Law Enforcement/Public Safety Archive

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

More Heavy Enforcement Coming to Parley’s Historic Nature Park

Law enforcement officers are getting more serious about enforcing the rules at Parley’s Historic Nature Park. Beginning Monday, Salt Lake County Councilman

Salt Lake Police Department Holds SWAT Tryouts

This week police officers interested in joining the Salt Lake City Police Department’s SWAT team are attending SWAT school. Fifteen officers from

Salt Lake City Leaders Discuss Panhandling Problem

Salt Lake City leaders are in the midst of discussions about the growing problem of panhandling. Downtown Alliance Executive Director Jason Mathis

Matthew David Stewart Supporters Rally for Peaceful Drug Policies

Nearly a hundred people filled a room at the Weber County Main Library in Ogden last night to support Mathew David Stewart,

Tribune Hopes for Powell Investigation Documents in Open Records Request

After having an open records request denied, the Salt Lake Tribune made its case before the West Valley City Council this week

Conference Sheds Light on Human Trafficking

Restoring self worth and value to victims of sex trafficking is a common theme at the 2012 Trafficking In Persons Symposium being

Human Trafficking Conference Begins Today in Salt Lake City

Law enforcement leaders and victims’ rights advocates from across North America are gathering in Salt Lake City today. The 2012 Trafficking in

West Valley City Police Chief Says He Couldn’t Have Stopped Josh Powell

West Valley City Police Chief “Buzz” Nielsen still believes he made the right decision by not arresting Josh Powell after his wife

NAACP Hosts Education Forum in Wake of Trayvon Martin Shooting

The Salt Lake Branch of the NAACP hosted a forum last night to educate the public on interacting with law enforcement and

ICE Says “Cross Check” Operation Leads to Arrest of 54 in Utah

54 convicted and fugitive immigrants in Utah have been arrested following a nationwide operation by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement. Steven Branch,

Crandall Canyon Mine Operator Will Pay $500,000 Fine for Two Charges

Misdemeanor charges have been filed against Genwal Resources, operator of the Crandall Canyon mine that collapsed in 2007, killing nine people. U.S.

Juvenile Justice Centers See Budget Cuts as Legislative Session Ends

With the end of the legislative session just hours away, the question over funding for Juvenile Justice Centers still remains. Lawmakers say

Senate Approves Online Gambling Ban

The Utah Senate approved a bill this morning to keep online gambling illegal in the state as the federal government moves to

Workplace Bullying Legislation Held in Committee

State lawmakers voted this morning to shelve a bill aimed at stopping bullying in the workplace. Several members of the public supported

82-Year-Old Downtown Businessman Struck, Killed by Bus

A strong advocate for downtown businesses in Salt Lake City was struck and killed by a Utah Transit Authority bus this morning.

Police Force in Polygamous Town Could be Decertified

Big changes could be on the way for the polygamist community of Hildale. Utah Attorney General Mark Shurtleff tells KCPW behavior in

Bill Allowing Force Feeding Moves to House Floor

Is it a violating a constitutional right or maintaining safety to allow jailers to force feed an inmate? That was the

DUI Checkpoints Could be Scrapped

DUI checkpoints could become a thing of the past in Utah. HB 140, sponsored by Republican Representative David Butterfield, repeals authorization for

Brother-In-Law Says Powell’s Stunning Actions Are Admission of Guilt in Wife’s Disappearance

More than two years after the disappearance of West Valley City resident Susan Cox Powell, her husband and the only person of

Controversial Anti-Graffiti Bill Moves Forward

A bill that sparked retribution from hackers on the Salt Lake City Police Department's website moved forward in the Utah Senate today

New Program Helps Protect Kids From Identity Fraud

Utah kids now have protection against identify theft. Tuesday, the state launched a new program aimed at stopping identity fraud before it

Salt Lake City Police Department Hacked Over Graffiti Paraphernalia Bill

The website of the Salt Lake City Police Department was taken down Tuesday after getting hacked. A news release says odd postings

Legislators Discuss Cutting Down on Fireworks

After a one year trial period, it appears Utah residents could be in for a quieter July. Tuesday, the legislature’s House Business