Utah Department of Public Safety

Highway Patrol - Areas of Emphasis

Public Service

Members of the Utah Highway Patrol will actively look for opportunities to be of service to the public and will always do more than is expected to be helpful.

Impaired Drivers

Removing impaired drivers from Utah’s highways is the Utah Highway Patrol’s number one priority. Every effort will be made to educate the public regarding the hazards associated with driving while impaired. Action will be taken to increasethe likelihood of apprehension.

Occupant Restraint Usage

The Utah Highway Patrol, in cooperation with community groups and other public safety agencies, will increase their educational and enforcement efforts to meet or exceed the National goal of 85 percent seatbelt and child seat usage by the year 2000 and 90 percent by 2005.

Safety Education

The Utah Highway Patrol will make safety education a higher organizational priority and will devote more resources to this program.

Local Law Enforcement Support

It is our desire to become a more valuable resource to agencies within our state. Members of the Utah Highway Patrol will actively look for opportunities to support and assist allied public safety agencies.

Criminal Interdiction

Utah Highway Patrol troopers will continue to aggressively identify and apprehend criminal law violators and will honor and protect people’s constitutional rights during that process.

Community Policing

The challenges facing our state now and in the future will be most effectively addressed by establishing a partnership with the community. All members of the Utah Highway Patrol will become actively involved with the community to solve mutual problems and to respond to the challenges that face us.

Commercial Vehicle Safety

The Utah Highway Patrol will work cooperatively with the commercial vehicle industry and citizen groups in an effort to enhance highway safety through the implementation of innovative educational and enforcement programs.

Human Resource Development

People are the Utah Highway Patrol’s most valuable resource. Therefore, emphasis will be placed on providing enhanced training, encouraging the pursuit of higher education, and developing leaders for the future.

Accident Investigation & Reconstruction

The Utah Highway Patrol will continue to provide troopers with the best training available so they are capable of conducting thorough and professional motor vehicle crash investigations and reconstructions.

Every effort will be made to acquire and implement new technologies that aid in the collection and documentation of evidence and the completion of professional investigations.

[Last Update - Friday, 08-Mar-2013 16:25:24 MST]