Governor-elect Spencer Cox and Lieutenant Governor-elect Deidre Henderson have nominated Bountiful Police Chief Tom Ross as the next executive director of the Commission on Criminal and Juvenile Justice.
Created in 1983, the CCJJ studies and promotes criminal justice policy in Utah and facilitates coordination between the branches of government.
Ross has been in law enforcement for 34 years, holding the rank of Police Chief of Bountiful for the last 14 years. He holds a Bachelor’s degree from Colombia University in Criminal Justice with a minor in Legal Studies, and has served on several boards and committees for civic organizations and social service providers.
Cox said of the appointment, “Chief Ross has a deep knowledge of criminal justice issues and a track record of leadership that will serve Utahns well. I look forward to working with him as he engages with the commission in the important work of criminal justice policy.”
Ross’ appointment will require confirmation of the Utah Senate.