Frequently Asked Questions
- The 911 Communications Center receives over 200,000 calls a year, for all police, fire and EMS services in Cache County.
- The Patrol Division responds to over 22,000 incidents in the City of Logan annually.
- The Logan City Police Department trains crossing guards and patrols 15 school crosswalks in the City of Logan.
- The Logan City Police Department employs 61 full-time police officers, 3 full-time animal control officers, 10 part-time officers and 22 Communication Center employees.
Multiple officers may be sent to an incident or a traffic stop for citizen and officer safety, to collect witness statements and evidence, for crime scene protection and for first aid. At the scene of the crime, there are many tasks that need to be performed in a short period of time. Officers fulfill these tasks as they work together.
Officers may take their police cars home. This allows officers to quickly respond to a call-out or major incidents with needed equipment, respond to calls for help or assist at car crashes while traveling to and from work or court. Officers must live within 12 miles of the city limits.
Officers do not get a set break and are subject to call out at all times, so they may take their breaks together to share information and update each other on incidents they are working on. These officers may be called to respond in any direction, so they often take breaks in centrally located places. Officers’ days are unpredictable and when time allows they will stop for a quick meal or snack and be ready for the next radio call.
Licensing a bike is free. We recover hundreds of bicycles every year. Often we don’t know who to return a bike to because it is not licensed. If your bike is stolen, be sure to report it to us. We can’t return your stolen bike if it hasn’t been reported missing.
Detectives investigate felony cases, sex-related cases, crimes involving children, crimes of violence, property crimes, fraud, computer crimes and other cases where evidence and statements will be collected. While our detectives are very good at what they do, television media has given a false impression police can solve any case in 30 minutes. That is rarely the case.
Some evidence items will be processed by our detectives in the crime lab at the Logan City Police Department. For more in-depth analysis, items will be sent to the Utah State Crime Lab. When the case is completed, most evidence is destroyed by incineration at a state facility. Valuables are returned to the owner, if known.
Evidence is maintained for court purposes; you may not get an item back until a case is adjudicated and the offender is sentenced. When possible, photos of the item will be substituted in court proceedings so the item can be returned sooner.
Pet licensing tells others that your pet is not a wild stray. If your pet is found we will attempt to contact you and bring your pet home. To license your pet, you must bring in a current rabies certificate and pay a licensing fee. The fee is less if the pet is spayed or neutered.
Call 911 for emergencies, defined as anything posing an immediate threat to life or property. This includes a crime in progress, an incident that just occurred, or the possibility that a suspect may still be in the area. For non-emergencies, please call (435) 753-7555.
Your information is attached to an incident, which allows for prevention of mistaken identity. We also may need to contact you again. We do not release your personal information outside the rules of the GRAMA act.
Logan City is growing and so is the demand for police services. Potential criminal events that are life threatening or in progress are responded to immediately. Less serious calls may have a delay until police arrive. Multiple calls must be prioritized based on circumstances.
Fines can be paid through the Utah Courts Internet Payment System online at www.utcourts.gov or at the Logan Municipal Justice Court. Parking citations can be paid online at logan.vciteplus.com or at the Logan City Police Department.
Fingerprinting is performed at the Cache County Sheriff’s Office and the USU Police Department. Contact them for days, times and fees. You must provide two forms of identification.
Records can be requested online on our Request a Record page or at the Logan City Police Department. A $5.00 fee is charged for the first 25 pages of incident reports and $.20 per page in excess of 25 pages. Allow 10 working days to process the request.