Safety

Press Release

As I’m sure we are all aware we had a tragic rape in our community several weeks ago. Because the police were in the middle of an investigation I have not commented on my feelings concerning this case. Today the police shared a press release that included details not previously available to our residents. I …  Read More

The Missing Bike Story

                                                       I must admit that being Mayor helps me look at things differently.  We now have a dog that is licensed.  I don’t jaywalk anymore.  I don’t run yellow lights and I try to never step in front of anyone while getting into a line. Three weeks ago at the bike to work day I …  Read More

Safety in Provo

I believe as the facts come out about how this arrest was made, it will validate that we have an incredibly talented and dedicated police force protecting us in Provo. Read the latest by clicking here. If you haven’t already, you will soon hear about a very serious crime committed against one of our residents, …  Read More

Memorial Day Service

It was my honor to participate in the Memorial Day Service Monday.  Almost 300 people gathered to show their respect those who serve our country. I found the history of Memorial Day very interesting.The observance of this day was born of compassion and empathy in 1863. As the Civil War raged, grieving mothers, wives, daughters, …  Read More

BYU students honored for helping catch book thief Published: Friday, April 2, 2010 12:51 p.m. MDT PROVO — Two BYU law students who helped police catch a man who had stolen more than 40 textbooks were honored by Provo Mayor John Curtis during a criminal law class Thursday.According to BYU police, David White and Trent …  Read More

Help Fight Prescription Drug Abuse

I recently learned from the Utah County Health Department Substance Abuse Division that Utah has one of the highest prescription drug abuse rates in the country. So in Provo, we’re going to support Clean Out the Cabinet Month in April. You can read more about it on our website, and soon you’ll be able to …  Read More

Provo’s Finest

Officer Chet Whatcott was recently named “Investigator of the Year” by the Utah Gang Investigation Association. He started working for Provo City in 2001, and soon after that, was selected to be a school resource officer. Three years later, he was put in charge of the new gang suppression unit. He’s done great work for …  Read More

Crime and Safety

Many of you have probably heard about the homicide investigation relating to the recent death of a Provo City woman. It’s a tragic loss and we’re very sad for the family involved. Provo’s crime rates are among the lowest in the nation, but serious crimes such as homicides occur here like everywhere else. Homicides in …  Read More

Gangs

Orem will use new state law to fight gang crime Michael Rigert – Daily Herald | Posted: Sunday, June 28, 2009 12:10 am OREM — The city of Orem has a new legal tool to fight gang crime — a recently passed state law that allows cities to establish specific geographic areas as gang loitering-free …  Read More

Gangs In Provo?

Sometimes I feel that I’m alarmist when I talk about the need for greater safety in Provo. When I talk about gangs and drugs I get a look of astonishment from those that don’t think we have these problems in Provo. Last night in a Provo park two gangs squared off for a knife fight. …  Read More

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