Present
Stop the Bleed / Basic Life-saving Measures

*Reference the Federal Law Enforcement Training Centers Curriculum: https://www.fletc.gov/training-program/active-shooter-threat-instructor-training-program

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1000 E. University Ave. Dept. 3124

Laramie, WY 82071

Phone: 307-766-5179

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