Undersheriff Matheny Will Run For Sheriff

Press Release:  Scott Matheny, age 51, announced that he is running for Campbell County Sheriff. Matheny has worked for the Sheriff’s office for over 28 years. He started his career in 1986 as a Patrol Deputy. In 1988, he was selected as the first DARE Officer in Campbell County, working as a DARE/Crime Prevention Officer.  Matheny then continued his law enforcement career working as a DCI Drug Task Force Agent, Investigator, SWAT Team Member, Hostage Negotiator, and a Patrol Supervisor.  For the past 11 years, he has worked as the Undersheriff for the Campbell County Sheriff’s Office as well as teaching DARE part time.  Matheny has close to 3000 hours of Peace Officer Standard Training.

Matheny is a native of Campbell County, where he was raised. He is a graduate of Campbell County High School and Rocky Mountain College in Billings, Montana, receiving a Bachelors Degree in Business Administration in 1985. Matheny has been active in the community, coaching youth activities, announcing sports events and serving on local Boards, CASA for 4 years and currently serving on the Campbell County Recreation Board.  He is a member at High Plains Community Church volunteering on a regular basis, including teaching Wednesday night youth.

Matheny stated that he has worked very well with Sheriff Pownall and appreciates the opportunity that Pownall has given him.  “Sheriff Pownall is a great leader, and it has been a pleasure to work for him. I am very fortunate to have worked with him and for him. I hope I can be as good as Sheriff as he was.”  When Matheny first started his career in law enforcement, Pownall was his training officer and has continued to be a mentor to him throughout his tenure at the Sheriff’s Office.

The Campbell County Sheriff’s Office has many outstanding employees and they are respected around the State of Wyoming.  Matheny knows it is important to surround yourself with good employees and allow them to do their job, which creates a good working environment. 

Matheny has been married 26 years to his wife, Lori, and has two children, Kolby, a senior at Hastings College in Hastings, NE, and Sydney, who is a senior at Campbell County High School.

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*Sheriff Pownall Will Not Run For Re-Election, http://www.basinsradio.com/Sheriff-Pownall-Will-Not-Run-For-Re-Election/19016195 
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