Author: Carmen

Probable Cause To Search

BY MARK HUTCHINS, DA, ALAMEDA DISTRICT ATTORNEY OFFICE “There may be probable cause to search without probable cause to arrest, and vice-versa.” 1 While there are many similarities between probable cause to search and probable cause to arrest—and even though…

briefing room

Criminal Interdiction/K-9 He Utah Highway Patrol K-9 provided a demonstration at the DPS and UDOT Safety Fair at the Calvin Rampton Complex. K9 CICA WAS A MEMBER OF THE UHP K9/ Criminal Interdiction Team for approximately 12 years. Sergeant Niel…

A reader’s guide to straightforward and inspiring books

A Higher Standard: Leadership Strategies from America’s First Female Four-Star General By Ann Dunwoody On June 23, 2008, President George W. Bush nominated Ann Dunwoody as a four-star general in the US Army—the first time a woman had ever achieved…

in memory

Tpr. Ruel E. Anderson Ruel E Anderson left this earth peacefully and returned to his Heavenly Father on May 13, 2015. Ruel was born November 24, 1928 to Erastus Wilford and Selma Arvilla Petersen Anderson and was raised in the…

WELCOME TO The Salt Lake County Equestrian Park and Event Center and Salt Lake County Fairgrounds

BY SUSAN HAYWARD, DIRECTOR, EQUESTRIAN PARK AND EVENT CENTER The Equestrian Park is owned by Salt Lake County and managed by SMG, a private management company that manages South Towne, the Salt Palace Convention Center locally and hundreds of venues…

Drug Trend Alert: Marijuana Wax, Oil or Concentrates

BY JERMAINE GALLOWAY, LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICER This drug has a THC level of 60%-80% and is growing in popularity. Additionally, its method of production has led to explosions, which have caused injuries and deaths. There is a new drug trend…

Race Relations and Law Enforcement

BY JASON L. RILEY, EDITORIAL BOARD MEMBER, WALL STREET JOURNAL The following is adapted from a speech delivered on January 30, 2015, at Hillsdale College’s Allan P. Kirby, Jr. Center for Constitutional Studies and Citizenship in Washington, D.C., as part…

That“Healthy Glow”? Your Skin’s Response to Sun Damage

Maryann Gerber loved the way she looked with a tan. As a teenager, she visited a tanning salon almost every week. A few years later, she noticed a pink mole on her face. The look of it bothered her, so…

Case Law Update

TOPIC: SEARCHING CAR INCIDENT TO ARREST SCENARIO: Donahue was convicted in federal court in Pennsylvania on several fraud charges. He was ordered to surrender at a certain time/place to begin serving his 10 year sentence. He didn’t show up. A…

UHP Association Banquet

The 2015 UHPA Retirement, Recognition, and Awards Banquet was held on June 5th at the Utah State Capitol, Salt Lake City. The capacity-plus crowd enjoyed a pleasant evening of entertainment, reflection, and recognition. The Utah Highway Patrol Association held it’s…

What is the International Police Association?

BY KEVIN GORDON, IPA US PRESIDENT So what is this thing called the International Police Association, the IPA? No, this IPA is not the Illinois Police Association nor the Idaho, Indiana or Iowa Police Association. It’s not a state organization.…

A Diverse Perspective

BY SARA DANSIE JONES, CO-FOUNDER WOMEN TECH COUNCIL I’ve been in the technology field for 15 years, first as a patent attorney, and then shifting over to the entrepreneurial side. So, I’ve spent most of my career in industries that…

Introduction to Oilfield Operations

Central Region OHME 2015 BY KIP WILLS, CENTRAL REGION DIRECTOR, U.S. DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Executive Overview: Since the first oil well was drilled in 1859 at a depth of 69 ½ feet to the 40,502 foot Odoptu OP-11 well, the…

Organic Gardens and Cooking at Westminster

BY KRISTA DEANGELIS For many students at Westminster college in Salt Lake City, sustainable eco-eating has become a way of life. In 2009, with funding from the college’s Environmental Center, the campus created its first organic garden. “In the spring…

Creating Opportunity For All Through Stronger, Safer Communities

President Obama believes that in America everyone should be empowered by the country they call home, not limited by the zip code into which they are born. That’s why the President’s agenda is focused on expanding opportunity for all: restoring…

What’s all the hype about YOGA these days?

When you think of ‘yoga’ what comes to mind? Is it a guy dressed like the Dalai Lama chanting ‘Om…’? Some overly thin person twisted up like a pretzel? Or maybe it’s a yogi who, not only is she doing…

Gifts of the Earth

We’re fortunate to live in a state known for its natural beauty. Few would argue that it seems as if Utah was given an extra helping of stunning vistas and exhilarating outdoor activities. It’s little wonder that such a setting…

Stress Addiction

You’re Type A, you want to win, and you wouldn’t have gotten into this business if you didn’t. You crave that rush of adrenaline, the excitement, the energy. BY GORDON WELIVER, JANUS CAPITAL GROUP STRESS They say it’s bad for…

Body-Worn Camera Programs Law Enforcement Perspective

LAURETTA HILL, DEPUTY POLICE CHIEF, MIAMI BEACH POLICE DEPARTMENT: The advice I would give mid- sized agencies for a body cam program is to go slow. There is a lot of information out there about body- worn cameras, but there…

The Importance of Highway Patrol Troopers

BY SHAWN F. PEPPERS, DEPARTMENT OF EMERGENCY SERVICES ADMINISTRATION UTAH VALLEY UNIVERSITY What is the performance impact of a free-flowing, complex social system when a conscious agent’s individual movement is restrained due to a rule-set violation? This article explores the…

Buckle Up In Utah

BY LAWRENCE HOPPER, UTAH HIGHWAY PATROL ASSOCIATION, PRESIDENT On May 12, 2015 history was made in the state of Utah. That was the day that the seat belt law, which for years was a secondary offense (an officer needed a…

Life Is Beautiful

BY LAWRENCE HOPPER, UTAH HIGHWAY PATROL ASSOCIATION, PRESIDENT In September of 2005, I was sitting in the office of Major Mike Kuehn with the Utah Highway Patrol, reviewing the results from a hearing test that I had taken two days…

Attitude and Effort

BY COLONEL DANNY FUHR, UTAH HIGHWAY PATROL HQ In a world where many things seem to be spinning out of our control there are two things we have complete control over, Attitude and Effort. I tell a story of a…

Touching Lives Through Exceptional Service

BY KEITH D. SQUIRES, COMMISSIONER OF THE UTAH DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY In this day and age it is sometimes difficult for the public to understand why men and women choose to serve in law enforcement On a regular basis,…

Retention and Recruitment Is a Real Problem

BY JOHN H. “JJ” JONES, EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, UTAH HIGHWAY PATROL ASSOCIATION Good news is always welcome, especially when it pertains to our own. We are thankful for the release of State Trooper David Schiers from several weeks in the hospital…