Will Spanish Fork devise a way to keep its decertified police chief?

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  • My2Cents Taylorsville, UT
    March 28, 2012 4:45 a.m.

    Don't see any reason why they can't keep their chef of police. This state certification is baseless and unconstitutional. Every incorporated city has it own laws, rules, and ordinances and job qualification processes to serve their individual communities.

    There is no such thing as a state police agency to regulate police departments and the police officer working for them. City law enforcement is not bound by state or county certification process, they are an elected or appointed position and only the city can define qualifications.

    Because of the rights of city control I think the UPD is an unconstitutional law enforcment organization, it takes the cities rights of ordinances and laws away from them.

    Then there is the conflict of jurisdiction and ordinances with the UPD, County, City, and the State UHP law enforcement with no shared laws or rights. UPD created another level of independent law enforcement with no accountability to any city or state Administration.

    This UPD was a misguided attempt to unify costs but all it has done is create conflict and jurisdictional issue problem.