Washington County Sheriff’s Office Seeks RFP’s for Vehicle Ancillary Equipment Installation and Removal

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:

Vehicle Equipment RFP Packet (PDF)

Street Legal OHV Operation

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

Sheriff Pulsipher Responds to BLM Cattle Roundup

Cliven Bundy and the Bureau of Land Management have been involved in an ongoing legal action that has resulted in a federal court ordering the BLM to seize and sell Mr. Bundy’s livestock. As a part of that action the BLM has planned to transport Bundy’s cattle through Washington County Utah to auction in Sevier county Utah. Sheriff Pulsipher opposes any such action.

Over the past week Sheriff Pulsipher, County Attorney Belnap and the Washington County Commissioners have been working to stop these cattle from being transported into Utah. These efforts have included discussions with Governor Herbert, Attorney General Reyes and the BLM. Sheriff Pulsipher and Public Safety Commissioner Squires are currently in Nevada meeting with BLM officials in an effort to prevent the transportation of these cattle to Utah.

Utah has continued to work through the legal system to control and administer our lands. These efforts have included suits asserting control of RS 2477 roads throughout Utah as well as legislative efforts such as HB 148 calling for the transfer of public lands to the states, as promised by their enabling acts. Sheriff Pulsipher and Washington County have been strong supporters of these efforts and have dedicated significant resources and personnel in the fight for greater local control over our public lands.

As the conflict between the BLM and Mr. Bundy continues, Sheriff Pulsipher remains committed to the Citizens of Washington County and protecting public safety. Any related demonstrations must be lawful and peaceful.

New Phone and Visiting Services Available at Purgatory Correctional Facility

This week, Purgatory Correctional Facility will be transitioning their inmate phone services from Value Added Communications to Telmate. This transition will include the following upgrades:

  • The installation of a new, modern inmate phone system
  • The addition of new, convenient deposit kiosks in the lobby
  • The introduction of voice mail for inmates
  • Free phone calls for recently arrested inmates
  • Lower costs for inmates and their friends and family.

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Purgatory Seeks RFP Submissions for Inmate Barbers

Washington County, Utah, is seeking proposals from qualified barbers who can provide haircuts to inmates at the Purgatory Correctional Facility in Hurricane, Utah. Proposals will be accepted starting on January 20th and ending on January 29th. For questions or a copy of the Request for Proposals, contact Chief Deputy Jake Schultz via phone at (435)656-6662 or via email at jschultz@washeriff.net.

Washington County Sheriff’s Office Honors Employee of the Quarter

On November 18th, the Washington County Sheriff’s Office honored Deputy Clint Aldred as our Employee of the Quarter (July 2013-September 2013). Deputy Aldred is an extremely hard working, knowledgeable and attentive deputy. He is known as a professional, who is firm, fair and respected by other staff and inmates alike. His co-workers have particularly praised his stability, calm temperament, focus and decisiveness, even in the most challenging situations. Read more

Sheriff’s Office Physical Fitness Program

In October, the Washington County Sheriff’s Office wrapped up their annual Physical Fitness Program with their Fall testing session. Nearly 100 staff members participated in the various events , all geared to measure their overall strength and fitness. These events included the bench press, the vertical jump, sit-ups, push-ups and a 1.5 mile run. The nature of these testing sessions has grown more competitive each year, and the overall winners for the year will be announced soon. Read more

Off Highway Vehicle Education Program

Washington County has always been a great location to enjoy the use of Off Highway Vehicles (OHV’s).  The Washington County Sheriff’s Office is continually dedicated to educating the public in the safe and legal operation of OHV’s.  Our mission is to reduce injuries and fatalities through education.

As 2013 comes to an end, The Sheriff’s Office would like to remind the public to recreate responsibly and follow the established laws related to OHV operation.  A commonly overlooked law is the requirement to possess a valid driver’s license and/or OHV safety certificate in order to operate an OHV on public lands.  Operators must be over the age of eight and have a current safety certificate or valid driver’s license. Read more