Arthur (Art) Washut

Criminal Justice Instructor
LH 164

Casper College
125 College Drive
Casper, WY 82601

Contact me

Main Phone: 
307-268-2711
Email: 
awashut [at] caspercollege.edu

My education

M.P.A., Public Administration, University of Wyoming

B.A., Criminal Justice, Chadron State College

My bio

Art is a Casper native who graduated from Casper College in 1978 with an AS degree in Law Enforcement. He went on to Chadron State College and in December 1979 completed a BA degree in Criminal Justice. A few weeks later he began a career in policing at the Casper Police Department. During his career he performed a wide-range of duties including uniformed patrol, traffic enforcement, traffic crash investigator, crime scene investigator and warrant officer. After being promoted to sergeant he served as a uniformed patrol supervisor and then began the department’s first Professional Standards Unit where he was the accreditation manager and internal affairs investigator. He was subsequently promoted to lieutenant and was put in charge of the criminal investigation section and became the primary media spokesperson for the department. During that time Art began and later completed a masters degree in public administration from the University of Wyoming. Later he was selected to be the Deputy Police Chief and was responsible for all police operations including patrol, traffic, investigations, narcotics, and evidence. When the Public Safety Director resigned, Art was named the interim chief of police until his retirement in January 2000. 

Art enjoys baseball and football and serves on the Board of Directors of Casper Midget Football. He also enjoys gardening, fishing, shooting and hunting. Most of all he enjoys his family!