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  • Jake Petersen Receives Endorsement of Unified Police Federation
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    Published - 07/24/14 - 09:09 AM | 0 0 comments | 61 61 recommendations | email to a friend | print
    Salt Lake County Sheriff Candidate Jake Petersen.
    Salt Lake County Sheriff Candidate Jake Petersen.
    (SALT LAKE CITY, Utah) - ) Jake Petersen, Candidate for Salt Lake County Sheriff announced today that he has received the endorsement of the Unified Police Federation through a majority vote of their members. In an endorsement letter dated July 8, 2014, Don Campbell, President of the Unified Police Federation wrote “Through a democratic process, members have voted to support you as their chosen candidate for this elected position.” The endorsement for Jake Petersen is a bold change of mind within the Unified Police Federation which has previously been given to Salt Lake County Sherriff (and UPD founder), Jim Winder.

    In continuation, Campbell remarked “The Unified Police Federation is the representative organization for all sworn officers working for the Unified Police Department. We are the only recognized labor organization to speak on behalf of Unified Police Officers. Our members recognize you have the determination and strong conviction to do the right thing. Your leadership, work ethic and dedication will benefit the Unified Police Federation, the citizens of Salt Lake County and the community we work so hard to protect and serve. We are excited for the future of the Unified Police Department and the Unified Police Federation. We look forward to working together to keep it the best law enforcement organization in Utah.”

    Petersen remarked “I am truly humbled to receive the support of the Unified Police Federation. Receiving the endorsement of the voting members as their candidate of choice in the Salt Lake County Sheriff’s race is a notable honor.”

    About the Unified Police Federation:

    The Unified Police Department (UPD) of Greater Salt Lake is a Police Department run by Salt Lake County Sheriff Jim Winder, which serves many Salt Lake County communities. The UPD allows communities to have comprehensive police services at a fraction of the cost of establishing and maintaining their own police force. By combining a variety of police services such as SWAT, forensics, records, and dispatch under one organization, communities can share the costs with other communities, saving local governments and reducing the tax burden of citizens. For more information about UPD, please visit: www.updsl.org

    About Jake Petersen:

    Jake began his career in public safety 15 years ago as a correctional officer in Salt Lake County. He continued his career as a Sheriff’s deputy in patrol and as a member of both the 2002 Olympic Public Order and SWAT teams. Jake has also worked as a resource officer at Brighton High School. He was awarded Salt Lake County School Resource Officer of the Year in 2006. Jake has served in many capacities in law enforcement including; supervising in the patrol & Sheriff’s Office Training Unit, Command Level Officer with Sheriff’s Office, Unified Police Department, Watch Commander and Executive Officer for Special Operations (K9, SWAT Command, and Search & Rescue). Jake has earned a Bachelor of Science in psychology and a Master’s degree in Public Administration. He is currently a Doctoral Candidate at the University of Utah in Political Science. Jake and his wife, Shea have four sons and reside in Salt Lake County. For more information about Jake Petersen for County Sheriff, visit: www.jakeforsheriff.com or call 801.879.6136.
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