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Provo Police


On behalf of the men and women of the Provo Police Department I want to welcome you to our website. Every member of our department is committed to providing the highest level of service to Provo citizens and visitors. This website is one of the ways we deliver professional police service and efficiently communicate with our community partners and citizens.   

Members of the Provo Police Department are proud to serve a city that has been continually nationally recognized as one of the best places in America to raise a family and start a business. The Provo Police Department is dedicated to standards of excellence in promoting and maintaining a safe, secure and peaceful community.  

The Provo Police Department is full of dedicated men and women who strive for excellence and professionalism. We embrace the community based policing philosophy. Our mission statement is our guiding principle:

We work with citizens to improve quality of life, solve problems, safeguard liberties and stop crime. We provide proactive police service in a professional and compassionate manner.

Since 1991 I have had the pleasure of holding the title, Provo Police Officer. I’ve had the honor to work with some of the most dedicated and professional police personnel to be found anywhere. As Chief, I am dedicated to seeing our department grow and evolve to meet the needs of a growing city and to prepare for a challenging future with optimism, integrity and strength.  

If you are interested in a career in law enforcement, or are already a member of the law enforcement family, I encourage you to consider serving here. Provo is a world class destination recognized for its excellent business climate, family atmosphere, outdoor recreation opportunity, and high quality of life. Provo is a destination city and this is a destination police department. 

We offer our officers professional opportunities such as Patrol, SWAT, Mountain Rescue, Motors, K9, Explosives and Ordnance Disposal, Narcotics, Major Crimes, School Resource, Detectives, Special Victims Unit, COP and more. I encourage you to learn more about our department by meeting with a recruitment team member or scheduling a ride along. This really is one of the noblest professions. If you are considering a career in police service there is no better place than to do it than right here. Join us.

 -Chief Rich Ferguson



Police Policies

Use of Portable Audio Video Recorders Policy

The Provo City Police Department may provide officers or other department employees with access to portable recorders, either audio or video or both, for use during the performance of their duties. The use of recorders is intended to enhance the mission of the Department by accurately capturing contacts between officers of the Department and the public. Learn more >>

Off Duty Police Action Policy

The general posture of the Provo Police Department will be that an off-duty officer should intervene in situations where failure to do so, in the officer's opinion, will likely result in death, injury or substantial property damage. Learn more >>



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