80 North Main Street
Kaysville, UT 84037
Monday - Friday
8:30 AM TO 5:00 PM
Kaysville Police Officers are on duty 24 hours a day and can be reached through Davis County Dispatch
The patrol division is responsible to respond to calls for service. They investigate family fights, traffic accidents, fraud, and burglary to just name a few. They are the most visible part of the Kaysville Police Department. These men and women work year round to make sure the citizens of Kaysville City are safe. The current patrol division numbers 14 officers. This inlcudes 3 patrol Sergeants and 1 patrol Lieutenant that is the Division Commander.
The investigations division is responsible to follow-up on cases that they are assigned. The cases come from the patrol division or outside sources. The investigator's investigate child abuse, sex abuse, burglary, robbery, and homicide cases to name a few. The investigations division has a Lieutenant that acts as the division commander, and a Sergeant that runs the day to day operations of the division. There are a total of 7 investigators in the police department.
The Kaysville City Police Department K9 program was started by Officer Robert Nace. He's a US Army veteran and had served as a military dog handler while serving as an MP in the Army. Officer Nace approached Chief David Helquist and asked about starting a K9 program at the Kaysville City Police Department. Officer Nace and Chief Helquist put together a budget request and presented it to the city council. The request was approved and the Kaysville City Police Department bought their first K9, Nanto. Officer Nace and K9 Nanto were certified by Utah POST as a patrol dog and a narcotic dog. Officer Nace put his heart into the program and made it very successful. Officer Nace did a great job obtaining an outstanding reputation. He also later became a police dog instructor at the Utah Police Academy. Our departments police dog(s) have done an exceptional job under Officer Nace's instruction and several important finds were made in Kaysville and througout Davis County. The K9 program is an important part of the police department and it has and continues to serve the community well!
Officer Matt Thurgood is the current K9 Handler. His dog's name is Rex.
What is the Youth Court?
The Kaysville Youth Court is a voluntary juvenile diversionary program wherein high school age youth act as judges, jurors, clerks, bailiffs, mentors and teachers - enabling them to develop an understanding and respect for the legal process. The Youth Court does not determine guilt, but takes youth offenders who admit their mistakes provides them with appropriate consequences Youth who appear before the Youth Court have been identified by law enforcement personnel, school officials, the juvenile court, or any other concerned party as having committed acts which indicate a need for intervention to prevent further development toward juvenile delinquency. The Youth Court provides this early intervention in the form of positive peer pressure that keeps the offending youth from having a juvenile record while holding the youth accountable to both their peers and the community.
To Appear Before The Kaysville Youth Court:
Be under the age of 18 and be referred for a minor offense only. Minor offenses include most class B misdemeanors and violations of school rules such as truancy. Admit guilt and agree to abide by the final disposition. Appear at the hearing with their parent or guardian. Pay a non-refundable $3.00 administration fee at the time of the hearing. Not have a case pending in Juvenile Court, be currently on probation in the Juvenile Court, or be under the supervision of the Division of Youth Corrections. Youth who have appeared before the Youth Court in the past 12 months or who have a juvenile court record may not be eligible for Youth Court. The Kaysville Youth Court is a voluntary program. If at any time during the Youth Court Procedure the youth offender and/or his or her parents decide to no longer participate, the case will be immediately closed and referred back to the referring agency. Likewise, the Youth Court may refer the case back to the referring agency at any time during the process for any reason whatsoever Youth Court Procedures Youth referred to the Kaysville Youth Court must first meet the eligibility requirements. The Youth Court then contacts the youth and the parent and the hearing is scheduled. The Kaysville is held Wednesday evenings between 5:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m. at the Kaysville City Hall, 23 East Center Street. Once the case is heard, the Youth Court will issue an appropriate sentence directly related to the offense. A contract is drawn up outlining the sentence. The youth is given a set time frame to complete the contract and then appears back in court. If the contract has been successfully completed the case is closed.
Typical Consequences Imposed:
- Community Service
- Peer Tutoring
- Peer Counseling
- Apology Letter(s)
- Provide periodic progress reports to the Youth Court
- Payment of Restitution
- Any other disposition considered appropriate by the Youth Court
Benefits of the Kaysville Youth Court:
Law Enforcement and school officials have a strong new option for handling violations. Youth Offenders receive no permanent juvenile record if the contract is completed. Youth Court reduces the volume of minor cases burdening the Juvenile Court, freeing it to focus on the more serious offenders. Youth receive education and practical experience administering justice. Youth Court provides leadership and service opportunities for youth.
The Kaysville Youth Court was developed by concerned youth at Davis High School working in cooperation with the Kaysville City Council and Mayor's office, The Kaysville Police Department, Davis High School, Kaysville Junior High School, Fairfield Junior High School, Centennial Junior High School and concerned citizens of Kaysville City. The Kaysville Youth Court has been in operation since September of 2000.
Problem Oriented Policing
The Problem-Oriented Policing (P.O.P.) Unit was formed in January of 2013 by Chief Sol Oberg. The P.O.P. Unit is responsible for investigating street-level narcotics cases, implementing and maintaining Crime Free Housing Initiatives, fugitive apprehension, gang suppression, intelligence gathering and apprehension, resolving repetitive calls for service issues, participating in special functions, and assisting patrol and detectives as needed.
The Kaysville Police Department has always struggled with having enough officers to provide services to the community. When Chief Helquist was a young sergeant, he was looking for a means to put more officers on the street. Several neighboring police agencies had reserve officer programs and he felt it could work for the Kaysville City Police Department.
As a reserve police officer, a citizen with the proper training could work for the police department and provide invaluable service for both the department and the community. The police department previously had citizens ride along with its officers, but those volunteers were not trained or certified by the State of Utah to provide police services to the community.
Chief Larkin was approached about starting a reserve officer program at the Kaysville City Police Department. Chief Larkin obtained permission from the City Manager to start the program. The first class was attended by several people from cities across northern Utah. There were also several Kaysville City Police Reserve Officers hired from that first class. Kaysville Police Officers Rich Evertsen, Rod Hill, former Centerville Chief Neil Worsley, Clinton Chief Bill Chilson, and UHP Captain Jim McQuire to name just a few. The Kaysville City Police Department Reserve Program has been very successful for many years. For many years, all of the full time police officers were hired from the Reserve Officer Program.
School Resource Officers
Kaysville City, in cooperation with the Davis School District, has officers assigned to the local schools in Kaysville. Officer Ryan Wilko is assigned as the full-time school resource officer at Davis High School. Officer Cade Bradshaw is assigned as the full-time school resource officer at Mountain High School, Family Enrichment Center, Renaissance Academy, Canyon Heights High School, as well as assists with the Davis Applied Technology Center.
These two officers are available during normal school hours to assist the school and the students with any law enforcement needs they have. Both of these school officers are experienced and are well respected by both the students and teachers of the schools.
Chief Oberg has also started a program where patrol officers are assigned to an elementary or junior high school. These officers go to their schools and interact with the students during lunch hours or recess. This provides an oppurtunity where the students get to know the police officers in their community and begin to see the police as approachable. This has been a very positive program.
The Los Angeles Police Department started the program and named it D.A.R.E. (Drug Abuse Resistance Program). The program was designed to put a uniformed police officer in the schools as a role model to teach sixth grade students skills to resist using drugs and to avoid violence to solve disputes. It showed the youth of the community that the police are approachable and not just enforcers of the law.
Our D.A.R.E. program was started by Officer Richard Evertsen when community-oriented policing and drug abuse education was just in its early stages. When the program was started, the police administration saw the importance of delivering as many services to the public as possible. Officer Evertsen approached the Chief of Police about attending the first Utah D.A.R.E. training academy. Utah was just beginning the D.A.R.E. program and was bringing the first D.A.R.E. instructor academy to the Utah Police Academy. Officer Evertsen was the very first D.A.R.E. officer in Davis County.
The D.A.R.E. program is a very important aspect of the community-oriented policing goal of the Kaysville City Police Department. The theory behind D.A.R.E. at the Kaysville Police Department has been if the D.A.R.E. program can prevent even one child to resist using drugs, then the program is successful. The D.A.R.E. program is very popular in the community and the schools.
The D.A.R.E. program is currently taught by Officer Justin Stanford.
The Kaysville Police Department has partnered with the Bountiful Police Department SWAT team. Officer Joshua Steadman and Detective Michael Martinez are members of the SWAT team. These officers attend training on a regular basis and bring that training back to the Kaysville Police Department.
Crime Scene Technicians
All of the investigators of the Kaysville Police Department have attended and graduated from the State of Utah Crime Scene Academy. They are certified as basic crime scene technicians.
They have received training on how to collect, package, and preserve evidence at crime scenes. This knowledge give them a unique perspective when they arrive at a crime scene. They are able to process the scene and also conduct the investigation that follows.