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Unified Police Department News

Unified Police Department is hiring Full Time and Part Time Dispatchers

UPD Dispatchers answer emergency and nonemergency calls, obtain critical information from callers, enter information on the computer, dispatch officers on calls, monitor radio traffic, and provide quick response to emergencies.

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Wanted for Magna Homicide

Magna, UT – On July 16, 2017, Unified Police Department (UPD) officers responded to 8360 West Mix Ave after receiving calls of a shooting that had just occurred. Officers found 25-year-old Paige Espinoza inside a southeast bedroom of the home, deceased from a gunshot wound.

Through the investigation, it was determined that the gunshots came from outside the home, directly targeting the southeast bedroom window. Espinoza did not live at the Mix Avenue residence; she was there visiting a resident of the home.

Investigators from the Unified Police Department and the United States Marshals Service are now actively looking for 46-year-old Gino James Cecala, who is wanted for the murder Paige Espinoza.

Investigators are asking the public for any information on the whereabouts of Cecala. Anyone with information may remain anonymous and is asked to call 385-468-9817.

Unified Police Notice of DUI Checkpoint

In an effort to promote safe driving through the upcoming holiday season, the Unified Police Department (UPD) will be conducting a DUI checkpoint on, starting November 17, 2017 from 9:30 pm until 2:30 am at 1151 W Meadowbrook Expressway in Taylorsville. Utah law requires that DUI checkpoints be published in advance. With this public notice, UPD hopes Utah drivers will make safe, alternative plans to prevent impaired driving.

Congratulations Sgt. Lovato who received the International Footprinters National Officer of the Year award today.

Congratulations Lieutenant Randy Thomas for APCO Administrator of the Year, and Cherise Fevaleaki for APCO Trainer of the Year.

Sheriff Rosie Rivera

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