The following Press Release was sent out by the city of Caldwell. Note: Press Releases sent out by government agencies do not necessarily reflect the views and opinions of those at the Idaho Dispatch.
CALDWELL- The City of Caldwell announces the retirement of Chief of Police Frank Wyant. Chief Wyant began working for Caldwell in 1991. Over the years he has consistently dedicated his time, effort and substantial skill to make Caldwell a safer place to live.
During the course of his career in Caldwell, Chief Wyant worked in patrol, was a member of the SWAT team and began the first K-9 program at the Caldwell Police Department. Chief Wyant also worked as an SRO (School Resource Officer) and in the investigations division before being promoted to Sergeant in 2001. He served as a Lieutenant in the investigations division for 5 years, a Captain for 8 years, and finally as the Chief of Police since December 27, 2015. In Chief Wyant’s time as Police Chief, Caldwell’s crime rate has decreased significantly even with the population continually rising. Community policing has been at a high level, positive social media support has risen, the department continues to gain community support and acknowledgment, and the clearance rate has been maintained at a high level. Additionally, the department has more equipment than ever, and has expanded the size of the department itself and its personnel. Chief Wyant has also rebranded much of the department, gotten additional benefits for his officers, and has increased community and school interaction.
In addition to his law-enforcement work, Chief Wyant has served the Caldwell community coaching high school and youth sports and as a mentor for the Mentoring Network Inc. He sits on various boards including the Salvation Army, the Special Olympics, and the Caldwell Night Rodeo where he has served as a Director since 2003 and held the position of President 3 times.
Caldwell wishes Chief Wyant and his family the very best in their future endeavors.