Naples Police Department

  • Agency: Naples Police Department
  • Address: 1420 E. 2850 S, Naples, 84078 UT
  • Chief: Mark J Watkins (Chief of Police)
Phone: (435) 789-9090
Fax: (435) 789-9458

Naples Police Department is located at 1420 E. 2850 S, Naples, 84078 UT. The Chief of Police of the department is Mark J Watkins. The Naples Police Department phone number is (435) 789-9090.

Naples Police Department News

Text to 9-1-1 now available in Duchesne, Daggett and Uintah Counties: Press Release for Text to 911 From: The 911 PSAP (Public Safety Answering Point) in Duchesne, Uintah and Daggett County, all Police, Sheriff’s, Fire, and EMS personnel. To: All Utah News Media Regarding: Text to 911 We are pleased to announce residents anywhere in Duchesne, Uintah and Daggett Counties can text “911” on their cell phones and be connected with a 911 dispatcher in an emergency. Speaking directly to a 911 dispatcher is always the best and fastest way to get help in an emergency or to report a crime in progress. If you can call 911 for help, please do, but for those times when you can’t call, there is now “Text to 911”. This new feature is also a benefit to the hearing impaired and can be helpful in an emergency as opposed to a voice call to 911. Texting 911 gives emergency dispatchers the capability to communicate with citizens who find themselves in a position where they are unable to call 911 because of serious situations where calling for police assistance may expose a caller to more danger. Cases of abuse, burglary, robbery, or even an active shooter situation have been successfully reported across the country by callers who have been able to text 911 without tipping off a suspect. We are happy to be able to offer this life saving service to our citizens. This announcement covers all cities and all of the unincorporated areas in Duchesne, Uintah and Daggett Counties. As the public safety professionals in the Uintah Basin, we are always working to improve our ability to respond to emergencies to help keep you safe. As of 2017, six mobile service providers have taken the necessary steps to allow you to text 911 on your mobile phone in Utah: AT&T, i-Wireless, Sprint, T-Mobile, U.S. Cellular, and Verizon. As the equipment in each 911 call center is adjusted to enable the receipt of texts, customers of these carriers can use the feature within a matter of days. Please refer to our Text 2 9-1-1 Fact Sheet for more in depth detail and how to questions. Text to 9-1-1 FACT SHEET Call if you can - text if you can’t. Can I send a text to 9-1-1? Yes. Cellular customers living in Duchesne, Uintah or Daggett Counties - service area may be able to use their mobile phones to send a text message to 911 for emergency help. Texting should only be used during an emergency when you are unable to make a voice call to 9-1-1. How to text 9-1-1 in an emergency:  Enter the numbers “911” in the “To” field;  The first text message to 9-1-1 should be brief and contain the location of the emergency and type of help needed;  Push the “Send” button.  Be prepared to answer questions and follow instructions from the 9-1-1 call taker.  Text in simple words – do not use abbreviations.  Keep text messages brief and concise. Below are a few things to know if you need to text 9-1-1:  Text location information is not equal to current location technology.  As with all text messages, 9-1-1 messages can take longer to receive, can get out of order or may not be received.  Text-to-9-1-1 is not available if you are roaming. You should receive a "bounce-back" message informing you that the service is unavailable.  A text or data plan is required to place a text-to-9-1-1. Your mobile carrier’s regular texting rates will apply.  If texting to 9-1-1 is not available in your area, or is temporarily unavailable, you will receive a message indicating that texting 9-1-1 is not available and to contact 9-1-1 by other means.  Photos and videos cannot be sent to 9-1-1 at this time. Only 911 call centers in Weber, Morgan and Salt Lake County are equipped to accept photos or videos attached to a text message  Text-to-9-1-1 cannot include more than one person. Do not send your emergency text to anyone other than 9-1-1. Do not text and drive!

POTENTIAL SCAM ALERT: We received information today that people have gotten calls that appear to originate from our city number. The caller in this case claimed to be from the courts and requested personal information. Please, DO NOT give any of your personal information out over the phone. We will not call you on the phone requesting this kind of information. This call did not actually come from our office, but did appear to. Please be aware that scammers will always find new ways to try and get our information and separate us from our money.

'Active shooter' drill planned at Uintah High On Monday, June 11, there will be a day-long training exercise at Uintah High School involving several "active shooter" scenarios. This exercise is expected to run from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. It will involve Uintah School District employees, law enforcement officers from multiple jurisdictions, and EMS and fire department personnel. A number of high school students have also volunteered, with parental consent, to assist in these scenarios. The public should expect to hear sirens around the high school throughout the day. As part of this drill, multiple ambulances will also be arriving at the high school and leaving to transport "victims" to Ashley Regional Medical Center. Please do not be alarmed or call Central Dispatch to report an incident at the high school during Monday's drill. Again: THIS IS A TRAINING EXERCISE ONLY. We believe this training is necessary and relevant, given recent events around the country. We also believe the tactics and skills practiced during these exercises will help our school staff, law enforcement, and EMS personnel effectively respond to an active shooter situation, should one happen in our community. As always, the safety of our children is our top priority. That is our primary reason for conducting training like this with our community partners.

The Naples Police Officer's Association is holding a concealed weapons class THIS Saturday May 5th at 5 PM at the Naples City Offices. Cost is $55. Please contact Kim at 435-789-9449 to reserve your seat.

Thank you for the communities support and the comradery between law enforcement agencies in the Uintah Basin including our fire department. Jesse will be missed.

The Naples Police Department lost a member of our K9 program last Tuesday. K9 Jesse and her partner Lieutenant Drew Cox came to the Naples PD in 2008. In the last ten years K9 Jesse and her partner have been accredited to many drug arrests in the Basin. On January 11, 2018 at 10:00 a.m. the Naples Police Department, Vernal Police Department and, the Uintah County Sheriff’s Office and other police agencies will pay tribute to Jesse by escorting her home from the crematorium in Vernal to her home in Naples. The escort will be down Main St in Vernal, then South on Hwy 40 through Naples. This escort is intended to pay respect to K9 Jesse and her handler Lt. Cox as well as all our police K9’s and their handlers that serve our communities.

These great kids came by to thank and talk with Officer Peterson today. Thanks guys!

Welcome to our two newest Police Department members Officer Peterson and Officer Gray!

The following nomination letter was written by Mark Watkins, Chief of Police for the Naples Police Department. Lieutenant Drew Cox is in charge of the K-9 program at the Naples Police Department. As a small community police officer (population 3,000) our opportunities are limited as well as our resources. Lt. Cox has dedicated his time and often donated his time to our K-9 program. In the last 8 years Lt. Cox has acquired his certifications to train K-9 dogs and their handlers. Doing so has allowed the Naples Police Department to place three drug/patrol dogs patrolling our jurisdiction in a police department of only 7 officers as well as assisting other jurisdictions. Naples is able to cut the cost of purchasing and training a K-9 from approx. $20,000 to approx. $5,000 per dog saving the community money and giving them an unlimited and very valuable resource. Just recently Lt. Cox has acquired a bomb dog that I believe may be the first bomb dog outside of the Wasatch front and certainly the first in the Uintah Basin and arguably a huge resource for the Basin. This dog cost the City of Naples nothing. Lt Cox also has another passion that when he's not dog training he's a valiant and very talented child abuse investigator. I, as a 28 year veteran of law enforcement have never seen such compassion and dedication to investigate and illuminate child abuse, that in and of itself, is a hero in by book. Lt, Cox is an invaluable asset to my police department and to the community that honestly I can’t do without but more important is the need for talents like Lt. Cox in smaller rural jurisdictions that are willing to dedicate and sacrifice for the community.

Dog is man's best friend, but for law enforcement, a dog is the best partner and backup, according to K9 handlers. Training the officer and the K-9 together is key to the success of the partnership. According to Oquirrberg Kennels Owner, Rose Cox, the officers need to be trained and certified in handling the K-9s yearly and maintaining regular K-9 training keeps necessary skills sharp, to get the job done in any scenario. Oquirrberg Kennels is based out of Tooele and specializes in breeding and training K-9s. Cox came to Naples Elementary School to assist in a training that certified officers and refreshed the memory of the K-9s, in a four day training that included eight law enforcement agencies. “We are too close not to be training together,” Naples City Police Lieutenant, K-9 trainer and handler, Andrew Cox said. “We should all train together so we are are all on the same page; so we don't have issues down the road with one dog and not the other one because they don't know each other, and you might need to have two dogs out there.” Andrew Cox said that the training with multiple agencies helps so the dogs can be familiar with one another. Rose Cox agreed that when the dogs get “out of their pack” they can be capable of so much more. The agencies involved included: North Salt Lake; Uinta County, Wyoming; Roosevelt; Draper City; Grantsville; Sandy City; Vernal and Duchesne County. “We've been working on this for many, many years and it's finally coming to fruition,” Rose Cox said. “I try to gather the best, and Andrew (Cox) in this area, is one of them, he has been a huge part of not only Oquirrhberg but the POST program.” According to Rose Cox, POST (Peace Officer Standards and Training) is a certification that the K-9 handlers need to have. It is also recognized by over 60 countries and was implemented in Utah in 1988. Rose Cox has been involved in POST since its inception in Utah. “It's vamped to be what the officers would encounter on a street situation,” Rose Cox said, regarding POST. All agencies involved saw the benefit of not only training officers together, but also the K-9. The training involved included giving the K-9 different challenges when attacking a suspect, such as pepper spray, tasers and how an officer is supposed to command the K-9 to release its grasp on a suspect. The training included getting the dogs used to being carried over the shoulder because there are situations the officer may encounter that requires the K-9 to be carried up a ladder. K-9s were passed around a circle of officers to get them used to being held by different people that are not familiar. K-9s were also trained in drug detection, during the four day training. Officers of multiple agencies do not always gather for a combined training, though as individual departments, most train with officers and K-9s weekly, according to Rose Cox. “We are going to start having a yearly seminar training in the Vernal area,” Rose Cox said. Plans have not been put in place as of yet for details of the yearly seminar.

An Explosive Sniffer Is Trained Naples City Police Department K-9 trainer Lt. Drew Cox has a new task at hand. He has been training, not only the K-9 units for the Uintah Basin, but a new K-9 that will be able to help identify and minimize risk of an explosive threat by sniffing it out. This new K-9 will be shared by all agencies across the Basin, as need arises. A training with the K9s takes place nearly once a week with Naples Police and other agencies. Recently the new bomb dog, Felon, has had training in Altamont with Naples Police, Bureau of Indian Affairs and Duchesne County Sheriff's Office. The training in Altamont was held on Friday, June 3. Lt. Cox was present to supervise the obedience training of a new drug dog for the BIA as well as work with the new bomb dog. "We're working on training my new dog on scents," said Cox. "He's learning to identify things like C4, black powder, TNT, dynamite. He's learned a lot of them already, and we've got a few more to learn." BIA Officer Chapoose also spent the morning working with his K-9 on obedience exercises. "These dogs are always hyper after they come out of the long training," said Cox. "We have to work with them to bring them down, teach them obedience." A training also took place at the old Naples City Fire Department with Duchesne County Sheriff's Office, Naples City Police, Vernal City Police and BIA. At the training in Naples, officers were not only able to see Felony at work, but also run their own K-9 partners through routines, bite suit attacks and mock drug busts. Cpl. Morant Harrison, Duchesne County Sheriff's Office, said he hasn't had a whole lot of dealing with bomb dogs. “It's always nice knowing there's (a bomb dog) closer than Salt Lake,” Harrison said. Cox said there may not be a great need for a dog that can sniff out explosives to date for the area, though it is better to have one close and not need it than to need it and not have it. “The pro of having a bomb dog in the area...when we get calls, for instance like at Wal-Mart,” Cox said. “You can secure the building faster, search it faster.” Images Previous Next K9 Training

We would like to give a BIG THANK YOU to local Girl Scout Troops 220 and 2351! They very generously donated a CASE of cookies to our officers today! Thanks so much girls!!

Naples City is working on a re-branding, and we need you! If you could take just a few minutes and complete the following survey, and also share it with your friends and relatives, it would provide us with some much needed feedback about what we should do moving forward! Thank you!

Thanks to Madison McClure for the wonderful blankets you made! We will be sure to put them to good use!

Don't forget! Concealed Weapons Class THIS Wednesday, 6:00 P.M. at the Naples City Offices. Contact Kim at 435-789-9449 to reserve your seat now!

Just in time for Valentine's Day, we are having a concealed weapons class! What better gift than peace of mind for you and for your loved one? Cost for the class is only $50! Class will be Wednesday, February 10th from 6:00 P.M. to 10:00 P.M. Contact Kim at 435-789-9449 to reserve your seat now!

With the snow coming down, the plows will be out, so please remove any parked vehicles from the roadways. We appreciate your assistance, and be safe out there.

Naples City is having a canned food drive! Bring your donations by for a change to win a prize!