A spokesman for the Cheyenne Police Department is asking people to report anyone who uses fireworks within the city limits so they can be issued a citation.

Officer Dan Long is reminding city residents that the use, sale or possession of fireworks is illegal within the city of Cheyenne, and is asking for public help in battling fireworks violations.Long is encouraging people to be specific when reporting fireworks use. ''Just saying there are fireworks going off on the east side isn't as helpful as having a street or an address " in his words.

People issued citations for violating the city's fireworks rules are typically hit with a $150 fine, and Cheyenne Police have in past years had officers on foot patrols on July 4th looking for fireworks violations.

Another CPD official, Lt. Mark Munari, recently said police receive  ''hundreds of complaints" about fireworks every year, adding "We do our very best to deal with all of those that we can".

A legal fireworks display will again be offered at Frontier Park on July 4th. That event is sponsored by Cheyenne Frontier Days, the City of Cheyenne, the Greater Cheyenne Chamber of Commerce and Cheyenne Light, Fuel and Power.