Joy Greenwald, Townsquare Media

The Wyoming Highway Patrol will soon have a new leader.

Wyoming Department of Transportation Director John Cox says they received 19 applications for the position and have narrowed it down to three candidates, one internal.

Cox says they're looking for someone whose priorities are aimed towards the organization.

"What we're looking for as we move forward in the new leader for the Highway Patrol, regardless of where that leader comes from, is someone who can communicate well, who will engage well, good listener, good motivator, a person whose leadership style is one that will win the loyalty of the members," said Cox.

Cox says they hope to name a new administrator by September 1. Colonel John Butler retired from the Highway Patrol on June 1 after leading the organization for three years.