Uintah County Sherrif's Office Update


It’s been a busy year for local law enforcement. According to Uintah County Sheriff’s Cpl. Brian Fletcher, the Sheriff’s Office is up over 4000 calls for service from last year. Calls for service, which include Officer self-initiated calls, are over 16,000 so far for the year. An average year is around 25,000 calls which the Sheriff’s Office expects to easily exceed this year. “That is actually good news,” says Cpl. Fletcher. “It means we have deputies out making a lot of contacts.” While calls are up, crime is actually down in some areas including certain kinds of theft, assaults and traffic accidents. Amazingly, even with higher calls for service, the Uintah County Sheriff’s Office is making cuts to the budget and came in under $150,000 dollars last year. We’re looking to exceed that this year, shares Cpl. Fletcher, who credits Sheriff Norton with doing a good job of being fiscally responsible for the public.

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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.