Utah Department of Natural Resources
Doug McCleve

SALT LAKE CITY — Utah Department of Public Safety Capt. Doug McCleve has been named the new law enforcement director for the Utah Department of Natural Resources. He will assume his new position Jan. 2, following the retirement of Sidney Groll, the current director.

In his new capacity, McCleve will work closely with department’s division leadership and section chiefs to oversee its public safety efforts and law enforcement personnel, including wildlife conservation officers and state park rangers.

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McCleve has served in many capacities during his 25-year career with the Utah Department of Public Safety, including as a Utah Highway Patrol trooper. Additionally, he served as a public information officer, sergeant of a field crew, lieutenant at Salt Lake Community College and captain for the past 11 years. He also served on Gov. Mike Leavitt’s security detail.

McCleve has served most recently as the bureau commander of communications, which includes six dispatch centers statewide. He is a 2015 graduate of the FBI National Academy in Quantico, Virginia.