After receiving numerous inquiries from citizens, Sheriff Mike Smith has issued a release outlining what kinds of activities are acceptable vs. unacceptable during protests.
*** PRESS RELEASE - July 13, 2020 ***
Over the past several months Sheriff Smith and others at the Utah County Sheriff's Office have received numerous inquiries from people who want to know what they can and cannot do in response to political and social protests we have all seen reported in the news. Sheriff Smith wants people to understand that it is each individual's responsibility to know the laws and how they apply to them. He recognizes that he cannot specifically address every possible scenario that could arise and how to respond to it, but he wanted to outline a few issues that would apply to any protests similar to those that have occurred locally and nationally.
For questions contact Sergeant Spencer Cannon, Public Information Officer, Utah County Sheriff's Office.
(801)404-1912 - Cell (Best)
(801)851-4333 - Office
Twitter: @SGTCannonPIO or @UCSO