Hate Crimes

Starting Point: In 2011, there was no established Hate Crimes Response Plan and no ordinance specifically setting penalties for hate crimes.

2015 Goal: Adopted Hate Crimes ordinance and Hate Crimes Response Plan.

Update: Continue to thoroughly investigate each crime as reported for the possibility of a hate crime enhancement, which is determined by the prosecuting agency, not the arresting agency. These enhancements are governed by state statute, UCA 76-2-203.2, which was enacted in 2009.

Target: A policy and procedure are in place regarding the investigation of alleged hate crimes.