Joy Greenwald, Townsquare Media

Wyoming Department of Transportation Director John Cox has named Kebin Haller the new Colonel of the Wyoming Highway Patrol.

Haller has been the deputy director of the Wyoming Division of Criminal Investigation since 2003.

"Kebin has a long and accomplished career in law enforcement," said Governor Matt Mead.  "He grew up in Rawlins and knows Wyoming well. His dedication to public safety and law enforcement will be an asset to the Highway Patrol."

Haller is a graduate of the FBI National Academy, an executive board member of the Rocky Mountain High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area and past President of the Wyoming Peace Officers Association.

"I’m honored and humbled to become a member of the Wyoming Highway Patrol," said Haller. "My priority will be the employees of the Highway Patrol. I have a strong belief in teamwork and cooperation, both internally as well as externally, with our law enforcement and criminal justice partners."

Haller will assume his duties on September 21.