Public Safety Archive

ABU Legislative Update: Elections Changes, Rape Kit Testing and Cleaner School Busses

Every Tuesday and Thursday morning KCPW’s Roger McDonough speaks with Chase Thomas, Policy and Advocacy Counsel with Alliance for a Better Utah

SLC Council OKs Bikes at Drive-Thru Lanes

(KCPW News) No car, no service. That’s been the restaurant industry standard for anyone using the drive-thru lane. But that could soon

West Nile Virus Found in Utah Mosquitoes, Precautions Advised

(KCPW News) West Nile Virus has been found again in Utah mosquito pools, and health officials are urging residents to take precautions

Outrage Builds Over SLCPD Shooting of Dog

(KCPW News) An incident involving a Salt Lake City police officer’s shooting and killing of a dog has sparked outrage in the

Clean Air Group Installs New Furnaces in Wood-Burning Homes

(KCPW News) It’s summer, so you’re probably not thinking about a roaring fire in your fireplace. But if Breathe Utah has its

SL Co. to Swimmers: Say No to Crypto

(KCPW News) Salt Lake County officials want to remind all public pool-goers this summer to use good hygiene and to avoid swimming

Utah Distracted Drivers, Beware: Mobile Device Laws Tightened

(KCPW News) Amendments to Utah’s distracted driving laws became effective on Tuesday this week. The new laws specify that drivers cannot operate their

SLC Council Looks for Ways to Act on Air Quality Woes

(KCPW News) The Utah legislature saw a renewed focus on air quality bills this year, but results were mixed. While Governor Gary

SLCPD Plans to Index Rape Kit Info Online

(KCPW News) A Salt Lake City councilmember and the city’s chief of police sparred earlier this week over a touchy subject: why

What Do We Know About E-Cigarettes?

(KCPW News) The Tooele City Council decided to table an ordinance regulating the use of e-cigarettes on Wednesday. The ordinance sought to