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Taylorsville announces it will leave Unified and form its own police department

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Posted at 9:11 PM, Jun 22, 2020
and last updated 2020-06-22 23:11:46-04

TAYLORSVILLE, Utah — The City of Taylorsville announced Monday that it intends to leave the Unified Police Department and form its own police agency.

The city drafted a letter that will be dated June 30, which will give the UPD governing board 12 months' notice of the city ending its contract.

"We are at a crossroads," Taylorsville Mayor Kristie Overson stated in a press release. "We want to take what’s great about UPD and build upon it.”

The change is expected to save money for the city, but they say it is not the only factor. They also are "striving for more direct influence over policing and direct responsibility."

Read the full drafted letter here.