Police & Fire

Park City Police Department honors recipients of the 2024 Chief’s Choice Awards

PARK CITY, Utah – Today, the Park City Police Department honored the individual recipients of the 2024 Chief’s Choice Awards, a tradition started in 2011 to recognize outstanding citizen contributions to the community and law enforcement.

Award recipients include Beth Bynan, who is labeled as the “heartbeat” of the Park City Police Department. “She has a strong desire to care for her coworkers. She has worked tirelessly to help create, lead and implement our Agency Wellness program. Not only is wellness a strong recruiting and retention tool, but it is also strongly connected to community wellness, which is a council priority,” the Park City Police Department wrote about Bynan.

The Police Department also honored Jen McComb, who collaborated with Bynan to form Park City’s first Agency Wellness Program.

McComb has dedicated herself to finding resources and new ideas to help craft and tailor mental health and wellness initiatives to implement into the Department’s new program.

Park City Police honored Camrynn Larson, who joined the force in May of 2022 as an evidence technician.

“Within our department, and with the Wasatch Back Major Crimes Taskforce, Cam has taken on many additional responsibilities, including Crime Scene Investigator, Medical Examiner, Assistant Victim Advocate, and scribe,” the Park City Police Department said about Larson.

Another recipient of an award is Penny Frates, who works for Park City’s budget department.

“It is not easy to fund the many initiatives and equipment needs of a police department. While working for Park City’s Budget Department, Penny has consistently and diligently worked with us year after year to ensure we have what we need to keep the community safe,” the Park City Police Department wrote about Frates.

In addition to honoring members of the Police, the Chief’s Choice Awards can also be extended to civilians, as Billy Kurek was honored for coming to a woman’s aid after she fell on her front steps and broke her ankle.

The Police Department also honored Park City High School Principal Roger Arbabi, who they described as a strong advocate for the Police Department and the School Resource Officer program.

“He has played an integral role in pushing for updated protocols and training for the schools involving the SRO program. His top priority is the safety of his students and faculty,” the Park City Police Department wrote regarding Arbabi.

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