With the coming Holiday season the Washington County Sheriff’s Office will be closing it’s clerical offices so that our staff may spend time with their families. The Offices will be closed Nov 23 & 24, 2017 for Thanksgiving and Dec 25th and Jan 1st for Christmas and New Years. Book and releases, fingerprints and DNA will not be available Nov 22-24, and Dec 26th. All other law enforcement functions such as jail releases will function as usual.
Some Sheriffs in the state are receiving emails from their constituents concerning House Bill 276 The Utah Public Lands Management Act. We have reviewed the bill with Representative Noel and provide the following information:
Notice to individuals who are, or will be sending mail to inmates housed at the Purgatory Correctional Facility.
As of November, 1 2014, the following changes will be made to mail procedures of PCF:
- All incoming and outgoing mail, except legal mail and other specifically approved items, must be in postcard form.
- Mail received other than authorized postcards will be returned to sender.
- Postcards must have the sender’s full name and complete return address.
The Washington County Sheriff’s Office recently implemented a new K-9 program. The program was first introduced in the Corrections Division back in March of this year. The Corrections K-9, ‘Eni’ (a Black Lab), is handled by Deputy Dan Carpenter, both graduated from Utah POST’s K-9 Academy and are certified for the detection of narcotics. Read more
On August 2, 2014, the Washington County Sheriff’s Office hosted our 5th Annual 3 on 3 Basketball Tournament. Nearly 40 staff members participated in the tournament, which took place at Fossil Ridge Intermediate School. The Sheriff’s Office hosts many PT events, and this has certainly become one of our more enjoyable events. It was a great event, not just for the players, but for everyone who attended! Read more
On Tuesday, July 22, 2014, the Washington County Sheriff’s Office recognized Sergeant Adam Andresen as the Employee of the Quarter for the 2nd Quarter of 2014. Sergeant Andresen is known as a hardworking and determined supervisor, but his performance this previous quarter was exceptionable even by his own lofty standards. Not only has Sergeant Andresen supervised and provided excellent leadership for his staff, but he also assumed responsibility for both Housing night shifts early in the quarter. Read more
On April 30th, the Washington County Sheriff’s Office hosted a ceremony to recognize a number of their employees. During the ceremony, which was conducted in front of a large crowd of friends, family and co-workers, Sheriff Cory Pulsipher promoted five supervisors, recognized our most recent Employee of the Quarter and swore in our newest certified deputy.
Washington County is seeking proposals from qualified vendors who can design, install and maintain, a new facility security system for the Washington County Sheriff’s Office, Purgatory Correctional Facility. The project includes removal and disposal of existing security equipment. Those interested in submitting a proposal should contact Chief Jake Schultz at 435-656-6600 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Proposals will be accepted until 5 pm, July 28, 2014. More Information can be found HERE
The Washington County Sheriff’s Office is seeking requests for proposal from qualified vendors for supplying and installing certain ancillary emergency vehicle equipment in up to eight vehicles the County is purchasing for the Sheriff’s Office fleet, and for removal of ancillary equipment from retired vehicles. More information can be obtained from the packet below:
During the most recent legislative session modifications were made to the existing laws governing the use of “street legal ATV’s”. UCA 41-6a-1509 was already in effect and allowed ATV’s to be licensed and registered as a motor vehicle. After passing a State Safety Inspection, ATV’s which meet the criteria set can be issued motor vehicle license plates. These changes were addressed in greater detail in HB 148 and SB 154. SB 154 removed the authority of cities with a population of 7,500 or greater, to restrict the use of street legal all-terrain vehicles within the city. Only cities in a county of the first class (Salt Lake County) may impose additional restrictions.
With these changes the Sheriff’s Office would like to clarify a few of the differences between a “street legal” registration and the common off highway vehicle registration. Read more