Park City police chief wins public safety award

PARK CITY, Utah — Park City Police Chief Wade Carpenter was recently awarded the Utah Department of Public Safety Partnership Award from the commissioner of public safety for “his commitment to partnerships and contributions in the state.”

“I am deeply honored to have received this award. I have always valued our relationship with the Utah Department of Public Safety, and we consistently collaborate with their agency to serve and protect the people of Park City,” Chief Carpenter said in a statement. “We have developed a great partnership with the Utah Highway Patrol, who consistently assists our department with operations, especially commercial vehicle truck inspections and large-scale events such as the Sundance Film Festival. I look forward to our future collaborations, as we serve our communities best when we work together.”

Chief Carpenter has served in law enforcement for 33 years, 26 as chief for multiple Utah cities. He has been the chief of police for Park City since 2008.

He currently serves as Chairman for the Peace Officers Standards and Training Council, the body in charge of certification for all accredited uniformed professionals in the state. He also is the second Vice President in the International Association of Chiefs of Police and is a past Chairman of Utah’s Statewide Information and Analysis Center Advisory Board. 

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