Police & Fire

Two Park City Police lieutenants promoted to captain

PARK CITY, Utah — Two Park City Police Department lieutenants were promoted to captain late last week.

According to a Police Department press release, the restructuring will help the department to better arrange duties and define a clearer chain of command during critical incidents.

“All four of the Lieutenants competed in the rigorous and challenging testing process,” said the PCPD statement.

Captain Darwin Little is the current commander of the PCPD’s investigations section, and he will continue in this role. As a part of his new duties as captain, Little will also oversee:

  • Special Event/SWAT Lieutenant and assignments
  • Detectives
  • Victim Advocate program and employee
  • Evidence Technician
  • Taskforces – DEA, Wasatch Back Major Crimes Task Force, SECURE, Internet Crimes Against Children

Little has over 35 years of law enforcement experience, and has served with the PCPD for 25 years. He was promoted to Investigations Lieutenant in 2014 and has also worked as a commander for several years with the Wasatch Back Major Crimes Task Force.

Captain Robert McKinney is the current commander of patrol operations for the PCPD, and he will continue in this role. McKinney will serve as administrative captain, and will now oversee:

  • Community Outreach Lieutenant
  • Patrol Sergeants
  • Patrol Officers
  • Reserve Officers
  • School Resource Officer (SRO)
  • Records Department
  • Community Outreach & Technical Specialists

McKinney began his law enforcement career as a Utah State Trooper in 2009. He has served with the PCPD since 2014, and has held numerous positions within the department.

“I really appreciate the time and efforts from all four Lieutenants that have participated in this rigorous process,” said Matt Dias, city manager. “After interviewing the top two candidates at length, I feel confident that they will continue to lead the Park City Police Department through cutting edge practices under the direction of Chief Wade Carpenter.”

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