I am Chief Solomon Oberg. It is my pleasure to welcome you to Kaysville City. My goal is to provide professional police services to the citizens of Kaysville City. I envision a department where all citizens are treated equally and with respect.
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Thank you to everyone who came to Kaysville City's 2nd annual The Power of One: Breaking the Cycle of Child Abuse event we hosted on April 5, 2016. The speakers presented very insightful information that helped to educate the community on preventing child sexual abuse. We will keep you updated on any similar events in the future.
Are you interested in what it is like to be a police officer? If so, you can get a taste of this career field by joining the Davis County Citizens Police Academy. During the course you will experience: classroom presentations, lectures, hands on experiences and on-site tours that will offer you valuable insight into the operations of the Public Safety departments of Davis County. If your interested in joining the citizen's academy contact Stephanie Gonzalez at 801-292-4422.
The patrol division is responsible to respond to calls for service. They investigate family fights, traffic accidents, fraud, and burglary to just name a few. They are the most visible part of the Kaysville Police Department. These men and women work year round to make sure the citizens of Kaysville City are safe. The current police force numbers 26 officers. This inlcudes 3 patrol Sergeant's and 1 patrol Lieutenant.
The records division is the most vital part of the Kaysville Police Department. These employees work tirelessly to make sure that reports that officers write are free from spelling and gramatical errors. They preprare reports for release to the Davis County Attorney's office, the Kaysville City attorney, insurance companies, and the public. This involves making copies of body camera footage, dashcam footage, and other recordings. This is just one small part of their jobs.
The investigations division is responsible to follow-up on cases that they are assigned. The cases come from the patrol division or outside sources. The investigator's investigate child abuse, sex abuse, burglary, robbery, and homicide cases to name a few. The investigations division has a Lieutenant that acts as the division commander, and a Sergeant that runs the day to day operations of the division.
The Problem Oriented Policing unit was formed in January of 2013 by Chief Sol Oberg. The Problem Oriented Policing unit is responsible to investigate street-level narcotics cases, conduct sex offender compliance checks, implement and maintain Crime Free Housing Initiatives, Fugitive Apprehension, Gang Suppression, intelligence gathering and apprehension, resolving repetitive calls for service issues, participating in special functions, and assist patrol and detectives as needed.
Lyle had no formal police training when he began his career in police work. He had served as a paratrooper in the US Army and he had a natural ability coupled with common sense and bravery to deal with people and difficult situations. Within a few months of being hired Lyle attended a two week police academy at Camp Williams. Lyle wasn't afraid of anything, an attribute Assistant Chief Lt Elmer Morrison would often remark about when talking about his friend and fellow officer Lyle Larkins.
From 1959 to 1990 Lyle developed the police department from a one officer department that had two drawers in the City Building , to a ten man police department with its own police station. The police department was in good hands with Chief Larkins. He had laid down the foundation that is our police department today, one of the best in Davis County and the State of Utah.
Chief David Helquist was hired officially by Lyle Larkins on September 1, 1972. David Helquist worked for Chief Larkins until 1990 when Chief Larkins retired. David Helquist remarked how Chief Larkins took a chance on him. In 1972 David Helquist had just been released from five years of military police service in the United States Air Force. He was looking for a job and learned there was an opening at the Kaysville Police Department for a police officer position.
David Helquist went to the city offices to inquire about the job and the receptionist's working at the counter said that he needed to speak with Chief Lyle Larkins. They told David Helquist that he could find Chief Lyle Larkins at his house. David drove to Chief Larkins house and knocked on the door. Chief Larkin answered the door and the two shook hands. It wasn't any ordinary hand shake. It was a strong steel grip hand shake. Dave tried to return the firm hand shake. Lyle said "I like your hand shake, it's strong"
David met with Chief Larkins about the police job opening. As the conversation ended, Chief Larkins told David "drive up-town, and find Officer Elmer Morrison", the night car. "You can ride around with him and get a feel for our City." This was the beginning of David Helquist's career. Chief Heqluist served with honor and integrity until 2007 when he made the choice to retire after 35 years of service to the City and the citizens of Kaysville city.
Chief Michael Lee got interested in public safety and started out by being a volunteer fireman for Layton City. As time went on he also worked part-time for Ace Ambulance Company in Ogden and obtained his EMT certification. Michael Lee then became a reserve police officer for Layton City and eventually became a dispatcher for them. While working as a dispatcher for Layton City Police he applied to be a full time police officer for the city of East Layton City. After he was hired by East Layton City Police he went to the Utah Police Academy in January of 1977. He became certified as a police officer in March of 1977. While working for East Layton Police Michael learned that Kaysville City Police was hiring for a full-time police officer. He applied for the position and was interviewed by Chief Lyle Larkins and Mayor Glen Glundell. Micheal was hired and started his career with the Kaysville City Police Department on September 1, 1977. Micheal started out as a patrol officer and after a short time was put into the position as a school resource officer. During his career at Kaysville City Police he performed duties as a detective, sergeant, lieutenant, commander of the Davis Metro Strike Force, captain/assistant chief, and was appointed as the Chief of Police prior to his retirement. He performed a lot of different duties and roles while working for Kaysville City and enjoyed every one of them. As a side note, he always wanted to be a full time firefighter and was on the Kaysville Volunteer Fire Department for a short time.
Chief Oberg came to the Kaysville City Police Department from Bountiful Police Department. Prior to coming to Kaysville Police he was a Lieutenant and SWAT Commander for the Bountiful Police Department. Chief Oberg has been in law enforcement for 19 years. Chief Oberg started his law enforcement career at the Davis County Sheriff's office. He has a Bachelor's degree in criminal justice administration from Columbia College in Missouri and a Master's degree in Public Administration from the University of Utah. Chief Oberg started the problem oriented policing unit at the Kaysville City Police Department. This program has been successful in lowering the calls for service at the apartment complexes in the city. Chief Oberg also has partnered with the Bountiful Police Department SWAT team. The Kaysville Police Department currently has two officer's assigned to the Bountiful SWAT Team.