Command Staff

Command Staff

Sheriff Frank Smith

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Frank Smith – Secretary Extension 3590 – Email

Frank Smith joins the Summit County Sheriff’s Office following a 34-year career in local, state and Federal law enforcement. With over 15 years of leadership experience at the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) and four extended special operations tours in Afghanistan, Frank will be a welcome addition to the Sheriff’s Office. Prior to joining the Summit County Sheriff’s Office, Frank was the Assistant Special Agent in Charge (ASAC) of the DEA Salt Lake City District Office.   Frank was responsible for managing all operational and administrative aspects of the DEA, consisting of seven investigative groups which included Special Agents, Task Force Officers, Diversion Investigators and an administrative support staff. Prior to serving as the ASAC in Salt Lake City, Frank served as the Team Leader of DEA’s Foreign Advisory Support Team (FAST) in Afghanistan. As the Team Leader in FAST, Frank lead deployments to Afghanistan, Tajikistan, the Dominican Republic and Haiti, Frank’s deployments entailed joining with US and British Special Forces to target and apprehend members of the Taliban, narco-terrorist’s and members of subversive groups threatening government rule. Before joining FAST, Frank was a Group Supervisor and a Special Agent for DEA. Before joining Federal law enforcement, Frank was a member of the Georgia State Police and a Deputy Sheriff with the Spartanburg County Sheriff’s Office.

Chief Deputy Kacey Bates

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 Kacey Bates – Extension 3686 – Email

Chief Bates began her career in law enforcement in 1997 as a deputy in the Corrections Division and is a lifelong resident of Summit County who resides on the East side. During her extensive service with the Sheriff’s Office Chief Bates has also served in Patrol, Investigations, as a detective and as a School Resource Officer, and while in Corrections as a deputy, Sergeant, and Lieutenant.


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Ken Jones – Extension 3579 – Email

Captain Ken Jones started his career in public service as an enlisted member of the United States Army in 1991. After eight years of service in the Army, including a combat tour in the Bosnia Herzegovina Theater, Jones separated from the Armed Forces with an honorable discharge and started his career in law enforcement. After a brief stint at the Utah State Prison, Jones started with the Summit County Sheriff’s Office in the Corrections Division. During his tenure with Summit County, Jones has been a Corrections Deputy, Patrol Deputy, Courts Service Deputy, Patrol Sergeant, Corrections Sergeant, Administrative Sergeant, SWAT team member, Honor Guard member,  Jail Commander and the Patrol Division Lieutenant.

Criminal Investigations / SRO Division – Lieutenant Justin Hemingway

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Justin Hemingway – Extension 3558 – Email

Justin Hemingway is currently assigned as the Lieutenant of Criminal Investigations. Justin has served his entire law enforcement career with the Summit County Sheriff’s Office, which began in 2002. Justin has served as a corrections deputy, court services deputy, patrol deputy, school resource officer, patrol sergeant, detective and school resource sergeant, patrol division lieutenant and criminal investigations lieutenant. Justin has also trained and participated in the following groups/assignments: Special enforcement unit, SWAT, major accident investigations, EMS – EMT A, phlebotomist, death investigator, motors team, drone team, and digital forensics

Court Services Division – Lieutenant Nick Wilkinson

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Nick Wilkinson – Extension 3571 – Email

Lieutenant Wilkinson began his law enforcement career in 1993 as a reserve deputy at the Salt Lake County Sheriff’s Office. During his tenure at the Salt Lake County Sheriff’s Office, Lieutenant Wilkinson was assigned in patrol, narcotics, vice, and canyon patrol capacities. In 1999, he worked for the Park City Police Department as a reserve officer. During his tenure with PCPD, Lieutenant Wilkinson was assigned to the Utah Olympic Public Safety Command for the Salt Lake 2002 Winter Olympics. Lieutenant Wilkinson came to work with the Summit County Sheriff’s Office in 2003 and has fulfilled duties as a patrol deputy, school resource detective, traffic detective, lead deputy, and patrol sergeant.

Communications Director – Lieutenant Gustaf Sandahl

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Gustaf Sandahl – Extension 3618 – Email

Gus Sandahl has been a member of the Summit County Sheriff’s Office since 2017.  He served as a dispatcher and lead dispatcher prior to becoming the director of the Dispatch Center.   Gus has a bachelor’s degree in criminal justice administration from Boise State University.  He retired from law enforcement in another state prior to moving to Summit County.

Corrections Division – Lieutenant Jon Evans

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Jon Evans – Extension 3701 – Email

Lt. Evan’s is a lifelong resident of Summit County and grew up on the West side. Lt. Evans began his career with the Summit County Sheriff’s office in 2009 as a Corrections Deputy and then moved to the Patrol Division, as a Patrol Deputy. During Jon’s career, he was instrumental in the creation of the Summit County JRI program/Drug Court. Positions also held by Lieutenant Evans have been Patrol Sergeant and Corrections Administrative Sergeant until he was promoted to Corrections Lieutenant.

Search & Rescue – Lieutenant Alan Siddoway

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Alan Siddoway – Extension 3518 – Email

Lieutenant Alan Siddoway is currently assigned as the Court Services’ Division Commander at the Summit County Sheriff’s Office. He serves as the sheriff’s liaison to the Summit County Search and Rescue. In that capacity, he has responded to numerous search and rescue missions with the volunteer team members, who he considers among the most proficient in their field.   Alan began his career with Summit County as a correctional deputy in 1985, became a patrol deputy and later functioned as a K-9 Handler. Alan was promoted to patrol sergeant in 1999 and functioned in that capacity until being assigned to the Special Operations Bureau in January 2003.  In January 2004, Alan was promoted to captain and assigned as the Bureau Chief of Special Operations. In March of 2008, Alan left the Summit County Sheriff’s Office to accept the position of Chief Investigator at the Utah State Medical Examiner’s Office but later returned to the Summit County Sheriff’s Office.

Patrol Division – Lieutenant Jeremie Forman

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Jeremie Forman – Extension 3550  – Email

Lieutenant Forman began his career with the Salt Lake City Police Department before transferring to the Summit County Sheriff’s Office. In his time with the sheriff’s office Lieutenant Forman has served in the Patrol Division, K9, Investigations, and School Resource. Lieutenant Forman currently oversees the Patrol Division and Mounted Patrol Program