Communications Board

2021 - 2022

Jacci Warne


Jacci Warne began her law enforcement career with the Evansville Police Department in June of 1996. She was promoted to Chief Dispatcher in 1998 and was named the Wyoming Association of Sheriffs and Chiefs of Police's Dispatcher of the Year in 1999. Warne moved to the Casper Public Safety Communications Center in January of 2000. During her time at PSCC, Warne has received numerous awards including Dispatcher of the Year in 2006, a Life Saving Medal from the Casper Police Department and Wyoming Life Flight in 2016 and WPOA's Dispatcher of the Year in 2017. Warne currently holds her Dispatch Certification with the Wyoming POST Commission and continues to contribute and train in communications. In 2016, she took a position as Community Service Officer with Casper PD and was cross-trained to assist with property and evidence. In August of 2019, Warne was promoted to Evidence Supervisor with Casper PD.

Kellen Phillips

First Vice President

Biography coming soon.

Gwendolynn Whetham

Second Vice President

Gwen Whetham has been at the Wyoming Highway Patrol since January of 2015 as a dispatcher. She has an associates in Criminal Justice and has been in the criminal justice field for over 17 years. In 2020, Gwen joined the WPOA Communications Board. In her spare time, Gwen enjoys volunteering with the Girl Scouts and spending time with her two children.

2021-2022 WPOA Communications Board President Cresta Jennings

Cresta Jennings

Executive Officer

Cresta Jennings began her dispatch career at the Casper Public Safety Communication Center in February 2012 as a call taker.  Nine months later she became a full-fledged dispatcher.  Since then she has been dispatching police, fire, and EMS services for Casper, Mills, Evansville and Natrona County.  She completed the WLEA in 2014 and has received various Letters of Commendation from the Casper Police Department.  In 2015 she was promoted to Dispatcher II.  In 2017, Cresta joined the WPOA Communications Board and plans on sticking with it.  In her spare time Cresta enjoys spending time with her friends and family.  Some of Cresta’s favorite “people” include her two miniature dachshunds, Romeo and Nyx.