In 2023 the Utah Law Enforcement Legislative Committee proposed the creation of the Listen and Explain, Cooperate and Communicate Campaign, which would facilitate cooperation between citizens and law enforcement. This campaign was supported by the Utah Legislature and Governor becoming a resolution of support that same year.
Public safety is paramount to a thriving and healthy society. Utah's law enforcement officers are integral to the safety of our cities and towns, our counties, and our state. Utah's 63 law enforcement agencies, including Herriman City, use this campaign to train their officers in actively and intently listening to citizen’s concerns during all interactions and then reasonably and respectfully explain, when possible, what action will take place according to the law or agency policy. Positive interactions and civility, including respectful dialogue and communication during police interactions by all parties, is paramount to building relationships of trust.
Utah's residents are also responsible to be good partners with their law enforcement agencies within their respective communities. When citizens trust and cooperate with law enforcement, use of force incidents are reduced and safety is increased for everyone involved.
For the relationship between citizens and peace officers to be strengthened, citizens should calmly cooperate with peace officers and respectfully communicate concerns with their law enforcement agency leadership and law enforcement agencies must be committed to thoroughly investigating legitimate complaints and concerns brought to them by citizens.
The Herriman City Police Department provides a digital complaint form at herrimanpd.org or citizens may visit the Herriman City Police Department at Herriman City Hall. Additionally, citizens may request to speak to an on-duty supervisor by calling 801-840-4000, contact police administration by calling 801-858-0035 or emailing email@example.com. The Herriman City Police Department greatly values our partnership with the community and encourages open dialogue in all instances.