The office of Sheriff is a constitutionally created office with duties prescribed by the Utah legislature. The sheriff is the chief law enforcement officer for the county and is elected every four years.
The sheriff has countywide jurisdiction, but in practice, mostly concentrates activities outside city limits where municipal officers cannot operate.
The Sheriff has been charged with the responsibility to maintain the public peace and protecting life and property of all citizens ofGrandCounty. Obligations and responsibilities have continuously grown throughout the years.
The duties of the Sheriff’s Office have increased as administrative procedures, court decisions, and requirements of the laws have brought about sophisticated and technical advancements to Law Enforcement.
The Sheriff’s Office is comprised of several divisions which perform the varied duties required by Utah Law, the Criminal Justice System, and the public need. These divisions are:
Criminal / Civil Processing
Criminal / Civil
FIDO (Field Investigation Drug Officer)
IDHO (Inmate Discipline Hearing Officer)
Sexual Offender Registry
Drug Court Tracker
Track Felony/Family Participants
Court Security/Paper Service
7th District Court Bailiff
Family Drug Court Bailiff
Felony Drug Court Bailiff
Justice Court Bailiff
Criminal/Civil Paper Service
Control Room operations
911 Call Takers
Code RED – Reverse 911
Mobile Command Vehicle/Operations (Secondary PSAP – Public Safety Answering Point)
D.A.R.E. (Drug Abuse Resistance Education)
Illegal Narcotic education
MOCK DUI Education
Good Touch Bad Touch
Emergency Management Services
Multi Jurisdiction Coordination
Domestic / Natural Disaster Response
Search and Rescue