Police Department


Since 1950, the members of Syracuse Police Department have had the duty and honor of serving and protecting the community of Syracuse, Utah. Our community is the ideal place to live, work, and raise a family. We are regularly recognized as one of the safest communities in Utah - a distinction that is only possible when a positive partnership exists between law enforcement, elected officials, and the community.  

Guiding Principles

As members of Syracuse Police Department, our guiding principles of Pride, Accountability, Cooperation, and Excellence are at the core of what we do, how we do it, and all that we believe. 


 We will take pride in our department and our community. We will take pride in our appearance and our profession. We will take pride in the work we produce and in the services we provide.  


 We will be accountable for our successes and our failures. We will be accountable how we use resources provided to us by the tax payers. We will be accountable for being well-trained and able to respond to the law enforcement needs of our community.  


We will seek ways to work with residents, businesses, other City departments, and outside agencies to address law enforcement needs and concerns. We will use our position to build relationships, provide services, and participate in causes that enhance our community.  


Excellence is the goal in all that we do. Any other goal would simply unacceptable. 

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Chief's Message

 Garret began his career with Layton Police Department in April of 1998. He was appointed as Syracuse City’s 4th Police Chief in December of 2012. He earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Criminal Justice from Southern Utah University. He is also a graduate of the FBI National Academy, FBINA #242.  

Chief Atkin served two years as president of the Davis County Law Enforcement Administrators Association. He currently serves as a member of the Utah Chiefs of Police Association’s accreditation and conference planning committees.  

Chief Atkin and his family have lived in Syracuse since 2004. He is honored to serve in the community he calls home.

Chief Atkin can be reached at 801-614-9609 or [email protected].