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Message From The Chief
We have had an exciting year. We have hired new officers, began the building of Station 62 on the east side of the City for our EMT’s and Fire Fighters, obtained an up to date Emergency Operations Trailer and many more progressive actions.
One of the other progressive actions taken was that of becoming an Accredited Police Department. This accreditation comes from the Utah Chiefs of Police Association. This requires many hours of work from ensuring the right policies are in effect to an audit that those polices are being followed. Not only are we accredited but have two officers that are accessors and now help other cities become accredited.
The Police Department also become part of the One Mind Campaign. This campaign seeks to ensure successful interactions between police officers and persons affected by mental illness. The initiative focuses on uniting local communities, public safety organizations, and mental health organizations so that the three become "of one mind." These practices include: establishing a clearly defined and sustainable partnership with a community mental health organization, developing a model policy to implement police response to persons affected by mental illness, training and certifying sworn officers and selected non-sworn staff in mental health first aid training or other equivalent mental health awareness course, and providing crisis intervention team training.
Our EMS personnel are responding to more calls than they ever have, which stands to reason as our City is growing. Having EMTs at the station from 7am to Midnight has been helpful to reduce our response time. With the building of Station 62 we will have the ability to have EMTs at the station 24 hours per day. They continue to protect property and save lives. We are truly fortunate to have these men and women serving the community.
Please get to know the goings on in the city and your local Police Officers, Firefighters and Emergency Medical Technicians by reading through this report and visiting with us on our streets. We are here to serve you to the best of our ability. Your Public Safety Officers in each of these divisions know their duties and keep up to date on the best practices to ensure that Spanish Fork Citizens are well served.
It is without hesitation or question that I state that in order for us to do our jobs and be successful we need community involvement. We are grateful to those citizens who get involved. Please continue to do so. Get involved and make a difference.
If you have any needs or desires of your Public Safety Department please contact us.
We are here to Protect and Serve.
Chief Steven G. Adams