There's an apocryphal story of a long-since-retired Utah County sheriff's deputy who would take police reports to Brigham Young University's Honor Code Office, said sheriff's Sgt. Spencer Cannon.
But if that was ever standard practice, he said, "we've put a kibosh on that."
"If I notified the Honor Code Office of every time I witnessed a violation, I'd have to work 24 hours every day of the week," he said.
Cannon said this week that he hopes recent media coverage of BYU's practice of referring some students who report sexual crimes to its Honor Code Office — and a sheriff's deputy's role in providing that office with a police file in one case — will not dissuade victims from reporting such crimes in the future.