SUMMIT COUNTY, Utah — Summit County Sheriff’s Department (SCSD) announced that the current Public information officer, Captain Andrew Wright, will leave SCSD after almost 17 years of service to move onto a new role as a Deputy Chief of Police with the Salt Lake City Police Department (SLCPD). Captain Wright’s Last day is Friday, February 3, before starting his first day with SLCPD on Monday, February 6. A celebration recognizing the years of service to SCSD will be held on Thursday, February 2, from 1 to 4 p.m. at the Sheldon Richins Building in Park City.
As a public information officer for SCSD, Captain Wright worked with all media outlets to provide information varying from investigations to positive impacts that the department has on the community. Through his integrity and efforts to provide transparency, many will fondly remember their interactions with him.
In an email announcing the change to media, Captain Wright described his feelings of moving on to his new role as bittersweet but exciting as his years of working in the department created a bond with coworkers he would describe as family. He is now setting forth on a new path in which he will be part of a new family.
A replacement for Captain Wright has yet to be made at this time.