Police Department Policies
Automated License Plate Reader Policy
The purpose of this policy is to provide guidance for the capture, storage, and use of digital data obtained through the use of the automated license plate reader (ALPR) technology (Utah Code 41-6a-2003). For more information please see Saratoga Springs Police Department Automated License Plate Reader Policy.
False Alarm Policy
The City of Saratoga Springs has created an ordinance regulating burglary alarms in an effort to reduce the number of false alarms. For more information view the Saratoga Springs Police Department False Alarm Policy.
Officer Involved Critical Incident (OICI) Investigations (UCA 76-2-408)
Pursuant to UCA 76-2-408, the following is offered:
OICI involving sworn officers of the Saratoga Springs Police Department will be professionally, thoroughly, and impartially investigated in accordance with UCA 76-2-408. If the event occurs in the jurisdiction of Saratoga Springs City or elsewhere in Utah County, the incident will be investigated by the Utah County Officer Involved Critical Incident Protocol Task Force, led by the Investigations Bureau of the Utah County Attorney's Office. If the event occurs in the jurisdiction of Bluffdale City or elsewhere in Salt Lake County, the incident will be investigated by the Salt Lake County OICI Protocol Task Force in coordination with the Salt Lake District Attorney. Both protocols are attached below. An internal administrative investigation will be concurrently conducted by the Saratoga Springs Police Department.
Outside Employment Policy
In order to avoid actual or perceived conflicts of interest for Department employees engaging in outside employment, all employees shall obtain written approval from the Chief of Police prior to engaging in any outside employment. Approval of outside employment shall be at the discretion of the Chief of Police in accordance with the provisions of this policy and Utah Code 53-13-114. For more information view the Outside Employment Policy.
Sexual Assaults Investigations Policies
The purpose of these policies is to establish guidelines for the investigation of sexual assaults. These guidelines will address some of the unique aspects of such cases and the effects that these crimes have on the victims. For more information see the Sexual Assault Investigations Policy. When these investigations involve Juveniles our department follows the following policy Sex Offense Involving Juveniles Policy.
Use of Portable Audio/Video Recorders
This policy provides guidelines for the use of portable audio/video recording devices by members of this department while in the performance of their duties. Portable audio/video recording devices include all recording systems whether body-worn, handheld, or integrated into portable equipment (Utah Code 77-7a-102). For more information view the Use of Portable Audio Video Recorders Policy.