|ADDRESS||PHONE||BUSINESS OFFICE HOURS|
|90 S 700 W
Hurricane, UT 84737
|Office: (435) 635-9663
Fax: (435) 635-0620
Dispatch: (435) 627-4999
|Monday - Thursday 9 AM to 4 PM
Friday 9 AM to 3 PM
|Chief of Police||Lynn L. Excell||(435) 635-9663|
|Investigations||Stacey Gubler||(435) 635-9663 x4|
|Community Services Division||Ken Thompson||(435) 635-9663 x5|
|Evidence||Evidence Tec||(435) 635-9663 x125|
|Victim Services Advocate||Tiffany Mower||(435) 635-9663 x118|
|Police Records||(435) 635-9663 x2|
|Animal Control||(435) 635-8314|
|Police Tips||(435) 635-7911|
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The Hurricane City Police Department strives to be a community-oriented police department. We feel that a well-informed, involved community is one of the greatest assets to law enforcement. In addition to this website, our department has worked with the press to establish lines of communication that will expedite the release of accurate information to the public.
The Hurricane City Police Department is made up of 24 full-time officers consisting of the Police Chief, Investigations Division and Patrol Division. Additional assignments include School Resource Officers, Traffic Enforcement Officer and Washington County Drug Task Force Officer. Our officers patrol 24 hours a day, seven days a week. The Hurricane Police Department Patrol Area is roughly 53 square miles and includes residential, commercial, industrial, recreational, open space and farmland.
Our department works hard to make sure our officers are trained and have the equipment necessary to do the job. This insures both the officer’s safety and the safety of the citizens we serve. Our department has established monthly in-house training for all officers to ensure that a basic standard of competence is met. Our officers are trained in Community Oriented Policiing, communication skills, Utah State Law, gang identification, first aid and CPR, emergency management, and drug identification. All officers have current certifications in firearms, taser, OC (pepper-spray), radar and intoxilyzer.
Each of our patrol vehicles is equipped with a laptop computer and printer that enables an officer to access information such as driver's license data, vehicle registration and warrants from their vehicle; as well as allowing the officer to receive calls for service as soon as they are entered by dispatch and to write reports while on the streets instead of in the office.
The Hurricane City Police Department encourages community involvement. Our officers participate in the Business Expo, conduct tours of our building for community and school groups, assist with Bike Rodeos and Hurricane Heroes; as well as provide traffic control and law enforcement support for the many events that occur in the City.
As the department that oversees Emergency Management for the City of Hurricane, we are continuing to work with Community representatives and volunteers in developing and implementing a Community Emergency Response Plan, as well as working with City officials on a City Disaster Response Plan. We also support CERT training and establishing Neighborhood Watch groups.
Did you know that Hurricane City Police Department has its own radio station? Station 104.5 FM, was established specifically to broadcast vital information in the event of an emergency or disaster in our area.
It also provides information relating to safety tips, Mayor Message, City Public Works Departments, plus messages from Homeland Security, FEMA, the Centers for Disease Control and other sources. You’ll also get information on Hurricane community events throughout the year.
The 2016 Year End Report was presented at the Feburary 1, 2017 City Council Meeting. Download the presentation here.
All listed forms are property of the Hurricane City Police Department and shall only be used for official police reporting. Before any of these forms should be used, you must make a police report by contacting the Police Department at (435)627-4999.
As required by state law, the City of Hurricane Police Department is making the following policies and procedures available to the public. Each document can be viewed by clicking the associated link.Critical Incident Task Force (CITF) for investigating officer-involved shootings.
In April 2014, The Hurricane City Police Department started its K9 Program. K9 Officer Jayson Despain and Belgian Malinois Paige received sixteen weeks (six hundred and forty hours) of training from the Utah Police Officer Standards and Training (POST) K9 Program. During the sixteen weeks at POST they were certified in Patrol and Narcotics. The Patrol Certification includes tracking, suspect apprehension, building clearing, and evidence recovery.
The K9 Program has proven to be a great tool in the detection and apprehension of Narcotics helping to keep drugs out of our community.
The K9 Program takes a dedicated officer due to the on-going training required (eight hours a week) and annual recertification. The K9 Program also requires on going funding in order to have the necessary equipment to effectively operate. The Hurricane City Police Department appreciates the many generous donors that have invested or supported the K9 program over the last year. These donors include Westwind Townhomes, Bone Appetite, Desert Vet, Because Animals Matter (B.A.M), Schweikert K9 Inc., and We Ride to Provide. If interested in donating to the Hurricane City Police K9 Program please, contact Patrol Sergeant Kurt Yates at 435-635-9663 ext. 104.
The HCPD Bike patrol has proven to be a very effective law enforcement tool. Members of the HCPD Bike patrol are utilized during events such as Peach Days and the Washington County Fair and during parades. They are involved in doing Bike Safety Rodeos for local schools and the community. They are able to respond quickly to calls for service in a crowded environment. The bikes are equipped with lights and sirens. Bikes for the Bike Patrol were originally purchased with donations from the Lions Club and the Rotary Club.
The Hurricane Police Department organized a color guard program approximately two years ago. It consists of five full-time members of the Hurricane City Police Department. The color guard has presented the colors at Hurricane City council meetings, American Legion, Hurricane Valley Chamber of Commerce, re-grand opening of the Hurricane Lin’s Market, and the grand opening of the Hurricane Wal-Mart. If you would like to have the Hurricane City Police Department color guard present the colors for any special event in Hurricane, please make your request to the Hurricane City Police Department at (435) 635-9663 ext 3.
For more information or to schedule any of the activities below, please contact Officer Ken Thompson with the Hurricane City Police Department at 435-635-9663 ext. 3.
The Hurricane City Police Department works in conjunction with local schools and community groups to sponsor bike rodeos. The purpose of a bike rodeo is to teach the participants the proper way to ride and maintain their bicycle and the laws associated with riding a bicycle. Particpants will complete a series of events designed to encourage better bike-riding skills. After completion of the program, participants are isssued a bicycle rider's license.
During a bike rodeo, parents are also provided with information to document their children's bicycles. This information is maintained by the parent for use in case their child's bike is lost or stolen.
The Hurricane City Police Department conducts tours of our building for local school and community groups. To schedule a tour of the building, please contact Officer Ken Thompson at (435) 635-9663 ext 3.
The Kids ID Program is a program sponsored by the Hurricane City Police Department to provide a photo ID card and fingerprint card of the children in our community to their parents. This program is to help parents prepare for the unthinkable. In times of crisis, difficulty in recalling critical identifying information regarding your child and obtaining a current photo is compounded by the stress of the situation. The goal of the Kids ID Program is to provide parents with the information law enforcement would need to locate and identify a missing child. Look for the Kids ID booth at such events as the Hurricane Valley Business Expo and local safety fairs.
The Neighborhood Watch Program is a nationally recognized program created to obtain citizen involvement in discouraging and preventing residential crime, in securing their own homes and personnel property and to report any suspicious activity to the police. It was designed to encourage, citizens to be the eyes and ears of the Police Department without putting them in any personal danger or encourage vigilante actions. For more information regarding this program, please contact Officer Ken Thompson at (435) 635-9663 ext 3.
Hurricane Heroes is a program designed for 5 to 6 year olds that teaches kids about the dangers of strangers, drugs, peer pressure, home poisons, fire, etc. The Hurricane Police Department fully supports this important and informative program. Officer Friendly and P.C. are an important part of the curriculum. Officers also photograph and fingerprint participants as part of the Kid ID Program.
Every year at Christmastime, the Hurricane City Police Department joins forces with other Washington County Law Enforcement Agencies to provide the Shop-With-A-Cop program. In 2012, 40 children from the East side of the county and 60 from the West side were sponsored through this program. These children ranged in age from five to twelve and were selected for participation through KONY Coins for Kids. The Hurricane Valley program is funded through donations from various sources including the City of Hurricane, Hurricane Wal-Mart, Wal-Mart Distribution, Ted and Allen's, Mountain America Credit Union and many private individuals. If you would like to contribute to this program for 2013, please contact Officer Jeff Adams at (435) 635-9663.
The Hurricane City Police Department is proud to support the Special Olympics. Each year the Department participates with other law enforcement agencies in raising money for Special Olympics and participating in the Special Olympics Torch Run. For more information on the Special Olympics in Utah, click here.
State of Utah Sex Offender Web Site http://corrections.utah.gov/services/sonar.html
In August of 2009, new laws went into effect which require convicted sex offenders to register semi-annually (every 6 months) at their local police agency or when there is a significant change in circumstance. The Hurricane City Police Department asks that anyone who resides within the Hurricane City limits—and is required to register as a sex offender according to Utah Code Annotated, Section 77-27-21.5— contact the Department at 435-635-9663 to schedule an appointment. Registration is by appointment only.
Contact: Evidence Tec
Number: (435) 635-9663 ext 125
Hours: 0800-1200 Monday thru Friday
Evidence will not be released unless the Hurricane City Police Department receives a release notice from the Washington County Attorney’s Office or the Hurricane City Attorney’s Office.
All evidence will be disposed of 90 days after your case has been settled. All found property will be disposed of 90 days after property has been logged into evidence.
If you are requesting to recover your handgun or rifle, a background check will be completed and approved through BCI prior to the release of any guns.
No property will be released without a valid photo ID. Please provide us with your 9 digit case number if known. This will help speed up the release process.
Unwanted prescription Medication may be disposed in the Medication Disposal Drop Box located in the lobby of the Hurricane City Police Department.
Medication must be in a sealed container. No glass or needles may be placed in the drop box. Drop off hours are Monday through Friday, 8 AM to 5 PM, except holidays.
The HCPD is home to the Eastern Washington County Victim Services Program. Tiffany Mower serves as the Program Coordinator and works with a group of volunteers to provide Crisis Response and support for individuals through the legal process. Tiffany may be contacted at 435-635-9663 ext 118 or by email at email@example.com.