What is Mobile Patrol?
A group of trained citizens who want to stop crime in their neighborhoods by being the “eyes and ears” of the West Valley City Police Department. Like the traditional neighborhood watch, mobile patrol groups report any crime and suspicious activity to the Police and their neighbors.
The purpose of citizen mobile patrol is to assist in deterring crime.
Patrol members should report crimes and suspicious activity to the
Police. These citizens can also educate their communities in good safety
Successful efforts to combat crime requires the
cooperative efforts of police and citizens. The police simply cannot be
everywhere. For this reason, success in fighting crime is dependent on
citizen cooperation and assistance. Many crimes might never be committed
if citizens were more alert to suspicious activity and notified the
Mobile Patrol kits will be made available
through the Neighborhood Services Office. Materials will be checked out
and are expected to be returned if your program becomes inactive. The
kit will include a storage box, car magnets, documentation log,
flashlight, and flood light.
Some things to remember about mobile patrol members:
Participants must be at least 18 years of age.
Participants Always patrol in teams. Never Alone.
Participants are required to attend training provided by West Valley City a minimum of once every two years.
Participants Do Not have police authority.
Participants are responsible and liable for their own safety and actions at all times.
Participants should Not leave their vehicle to confront suspects.
Participants can Not represent themselves as employees of representatives of the Police or city.
Participants should Not carry or use weapons such as firearms, nightsticks, mace, clubs, etc.
Participants can Not consume Any alcoholic beverage eight hours prior to or during their patrol shift.
Always Consider Their Won Personal Safety as the First Priority!