Get breaking news alerts via email

Click here to manage your alerts
The Polygamy Blog
Nate Carlisle
Reporter Nate Carlisle and photographer Trent Nelson cover polygamy for The Salt Lake Tribune. You can follow the Polygamy Blog on Twitter at @tribunepolygamy. Follow Nate Carlisle on Twitter at @natecarlisle. Follow Trent Nelson on Twitter at @trenthead.

» E-mail Nate Carlisle

» Subscribe (RSS)

More cameras added to Short Creek surveillance network map

After reporting in March on an extensive and mysterious surveillance network in two polygamous towns, we asked for help identifying cameras we may have missed. Now, we’ve updated the map with six new cameras that were submitted by users.

The newly-identified cameras, including three at a sewer pond, are marked on the map with green push pin icons to differentiate them from those we documented while exploring Hildale, Utah, and Colorado City, Ariz. You may also need to zoom out to see all of them; while we mostly documented cameras in the core of the towns, most of these new additions to the map lie on the outskirts of the twin towns.

Join the Discussion
Post a Comment

It’s also worth mentioning that we can only make educated guesses about the purpose and owners of these new cameras. Our original story cited Willie Jessop saying the overall network is controlled by the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Our follow up, which included considerably more information, cited Guy Timpson agreeing. On the other hand, city attorney Blake Hamilton acknowledged that, like most other cities, the towns have cameras on sensitive areas like utility facilities.

We’re continuing to investigate this topic and as we learn more we’ll write updates.

The next time we’re in the Short Creek area we’ll try to document these new additions with photographs. And, again, if you know of more cameras, email me at jdalrymple@sltrib.com

—Jim Dalrymple II

Twitter: @tribunepolygamy

Copyright 2014 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

Top Reader Comments Read All Comments Post a Comment
Click here to read all comments   Click here to post a comment

About Reader Comments

Reader comments on sltrib.com are the opinions of the writer, not The Salt Lake Tribune. We will delete comments containing obscenities, personal attacks and inappropriate or offensive remarks. Flagrant or repeat violators will be banned. If you see an objectionable comment, please alert us by clicking the arrow on the upper right side of the comment and selecting "Flag comment as inappropriate". If you've recently registered with Disqus or aren't seeing your comments immediately, you may need to verify your email address. To do so, visit disqus.com/account.
See more about comments here.
  • Search Obituaries
  • Place an Obituary

  • Search Cars
  • Search Homes
  • Search Jobs
  • Search Marketplace
  • Search Legal Notices

  • Other Services
  • Advertise With Us
  • Subscribe to the Newspaper
  • Access your e-Edition
  • Frequently Asked Questions
  • Contact a newsroom staff member
  • Access the Trib Archives
  • Privacy Policy
  • Missing your paper? Need to place your paper on vacation hold? For this and any other subscription related needs, click here or call 801.204.6100.