Aggravated Assault / Attempted Homicide, August 5, 2014
South Ogden Police responded to a disturbance involving a weapon in the block of 5200 South and 1350 East. The 53 year old male victim called police to report an altercation over money occurring between him and his roommate Randy Jorgenson (60). The victim reported Jorgenson made attempts to stab him with a knife during the fight after breaking down a door with a sledge hammer. Police found evidence to substantiate the allegations of the attack. The victim was treated at McKay Dee ER for a stab wound to the lower left leg. During the course of the investigation, Jorgensen stated he intended to kill the victim.
Walgreen's Pharmacy Robbery Arrest, June 16, 2014
On 4/30/14, the South Ogden Walgreens Pharmacy at 255 36th Street was robbed by 3 male suspects. The suspects were able to gather an undisclosed amount of OxyContin from the pharmacy, and left the store. Police were unable to locate the suspects at that time.
During the course of the investigation, South Ogden Investigators were able to identify the white male suspect in the video footage collected from Walgreens as 23 year old Mitchel Christensen from Buhl Idaho. The information the South Ogden Investigators gathered led them to multiple pharmacy robberies that had occurred in Idaho and Oregon as well, all of which had similar information as that of the South Ogden robbery. The latest known robbery in Idaho occurred in Blackfoot involving Mitchel, who at that time brandished a firearm at the clerk.
South Ogden Investigators coordinated a meeting with Blackfoot Police/Bingham County Sheriff’s Office, and the Twin Falls Police Department. With the coordinated efforts of these agencies, Mitchel was located and taken into custody in Twin Falls Idaho on 6/14/2014 on an unrelated warrant out of the Blaine County Sheriff’s Office, Idaho.
Mitchel was questioned by both South Ogden and Blackfoot Police and Bingham County Investigators. Mitchel confessed to the robberies in both Idaho and Utah, the latest robbery in Utah occurred on June 10, 2014 in Draper Utah. Mitchel was booked into the Twin Falls County Jail for the outstanding warrant.
The other two suspects were also identified as Dana Merrick 38, and a 17 year old juvenile accomplice both of whom are from the Twin Falls area. These two suspects were taken into custody by Twin Falls Investigators. Both are being held in the Twin Falls County Correctional Facility on Felony robbery charges, conspiracy to commit robbery stemming from robberies that occurred in Twin Falls during their 5 month crime spree.
Arrest warrants for Mitchel Christensen, Dana Merrick, and the 17 year old male accomplice are being obtained out of the Weber County Attorney’s Office for the robbery which occurred at the South Ogden Walgreens Pharmacy. Due to his age, the name and photo of the 17 year old accomplice are not being released.
South Ogden Walgreens Robbed by 3 Suspects, April 30, 2014
The Walgreens, located at 3600 South and Riverdale Road in South Ogden, was robbed on 4/30/14 around 9:30 PM. Three suspects assaulted a pharmacist, stole prescription medication, and a small amount cash.
The suspects went to the pharmacy where one acted as a lookout while two others jumped the counter, and assaulted the Pharmacist. Then they forced open a locked cabinet taking prescription pills. The clerk was forced to open the register and money was also taken.
The suspects are described as:
- A skinny white male, in his early 20’s, approximately 5’10”, with sideburns. Wearing a grey jacket, blue jeans, and a light colored ball cap with a Hurley symbol on it.
- A black male, in his early to mid 20’s, muscular, 6’ tall wearing light colored camouflage pants, a dark hoodie, unshaven, with short hair.
- A black male, heavy set, 6’ tall, early to mid 20’swith short hair, wearing a white or grey jacket with a 1” red stripe running down the sleeves.
The pharmacy was forensically processed by CSI and results are pending analysis. The clerk did not require medical attention. The suspects were violent, brazen, and methodical, leading police to believe they have experience in robbing pharmacies. Anyone with information about the robbery or suspects is asked to call police dispatch at 801-629-8221.
Sexual Exploitation of a Minor, September 24, 2013
Today South Ogden Police Detectives arrested Kenneth Prince, a former Junior High School Teacher and Boy Scout leader, for five counts of sexual exploitation of a minor. The investigation involved allegations of child sexual abuse and sexual exploitation of a minor.
Detectives worked with Prosecutors from the Weber County Attorney’s Office and served a search warrant for Prince’s home on 9-19-13. During the search Detectives seized what are believed to be sexually explicit images of minors.
Kenneth Prince was formerly employed as a teacher at South Ogden Junior High School until 2008, and was a Boy Scout leader for many years in the South Ogden area.
South Ogden Police Detectives are continuing their investigation. If anyone has information regarding the behaviors Kenneth Prince is suspected of please contact Weber County Dispatch at 801-629-8221, and ask to speak with a South Ogden Officer.
Attempted Homicide, Press release given 3-5-13
At approximately 2145 hours, 3/4/13, Weber Area Dispatch received a 911 call from a victim stating someone had just kicked in his door and shot him. This occurred at Villa South Apartment Complex, located at 3750 South Grant Avenue in South Ogden City.
On arrival, officers located the victim inside his apartment; however the suspect had fled previously. The victim received a gunshot wound, however was conscious and able to speak with officers. He described the unknown suspect as a Hispanic male, wearing a blue bandana over his face, white hat, a dark colored shirt and white basketball type pants with a blue stripe. The gun was described as a black handgun. There were no other occupants inside the home at the time of the shooting.
The victim was transported to an area hospital. He is reported to be in stable condition.
South Ogden Police officers and investigators are actively investigating this attempted homicide. Any motive at this time is unknown. Anyone with tips or information about this crime is asked to call 801-629-8211.
Trunk or Treat
Please join us for the Department of Public Safety's annual TRUNK OR TREAT on Wednesday, October 27th, 2014 in the parking lot of South Ogden Junior High from 5:30-6:30 pm. We need people willing to bring candy to hand out to the children.
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 5:30. The parking lot will be blocked off after 5:30 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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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.
For questions regarding South Ogden City Youth Court, please contact:
Officer Greg Dingman
South Ogden Police Department / School Resource Officer
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
If you believe you are a victim of fraud, first obtain an affidavit of fraud or forgery from your financial institution and/or credit card company. Contact each creditor and inform them of the fraudulent activity. Close all compromised accounts and open new ones.
File a police report with the appropriate police department. If the fraudulent transaction occurred within South Ogden City limits, then contact us at 3950 S. Adams Ave. or 622-2800. Bring all applicable paperwork, including the affidavit of fraud or forgery and bank or financial records.
If there is a known suspect, be prepared to offer and list any known details about the suspect, such as name, address, dob, phone number, place of work, acquaintances of suspect, vehicle descriptions, etc.
Contact all three credit reporting agencies and get copies of your credit report. You may order a free credit report online from each credit reporting agency at www.annualcreditreport.com.
TransUnion - Phone: 800-680-7289 P.O. Box 1000, Chester, PA 19016-1000
Experian (formerly TRW)- Phone: 888-EXPERIAN (888-397-3742) P.O. Box 9532, Allen TX 75013
Equifax - Phone: 880-525-6285 P.O. Box 105069, Atlanta, GA 30348
Place a 90 day fraud alert on your credit profile with each of the three credit reporting agencies. Renew that alert every 90 days for at least one year.Placing a 90 day fraud alert on your credit profile entitles you to a free credit report. Order a free report from each of the three credit reporting agencies. Receiving the report will take 7-14 business days.
You can also ask for an Extended Alert (7-year Alert), which stays in your credit file for seven years. If you ask for an Extended Alert, you will have to provide a copy of an identity theft report, which is a report you have filed with a federal, state or local law enforcement agency. An Extended Alert entitles you to two additional free credit reports from each CRA in a 12-month period following the placing of the alert.
To place either of these alerts, a CRA will require you to provide appropriate proof of your identity, which may include copies of your Social Security card, driver’s license, and/or utility bills. You may cancel the fraud alerts at any time.
** Only Experian allows you to initiate a 90-day fraud alert online. Equifax and Transunion require you to call them to initiate a 90-day fraud alert.
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 Matt Thompson
Desk: (801) 622-2846 firstname.lastname@example.org
Detective Randy Thomason
Desk: (801) 622-2843 email@example.com
Investigative Administrative Assistant:
Desk: (801) 622-2804 firstname.lastname@example.org
Emergency Notification Registry
Cell Phone / Email Sign up for Emergency Notifications
The South Ogden City emergency reverse notification system allows emergency officials in South Ogden to notify citizens and businesses in your neighborhood of emergency situations and emergency information. This may include information such as evacuation notifications, missing children alerts, water outages, etc. Our system primarily utilizes the 9-1-1 database for resident and business phone numbers. However, here in South Ogden, we recognize that many residents rely on their cell phones/ email for emergency notifications and that many of our residents do not have land line phones in their homes.
You can register up to six (6) phone numbers and up to two (2) email addresses where you would like to receive emergency notifications. It is important to keep this registry current. If you move, change phone numbers, or get a new email address, you must keep your registration current in order to receive emergency information. It is important to keep your information current. Don’t forget your password!
Notifications will be sent using a recorded voice message to cell phones, alternate land lines, and/or written messages to email and SMS/text devices. The system is designed to make multiple attempts to connect with lines that are not answered or ring busy.
The System will try to find your address in our database. If you are unable to find your home address or to login, it may be because the previous homeowner failed to unregister the home address or that our database is not up to date. If you are unable to find your address in the options that appear, please call Weber County Emergency Management at 801-778-6682 for assistance.
CLICK HERE TO REGISTER YOUR CELL PHONE AND/OR EMAIL TO RECEIVE EMERGENCY NOTIFICATIONS
Even though our emergency notification system is effective and efficient, you should NOT rely on it exclusively. Registering your cell phone (s) and/or email address with us does NOT guarantee that you will be notified in an emergency. This system supplements, rather than replaces, other traditional communication methods used by emergency officials, both in person or through the use of other media such as television, radio or websites. We can NOT guarantee that notifications will be sent to, or be received by the intended recipient(s). You should not wait for or rely exclusively on a mass notification system call for evacuation direction if you think you are in immediate danger.
By registering, you acknowledge that any service costs from your cell phone provider for notifications, are your responsibility.
South Ogden City will not share your information or distribute personal information gathered by this form and will use it solely for the purpose for providing emergency notifications.
Once you register, your address is locked in to your cell phone number. This is very important to understand. The system is tied to the address, not the location of your cell phone. In other words, you will receive notifications related to your neighborhood where you live, and not for the physical location of your cell phone. For example, if you are at the mall, and an emergency is happening near your home or your neighborhood, you may receive a call on your cell phone. If you are at the mall, and there is an emergency at the mall, you will not receive a notification because the emergency is not tied to your home address.
Because your address is locked into your cell phone, we would ask that you please remember your password so that you can keep your information updated. When you move, make sure you log back in and delete your information so that the new residents can register their cell phones to the address. You can then reregister your phone with your new address.
There is no substitute for personal preparation. In a disaster, government and other agencies may not be able to reach you and meet your needs. The reverse notification system supplements, rather than replaces, other emergency communication methods including television, radio, websites, and other media. It is important for all residents to make individual plans and preparations for their care and safety during unexpected emergencies.
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