SCAT Mission Statement
The mission of the Utah County Sheriff's Communications Auxiliary Team (SCATeam) is to provide
emergency support and communications for the Utah County Sheriff's Office and, through it, other
agencies under the direction of the Emergency Services Division, thereby serving the public welfare
in any emergency, disaster, or catastrophe.
The Utah County Sheriff’s Communication Auxiliary Team, better known as “SCAT” is a volunteer
organization made up of 30 citizen volunteers from throughout the County and is overseen by the
Emergency Services Division of the Sheriff’s Office. The team was formed in 1981 and has several
members with over 20 years of dedicated service to the Sheriff’s Office and the citizens of Utah
During an average year the SCATeam volunteers countless man hours in support of Sheriff’s Office
emergency call outs and planned events through out the County. Some of these calls to service
include supporting Search and Rescue on major calls, and assisting Cities during their summer
festivals (Orem Summer Fest, BYU’s Stadium of Fire and many others) by providing communications and
traffic control. The SCATeam also trains and is ready to assist the Sheriff’s Office and local
citizens if we experience any type of natural disaster.
All members of the SCATeam start with obtaining their “HAM” radio license. Once this is completed,
potential members need to join the local ARES group. After a couple of years with ARES, potential
members may submit an application to join the team, all members must pass a back ground check to be
If you are interested in learning more about this outstanding team of volunteers you may visit
these two web sites: www.scateam.org & www.ucares.org. It is both a pleasure and a privilege to serve
with the dedicated volunteers who make up the SCATeam. We at the Sheriff’s Office appreciate all of
their hard work.