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Herriman Police Department Marks One-Year Anniversary

Oct 1, 2019, 5:25 AM | Updated: 5:27 am

HERRIMAN, Utah – Monday marked one year since the Herriman Police Department was officially organized in one of the fastest growing cities in the state and the nation.

“Really, I was very happy at the agency I left,” said officer Jared Goulding at the start of another overnight patrol shift. “I just recognized the opportunity here: seeing a department start from the ground up. Wanted to be a part of that.”

One year later, Goulding said, “it’s probably one of the best decisions I’ve ever made.”

The young police department recognized its first year of protecting and serving the ever-growing city of Herriman.

“In this last year, we’ve probably gown by four or 5,000 people, and it’s hard if you’re not self-providing to meet those demands,” Herriman City Police Chief Troy Carr said. “I think it’s a dream of every aspiring chief that not only do I get to be police chief of a department, but to create a department.”

Carr has nearly 30 years of experience in law enforcement and was serving as a deputy chief with the Unified Police Department when he was hired to lead and organize the new department.

“We did it in 120 days, which is a feat in and of itself,” Carr said. “It seems like it was just yesterday.”

In one year, the department has sworn in 37 members with zero turnover, including SWAT officers, a K9 unit, and, most recently, an animal services unit that was created in July.

Carr said it’s made all the difference in the neighborhoods they serve.

“When our citizens see that name on that police truck, they know that they own that police department, right? They have ownership in what’s happening,” he said. “So they started to call the police.”

In fact, Carr said they’ve seen a 100% jump in their call volume from the time the Unified Police Department was overseeing the city.

It’s easy to see that growth is in the forecast for the police department and the city. The police department currently occupies the same offices at City Hall where UPD used to work. Carr expects they’ll soon outgrow that space, and he said there’s a nearby lot where the new police station will likely be built.

“This whole area down through here is just exploding right now,” Goulding said, gesturing to another new neighborhood under construction. “It seems like every time you come back on shift, there are new buildings that have been framed up or new homes.”

More homes and more businesses mean more opportunities to serve for officers like Goulding,

“It’s something I’ve never experienced, and it’s awesome,” he said. “I love working here.”

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Herriman Police Department Marks One-Year Anniversary