r On August 21, during a consent agenda item, Utah County Commissioners voted 3-0 to appoint Sheriff-Elect Mike Smith as the interim county sheriff.
During public comment, Smith said he realizes he’s coming into a department with its share of issues, but he’s ready to face them head-on.
The appointment comes after previous Sheriff Jim
Tracy resigned earlier this month for personal reasons.
Sheriff Smith began his career in law enforcement in 1994 in Pleasant Grove, Utah. He climbed through the ranks to eventually become Chief of Police. Smith currently still holds the position as Chief of Police in Pleasant Grove and will do so until his successor is appointed.
Today at 1:00 p.m., Smith was sworn in as sheriff at the Historic County Courthouse.