- Animal Control
- Bicycle Safety
- Domestic Violence
- House Parties
- Parking Enforcement
- Police Dogs
- Scooter Laws
- Traffic Enforcement
The backbone of any police organization is its Patrol Division. The department responds to over
20,000 calls for service each year with the vast majority of those calls handled by officers in
Thirty-four sworn officers, three animal control officers, one secretary, and additional part-time officers police the community and provide services to citizens. Patrol officers work 12-hour, fixed shifts, 24-hours per day, 365 days per year. We believe in the team concept and encourage our officers to work together for safety reasons and to ensure the service provided to the community is of the highest quality. The Patrol Division commander can be contacted at (435) 716-9451.
Officers are equipped with marked patrol cars complete with computers, printers and other equipment needed to perform their duties. They spend the majority of their eight hour shift working from their vehicle while out in the community so they are accessible and available to the public.
Traffic enforcement is one of the many responsibilities of the Patrol Division. Officers enforce traffic laws, investigate accidents and provide educational information to the public. Motorcycles, patrol cars, and radar trailers are the tools used in traffic enforcement activities. If you would like to request the radar trailer in your neighborhood, please contact the patrol Lieutenant at (435) 716-9451.
The Animal Control Unit is responsible for enforcing the City ordinances pertaining to stray animals, vicious animals, licensing violations, and nuisance animals. They handle over 3000 incidents per year involving animals.
Two Lieutenants are responsible for the Patrol Division Operations and can be contacted at (435) 716-9451.
Animal Control (City Ordinances)
- All dogs over four (4) months of age shall be registered with Division of Animal Control
- All dogs must be registered to an adult (18 years or older)
- Registrations shall be renewed yearly and are due on the last day of the month in which it was purchased
- A current Rabies Vaccination Certification Receipt from your veterinarian must be presented to purchase a license for your dog
- $25.00 Intact male or female dog
- $10.00 Neutered male/Spayed Female Dog
- $3.00 Replacement License (only if original is lost)
What does the state law require?
Animal Owners will: provide animal with food, care and shelter adequate to meet the animal’s needs.
What does this mean?
- Provide appropriate, adequate food & water
- Provide shelter so that the animal can get out of harsh weather – snow, hail, rain, heat, high winds, etc.
- Seek out veterinary care when appropriate
- Keep your animal current on all vaccinations
If I believe an animal is being neglected or abused, then what?
- Contact local law enforcement agency
- Contact local Humane Society or animal shelter
- Agencies will investigate the situation & take appropriate action (warning, citation or even removal of animals from owner’s custody)
Dealing with a Vicious Dog
What to do if you come upon a vicious dog:
- Try to get away
- Get in a car, a house, or even up a tree
- Get out of the way, so it cannot get close enough to bite
What if you can't get away?
- Start yelling
- Keep distance between you and animal
- Call 911 immediately
- Do not let the animal think you are scared of it; stand your ground
What if the dog bites?
- If the dog gets close enough to bite, put out an arm, a stick, or some other object – you will need your legs to run away, so try to get something between you and the dog
- Seek medical attention IMMEDIATELY
- Seek treatment for possible infections, and to determine if dog is carrying rabies
Filing a police report
- Hospital & Doctor’s offices are required by law to file animal bite reports
- Contact appropriate local law enforcement agency
- Officer will need to see the wound, determine what treatment you have received, and determine the extent of your injury
What happens next
- Officer contacts animal owner
- Officer determines status of rabies & other vaccinations
- Quarantine – 10 days in veterinarian’s office or owner’s home
- Rabies shots, if animal is not current
- Citation to owner & possible extermination of animal
Injuries to Bicyclists
Each year in the United States:
- More that 900 bicyclists are killed
- 20,000 are admitted to hospitals
- 580,000 receive emergency room treatment
For the population as a whole:
- 1.8 billion bicycle trips
- 300 injuries per million trips
- 1 death in every 2 million trips (0.5 per million)
Shocking Facts About Bicycle Accidents
- Bicyclists hospitalized with head injuries are 20 times as likely to die as those without
- 56% of fatally injured bicyclists are 20 or older
- Motor vehicles are involved in 90-92% of bicyclist deaths and 12% of injuries
- 1/3 of bicyclist fatalities occur on roads with speed limits of 55 mph or higher
- 2/3 of fatally injured bicyclists are tested for alcohol; 32% of those tested have been drinking
- Bicyclist death rates per trip or per person mile of travel greatly exceed the rates for car occupants
Bike Helmets Made Simple
What is a bike helmet?
- A helmet protects your brain when you fall
- It has a plastic shell on the outside and foam inside
- It has straps to keep it on your head when you fall
How does a helmet work?
- The foam crushes when you hit the road
- That cushions the blow, and usually saves your brain
- The shell keeps the foam in one piece
- If the strap is not right, your helmet can slip to the side or to the back
How do I pick one?
- Make sure the helmet has a CPSC sticker. (means that it works)
- Find one that fits you properly
- Work on the straps to get the fit just right
- Consumer Reports can tell you which helmets are best, but they don’t test them every year
Is a bike helmet good after a crash?
- No, a bike helmet is good for only one crash!
All required signals given by hand and arm should be given from the left side of a bicycle in the following manner:
|Left Turn - Hand and arm extended horizontally beyond the side of the bike|
|Right Turn - Hand and arm extended upward beyond the side of the bike|
|Stop or sudden decrease of speed - Hand and arm extended downward beyond the side of the bike|
Contact the Logan City Police Department for more information.
Domestic ViolenceCAPSA - Community Abuse Prevention Services Agency
UDVC - Utah Domestic Violence Council
To host a party or gathering at a residence or other location in Logan is a legal activity. As a Police Department, we support activities that are safe, fun and well-managed. Most parties that police respond to have been reported as a result of noise issues, fights, drug use, minors consuming alcohol or other offenses. Alcohol is an underlying factor in many of the crimes committed on weekend nights. The most serious crimes such as homicide or sexual assault have and can occur as a result of a party that is not well-managed. No responsible host would want to have such an incident occur on their property.
Many times, problems with crime, neighbors and the police can be avoided if the host takes some precautions and respects their surrounding neighborhood. Below, are some tips on maintaining a safe, pleasurable and fun party:
After 10:00 p.m.
- Keep your guests inside. Loud talking and laughing are the most common reasons why police are called.
- As the Host, do not get intoxicated.
- Keep your music at a minimum level. If the music can be heard from outside the residence, you are in violation of the City noise ordinance.
- Do not allow “binge drinking”. It is very dangerous and can result in serious medical problems or even death.
- If you are 21 or older and you allow minors to consume alcohol at your party, you may be charged with ‘Supplying Alcohol to a Minor’, if intentional or ‘Recklessly Supplying Alcohol to a Minor’, if you do not prevent them from consuming on the premises simply because no one is monitoring them.
- Keeping your guest list to known persons and friends makes for a safer gathering.
- Ensure everyone leaving after consuming alcohol has a Designated Driver or cab ride home.
- DO NOT allow illicit drug use at your party.
- Designate someone to check identification at the door to ensure those entering are of age to drink and only invited guests are entering.
|Supplying Alcohol to a Minor||$782|
|Minor In Possession of Alcohol||$492|
|Disorderly House / Renter||$100|
|False Personal Information to an officer||$402|
|Interfering with police “fleeing”||$587|
|Possession of Keg||$402|
Use the following link to pay or appeal a parking citation: loganpoliceparking.com.
The Logan City Police Department was recently tasked to take on parking enforcement responsibilities for the City of Logan. Parking enforcement previously had been outsourced to a private company in Colorado. It is hoped that local control of this function will better serve the citizens and parking needs of our community, particularly in the traffic-heavy downtown areas as well as the public roads in and around the Utah State University campus. We are hoping these changes will create a more responsive, consistent, and fair delivery of parking enforcement services. To accommodate this undertaking, the police department has been working closely with various public and private organizations to include the Downtown Business Alliance and Utah State University in addressing parking concerns.
Listed below are some of the major changes for parking in the
Logan downtown area:
- Street parking on Church and Federal Avenues will now have 3 hour limits.
- There will now be unrestricted parking in the parking lot located at the corner of Federal and 100 East. There will be a 2 hour limit for parking lot stalls located on the northeast corner of intersection of Church and Federal Avenues.
- The street parking areas on 100 North (north side of the Tabernacle) and Center Street (south side of the Tabernacle) will now have 8 hour parking limits.
- There will now be unrestricted parking in the west Emporium parking lot located off of 100 West behind La Ranchera Market.
- There will now be a 2 hour limit for parking on 100 West (east side of roadway) between Center Street and 100 South.
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Listed below are some of the major changes for parking near the USU Campus:
- There will now be 3 hour limit on parking on 700 East from 400 North to 600 North. Additionally, there will be a 3 hour limit on parking on 800 East from 700 N to 1400 North, except for a stretch of metered parking near the university.
- Due to safety concerns, parking will be prohibited on the corner of 1500 East and Hwy 89.
- Please be aware of signs indicating residential parking restrictions near the USU campus.
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Winter Parking Restriction Reminder:
Logan Municipal Code 10.52.170- No person shall park a vehicle on any street or city owned parking lot between the hours of one o'clock (1:00) A.M. and six o'clock (6:00) A.M. of any day, beginning November 15 and ending the last day of February of each year. (This is to allow for snow removal.)
Use the following link to pay or appeal a parking citation: loganpoliceparking.com.
The Logan City Police Department has three "Police Service" dogs. The use of the K-9s minimizes the danger to the officers while performing tasks, searching buildings for burglar suspects, and apprehending fleeing suspects. Two K-9’s are trained for narcotics detection and have the ability to track a reported lost person as well. In addition to sniffing out suspects, the dogs are capable of detecting several types of illegal drugs that would otherwise be impossible to find.
- Police service dogs are bred specifically for duty use by a professional trainer at a professional facility. Service dogs cost about $15,000 to $20,000 per dog plus handler training.
- K-9 certification requires 6 weeks of intense training with the dogs.
Police service dogs provide an invaluable service not only to their human counterparts but also to the community at large.
For additional information, contact the Patrol Division at (435) 716-9451.
Scooter/Pocket Bike Laws
Uniformed officers are responsible for ensuring the safety and movement of traffic on our roadways. A patrol officer is often seen stopped next to a vehicle on the side of the roadway. The officer may have stopped a vehicle after having witnessed the vehicle committing a traffic offense, or maybe assisting a stranded motorist. They may even be attempting to resolve a road rage incident. Officers from the patrol division are often the first to arrive at crime scenes. First aid may need to be rendered and the scene secured.