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Unified Police Department News

55 Officer Appreciation Bags Delivered To The Taylorsville Precinct

Ashley Johnson, the reigning Regal Majesty Utah Miss Queen, delivered 55 officer appreciation bags to the Taylorsville precinct as part of a service project. Thank you to Ashley and the Regal Majesty Organization for your act of kindness and support!

Arrest made in 2015 Hit & Run Death

KEARNS, UT - November 22, 2015: 19-year-old Edgar Osvaldo Frayre-Rodriguez was part of a group of three people on motorcycles. The group was turning right to exit a Chevron and travel southbound on 4700 South. Frayre-Rodriguez swung wide and wobbled, and he was struck by oncoming Jeep, driven by Tyler Hurt. Hurt fled the scene in the Jeep and was being sought by detectives.

REDDING, CA – January 9, 2018: Unified Police Department (UPD) detectives, with the assistance of the United States Marshal’s Office, has made an arrest in the November 22, 2015 hit and run death of 19-year-old Edgar Osvaldo Frayre-Rodriguez. Tyler Hurt, who was previously named as a person of interest, was arrested by the US Marshal’s in Redding, CA. He is currently being held in Shasta County, CA, awaiting extradition and prosecution by the Salt Lake County District Attorney’s Office. No other details are available on the arrest.

Unified Police Department is hiring Paralegal

Working under the direct supervision of the Chief Legal Counsel or designee, this is a professional paralegal position responsible for conducting legal research and analysis; preparing associated documents; designing and maintaining a document control system; and determining the factual and analytical research necessary to carry out assignments related to numerous, simultaneously occurring projects.

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Unified Police Department is hiring Office Specialist

The Office Specialist's main function is transcribing officer's interviews with suspects, victims and witnesses for all units of the Investigations Division. Other tasks performed are the issuance of registration cards for sexually oriented business employees, dancers, and entertainer professionals. They are also responsible for issuance of ID cards throughout office and serve in a clerical function for the Investigations Division.

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Sheriff Holiday Message

I would like to wish all our residents a safe and happy holiday season. I want to thank our community for your support and I especially want to thank our Officers and Civilian staff for all the excellent work they do every day. Their professionalism and dedication does not go unnoticed. The Unified Police Department is proud of the relationship and partnership we have with our community. We understand to be successful in public safety we need your help through working together and partnerships. This past year, the Unified Police Department experienced a change in command; Sheriff Jim Winder left before his term was completed and I, Sheriff Rosie Rivera, became the new CEO over the Unified Police Department. With the change, there have been some administrative changes. Chief Jacob Peterson was promoted to the Chief of Police Services of our Riverton Precinct and Chief Randy Thomas was promoted to the Chief of Police Services of our Midvale Precinct. We also saw a change in City Administrations across the Valley with many new Mayors and Councilmembers elected into office effective January 2018. I would like to thank all the outgoing Mayors and City Councilmembers for their support and partnership they have had with the Unified Police Department in the past years. I look forward to working in partnership with our new Mayors, Councilmembers and our communities to accomplish great things in the future!

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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