This is our collection of resources, frequently asked questions, and services we provide.  If you cannot find an answer to your question here, call 801-298-6000.

 

AED Registry

Utah Law requires the local emergency medical dispatch center to inform a person who calls to report a potential incident of sudden cardiac arrest of the location of any nearby AEDs (Automated External Defibrillator). To support this requirement, as set forth in Utah Code Annotated section 26-8b-301 et seq., a person who owns or leases an AED shall report the name, address, and phone number of the AED owner and the exact location of each AED, in writing, to their local emergency medical dispatch center.

Bountiful City Communications Center is the designated local emergency medical dispatch center for the following cities:

Bountiful City
Centerville City
North Salt Lake City
West Bountiful City
Woods Cross City


All AEDs in commercial buildings must be registered with Bountiful City Communications Center. If at a later date you relocate the AED, you are required to provide updated information within thirty (30) days.  AED's in private residences or vehicles, do not need to be registered, although it is encouraged.

 

 

Forms

City Code

These are our most frequently asked about city codes;

Noise, Parks and Snow Removal

Traffic

Criminal

For the complete city code, click here.

 

Services

In addition to traditional police duties, we also make ourselves available for the following services;

Fingerprinting

Station Tour Requests

Speed Measuring Radar Trailer - This link has been removed for the winter, to comply with our winter parking restrictions.  In the meantime, you may call our dispatch center to request extra patrol for speed or other traffic related issues at 801-298-6000.

Vacation Checks

Prescription Medication Disposal

Police Report Requests

Sex Offender Information

 

 

The state of Utah maintains a database of sex offenders, which can be searched and referenced through their website.  Please note, this is not maintained by the Bountiful City Police Department, and make sure you read and understand the conditions of the state site before proceeding.  To go to the site, click the banner above.

Sex Offender Legislation / Registry Requirements

In August of 2009, laws went into effect which require registered sex offenders to register every 6 months at their local police agency.  The Bountiful City Police Department is asking that anyone who resides within the Bountiful City limits—and is required to register as a sex offender according to Utah Code Annotated, Section 77-27-21.5— report to the Bountiful Police Department to fulfill this responsibility.

As of December 1st 2015, an offender who has to register in Bountiful City, will need to pre-register at;

www.offenderwatchexpress.com

Then, an appointment will need to be made to appear at the police department in person, and sign off on the changes you made online.  Call 801-298-6255 to schedule an appointment.  You may call anytime and leave a message, but appointments are only available 9 am to 3 pm, Monday through Thursday.  Your changes must be confirmed in person within three business days of the effective date of the change.

The POP Unit may be reached for questions or concerns about sex offenders or registrations at 801-298-6048, or 801-298-6047.

Instructions for Offender Watch Express

Letter from the Chief regarding registration procedure change

Crime Prevention and Victim's Resources


          

 

          

 

          

Traffic School

INSTRUCTIONS FOR BOUNTIFUL CITY TRAFFIC SCHOOL

 

·         Bountiful City Traffic School is held at the Bountiful Police Department at 805 South Main Street, Bountiful, Utah. The Police Department is located on the first floor of the Court building.

·         Traffic School is held on the third Thursday of each month at 7:00 p.m. You only need to attend one session.

·         You must pay for traffic school BEFORE attending.

·         The cost is $50.00 which is payable between 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. at the Bountiful City Police Department, 805 South Main Street, Bountiful, Utah.

·         You will be given a receipt when you pay.  Bring the receipt you received from Bountiful City (not the one from the court) and picture identification with you when you come to traffic school. You must turn in the receipt and show ID to be admitted in the class.

·         The roll will be turned in to the Bountiful City Prosecutor's office to ensure you receive credit for attendance.  Be sure to sign the roll or you will not receive credit for attending.

·         The Police Department is a secure facility so you must arrive on time in order to be admitted. Once class begins, the door will be locked and you cannot enter.

·         YOU MUST COMPLETE TRAFFIC SCHOOL 90 DAYS FROM THE DATE OF YOUR PLEA IN ABEYANCE AGREEMENT.

 For questions, contact the Bountiful City Prosecutor's office at 801-298-6145.

Organized Events

Roles of Police for Events

The purpose of having police officers at an organized event is primarily for the safety and security of participants and the enforcement of laws.

Responsibility of Officers at Events

Officers present at an event will coordinate with organizers to ensure the best possible service is provided. Officers look forward to interacting with citizens during organized events while focusing on safety for participants and bystanders.

Events Which Require Police

All organized events must be approved by the Chief of Police no less than 30 days PRIOR to the event. Events which require police assistance are determined by the Chief of Police.

Number of Officers Required at Events

The decision to have Bountiful Police present at an event will be made the Chief of Police. Factors which will affect the number of officers for an event include:

- date of event
- time of event
- location of event
- prediction of crowd size, composition and expected behavior
- type of event being held


Dont forget, permits are required for amplified music or speech.

Applicants requesting an organized event may submit the following form or contact the Chief of Police at 801-298-6015.

 

Organized event form

Crossing Guards

Crossing guards through Bountiful are supervised by Julie Fiegleson, and are employees of the Bountiful City Police Department.  If you have any questions or concerns about our crossing guards, or are interested in becoming one, contact Julie at 801-298-6023 or jfiegleson@bountifulutah.gov.

Towing Service Agreement

Body Camera Policy

Per Utah code 77-7a-105 which goes into effect May 10th 2016, our body-worn camera policy is as follows;

 

424.1  PURPOSE AND SCOPE

This policy provides guidelines for the use of portable audio/video recording devices by members of this department while in the performance of their duties. Portable audio/video recording devices include all recording systems whether body-worn, hand held or integrated into portable equipment.

This policy does not apply to lawful surreptitious audio/video recording, interception of communications for authorized investigative purposes or to mobile audio/video recordings (see the Investigation and Prosecution and Mobile Audio Video policies).

Additional guidance regarding the use of body-worn cameras during the execution of a warrant is found in the Warrant Service Policy. 

424.2  POLICY
 
The Bountiful City Police Department may provide members with access to portable recorders, either audio or video or both, for use during the performance of their duties. The use of recorders is intended to enhance the mission of the Department by accurately capturing contacts between members of the Department and the public.
 
424.3  MEMBER PRIVACY EXPECTATION
 
All recordings made by members acting in their official capacity shall remain the property of the Department regardless of whether those recordings were made with department-issued or personally owned recorders. Members shall have no expectation of privacy or ownership interest in the content of these recordings.
 
424.4  MEMBER RESPONSIBILITIES
 
Prior to going into service, each uniformed member will be responsible for making sure that he/she is equipped with a portable recorder issued by the Department, and that the recorder is in good working order. If the recorder is not in working order or malfunctions at any time, the member shall promptly report the failure to his/her supervisor and obtain a functioning device as soon as practicable. Uniformed members should wear the recorder in a conspicuous manner or otherwise notify persons that they are being recorded, whenever possible. 

Any member assigned to a non-uniformed position may carry an approved portable recorder at any time the member believes that such a device may be useful. Unless conducting a lawful recording in an authorized undercover capacity, non-uniformed members should wear the recorder in a conspicuous manner when in use or otherwise notify persons that they are being recorded, whenever possible. 

When using a portable recorder, the assigned member shall record his/her name,  identification number and the current date and time at the beginning and the end of the shift or other period of use, regardless of whether any activity was recorded. This procedure is not required when the recording device and related software captures the user’s unique identification and the date and time of each recording. 

Members should document the existence of a recording in any report or other official record of the contact, including any instance where the recorder malfunctioned or the member deactivated the recording. Members should include the reason for deactivation.

424.5  ACTIVATION OF THE PORTABLE RECORDER

This policy is not intended to describe every possible situation in which the portable recorder should be used, although there are many situations where its use is appropriate. Members should activate the recorder any time the member believes it would be appropriate or valuable to record an incident. 

The portable recorder should be activated in any of the following situations: 

  1. All enforcement and investigative contacts including stops and field interview (FI) situations
  2. Traffic stops including, but not limited to, traffic violations, stranded motorist assistance and all crime interdiction stops
  3. Self-initiated activity in which a member would normally notify Communications
  4. Any other contact that becomes adversarial after the initial contact in a situation that would not otherwise require recording

Members should remain sensitive to the dignity of all individuals being recorded and exercise sound discretion to respect privacy by discontinuing recording whenever it reasonably appears to the member that such privacy may outweigh any legitimate law enforcement interest in recording. Requests by members of the public to stop recording should be considered using this same criterion. Recording should resume when privacy is no longer at issue unless the circumstances no longer fit the criteria for recording. 

At no time is a member expected to jeopardize his/her safety in order to activate a portable recorder or change the recording media. However, the recorder should be activated in situations described above as soon as practicable.

424.5.1  CESSATION OF RECORDING

Once activated, the portable recorder should remain on continuously until the member’s direct participation in the incident is complete or the situation no longer fits the criteria for activation. Recording may be stopped during significant periods of inactivity such as report writing or other breaks from direct participation in the incident.

If a member feels it necessary to stop recording (speaking to a confidential informant, at the request of the witness/victim, council with a supervisor) within the constraints of policy, the member may be permitted to verbally indicate their intent to stop the recording.  Before stopping the device and upon reactivation the member should state the reason for deactivation and then announce the reactivation when recording continues. 

424.5.2  SURREPTITIOUS USE OF THE PORTABLE RECORDER
 
Utah law permits an individual to surreptitiously record any conversation in which one party to the conversation has given his/her permission (Utah Code 77-23a-4).

Members of the Department may surreptitiously record any conversation during the course of a criminal investigation in which the member reasonably believes that such a recording will be lawful and beneficial to the investigation.

Members shall not surreptitiously record another department member without a court order unless lawfully authorized by the Chief of Police or the authorized designee.

424.5.3  EXPLOSIVE DEVICE

Many portable recorders, including body-worn cameras and audio/video transmitters, emit radio waves that could trigger an explosive device. Therefore, these devices should not be used where an explosive device may be present.

424.6  PROHIBITED USE OF PORTABLE RECORDERS

Members are prohibited from using department-issued portable recorders and recording media for personal use and are prohibited from making personal copies of recordings created while on-duty or while acting in their official capacity.

Members are also prohibited from retaining recordings of activities or information obtained while on-duty whether the recording was created with a department-issued or personally owned recorder. Members shall not duplicate or distribute such recordings, except for authorized legitimate department business purposes. All such recordings shall be retained at the Department.

Members are prohibited from using personally owned recording devices while on-duty without the express consent of the shift supervisor. Any member who uses a personally owned recorder for department-related activities shall comply with the provisions of this policy, including retention and release requirements.

Recordings shall not be used by any member for the purpose of embarrassment or ridicule.

424.7  RETENTION OF RECORDINGS

Any time a member records any portion of a contact that the member reasonably believes constitutes evidence in a criminal case, the member shall classify and transfer the file in accordance with current procedure for storing digital files and document the existence of the recording in the related case report. Transfers should occur at the end of the member’s shift, or any time the storage capacity is nearing its limit.

Any time a member reasonably believes a recorded contact may be beneficial in a non-criminal matter (e.g., a hostile contact), the member should classify the recording and promptly notify a supervisor of the existence of the recording.

424.7.1  RETENTION REQUIREMENTS

All recordings shall be retained for a period consistent with the requirements of the organization’s records retention schedule but in no event for a period less than 180 days.

424.8  REVIEW OF RECORDINGS

When preparing written reports, members should review their recordings as a resource. However, members shall not retain personal copies of recordings. Members should not use the fact that a recording was made as a reason to write a less detailed report. 

Supervisors are authorized to review relevant recordings any time they are investigating alleged misconduct or reports of meritorious conduct or whenever such recordings would be beneficial in reviewing the member’s performance.

Recorded files may also be reviewed:

  1. Upon approval by a supervisor, by any member of the Department who is participating in an official investigation, such as a personnel complaint, administrative investigation or criminal investigation.

  2. Pursuant to lawful process or by court personnel who are otherwise authorized to review evidence in a related case.

  3. By media personnel with permission of the Chief of Police or the authorized designee.

  4. In compliance with a public records request, if permitted, and in accordance with the Records Maintenance and Release Policy.

All recordings should be reviewed by the Custodian of Records prior to public release (see the Records Maintenance and Release Policy). Recordings that unreasonably violate a person’s privacy or sense of dignity should not be publicly released unless disclosure is required by law or order of the court.