The Investigations Division concentrates its efforts on major felony investigations. Crimes investigated by the division include; white-collar crimes such as bad checks, forgery, computer crimes, identity theft and communication fraud. Our crimes against person’s detectives investigate serious assaults, robberies, sexual crimes, child abuse and homicides. Our busiest area is the property crimes detectives who direct their efforts to investigate thefts and burglaries. The department is focused on gang-related offenses with one detective dedicated solely to these crimes. We have a zero tolerance approach to these as well as all crimes.
Our division also houses and administrates the Cache/Rich Drug Task Force. This unit is comprised of law enforcement officers who receive specialized training in the investigation of controlled substance violations. These detectives are making an impact on illicit drug use and distribution which is directly related to a reduction in many other crimes.
Our School Resource Officers (SROs) work with the school in keeping our schools a safe learning environment for students. SROs are assigned full-time to Logan High School, Mount Logan Middle School, Bridgerland Applied Technology College and Fast Forward Charter High School. There is also a SRO assigned to the elementary schools who teaches the N.O.V.A program to all fifth grade students.
We feel that a major part of our success is contributed to citizen involvement. Please take steps to protect yourself and your property to avoid becoming a victim and report any information you may have to help solve crimes. You may remain anonymous if you wish. By working together, we can really make an impact on the problems that confront us. Please let us help you improve the quality of life we all enjoy in this beautiful valley.
QUICK REFERENCE GUIDE
On behalf of the Chief of Police, the Investigations Division of the Logan City Police Department has produced this Quick Reference Guide.
This guide will provide information in the event you are victimized by a criminal, are suspicious of financial documents being used, discover a crime, or encounter other circumstances where police involvement is needed.
The Investigations Division concentrates its efforts on major felony crime investigations and education of the public. By developing partnerships throughout the community, we can have an impact on the problems that confront us education of the public. By developing partnerships throughout the community, we can have an impact on the problems that confront us.
We encourage you to read this guide and learn how to report, prevent, and respond to crimes. Education is key in reducing the losses associated with crime.
If you desire to have training offered concerning crime, please contact the Logan City Police Department, Investigations Division at (435) 716-9361.
IF you are the victim of an auto burglary, auto theft, burglary, or theft, report the incident to police immediately. Follow the appropriate checklists below:
- CALL the police immediately and stay on the line until advised to hang up
- Be prepared to answer the following questions:
- What happened?
- When did it happen?
- Where did it happen?
- What direction did the suspects leave?
- How did the suspects leave? (Car, on foot...)
- What did the car look like?
- How many suspects were there?
- What did they look like? (gender, race, height, weight, age, hair, scars/marks/tattoos, clothing description)
- How do you know this?
- DON'T enter the area or scene of the theft unless directed to do so
- DO protect the scene from damage being done to evidence by co-workers and employees by leaving the scene completely undisturbed
- AVOID using the thief's entry and exit points into the scene
- WAIT to speak with a police officer. You might have to answer similar questions again. Be prepared to answer the additional questions
- What are you missing?
- What does it look like?
- Are there special markings on the property?
- What is the make, model, and serial number?
- What is the value?
- DO keep a listing of pre-recorded valuable items with their description and serial numbers
- Remember, the high cost of much of the merchandise that many of us pay for, is the direct result of businesses recovering the cost of lost property/loss.
- PARK in a sensible place, avoiding unlit areas at night
- REMOVE the ignition key and activate the steering lock
- LOCK your doors and close all windows
- LOCK valuables in the trunk
- TAKE extra keys out of your vehicle
- CARRY your drivers license and registration with you
- DISCOURAGE THE THIEF When purchasing a car, pay attention to security features
- CONSIDER installing an alarm system
- CONSIDER security when purchasing car audio equipment
- MARK items for identification purposes
- REPORT suspicious or abandoned cars and suspicious persons
- TAKE time to record the following detailed information of your car:
- Year and make, model, colors
- License number
- Vehicle identification number
- Tires, size, brand, and serial number
- Special equipment - CB radios, cassette/CD player, etc., including description, make and serial number
- Dents, scratches or other accidental damage that makes your car different from any other car of the same make and model.
Curfew: Children under the age of 18 years of age can not be in a public area and are restricted from such in the following time frames:
- Ten-thirty p.m. on any Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, or Thursday until five a.m. on the following day; and
- 12:01 a.m. until five a.m. on any Saturday or Sunday
Truancy:Children who are residents or visiting Logan City are affected by this ordinance. 9.24.070 and Utah Code Annotated 53A-11-101 to -106 states that when school is in session they shall attend school during those times that the school is teaching.
"Public Place"means any place to which the public or a substantial group of the public has access and includes, but is not limited to, streets, highways, and the common area of schools, hospitals, apartment houses, office buildings, public transit buses and property, and shops.
Criminal Trespass:Business Owners who experience large and unwanted crowds on their property can ask the police department to help remove these unwanted guests. This partnership will be enforced once the owner posts his property, via a sign notice. 9.16.140 Criminal Trespass, defines several different penalties. Please contact the department and a representative will come to your office and discuss those solutions and enforcement options available to you.
GangsThe best defense to having your child involved in a gang is early intervention, by the parents, grandparents or social services.
The Logan City Police Department has an active gang unit, where detectives are assigned. They will come and meet with you, discuss and problem solve your situations, and upon your request will provide gang awareness training to those in your business.
Our nation is a drug-oriented country. Media messages concerning the benefits or dangers of drug use continually bombard us. Though the messages are frequent, they are often vague and some are a combination of fact and fiction. Substance abuse and/or addiction can become more important than family, friends, or career.
Marijuana, cocaine, methamphetamine are the leading illicit drugs in Cache Valley. They affect people in different ways, physically, mentally, and emotionally. New synthetic drugs, or "club drugs" are continually entering the drug scene; they bring new problems along with them.
Prescription drugs are not exempt from abuse. Some prescribed medicines can become addictive. Conscientious physicians are aware of these dangers and may limit or terminate them appropriately. Abusers may resort to visiting different doctors and different pharmacies in an effort to conceal their problem and continue receiving 'pain killers' such as hydrocodone or oxy-contin. Some addicts even resort to identifying themselves as doctors' office employees and calling in their own prescriptions. Pharmacists can assist the community by being alert to possible violations and notifying police.
We know that education and prevention are the greatest tools for combating drug abuse, so we encourage groups of any size to contact the Drug Task Force for informal and educational talks or presentations.
- Odor of marijuana, bloodshot eyes, increased appetite, relaxed inhibitions, body tremors, possible paranoia. Marijuana is usually either smoked, through a pipe or rolled like a cigarette.
Cocaine/methamphetamine signs and indicators include a "hyperactive" type of
behavior, constricted pupils, easily distracted, impatience, anxiety and other behaviors
associated with a high-energy level. Long-term use of methamphetamine can result in substantial
weight loss, yellowish appearance to the skin, gaunt facial features, and the other symptoms listed
- Ecstasy is a clandestinely manufactured substance that combines a stimulant and a hallucinogen. Signs and indicators of Ecstasy use will be similar to the stimulants in addition to hallucinations, nausea, and flashbacks.
- GHB is a clear liquid often concealed in water bottles. GHB effects are similar to that of alcohol, only on an exaggerated scale.
- LSD or acid as it is commonly referred to is a hallucinogen. Indicators of hallucinogen use are dazed or confused appearance, hallucinations, nausea, poor perception of time, distance, and flashbacks.
- Club type drugs are primarily orally ingested and the most common paraphernalia will be the container the drug is carried in.
- Prescription drugs are not exempt from abuse. Some properly prescribed medicines can become addictive. Conscientious physicians are aware of the potential hazards of various drugs and may limit or terminate them appropriately. Abusers may resort to visiting different doctors and different pharmacies in an effort to conceal the problem and continue obtaining "pain killers" such as hydrocodone or oxy-contin. Some addicts even resort to identifying themselves as doctors and calling in their own prescriptions.
- Each pharmacist should follow the procedure established by his or her respective pharmacy for reporting suspected prescription fraud. If your pharmacy does not have a procedure established, contact the Cache/Rich Drug Task Force at 7169381. Pharmacists assist the community by being alert to possible violations and notifying police.
- If you come upon any of the above drugs, or see anyone exhibiting the above behaviors, have drug related questions, or wish a Drug Presentation for your organization, please contact the Cache/Rich Drug Task Force at (435) 716-9381 or in case of emergency Dial 911 for immediate response.
White-collar crime is common in Logan and becoming more prominent with Internet hackers obtaining credit card numbers over the net. Follow the guidelines below to reduce the chances of becoming a victim of white-collar crime:
- In taking a fingerprint, be sure to include the whole fingerprint and not just the top of the finger. Smudged prints cannot be identified. Also, in taking a fingerprint on a check, do not put the fingerprint over any existing writing on a check.
Quick Check Tips
A common problem from bad checks results in several thousands of dollar losses each year in the City of Logan. In an effort to better serve customers, several things are often overlooked on potentially fraudulent checks. Not everything is foolproof, however, some items listed here may be potential red flags and bear further scrutiny before taking a check. They are as follows:
- Does the writing appear to have more than one author?
- Look at the overall appearance of the check. Has the check been "corrected"? Look for erasure marks, writing over letters and numbers. Note if the signature has been "touched up", or misspelled.
- Is there a pre-written series of numbers, such as a supposed drivers license number or social security number, credit card number, etc., written on the check that you did not witness? Ask for positive identification on these checks. Has the check been "endorsed" without you witnessing the signing?
- When identification is checked, does the check/receipt signature match the signature on the presented identification? Does the identification match or resemble the person presenting it? Does the identification number match the number written on the check? Is the identification "out-of-state"? Look at the identification presented, see if it appears to have been altered or changed in any way.
- When taking credit card orders over the telephone, when the purchased item is picked up or delivered, ask to see the actual credit card for which the number was used to complete the transaction. Check the person's identification and compare the signatures of both cards for consistency. ALWAYS check identification when accepting credit cards to ensure the person using the card is the authorized user.
- Ask yourself, "do I feel comfortable with this person walking out of my business with my merchandise from the check, credit card, or identification presented to complete the purchase?" Have I done all I can to prevent taking a loss on this purchase?
- Use some common sense when taking checks and credit cards. If you feel that something is wrong, 90 percent of the time it is. Check the person out better, call your supervisor or the police, or just refuse the sale. You do not have to accept the check or credit card.
- Identity fraud occurs when someone unauthorized obtains your personal identification, name, date of birth, social security number or any information that identifies you as an individual, and without authorization knowingly and intentionally uses this information to access your medical records, your financial records or use your information in any fraudulent manner.
- DO NOT give out any of your personal information over the telephone. If in the event you are required to provide this information KNOW WHOM you are giving it to! Use caution and some common sense!
- Check your bank statements and credit card statements regularly and report any irregularities or suspicions. Also, check your telephone and utility bills, know where your money is going and with whom you are talking.
- Any time someone contacts you by phone or mail to inform you that you have won a prize but you need to send fee's (money) to cover any expenses, (tax, attorney fees, etc.) BEWARE!
- BEWARE and DON'T give out your personal information! Just tell them to deduct their fees from your winnings and send you the rest or toss the mail in the garbage. Exercise your rights. If you feel you have been victimized, call the Logan City Police Department at (435) 716-9400.
- When you believe you have received a forged or stolen check or ID, stolen credit card or counterfeit money, retain possession of the item and call your supervisor and the police. As soon as possible, write down a description of the suspect and what transpired, then place the check, ID, money or credit card in an envelope or plastic bag for fingerprinting and handwriting purposes.
- When you are contacted by telephone and asked for credit card numbers, account numbers or other personal information, remember that you do not have to respond. Know who you are talking to! You do not have to talk to them. The longer they keep you on the telephone talking, the greater your chances of being scammed and losing your money or being sold something you do not really want. HANG UP THE TELEPHONE! Capture and prosecution of telephone scams is extremely difficult. The best defense is to avoid talking to them.
- If the telephone calls persist or you feel victimized, contact the police and report it as soon as possible.
- Businesses, who deal with documents, credit cards, or any information containing names, date of birth, social security numbers, credit card numbers, or any personal information should run their documents through a good shredder. DO NOT dispose of these type documents in the garbage. Too many dishonest people go through dumpsters and garbage specifically looking for this type of information to commit fraud.
- Mail fraud has become a very common crime over the past couple of years.
- Mailboxes have become a major target for such crimes.
- Checks, credit cards, and other personal information can easily be obtained from a mailbox.
- Checks can be treated with chemicals that remove the inked writing and then rewritten for large amounts and a new payee written in place of the intended one.
- Boxes of new checks can easily be forged.
The following are suggestions in preventing mail fraud:
- Pick up new checks, credit cards, and ID from your bank or post office box.
- Do not place bill payment(s), personal information in your mailbox; drop it off at the post office.
Upon receipt of mail stating that you are a winner, discard immediately!
If you feel you have been victimized, call the police.
- In 1996, the US Treasury Dept began a revision of US currency in order to prevent counterfeiting. Several counterfeiting features were included in the US currency from the $5 note to the $100 note. These features include color-shifting ink, an addition of a watermark, micro printing, security thread, etc.
Robbery is a "crime against the person" and a frightening experience. It can result in injury or even death to the victim. It is important to remember in protecting your business from robbery, to take preventive measures and make it obvious that those measures have been taken.
If you take these steps, you can reduce the likelihood of being robbed:
- Keep your front doors and windows clear of signs and posters to allow good, two way visibility
- Keep the outside of your business well lit at night
- Make sure that your cash register is clearly visible to outside observers
- Practice good cash control. Keep only a minimal amount of cash in your cash drawer.
- Advertise outside, that you only keep a minimal amount of cash inside of the store and that you will not accept large bills. Never count money in public view.
- Do not keep large bills under cash drawer. Put them in a safe or secure place until they are deposited
- Use a safe that the clerk cannot open alone, and post this fact conspicuously, including on the safe itself
- Use video camera surveillance and make it well known
- Always open and close with two or more employees
- Avoid employees working alone
- Vary your banking routine. Carry cash in a variety of ways: A lunch sack, briefcase, pocket, etc.
- Vary the times and routes that you use to go to the bank
- Be alert for "customers" who seem to be loitering or glancing around the store while appearing to be shopping
- Watch for suspicious persons outside the business, especially in parked cars and around telephone booths
- Lock unused doors
- Advertise your security alarm system with signs in visible locations
- Advise victim to notify police with all information
- Be alert to and report ALL suspicious activities
What to do if you are robbed
- Do exactly what you are told. DO NOT RESIST!
- Try to remain calm. Do not make any sudden movements to upset the robber
- Activate your alarm ONLY if you can do so secretly
- Make mental notes of robbers description: race, gender, height, weight, eye and hair color, facial hair, tattoos, clothing, speech, complexion, etc.
- Make mental note of weapon used, if any
- Watch where robber touches, and what they take. Is he/she wearing gloves, footwear
- Where suspect enters and leaves business. Make mental note of suspect(s) actions, i.e., items he/she may have touched.
- Type of transportation and direction of travel, if it can be observed safely
- DO NOT BE A HERO. IT IS BETTER TO LOSE YOUR MONEY THAN YOUR LIFE!
What to do after the robbery
- Call the police immediately, even if you have activated the alarm
- Close the business and lock the doors
- DO NOT discuss details of the robbery with witnesses or fellow employees
- Ask witnesses to stay until police arrive. If they cannot, get their names, addresses and phone numbers
- Do not touch anything that the robber may have touched, keep patrons away from the general area
- Have each witness write down everything they can recall about the robber, i.e., description, mannerisms, speech, weapon if used, etc.
- Do not discuss the amount of money taken with anyone except the police
- Step outside when the police arrive so they will know that the robber is gone and you are safe
Immediately notify Management of any medical problems.
For MINOR INJURIES OR ILLNESS:
- Supplies can be obtained from a first aid kit. If necessary, the injured person can be transported to a physician, hospital emergency room, or emergency care center.
- Call 911 to summon the paramedics. Stay on the line long enough for the dispatch to get all the information needed, including the exact location of the patient.
- Do not attempt to move the patient unless it is absolutely necessary
- If the patient is disoriented or a seizure victim, attempt to protect the victim from further harm from such things as desks, chairs and walls. Do not place your fingers in the mouth of a seizure victim
- If the person is not breathing, has severe bleeding or no pulse, immediate action may be necessary to save the person's life. Trained personnel may attempt the following procedures:
- If the person's airway is blocked, perform the Heimlich maneuver if you are properly trained to do so
- If the person is bleeding severely, apply direct pressure over the wound with a finger, hand, or a pressure dressing. Pressure may be applied on a major blood vessel near the wound to stop the blood flow.
- If the patient has no pulse and is not breathing, cardio-pulmonary resuscitation (CPR) may be necessary until paramedics arrive.
The fire alarm system should detect most fires and sound the alarm. If not, activate the
alarm at a pull box and dial 911 to give exact fire location.
If you are sure it is a false alarm, call 911 to inform the Fire Department.
If the fire involves something small, attempt to put it out with an extinguisher.
When an alarm sounds, calmly and cautiously evacuate according to the evacuation procedure. Do not stop to gather personal belongings. Everyone should shut the doors and windows behind them, as well as shut down their electronic equipment if time allows. Feel doors before opening them. If a door is hot, do not open it - there is fire on the other side. If there is smoke, crawl to your exits. Cleaner air is near the floor.
Once evacuated, assemble in an assigned area. Do not leave the area or re-enter the building until directed to do so.
A bomb threat can be received by anyone and vital information can be gained from the caller that
may save lives and property.
Be calm and courteous and listen carefully. Take notes if possible. Do not interrupt; do not place the caller on hold or attempt to transfer the call. If possible, notify law enforcement officer while the caller is still on the line. Try to have someone else listen to the telephone call if possible with you. Keep the caller on the telephone as long as possible. Ask as many questions as you can, i.e.:
- When will the bomb go off?
- Where is the bomb located?
- What kind of bomb is it?
- What does the bomb look like?
- Why was the bomb placed there?
- Explain to the caller that many people could get hurt if the bomb is detonated. Pay close attention to the background noises and any distinguishable sounds. After the call is over, immediately call 911, notify Management, and complete the bomb threat checklist if your place of business has one. It is recommended that the police be contacted to assist in determining what action should be taken - no threat likely, search and evacuate and /or immediate evacuation. In addition, it is imperative that the person(s) receiving the threat stay at the scene to talk to the police.
- If requested to do so by law enforcement, search your immediate work area. When dealing with letters and parcels, you should be suspicious it may be a bomb if:
- Foreign mail, air mail and special delivery
- Marking such as "confidential", "personal", etc.
- Excessive postage or weight
- Handwritten or poorly typed addresses or no return address
- Incorrect title or a title but no names
- Misspelling of common words
- Oily stains or discolorations
- Protruding wires or tinfoil
- Excessive securing material such as tape, string, etc.
- Visual distractions
If a suspicious article is found, DO NOT TOUCH IT. Immediately notify your supervisor or management and law enforcement. Law enforcement will determine if all or part of the building should be evacuated and if standard evacuation procedures should be followed. If possible, open windows on your way out. Only personal bags and belongings should be taken. Do not touch anything that is not yours!
Bomb Threat Checklist
Keep this form near your telephone where you can obtain it immediately. When you receive a bomb threat call, be calm and courteous. Do not put the caller on hold. Do not attempt to transfer the call. Listen to what is said! Do not interrupt, let the caller talk. As the caller talks, record as much information as possible without becoming distracted from what the caller is saying. When the caller seems to be finished, attempt to obtain further information.
1) Call received by: ___________________ Phone #:_____________
2) Time of call: ______________________________ Caller: M/F
3) Where is the bomb: ____________________________________________________
4) How much time is left before the bomb goes off? _____________________________
5) What kind of bomb is it? ________________________________________________
6) What does it look like? __________________________________________________
7) What will cause bomb to explode? ________________________________________
If building is occupied, inform the caller the explosion will cause death/injury
1) Why is the building being bombed? ________________________________________
2) How does the caller know about the bomb? _________________________________
3) Why is the caller calling? ________________________________________________
4) What is the caller's name? _______________________________________________
5) Where is the caller? ____________________________________________________
Voice Characteristics - Loud soft deep high raspy pleasant nasal intoxicated
Speech - Fast slow distinct distorted
Language - Poor fair good obscene profane abusive
Accent - Local foreign racial present not known
Manner - Calm rational coherent deliberate laughing angry irrational incoherent emotional serious
Background Noise - Office machine planes animals undetermined factory machine trains voices music quiet
The following training classes are offered by the Investigations Division:
- Forged Documents
- Credit Card Fraud
- Bad Checks
- Robbery Prevention/Reporting/Response
- Burglary Prevention/Reporting/Response - Target Hardening
- Drug Abuse Related Training/Prescription Fraud
- Crimes Against Person(s)
Please feel free to contact us with questions regarding suspicious situations. However, if immediate police response is needed, dial 911 and request a patrol officer.
For questions regarding crimes involving fraud, property, or crimes against persons call (435) 716-9361.
For questions regarding crimes involving narcotics call (435) 716-9361.
Cache/Rich Drug Task Force
The Cache/Rich Drug Task Force is comprised of full-time law enforcement persons from the Cache County Sheriff’s Office and Logan City Police Department, with part-time assistance from other law enforcement agencies in both Cache and Rich counties. With federal, state, and local funding, we are tasked to combat the ever-growing scourge of illegal narcotics and prescription drug abuse that occurs locally.
Our efforts encompass a zero-tolerance approach to dealers and users of illegal drugs that can result in search warrants of residences and/or arrests of persons. We recognize that many persons are bound by the chains of addiction and find it extremely difficult to free themselves without outside intervention. Addiction to illegal drugs devastates families and can severely affect the emotional and physical health of children and adults alike. While law enforcement action can result in incarceration, it is more likely that addicted persons can participate in drug court, counseling, and/or probationary services in an effort to overcome their physical dependency and resume a normal, productive life.
We very much need and welcome any information regarding persons or places engaged in the distribution or use of illegal narcotics. We also recognize that discretion is often required due to the sensitive nature of this information, therefore sources can remain anonymous if desired. Please call 753-7555 to provide information, or to request a drug presentation for your work or church group.
Publications, Information, and Resources
Drug Prevention and Information
- National Institute on Drug Abuse (Sections at the top for Students/Teens and Parents/Teachers
Marijuana Information and Publications for Teens and Parents
Methamphetamine Information and Handouts
Club Drugs Information, Handouts, and Video
Inhalants / Huffing Information, including a resource guide for educators
The fraud crimes unit investigates fraud, forgery, bad checks, counterfeit materials, embezzlement, identity theft, credit card fraud, scams, and all other types of financial crimes. Investigators also take a proactive approach towards these offenses through community outreach. Investigators provide training to financial institutions and other organizations regarding current scams and fraudulent document recognition.
Many fraud and scam investigations are complicated by the fact that criminals can commit an offense from overseas, making suspects difficult to identify, locate and prosecute. In this environment, prevention is one of law enforcement's most effective tools.
Occurrences of computer-related crimes are on the rise and can have devastating consequences for the victims. These crimes include, but are not limited to:
Overpayment scams- An overpayment scam is typically when the victim is given a check for a sum of money, is asked to cash it, and then send a sum of that money back via Western Union or Money Gram. These include Internet dating where the victim strikes up a relationship with someone who asks them to open up checking accounts or accept money and then wire that money elsewhere. Also, websites where items are sold or purchased, e.g. eBay, KSL, Craigslist, etc. ****NO NORMAL PERSON WOULD SEND YOU MORE MONEY THAN WHAT YOU ARE ASKING FOR AND THEN TRUST THAT YOU WILL SEND THE EXCESS MONEY BACK TO THEM!****
Phishing scams- A Phishing scam is typically an email, letter, phone call, or even a text message to the victim indicating that they have won something and need to prove their identity in order to claim their prize. The sender asks for personal information, banking information, and small payments of money from the victim as a prerequisite to claiming the prize. Common scams are foreign lottery winnings, secret shopper requests, etc.
Hacking scams- A hacking scam is typically sent to the victim via email stating that the victim needs to update their banking information or other account information. They then ask the victim to "sign in" to their accounts to update them. Once the victim signs in on the web page the hacker receives the victim's account information instead. This includes Paypal, Ebay, Credit Cards, banks, etc. ****REMEMBER!**** NO LEGITIMATE COMPANY WILL ASK YOU FOR PERSONAL AND/OR ACCOUNT INFORMATION IN THIS MANNER!
If you feel that you have been a victim of this type of crime, please contact your local police department.
Occurrences of identity theft are becoming more prevalent and can have devastating and far reaching consequences. Victims of identity theft can sustain tax liability and damaged credit. Even arrest warrants or criminal histories can be generated by an offender using another person's identity. Complications resulting from identity theft can be ongoing and extremely difficult to remedy.
Basic precautions to avoid becoming a victim include securing sensitive personal information, periodically reviewing your financial records, and practicing good security measures when accessing the internet and e-mail.
If you feel you have been victimized, call the Logan City Police Department at (435) 716-9361.
Identity Theft Victim Packet
For quick reference, here is the Identity Theft Victim Packet.
The Logan Gang Unit was created in 1995 and has remained a part of the department’s operations since that time. Unit members consist of the Special Operations Division Detectives and Patrol Division Officers. The unit has many duties within the department with gang suppression being a priority.
To prevent gangs from establishing themselves in Logan, we have the resources of the department to combat the problem with one detective assigned full time to gang-related crimes and intelligence gathering. Even with our zero tolerance attitudes toward criminal behavior, we still partner with numerous other agencies to ensure youth receive opportunity to become a positive, contributing citizen to the City of Logan. First District Juvenile Court, Youth Corrections, Cache County Attorney's Office and Division of Family Services are just some of our partners supporting us.
We call for the support of the community to take the appropriate action in parenting, reporting crime, supporting positive community events/activities, and mentoring the young people into a more positive future. Gang awareness presentations are available to the public, religious organizations, schools, and other groups. To request a presentation or if you have any information concerning gang-related behavior or crime, please contact the School Resource Sergeant at (435) 716-9361
If a crime is in progress, please call 911 to report it.
The Logan Gang Unit works to minimize gang-related crimes in the city by utilizing the following methods:
Community education and awareness presentations are integral to the success of the Gang Unit. Gang Unit officers are active in providing these to many different groups in the area. Presentations are tailored to fit adult groups and youth groups in order to most effectively prevent the growth of gangs. The Gang Unit actively seeks involvement with agencies that assist with prevention in order to promote a community-based solution.
Gang Unit personnel seek to assist gang-involved members and their families when possible. Gang members can be assisted with tattoo removal and with help in joining positive programs upon showing a commitment to remove themselves from gang affiliation.
The identification of street gangs and members is important in order to combat gang activities. Information related to gangs is shared between local and statewide law enforcement agencies and other government agencies which deal with gang members.
Gang Unit Personnel are active in sending a message of zero tolerance to gangs. Officers will work to prevent gang problems at identified areas or at community events in which gang related activity is reasonably expected to occur.
School Resource Officers (SRO's) are assigned to each of the schools in Logan City. Their primary goal is to provide a safe and secure learning environment for every student who attends the school. These officers also create and deliver educational presentations to the students in each of their schools, which are geared toward the development of positive life skills as well as a respect for our local and state laws.
Additionally, the NOVA (Nurturing, Opportunities, Values, Accountability) program is taught to all fifth grade students in each of the six elementary schools. The SRO's are also responsible for the investigation and prevention of criminal acts that may be committed on school campuses such as: theft, vandalism, truancy, child endangerment, and drug and alcohol offenses. Although we are very proactive and involved in the schools, we would not be as successful without the continued support of the school administrators, teachers, parents and concerned citizens who assist in keeping our schools a safe place for our youth to learn.
Cache Valley is growing quickly! With that growth, we recognize that gang-related problems have become more frequent. Our department wide philosophy in relation to all crime is a "zero tolerance" approach. With that in mind, a gang unit was formed which includes all of the SRO's. This enhances the opportunity for officers to work together in the sharing of information, to speedily identify and solve gang-related trends and/or problems. We believe that establishing a focus on prevention and education will be the key in successfully prohibiting gangs from taking a strong hold in our community. In support of this philosophy, classes on gang related problems are available to any interested group. We solicit each and every citizen to acquire knowledge and become an active participant in the improvement of our community. Through these combined efforts, each citizen can be a beneficiary of the positive changes that will ensure that Logan City and Cache Valley remain safe and secure. For your own protection or concern, one may also report any suspicious activity or behavior anonymously.
Dangers of Technology (Cell phones, Internet, etc.) Letter to Parents
The Logan City Police Department, Logan City School District and the Cache County Attorney's Office continue to see an increasing number of incidents where children and teenagers become victims/offenders of various crimes that involve modern technology, communication, and media.
For additional information on how to protect your children and teenagers please visit this website: www.netsmartz.org.
NOVA Mission Statement
“Nurturing youth to seek out positive Opportunities, internalize good Values, and to accept Accountability for their choices in life. N.O.V.A. assists parents, families, and communities in protecting youth from the potentially devastating effects of illegal drug use, violence, and negative media influences.”
NOVA is a 15-week program taught at the fifth grade level by Detective Jonathon Gleisberg of the Logan City Police Department. Students participating in the program receive material from the department free of charge. Detective Gleisberg spends time with students in the classroom, at lunch, and on the playground building rapports that last far beyond the students' time in the program.
NOVA is also taught at Mount Logan Middle School. This course is a four-week program taught at the 7th or 8th grade levels by NOVA officers. Students participating in this program receive a N.O.V.A. folder and program material.
For more information please visit http://www.novaprinciples.com/
The NOVA car was created by several donations from local companies. Paint and design were donated by Wolfords Auto, Dave Bunce, and Marty Sanders. Tires and rims were donated by Les Schwab Tires. Window tint was donated by Logan Glass. Stickers in rear window were donated by Sign Pro Signs.
Thank you to these and other local groups for your support with the Logan City Police Department and the NOVA Program.
The Cache Valley Peer Court is a first time offender program staffed by youth volunteers from around the valley. These youth volunteers act as Judges, Clerks and Mentors to first time juvenile offenders who go through the program. Peer court is a one time only opportunity for those juveniles who have committed a relatively minor crime such as truancy, shoplifting, etc. The Cache Valley Peer Court will only see cases that have been charged as Class B Misdemeanor or less. Peer Court will not see any cases involving drugs, alcohol, tobacco or those charged as Class A Misdemeanors or higher.
The benefit to going through the Peer Court processes is that upon successful completion of the program the original offence is removed from the offender’s record. If the charge is sent through the Juvenile Court it becomes part of their permanent record. The majority of the time the punishments handed down by the Juvenile Court are more severe than those handed down by the Peer Court. Punishments handed down from Peer Court usually consist of community service hours, study hours, written reports, letters of apology, Safe Teen Classes, etc.
Each case seen by the Cache Valley Peer Court has been screened for both the offence and the Offenders criminal history. Peer Court is overseen by Detective Mike Russell from the Logan City Police Department, Jescee Adams from the Bear River Health Department, and Deputy Matt Hansen from the Cache County Sheriffs Office.
If you're between the ages of 14 and 18 and would like to be part of the Cache Valley Peer Court please contact the peer court detective at (435) 716-9361.
Peer Court is held on Tuesdays from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM at the Logan Municipal Court located at 446 N 100 W. Below are current dates and times for Peer Court cases and reviews. Booking numbers have been used instead of names for confidentiality purposes.