Police & Fire

Summit County Sheriff’s Office welcomes new sheriff and chief deputy

SUMMIT COUNTY, Utah — Two of Summit County’s finest have been promoted to new leadership roles.

Frank Smith was sworn in as the new Summit County sheriff on Monday, July 17. Smith served as the chief deputy of the Summit County Sheriff’ Office for nearly 9 years, and has a combined 40 years of local, state and federal law enforcement experience.

Smith’s promotion follows the resignation of former Sheriff Justin Martinez, who was confirmed by the U.S. Senate last month as the new U.S. Marshal of Utah.

Kacey Bates was also announced as the new chief deputy of the Summit County Sheriff’s Office.

Bates has served all 25 years of her law enforcement career with the SCSO, and according to a statement from the SCSO, she was selected for this new role because of the strong leadership she has shown in each role she has served in.

She will be the SCSO’s first female chief deputy.

“Kacey has demonstrated tenacity, integrity and an innate ability to resolve conflict…she possesses an incredible work ethic, while always putting others first,” Smith said.
Kacey Bates was promoted to chief deputy of the Summit County Sheriff’s Office. Photo: Summit County Sheriff’s Office via Facebook

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