Police Chief Gary R. Jensen
Chief Gary Jensen was born in Salt Lake City, Utah, where he spent his early years of childhood before moving to Afton Wyoming. He spent four years in Afton through his junior high and sophomore year at Star Valley High School. His family moved to Farmington, Utah, in his junior year of high school. He attended and graduated from Davis High School. Chief Jensen served a mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints in the Hawaiian Islands.
Chief Gary Jensen attended Weber State University, where he earned his paramedic certificate and Associate's Degree in Emergency Care and Rescue. He continued his formal education earning a Bachelor's degree in Criminal Justice in 1995, followed by a Master's Degree in Criminal Justice in 2005 at Weber State University. Most recently, Chief Jensen was invited to attend and graduated from the FBI National Academy in Quantico, Virginia, session 244 in March of 2011.
He attended Peace Officer Standards and Training in 1986, earning his basic peace officer certification. He began his law enforcement career as a Deputy Sheriff for Box Elder County Sheriff's Office. He worked for the Centerville City Police Department for one year, the Farmington City Police Department for three and a half years, and spent nearly thirteen and a half years with the Davis County Sheriff's Office in a dual role as a Deputy Sheriff/Paramedic. While working for Davis County, he served six years with the Davis County SWAT and Paramedic Tactical Rescue Unit (PTRU), was a firearms instructor, and completed a three year full-time assignment to the Davis Metro Narcotic Task Force as a detective and assistant supervisor. Chief Jensen was promoted to the rank of Sergeant in 2003 where he supervised a crew of 10 Deputy Sheriff/Paramedics. As is typical for many police officers, Chief Jensen worked a part-time job spending nearly 10 years working in critical care as a Flight Paramedic for the University of Utah Hospital on AirMed.
In 2005, Chief Jensen was hired and appointed Chief of Police for the Vernal City Police Department. He was the administrator of the 22 officer department, administrating agency for the Uintah Basin Drug Task Force, and the Vernal area Victim Advocate group. In October 2009, Chief Jensen was hired as the Police Chief for Logan City. LCPD has 59 full-time officers and operates a Dispatch Center that serves all agencies in Cache County.
He was a member and past President of the Uintah Basin Law Enforcement Administrators Association. He served for eight years as a member of the board for the Utah Chiefs of Police Association.