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Welcome to the Utah County Sheriff's Office Enforcement Bureau

Lieutenant Erik Knutzen
Utah County Sheriff’s Department

For emergency services : 911
For all non emergencies : 801-794-3970
Special Victim’s Task Force Office: 801-851-8360

Utah Valley Special Victim’s Task Force

The Utah County Sheriff’s Office Investigations Division is a member of the Utah Valley Special Victim’s Task Force. The Utah Valley Special Victim’s Task Force is proud to serve the citizens of Utah County. The Task Force is a multi-disciplinary Task Force that consists of personnel belonging to the various law enforcement agencies throughout Utah County as well as individuals employed with the Division of Child and Family Services (DCFS), Children’s Justice Center (CJC), Child Protective Services (CPS), Utah County Attorney’s Office, Victim Advocates, Utah Sex Offender Registry, Adult Probation and Parole, and various Federal Agencies.

The Task Force was created for the purpose of enforcing, investigating, and prosecuting violations of the laws of the State of Utah relating to sexual assault of adults and children and serious physical abuse or homicide of children. The Task Force also assists in the short term assessment of child abuse cases involving the Division of Child and Family Services. The Utah Valley Special Victim’s Task Force is dedicated and committed to serving the citizens of Utah County.

Utah County Sheriff’s Office Detectives who are assigned to the Task Force receive specialized training which include both adult and child sexual abuse, rape, sexual assault, forensic computer evaluations, physical abuse, child forensic interviewing and other crimes against people. The Task Force utilizes multiple resources and technology to perform a thorough investigation of assigned cases. Pro-active efforts are also conducted to locate those who commit crime related to sexual exploitation of children and other internet crimes.

The main goal of the Investigations Division is to provide the citizens of Utah County with a professional high level of service. The community plays a large role in assisting law enforcement with ongoing and old criminal investigations, anyone with information related to criminal activity is encouraged to contact the Sheriff’s Office.

For further information related to the Evidence Facility, Major Crimes Task Force, Special Victims Task Force or the Victim Advocate program please refer to the specific section attached to this website.

For any other questions or various presentations the Investigations Division offers to the public, please contact the Investigations Division using the contact information provided above.