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Panel advances bill on off-duty cops
This is an archived article that was published on sltrib.com in 2012, and information in the article may be outdated. It is provided only for personal research purposes and may not be reprinted.

A bill that would require local police departments to post their policy about using off-duty officers on security details cleared a Senate committee unanimously Wednesday afternoon.

Sen. Margaret Datyon, R-Orem, said she had been told there has been confusion because there isn't a uniform policy where cities can go to determine if local law enforcement agencies have policies about hiring cops from other departments while off-duty.

The bill, SB120, was supported by the Fraternal Order of Police and the League of Cities and Towns.

"There's got to be transparency in the process," said Kelly Atkinson, a lobbyist for the Fraternal Order of Police.

The measure now moves to the Senate.

David Montero

dmontero@sltrib.com

Twitter: @davemontero

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