The mission of the Bountiful City Police Department is to provide the highest quality police services to the Community of Bountiful. To ensure public safety, order and equal protection under the law. To treat each person with dignity and respect by pledging ourselves to professionalism and integrity.
The Bountiful City Police Department currently has a police force of 36 officers. These 36 officers are divided among the different divisions that make up the department, such as patrol, detectives, school resource officers, and administrators. Many of the officers in the department are assigned to areas of responsibility above and beyond their primary duties. For example, a patrol officer may also be on call for crime lab assignments, the SWAT team, or a detective may work at a junior high or elementary school in the P.R.O.S. program. The Bountiful City Police Department provides services to a community of approximately 45,000 residents.
The department also operates its own communications center. It currently has 14 dispatchers, and provides dispatch services for South Davis Metro Fire, and the police departments of Bountiful, West Bountiful, Woods Cross, and North Salt Lake. Dispatchers are the individuals that answer the phone when you call our business line or 911 and play a very important role providing emergency services for the community.
The dedication and efforts of these individuals, allows the police department to provide the citizens and businesses of Bountiful with efficient and effective police, fire, and medical services.
The Administration Division is responsible for the department’s overall direction and planning. It oversees all divisions of the police department and provides supervision that coordinates department policies, which affect all aspects of the department. Administration is responsible for overseeing all employees and providing them with necessary training to maximize their effectiveness within the community. Administration also manages the department budget and financial planning which includes maintaining cost-effective programs throughout the department.
From Left to Right:
Lieutenant Dave Edwards, Chief Tom Ross, Assistant Chief Edward Biehler, Lieutenant Jon Purcell
The Bountiful City Police Department operates its own communications center. The center is staffed with 11 full time dispatchers, 2 lead dispatchers, and 1 dispatch supervisor. It is operated 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. The primary objective of the communications division is to ensure prompt, efficient response and assistance to persons requesting emergency service, as well as to ensure the support and safety of police and fire personnel.
The Bountiful Police Department Criminal Investigations division consists of several areas. Each consist of specialized units that investigate crimes specific to their expertise. Personnel assigned to the Criminal Investigation Division includes sworn detectives, police officers, and civilian employees.
Functions within this division include:
Special Operations Division
The Special Operations Division is comprised of Officers, Detectives, and School Resource Officers that specialize or are assigned to specific units. The Special Operations Division consists of:
The records division is responsible for maintaining all of the Bountiful City Police Department’s reports, including attachments to the reports, forwarding of reports to different agencies, and release of reports to the public.
The records division consists of two part time, and two full time employees, including a supervisor who ensures the department remains in compliance with the state system requirements that allow necessary personnel access to driver license, vehicle registration, and criminal history records.
The records division is an important part of the department, ensuring uniformity, and preservation of police records.
Community Resource Officer
The Community Resource Officer is responsible for most tasks involving the dissemination of information to the public. This individual gives tours of the station, speaks to groups about safety issues, and provides handouts and pamphlets to citizens and businesses.
Communities That Care
A good relationship between the community and police is essential in strengthening the partnership between citizens and police. All are stakeholders in the health and well being of the community. The Bountiful City Police Department strives to maintain and enhance this relationship through various community programs and by disseminating information to the public addressing issues that may be of concern to citizens and businesses.
Communities that Care (or CTC) is a unique and forward thinking way for our community to effectively address issues related to youth by using tested and effective programs. Bountiful CTC has representatives from many walks of life that participate in the CTC process.