BEYOND THE BADGE

Sergeant Brian Taylor, Provo Police Department

Sep 12, 2016, 11:21 AM | Updated: Aug 4, 2022, 11:09 am
...

The following nomination letter was written by John King, Provo City Chief of Police:

After serving our country in the United States Marine Corps, Sergeant Taylor joined the Provo Police Department in 2004. During the winter of 2014, while assigned to the graveyard patrol shift, the Sergeant was concerned for the welfare of the homeless people that he and his officers encountered during the winter nights. After doing some research Sergeant Taylor discovered an organization in Michigan that employed homeless people to make winter coats which converted into sleeping bags.

Sergeant Taylor raised enough money to buy 26 of those coats/sleeping bags and he distributed them to homeless people in need. Currently Sergeant Taylor is the supervisor of our School Resource Officers and has a meaningful impact on the safety of the children who attend school in Provo.

Sergeant Taylor has taken an active role in increasing the dialogue between our police officers and the minority members we serve. He actively participates in our quarterly “Conversations on Race,” and attends community rallies.

In the Summer of 2015 Brian Taylor worked with a member of our Citizens Advisory Board to create a program which brought our officers and community members closer together. The “Summer of Fun” Series was repeated this year. Once a month during the summer season each of our four patrol areas of the city hosted an event in which police cooked hotdogs for our community. In addition to having positive conversations in a casual atmosphere each event had an interactive component wherein we played a game (volleyball, kickball, soccer and Frisbee)

Each and every day Sergeant Taylor comes to work looks for ways to make our city safer and to increase the level of trust between the police and the people we serve.

Today’s Top Stories

Beyond the Badge

...
KSL NewsRadio Sales

Officer William Barnett, Taylorsville

The following post was submitted as a nomination for Officer William Barnett.
5 years ago
...
KSL NewsRadio Sales

Officer Preston Casey, Centerville

During this past year Centerville Police Officer Preston Casey has faced difficult personal and professional tragedies, despite these difficulties he maintained a positive attitude and became even more sensitive to challenges faced by others.
5 years ago
...
KSL NewsRadio Sales

Lieutenant Eric Stucki, Utah State Parks

While attending his son's basketball game, Lt. Stucki performed CPR on a boy until the ambulance could arrive.
5 years ago
...
KSL NewsRadio Sales

Officer Steve Olson, Cottonwood Heights

As I sat waiting for my order, a police officer entered pushing a bike. Initially, I thought he was perhaps a bike cop; however, I quickly realized that something else was going on.
5 years ago
...
KSL NewsRadio Sales

Chief Wade Carpenter and Officer Phil Kirk, Park City

After breaking down in the middle of an intersection, Park City police officers pushed my car to safety. They then used their own money to fill my gas tank.
5 years ago
...
KSL NewsRadio Sales

Randy Thomason, South Ogden

Sergeant Thomason went above and beyond to assist a vulnerable man in need.
5 years ago

Sponsored Articles

Spicy Homemade Loaded Taters Tots...
Macey's

5 game day snacks for the whole family (with recipes!)

Try these game day snacks to make watching football at home with your family feel like a special occasion. 
Happy joyful smiling casual satisfied woman learning and communicates in sign language online using...
Sorenson

The best tools for Deaf and hard-of-hearing workplace success

Here are some of the best resources to make your workplace work better for Deaf and hard-of-hearing employees.
Team supporters celebrating at a tailgate party...
Macey's

8 Delicious Tailgate Foods That Require Zero Prep Work

In a hurry? These 8 tailgate foods take zero prep work, so you can fuel up and get back to what matters most: getting hyped for your favorite
christmas decorations candles in glass jars with fir on a old wooden table...
Western Nut Company

12 Mason Jar Gift Ideas for the 12 Days of Christmas [with recipes!]

There are so many clever mason jar gift ideas to give something thoughtful to your neighbors or friends. Read our 12 ideas to make your own!
wide shot of Bear Lake with a person on a stand up paddle board...

Pack your bags! Extended stays at Bear Lake await you

Work from here! Read our tips to prepare for your extended stay, whether at Bear Lake or somewhere else nearby.
young boy with hearing aid...
Sorenson

Accommodations for students who are deaf and hard of hearing

These different types of accommodations for students who are deaf and hard of hearing can help them succeed in school.
Sergeant Brian Taylor, Provo Police Department