Logan police chief concerned about legislative issues

The 2010 session of the Utah Legislature opens on Monday, Jan. 25, one week later than it has opened in previous years. New Logan Police Chief Gary Jensen says he’s concerned about some proposed bills affecting law enforcement, although nothing is in legislative form at this time. On KVNU’s Crosstalk show Thursday, Jensen said there is talk about changing the retirement laws so that law enforcement officers would not be able to retire then go to work for the government again. “It may really hurt us in being able to recruit and retain good police officers,” Jensen said. “As we go forward we would hope that whatever the retirement bills come up that we would be able to keep our ability to use that as a tool in attracting good people to come into law enforcement as well as retaining them.” Chief Jensen says he is also concerned about a proposed concealed firearm carry bill where people would be able to display firearms on their hip if they feel threatened.

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