Utah County Sheriff's Office

Sheriff's Communications Auxiliary Team - (SCATeam)


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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.

Overview

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 County.

Services Provided

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.

Membership Requirements

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 considered.

Websites

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.