Message From The Director
Spanish Fork Public Safety Departments continue to see more calls for service as our city grows both in residential and commercial business areas. We are very fortunate to live and work in this area where there is community trust and support. With the continued growth of the city in both commercial and residential areas and wanting to provide the best service to the citizens and businesses in Spanish Fork I requested more officers. The Mayor and Council approved one more officer position bringing us to 31 officers.
As you may know three years ago we added to our Police Department a Canine Unit. After careful review of the services provided by this unit, it was determined that a second Canine Unit would benefit our city. Officer Clay Hooley and K9 Bak are our newest Canine Unit. They have been through the Utah POST training of 16 weeks and are now on the road. You may read more about them in our patrol section of our yearly report. We anticipate great things from this team.
Our Fire and Ambulance teams continue to serve with honor and integrity. They have protected property and saved lives. We are truly fortunate to have these men and women serving the community.
All of these items discussed above as well as much more are discussed in our yearly report. I invite you to get to know the goings on in the city and your local Police Officers, Firefighters and Emergency Technicians through this report.
I would also like our citizens to know that whether they are calling for assistance in finding lost or stolen property or calling for help in a major life changing incident, Spanish Fork Ambulance, Fire and Police Officers will provide the service needed in a professional manner. Be assured that our officers are highly trained in all areas of public safety service and will do all that is possible to achieve a desired outcome.
Your Public Safety Department realizes that it takes, among other things, dedication, education, experience and above all community involvement for us to be successful at our jobs. We ask you to: Get involved, be involved and make a difference.
No single factor has been more crucial to reducing crime levels than the partnership between law enforcement agencies and the communities we serve. In order for law enforcement to be truly effective, public safety cannot operate alone; they must have the active support and assistance of citizens and communities.
We encourage all citizens to be educated on crime prevention and other safety issues as well as to be involved in community safety by reporting crimes and suspicious activities.
If you have any needs or desires of your Public Safety Department please contact us.
We are here to Protect and Serve.
Chief Steven G. Adams