Welcome to the Hurricane City Police Department's website. I have been the Chief for more than 20 years, with more than 25 years service in law enforcement.
When I started with the Hurricane City Police Department, it had only six full time officers and the City of Hurricane's population was estimated at 5,500 residents. Now the City has grown to approximately 15,000 residents and the Department has grown to 18 police officers and two animal control officers. Our Animal Control officers also provide service to La Verkin City.
Our police officers participate as members of the Washington County Drug and Gang Task Force and serve as the lead agency for the Washington County Youth Alcohol Task Force. The Department also participates with other Law Enforcement Agencies and Health Departments throughout the State of Utah and the Division of Environmental Quality in the Proper Medication Disposal Program.
We have a beautiful community that provides many opportunities for both its residents and visitors. Hurricane is home to two State Parks - Sandhollow State Park and Quail Creek State Park and two golf courses - Sandhollow Golf Course and Sky Mountain Golf Course, as well as providing access to the Red Cliffs Desert Reserve and other numerous hiking and ATV trails. The City also hosts many activities and sporting events at the Washington Regional Park and throughout the community.
For five years starting in 2010, the City of Hurricane will be one of the host cities for the Ford Ironman - St George. The swim portion of the event will take place at Sandhollow State Park and transition to the bike portion, before leaving for other areas of Washington County. Our officers are excited to be a part of this event and have spent many hours in preparation to insure the safety of the many visitors anticipated to be in the area for the event.
Currently, as the Emergency Manager for the City of Hurricane, I am working with the City Department Heads, as well as representatives from local community groups and Southwest Health to review and complete an overall Emergency Response Plan for the City. This is an ongoing process and I would encourage everyone to be involved.
I invite you to take time to examine and utilize this Website. As you explore the site, you will find information on department organization, crime data, safety tips, special programs and opportunites to volunteer with the Police Department.
The Hurricane City Police Department encourages members of our community to become involved in our efforts to prevent crime. You may submit anonymous tips to the Department through our tips line at 435-635-7911 or by email at email@example.com. Thank you for your support in our efforts.
Chief Lynn L Excell