Officer-Involved Shootings and Deaths Department Policy
Stolen Vehicles, Vehicle Pursuit, November 16th, 2015
The South Ogden Police, Morgan County Sheriff’s Office, and other police agencies are seeking the public’s help in identifying this individual.
On Monday, November 16, 2015 this male suspect was invovled in a vehicle pursuit with Morgan County Sheriff’s Deputies. The vehicle he was driving was stolen from Salt Lake City on November 12, 2015. The male suspect eluded Deputies. The same male suspect then stole a second vehicle from the Mt. Green area. The suspect drove to South Ogden where he stole a 2000 Dodge 2500 pickup leaving behind the stolen vehicle from Mt. Green. The suspect traveled to Sandy and South Jordan and fraudulently used a stolen credit card at several locations that he had taken from one of the vehicles he had stolen. This suspect is involved in multiple vehicle thefts and frauds in South Ogden, Morgan County, Salt Lake County, South Jordan, and Weber County. The suspect is shown here walking out of a Salt Lake Wal-Mart. He is believed to live in the Salt Lake area.
Please join us for the South Ogden Police Department's annual TRUNK OR TREAT on Wednesday, October 16th, 2015 in the parking lot of South Ogden City Hall at 6:00 pm. This will be in conjunction with South Ogden City's Spooktacular!
What is a trunk or treat? Children go trunk to trunk in their halloween costumes to collect their treats; this is a safe alternative to door-to-door trick-or-treating! Please be in costume, have candy to hand out, and have cars parked before 6:00pm. The parking lot will be blocked off after 6:00 pm due to safety considerations for the children. For questions, please call Cindee at 801-622-2804.
A “no questions asked” drug drop-off box was installed in the police department lobby in 2009. This box is offered to the public as a way to safely dispose of unwanted or expired drugs/medications. Proper drug disposal is necessary for a number of reasons, such as: prevention of intentional or unintentional misuse, prevention of inadvertent exposure of humans and wildlife from non-controlled and controlled substances, and protection of our waters from contamination. 601 pounds of drugs deposited into our drug box were destroyed utilizing proper methods this past year.
Child & Babysitting Safety Course
Child and Babysitting Safety Program
The South Ogden Police and Fire Departments are sponsoring a Child and Babysitting Safety program for youth, ages 11-15. This course will provide students with in-depth information from deciding if babysitting is right for you, to how to entertain and properly supervise children of all ages. Other topics include safety, feeding, how to handle emergencies, basic first aid, CPR and the Heimlich maneuver. Part of the curriculum includes training on safety practices when caring for children and first aid procedures which are endorsed by the American Academy of Pediatrics. Upon completion, students will receive completion cards which are nationally recognized, along with their own babysitting tote bag and handbook. Students must attend both days of the two day course to receive their certificate. Two free classes are held each summer. REGISTER HERE
Bicycle Safety Course
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Sub for Santa - Angel Tree
South Ogden Police Department's Sub for Santa Angel Tree is a great way to get into the true spirit of charity and giving this Christmas season! Our Angel Tree will be up and full of angels beginning November 25th, 2015. Each angel on the tree represents a child in need, living in South Ogden City; it will include their gender, age, and type of item needed. Items need to be returned to the police department, unwrapped, by December 16th. Every year without fail, our community’s generosity and compassion is felt by so many; thank you! If you have any questions, please call 801-622-2800.
Upcoming Events & Programs
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Fingerprints are available from the South Ogden Police Department. The fee for residents of South Ogden City is $10.00, the fee for non-residence is $25.00. Government issued picture ID that has proof of residency (South Ogden address on it) is required for resident fee. Call ahead for hours of availability 801.622.2800.
Drivers privilege cards are not a valid form of ID and cannot be used to obtain fingerprints.
Letter of Good Conduct
The Police Department will provide a letter of good conduct to citizens who live or haved lived in South Ogden City free of charge, provided there is no record at the South Ogden Police Department of a criminal conviction. These letters are generally used for individuals wishing to obtain a Visa for international travel.
South Ogden Police Department - Letter of Good Conduct Request
Requests must be made in person in order to verify the requestor’s identity with valid, government-issued, picture identification. If the request cannot be made in person, a request form must notarized.
South Ogden residency must be verifiable.
Applicant Information (please complete):
Name:_______________________________________________ Date of Birth:______________________
Home phone #:_______________________________ Cell Phone#:_______________________________
Driver’s License or government issued ID number:_____________________________ State:___________
Reason/purpose for your request:___________________________________________________________
(notary required only if request is not made in person, with government-issued picture id)
State of ___________________ )
County of __________________)
On this day of _____, in the year 2_____ , before me_______________________________ ,
a notary public, personally appeared , ___________________________________________ ,
proved on the basis of satisfactory evidence to be the person(s) whose name(s) (is/are)
subscribed to this instrument, and acknowledged (he/she/they) executed the same. Witness my
hand and official seal.
Copies of police reports, including accident reports, are available in the Records Division, Monday thru Friday, 8:00 am - 5:00 pm, excluding legal holidays. You will need to fill out a GRAMA request, show government issued photo ID and pay a fee. REPORTS - $25.00 AUDIO / VIDEO - $25.00 Most of the records maintained by the Police Department are classified as private, protected or controlled, in accordance with the Government Records Access and Management Act and as such are only released to individuals meeting certain criteria. At the time a request is received, careful consideration will be given to ensure all federal, state and local laws are abided by. GRAMA Request / Records Request
Submit An Anonymous Tip
NON EMERGENCY DISPATCH (801) 629-8221
Tip-A-Cop / Weber Morgan Narcotics Drug Tip Line: 1-866-TIP-A-COP (1-866-847-2267)
The Weber/Morgan Narcotics Strike Force is a multi jurisdictional drug unit located in Ogden City, Utah. It is comprised of law enforcement officers from the Weber County Sheriff's Office, Ogden, Roy, Riverdale, North and South Ogden Police Departments, and the Federal Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA). It exists for the purpose of investigating and prosecuting the illegal importation, manufacture, use, and sale of controlled substances under local, state and federal laws. The Strike Force's area of responsibility consists of Weber and Morgan Counties, which have a combined population of 195,000 and covers 1154 square miles.
The primary focus of the Strike Force is the street level dealer. This is due to the detrimental impact in the neighborhoods resulting from the sales of illegal drugs and other criminal activity attributed to the use and distribution of illegal drugs. A great deal of our success in this area is a result of the information we receive from the citizens in our communities about suspected drug activity through our Tip A Cop program. We've adopted the slogan "It's Your Neighborhood" to encourage law abiding citizens to take a stand and collaborate with law enforcement in an effort to remove the drug element from our neighborhoods.
Police Department Administration
Chief Darin Parke
Lieutenant Jeff Nelson
Lieutenant Dwight Ruth
Our mission is to provide a safe and secure environment for all those residing in, working in, or passing through the city of South Ogden. We will strive to provide police services that meet or exceed the highest standards. We will conduct our business with integrity, with diligence, and in a manner that reflects our commitment to equality and fairness.
The South Ogden City Youth Court trains High School and Junior High School age youth to act as judges, clerks, bailiffs, and mentors in actual criminal cases. Youth Court does not determine guilt, but takes youth who admit their mistakes. The Youth Court then provides appropriate consequences to promptly hold them accountable for their actions.
South Ogden City Youth Court provides an alternative to the juvenile justice system for appropriate juvenile offenders. This program is designed for certain minor crimes committed by our youth. All other crimes will be handled through Juvenile Court.
Youth Court is a diversion program that keeps the offending youth from having a permanent juvenile court record, while holding the youth accountable for their conduct before a court of their peers. The court provides punishment, or disposition, for youth that includes an element of positive peer pressure not available in any other juvenile diversion program.
Youth offenders find out that not only adults in society find their conduct objectionable, but that their peers also do not approve. They find that peers care about them and at the same time relate with some of the issues they are going through. By being approximately the same age as those they are judging, they and want them to succeed and build skills to avoid this type of behavior in the future.
South Ogden Youth Court Mission Statement:
The South Ogden City Youth Court is dedicated to provide an opportunity to empower communities to fight against juvenile delinquency, and to provide youth with opportunities to learn about, as well as participate in, their communities in a positive fashion. The South Ogden Youth Court holds youth accountable for their actions, allows them to give back to their community what has been lost, and will continue to build skills to deter further acts of delinquency in the future. Our determination is stopping the crime, hold those kids who commit crime accountable while they are still young, and at the same time maintain a clean youth record and provide the opportunity to begin adulthood with an unblemished record.
School Resource Officer
The purpose of the South Ogden Police School Resource Officer (SRO) is to assist in maintaining a safe and secure campus for South Ogden Jr High. This is accomplished through education and enforcement, cooperative efforts by school staff, students, parents, the courts and social service organizations within the community.
The School Resource Officer program enables the officer to work directly within the school setting to facilitate and foster positive relationships between police officers, students, and school employees. This prevention-oriented program focuses increased attention on youth problems, concerns and unlawful activities, on a proactive basis as well as dealing with students who engage in anti-social and counterproductive behavior in criminal matters. The program's primary goal has been to promote a positive learning environment and safe educational setting for students which will ultimately create a healthy, solid environment for the community as a whole.
The primary goal of schools is to educate young people. The School Resource Officer’s ultimate goal is to deter students from involvement in criminal acts, alcohol and drug use, theft, violence, gang activity and other forms of socially unacceptable behavior. In the past, most contact between police officers and young people has been in negative situations. By having an officer available for consultation and teaching in a less formal and more approachable situation, this program will build trust, respect and open new channels of communication.
The School Resource Officer is responsible for:
Building positive relationships with students in an effort to promote greater respect for law enforcement activities
Acting as a resource in law enforcement-related issues
Serving as a law enforcement resource for students, teachers, parents and the community
Assisting in designing educational programs related to preventing unlawful activity in the community
Protecting the school campus from violations of any law
Assisting school officials with more effective responses to student and non-student criminal offenses
The goals of the South Ogden Department of Public Safety Traffic Division are:
to protect all those that travel around and through South Ogden City
to evaluate the flow of vehicular and pedestrian traffic to determine if changes need to be made to the roadways or traffic control devices
to facilitate the thorough and professional investigation of all traffic related crashes, and effectively enforce, without bias, the laws and ordinances established for South Ogden City.
In order to accomplish these goals, South Ogden DPS has a unit of highly trained and dedicated officers that have chosen to specialize in this endeavor. We have implemented the use of motorcycles, LIDAR, and several types of radar units.
South Ogden DPS’s Traffic unit needs your help to be as effective as possible. As the Traffic / Motor Sergeant, I encourage you to call, email, or write to me and present any traffic concerns you may have.
Remember, it is your neighborhood, if you don’t get involved… who will?
Sergeant Wil DeHart
Motors / Traffic
Sept 2013 - Present
Police Service dog: Xander
Handler: Officer McNeely
March 2006 – September 2013.
Police Service Dog, “Niko”
Handler, Sergeant Hardman
SOUTH OGDEN CITY POLICE DEPARTMENT
LIEUTENANT JEFF NELSON
The South Ogden Police Departments Uniform Division consists of three units: Patrol Division, Traffic Division, and Community Policing Division.
The Patrol Division’s goal is to provide a pro-active, quick response to citizen complaints, calls in progress, alarms, civil matters, and traffic issues. The Patrol Division consists of eleven Patrol Officers, four Patrol Sergeants, a K-9 Patrol Dog, and one part time officer. The division officers have individual assignments outside of their regular duties, such as participation in S.W.A.T., K-9 handling, Bike Patrol, Gang Unit, Strike Force, and Field Training. The Patrol Officer’s priority will be to respond to calls for service, investigate, document, and act upon their findings regarding criminal and civil matters that occur within South Ogden City. The patrol division is also responsible for crime prevention through pro-active patrol tactics. This consists of officers watching closely for potential problems through high visibility patrol, traffic enforcement, truancy enforcement, and curfew violations. The patrol Division has a minimum of two Patrol Officers on duty twenty- four hours a day, 365 days of the year. As shifts overlap, we may have as many as five uniformed officers patrolling and protecting the city.
The Traffic Division is responsible for, and takes pride in enforcing traffic laws with the goal of keeping our driving, and pedestrian population safe. The division concentrates on issuing citations for misdemeanor traffic offenses, investigating drivers under the influence of alcohol and or drugs, investigating traffic accidents, specialized traffic enforcement in high traffic areas or problem areas. The division educates the public through traffic school enforcement, and the implementation of pro-active strategies in problem areas through high visibility enforcement, the division’s tools such as a speed trailer, which displays motorist’s speed on a lighted digital display. The traffic division is supplied with well equipped patrol cars, two motorcycles, and three-laser radar guns. The officers have experience and training regarding their traffic enforcement duties such as: Advanced Accident Investigation, Drug Recognition Evaluation training, Motorcycle Certifications, Field Sobriety Testing, Intoxilizer Operations, and a number of other specialized areas related to their assignments. Due to the volume of calls the police department receives, the Traffic Division also provides help to the Patrol Division daily.
Our Community Policing Division provides the public with an organized link to police services. We dedicate one officer, and one Patrol Sergeant to this task. The Community Policing Officers are dedicated to form a partnership with the community to create a safe and secure environment. The South Ogden Police Department reaches out to the community with several programs including: DARE, Youth Court, School Resource Officer, Child and Babysitting Safety, Citizens Academy and Youth Victimization Intervention. The Community Policing Officers are always looking for participation from the citizens of our community. If you are interested in getting involved, please contact the South Ogden Police Department, at 622-2800.
The purpose of ordinance enforcement is to improve neighborhoods throughout South Ogden City and increase livability by creating safe and healthy community conditions, educating citizens and business owners and enforcing municipal codes and ordinances. With this commitment our goal is to promote pride in ownership of community, and building collaborative relationships with residents, businesses, community groups and our local government agencies.
Our South Ogden City Ordinance Enforcement Officer will provide measurable consistency of enforcement and responsiveness to resident complaints, while providing a strategic and comprehensive proactive ordinance compliance program.
A word from our Ordinance Enforcement Officer:
I would like to personally thank all of our citizens and business owners who are continually in compliance with South Ogden City Ordinances, and continue to maintain, and beautify our city for our citizens, and their children.
I would like to caution and educate however, those resident or business owners who are not in compliance, and are continually being contacted regarding non-compliant issues. Non-compliance can result in a summons to court, receiving a citation and in some cases result in a full custody arrest.
What is Identity Theft?
Identity theft occurs when a person knowingly or intentionally obtains personal identifying information of another person; and uses, or attempts to use, that information with fraudulent intent, including obtaining, or attempting to obtain, credit, goods, services, any other thing of value, or medical information in the name of another person without the consent of that person.
There are many ways an identity thief may gain access to your personal identifying information, including both high and low-tech methods.
They get information from businesses or institutions by stealing records from their employer, bribing an employee who has access to the records, conning information out of employees, or hacking into the organization’s computers.
They rummage through your trash, the trash of businesses, or dumps in a practice known as “dumpster-diving.”
They obtain credit reports by abusing their employer’s authorized access to credit reports or by posing as a landlord, employer or someone else who may have a legitimate need for and a legal right to the information.
They steal credit and debit card account numbers as your card is processed by using a special information storage device in a practice known as “skimming.”
They steal wallets and purses containing identification and credit and bank cards.
They steal mail, including bank and credit card statements, pre-approved credit offers, new checks, or tax information.
They complete a “change of address form” to divert mail to another location.
They steal personal information from your home.
They scam information from you by posing as a legitimate business person or government official.
Identify Theft Reporting
If this has taken place in South Ogden City limits, then the South Ogden Police Department will have jurisdiction over the case. Please contact the police department at 3950 S. Adams Ave. or at 801-622-2800.
If the identity theft has taken place outside of South Ogden City, but has occurred within the state of Utah, please go to the Utah Attorney General’s website to report the theft; this can be reported on line at http://www.idtheft.utah.gov/pn/module-PS-viewpub-tid-3-pid-12.htm.
Preventing Identity Theft
This list summarizes some steps you might take to help protect your credit and protect yourself.
Carefully review every credit card and bank statement for unauthorized charges.
Burn or shred, with a cross-cut shredder, any mail or financial papers with your personal information on it. Never recycle them.
Destroy all receipts, shipping slips and bills that use your credit card number.
Never leave transaction receipts at ATM machines, on counters at financial institutions, or at gasoline pumps.
Call 1-888-5OPTOUT or visit OptoutPrescreen and ask to stop credit card companies from sending pre-approved credit card applications to your house. They are ticking identity theft time bombs.
Ask your credit card firm to cease delivery of "convenience checks." They, too, are ticking time bombs.
You're entitled to one free credit report from each credit reporting company each year. Get it as soon as possible and review it carefully. Order your free credit reports online at www.annualcreditreport.com
Order a credit report a month or more before you make a big purchase or apply for credit, to be sure there are no surprises in your history.
Hassle companies that ask for personal information, such as your phone number at a checkout line. The harder we make it on companies, the less they will be inclined to continue the practice.
It's impossible to tell what's real and what's fake online. Just delete any e-mail that asks for personal information.
Just hang up on telemarketers, particularly ones who seem to be fishing for personal information, like your birthday. Also, visit The National Do not Call Registry to keep Telemarketers from calling.
Reduce unwanted junk mail by removing your name from the Direct Marketing Association (DMA) Member Prospect List. Removing your name may prevent you from receiving new catalogs, coupons, announcements about new businesses in your community, and notices of special offers.
Send a $1.00 check or money order (payable to DMA), include your name, address and telephone number, including area code to:
MAIL PREFERENCE SERVICE
Att: Dept: 27245208
DIRECT MARKETING ASSOCIATION
P.O. BOX 282
CARMEL NY 10512
Limit the number of credit cards you hold, and thoroughly inspect your financial statements each month. Consumer rights quickly fade over time; the sooner you discover an identity theft incident, the better.
Watch for your monthly financial statements and bills. If you don't get them when expected, contact the sender.
Don't carry your social security card with you.
Never use your social security card for identification.
Most of the time you can't prevent an ID theft incident from occurring, because two-thirds of the time some company that leaked the data is to blame. So be prepared, and be organized. Save paper bank records for at least one year. You'll need them to prove your account balance in the event of an ID theft incident.
Source: MSNBC research & the Utah Attorney General’s Office
The mission of the South Ogden Police Department’s Investigations Unit is to gather, analyze and disseminate proactive criminal intelligence information to support internal and external law enforcement efforts within our community. The unit uses all available resources to conduct sensitive investigations in ALL areas of criminal activity. Our Investigators hold trust, integrity, and support as core values and the foundation for successfully achieving our mission.
The foundation for this value is the relationship between our Investigation’s Unit, the Patrol Division, outside agency investigations/information sharing, and our community. We are committed to these core values as a foundation for maintaining effective and successful investigations, and we will preserve and strengthen these bonds wherever possible.
We will maintain integrity by ensuring that the confidentiality and proper use of sensitive information is subject to the highest level of internal and external review.
By working together with other local, state and federal law enforcement agencies, we will strengthen our ability to successfully investigate, arrest, and prosecute criminal offenders not just within South Ogden, but Weber County as a whole. The South Ogden Police Investigations Unit is comprised of one Lieutenant, and three investigators, and an investigative assistant. As part of their assigned duties, our investigators are assigned and well trained to assist other Weber County task forces such as the Weber County Homicide Task Force, and Arson Fire Investigation.
Investigation Lieutenant Dwight Ruth
Desk: (801) 622-2826 firstname.lastname@example.org
Violent Crimes and Crimes Against Children:
Senior Detective Brian Schultz
Desk: (801) 622-2822 email@example.com
Detective Randy Thomason
Desk: (801) 622-2843 firstname.lastname@example.org
Detective Tony Perfetto
Desk: (801) 622-2846 email@example.com
Investigative Administrative Assistant:
Desk: (801) 622-2804 firstname.lastname@example.org
Emergency Notification Registry
"CLICK HERE" TO REGISTER YOUR CELL PHONE TO RECEIVE CodeRED EMERGENCY NOTIFICATIONS
In accordance with the City's ordinance #902 if you have an alarm at your home and / or one at your business that will require police response it must be registered with the South Ogden Police Department. There is a one time registration fee of $50.00.
There are however additional charges if there are numerous false alarms. Those fees are as follows:
Third False Alarm Fine : $50.00
Fourth False Alarm Fine : $100.00
Fifth False Alarm Fine: $100.00 and a new registration fee of $50.00
Once a reinstatement fee has been paid, the alarm fine cycle begins at the third false alarm following reinstatement. The false alarm cycle goes from January to December.
Alarm Permit Application
Active Shooter Training
How to Respond To an Active Shooter
An "active shooter" is someone who is killing or attempting to kill people in a single location. These situations have happened in schools, shopping malls, businesses, streets, and other public venues. These situations require immediate action by law enforcement to stop the shooter.
What you can do-
A six minute video created by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security on how to respond to an active shooter can be accessed at: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5VcSwejU2D0
Three widely accepted recommendations for unarmed people during an active shooter incident are:
Get out of the building or area and go to a place not visible to the shooter. Leave your belongings behind and keep your hands visible.
If you can’t evacuate, hide out of the shooter’s view. Block entry to your hiding place. Lock doors and stay away from windows. Silence cell phones. Stay there and stay quiet until Police come for you.
As a last resort, attempt to stop the shooter with physical aggression by whatever means possible.
What you should expect from law enforcement responding to an active shooter:
- Police are trained to proceed as quickly as possible to the sound of the gunfire.
- Their purpose is to stop the shooter.
- Officers may be in plain clothes, patrol uniforms, or SWAT Uniforms armed with long rifles, shotguns, and/or handguns. They will have identification.
- Do as the officers direct you, and keep your hands visible at all times to show the officers you are not a threat.
- If possible, tell the officers where the shooter was last seen, and provide a full description of the shooter and any weapons used.
- Also be aware that the first responding police officers will not stop to assist injured people. Others will follow to treat the injured. First responding officers are trained to proceed as quickly as possible to the gunfire and to stop the shooter.
The Department of Homeland Security and FEMA have a one hour on line course:
“IS-907: Active Shooter: What You Can Do” which can be accessed at: http://training.fema.gov/EMIWeb/IS/courseOverview.aspx?code=is-907
South Ogden City Police Department
3950 South Adams Avenue
South Ogden, UT 84403