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Governor’s statement on the confirmation of Commissioner Jess Anderson

Wednesday October 17, 2018

SALT LAKE CITY (Oct. 17, 2018) – Gov. Gary R. Herbert issued the following statement after the Utah Senate’s confirmation of Jess L. Anderson as the new commissioner of the Utah Department of Public Safety:

“Jess Anderson is a respected leader in our law enforcement community and I have immense trust and faith in him. I look forward to working with him, and I believe he will make wise decisions when it comes to our public safety.”

During his more than 18 years at the Department of Public Safety, Commissioner Anderson has served in various capacities including his roles within the Utah Highway Patrol where he served on the bicycle squad, motor squad, Special Emergency Response Team, DUI squad, and as a member of executive protection. He has promoted through all ranks of DPS during his career and served in key positions, including Assistant Superintendent of the Utah Highway Patrol.




Nick Street
DPS Public Affairs Director
Department of Public Safety


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