Provo opts to increase police pay instead of adding officers

Instead of hiring four new police officers and a police budget analyst this year, Provo’s going to increase pay for existing and future officers. The city council voted Tuesday night to use the money it would have spent on the new positions to instead increase pay to attract and retain officers. The city also moved […]

Body cams coming for Provo police

Traffic stops, field interviews, investigative contacts, adversarial situations, when helping stranded motorists — these are all times when Provo police officers should be using their new body cameras. On Tuesday night the Provo Municipal Council unanimously OK’d spending $205,281 for a body-cam program. The police department has been working on a policy for the body […]

On patrol: One of Utah County’s few female police officers

There’s never a typical workday in law enforcement: one day it’s a headline-worthy trauma and the next it’s a noisy neighborhood dog. Between the extremes, Karalee Tracy comes to work ready to face the day fearlessly as one of two women with the Orem City Police. Karalee was born and raised in Delta, where her […]

American Fork gets 2 new K-9 officers

Two new American Fork police officers are learning the ropes with their partners and getting ready for months-long, full-time training. At just 1-1/2 years and 3 years old, Creed and Helo won’t be ready for patrol until October, but they’re living with their partners and bonding with them now. Officers Ryan Archuleta and Russell Bishop […]

Officers fill gymnasium for fallen Sergeant Cory Wride’s funeral

OREM — Black sashes stretched across the badges of police officers attending Sgt. Cory Wride’s funeral services Wednesday morning. The stands at the UCCU Center on UVU’s campus were filled with family, friends, police officers and grateful community members as thousands gathered to remember and honor Wride. “(Cory Wride) willingly placed himself between evil and […]