Law Enforcement as a Career


Whether you are interested in a deputy sheriff or deputy sheriff/paramedic position, the following includes some of the duties you may be asked to perform:

  • Control and direct vehicle traffic
  • Issue citations for vehicle code violations
  • Conduct routine street patrol to determine the presence of actual or potential crime situations
  • Initiate inquiries concerning possible law violations of adults or juveniles
  • Obtain, present, verify and analyze factual information and other evidence
  • Make arrests by determining if there is probable cause
  • Identify suspect
  • Take suspect into custody and inform suspect of his civil rights
  • Respond to requests from citizens for information and assistance
  • Resolve disputes
  • Refer individuals to the proper agencies and provide other types of guidance
  • Prepare reports, issue memos, and write correspondence which are both intra and interdepartmental in nature
  • Appear in court and before other legal and quasi legal bodies and give oral testimony regarding investigations, arrest and other information
  • Conduct searches
  • Examine individuals, vehicles and buildings to locate persons and property or to detect illegal activity
  • Transport people, prisoners or materials as needed
  • Serve civil and subpoena papers and/or arrest warrants
  • Assist in property seizures
  • Open and close sessions of court, as directed by the judge
  • Maintain order and courtroom decorum, as directed
  • Maintain court security
  • Conduct physical searches
  • Notify selected citizens of upcoming jury duty
  • Oversee security of the jury room when jury is sequestered
  • Provide necessary materials to jury
  • Relay messages between jury and the court 
Click here for additional information on attending the Weber State Police Academy

Executive Administration

    Kelly V. Sparks

Chief Deputy of Law Enforcement 
    Andrew Oblad

Chief Deputy of Corrections
     Arnold Butcher

Chief Deputy of Administration
Susan Poulsen

Contact Information

Physical Address
800 West State Street
Farmington, Utah 84025

Mailing Address
P.O. Box 618
Farmington, Utah 84025-0618

Correctional Facility/Inmate Mailing Address
P.O. Box 130
Farmington, Utah 84025-0130

Work Center Physical Address
883 West Clark Lane
Farmington, Utah

Phone Numbers
Sheriff Administration
(801) 451-4100 :: Main
(801) 451-4167 :: Fax

Corrections Administration
(801) 451-4200 :: Main
(801) 451-4225 :: Fax

Non-Emergency Dispatch

(801) 451-4150

Monday – Friday
7:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
(except county holidays)


Media Inquiries 

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