Law Enforcement/Public Safety Archive

Bill Seeks to Help Drug Convicts Get Fresh Start

Utah lawmakers are working to make it easier for some convicted criminals get a fresh start. Republican Representative Eric Hutchings, is sponsoring

Dating Violence Bill Passes Committee, Still Has Challenges Ahead

Victims of dating violence may soon have more protection under Utah law. Yesterday the House Judiciary Committee passed a bill that offers

Utah’s Seat Belt Laws Could Get More Strict

Stricter seat belt laws could be coming to Utah. Wednesday, a bill that would require seatbelts to be worn on Utah’s highways

SLCPD Launches ‘Coffee with a Cop’ Program

Have a question about crime or an issue in your community? An officer from the Salt Lake City Police Department wants to

Investigation Continues Into Teen’s Disapperance

The investigation continues into the disappearance of Brooklyn Gittins, the 13-year-old Herriman girl who sparked a wide spread search earlier this week.

Utah Lawmaker Will Run ‘Open Carry’ Bill Again

Clearfield Representative Paul Ray wants to give gun owners more freedom. The Republican lawmaker is running a bill in the upcoming legislative

Gun Lovin’ Utah, Why Utahn’s Love Their Guns

Utah residents love their guns. The state has some of the loosest gun laws in the country and is home to

New Public Safety Building Will Also Mean Better Service to Community

It’s bigger, safer, and more energy efficient' and now, Salt Lake City’s new Public Safety Building is inching closer to being complete.

SLC Receives $900,000 Grant to Help Domestic Violence Services

Nine hundred thousand dollars. That money is coming to Salt Lake City to help fight domestic violence thanks to the U.S.

Matheson Says Love’s Budget Plan Would Hurt Law Enforcement

Law enforcement and public safety issues took center stage in Utah’s 4th District congressional race Thursday. Democratic incumbent Jim Matheson and Salt

West Valley City Won’t Release Powell Records to Family Attorney

After a week of deliberating, the West Valley City Council announced last night it will not be releasing any files relating to

Undetonated Shells Complicate Effort to Battle Pinyon Fire

Ammunition is making it difficult for firefighters to battle a wildfire burning on the Utah National Guard’s Camp Williams, just outside of

District Attorney Reflects on Impact of Sikh Temple Shooting

The impact of Sunday’s massacre at a Sikh Temple in Wisconsin by a white supremacist hit especially hard for Salt Lake County

Documents Show Evidence West Valley Police Collected in Powell Case

Eighty-four documents released Tuesday after more than two years of work by The Salt Lake Tribune to obtain them reveal what West

Politics Up Close: Automatic License Plate Readers/Congressional Candidate Donna McAleer

Today on the show, we looked at automatic license plate scanners with the ACLU of Utah and Salt Lake County Sheriff Jim

Utah Ranger Shot Nine Times Shares His Story of Recovery

It’s been almost two years since State Park Ranger Brody Young was shot more than a half dozen times by an armed

Politics Up Close: Salt Lake County Councilman Michael Jensen / Candidate Paul Recanzone

There are many critical issues on the table this election year in Salt Lake County, like canyons development, SkiLink, human services and

West Jordan Police Seeking Theft Victims

Hundreds of theft victims may soon have their items returned after West Jordan Police recovered a stolen motor home. West Jordan Officer

Sheriff Winder: Jail Overcrowding Improving

Salt Lake City leaders got an update on jail overcrowding yesterday. Salt Lake County Sheriff Jim Winder says for the first time

Law Enforcement and Latino Community Work to Build Relationships in West Valley City

Utah’s second largest-city is also the state’s most diverse. West Valley City’s population is 45 percent ethnic minorities, which can create language

Reward Offered in Kitten Cruelty Case

Utah animal welfare groups are offering rewards for information leading to the arrest and conviction of those responsible for burying a kitten

Suspect Charged in Murder, Sexual Assault of Six-Year-Old West Jordan Girl

Two weeks after 6-year-old Sierra Newbold was taken from her home, sexually assaulted and drowned in a nearby canal, a suspect has

Police Educate Public on New Regulations on 4th of July

With wildfires sparking up all across the state, firework restrictions are tighter than they’ve been in years. Law enforcement officers spent much

Quail Fire Burns 2,000 Acres

The Quail Fire burning in Alpine has scorched just under 2,000 acres as of Wednesday evening and is 5 percent contained, according

Herriman Wildfire Now Contained

The 611-acre Rosecrest fire that began Friday in Herriman is now contained. Residents in the roughly 950 homes that were evacuated Friday

Steven Powell Sentencing Tomorrow

Friday, the father-in-law of missing West Valley City resident Susan Cox Powell will learn the punishment he’ll receive after being convicted of

Advocates Urge Congress to Work Together to Pass VAWA

A debate over the protection of women and families from violence is taking shape in Washington. Tuesday, advocates for Utah victims urged

ACLU Seeks Info on Automatic License Plate Readers

The ACLU of Utah has filed an open-records request to learn more about how law enforcement agencies in the state are using

Law Enforcement Say “Hate Crime” Hard to Tack On to Offense

It’s difficult to tack on “hate crime” to a conviction in Utah, according to law enforcement officials who took part last night

State Prison System Will Be Full by 2015, Officials Tell Lawmakers

About 80 percent of those who are incarcerated in Utah suffer from some sort of addiction and a third of inmates are