Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Taylorsville Council Approves Police Chief

Tracy C. Wyant was approved by the Taylorsville City Council as the Chief of the Taylorsville UPD Precinct. 
After going through a hiring process that included a resume screening, hiring committee, and interview with the mayor and city administrator, Mayor Russ Wall selected Wyant to present to the council for consent. 
“Tracy is a hard worker. He was born and raised in Taylorsville and has spent his entire career in the Taylorsville area,” said Wall. “He’s worked in virtually every area of law enforcement in Taylorsville and is uniquely qualified to fill this position as we embark on our expanded partnership with UPD.”
Wyant has 15 years combined service in federal, state, and local law enforcement. He has managed personnel in patrol, investigations, specialty and administrative assignments. When the Taylorsville Police Department was absorbed into Unified Police Department, he was the Lieutenant and Division Commander of Patrol Operations. 
Wyant currently manages over 30 law enforcement officers and sergeants in the response, coordination and investigation of complex crimes and events throughout Taylorsville. In 2010 he was awarded Taylorsville’s Supervisor of the Year and the Taylorsville Exchange Club Law Enforcement Officer of the Year.

"I am excited about the opportunity to move the new Taylorsville UPD precinct in a proactive direction,” Wyant said. “Being part of UPD will give us additional services and provide our officers additional opportunities and assignments.”
Wyant received an honors Bachelor of Arts degree in Criminal Justice Administration/Psychology from Columbia College in Salt Lake City. In his spare time he enjoys coaching basketball, as well as hunting and fishing.

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