Duchesne County Sheriff’s Officers Graduate from JCCA

Two officers from the Duchesne County Sheriff’s Office graduated from the Jail Commander Certification Academy(JCCA) last month. Cpl. Scott Hargis was awarded at the 21st Annual Sheriff’s Association Conference on September 21st. Staff Sgt. Travis Givens also earned his certificate but was unable to attend the awards ceremony. The training is intense and requires over 120 hours of training in every aspect of jail operations. The pair spent two years traveling to trainings, completing coursework and passing required tests in order to earn their Jail Commander certification.


Kristin Baldwin

Kristin never planned to work in news radio but has thoroughly enjoyed being part of the news team at KVEL. Her love of literature and writing developed in high school which led her to study English Literature and Technical Writing at BYU. She received her BA in English from BYU in 2005 and studied at UVU in Orem for 2 semesters to become a Certified Technical Writer in 2006. Two months after completion she began her dream job of being a stay-at-home mom.  As mother of 2 energetic kids, she began writing from home for the KVEL news team in 2011 and considers it the perfect fit as a full time mom and part time writer.