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Educational Programs

The Layton Police Department Community Resource Unit offers the following classes as part of their community education program. Contact the Community Resource Unit at 336-3488 or 336-3425 to schedule a class for your group or to receive further information. Please call at least two weeks before you want the presentation and if possible be flexible on the day of the week.

Police Department Tours

The Community Resource Unit offers scheduled tours of the Layton Police Department. The tour will consist of viewing the different areas of the department as well as the police motorcycles and vehicles. Please plan at least two weeks in advance for a tour. To schedule a tour of the Police Department call 801-336-3488.

Beware/Be Aware

This class is designed to educate citizens on personal safety. This is not a physical hands-on type of course. Instead, it is designed to show people how to become more aware of their everyday surroundings and lessen the chance of needing to use hands-on defensive tactics.

Stranger Danger

This class is designed to educate children about "stranger danger." It is geared for children 6-12 years old. This class discusses using the buddy system, potential situations in which strangers may try to harm them, and information on the 911 system.

Domestic Violence

This class is aimed at educating the community on issues related to domestic violence. This class not only discusses domestic violence laws and the role of police officers; it also gets into the "cycle of violence," and the mindset of offenders and victims.

Law And Order

The focus of this class is to educate people about police officers and the police department in general. It is designed as a career fair or merit badge type of class. It discusses what police officers do, the different divisions within the police department, and various levels of crimes and the associated punishments.

Robbery Prevention

This class is designed to educate area businesses on techniques they can use to reduce the chances of becoming victims of robbery. This class also discusses what to do during and immediately following a robbery. If desired, this class can include a safety assessment of the property to point out any obvious problems and provide possible improvements.

Strategies To Reduce Underage Alcohol Use

The purpose of this class to educate area businesses on the role they play in preventing underage alcohol use. This class discusses the responsibilities of business owners and employees, as well as applicable alcohol laws and penalties. The class also focuses on why alcohol sales are controlled, how to obtain a beer handlers' permit, tips on verifying age, and the role of the Layton Police Department.

Neighborhood Watch

This program includes two classes designed to support the Neighborhood Watch Program. While the program is actually administered by the Layton Community Action Council, the Layton Police Department is responsible for providing initial training. The first class is all about getting started in a Neighborhood Watch Program. It focuses on observation skills and tips for detecting suspicious activity. The second class is designed for groups that are ready to branch out into a mobile neighborhood watch system. This class builds on the start up course, but it also discusses qualifications and requirements, laws, and area crime statistics. When you contact the Community Resource Division for information on starting a neighborhood watch group, we will put you in touch with the appropriate coordinator and they will work with you to set up a training date.

Neighborhood Watch Pamphlet

For more information, email

Internet Safety Presentations

These presentations are age-appropriate and are tailored to the attention span and interest of the audience. Young children (Grades K-2) are introduced to the presence of online dangers and the importance of using the Internet with a trusted adult. Older children (Grades 3-6) learn what to watch out for online and how to avoid these dangers. Teens (Middle and High School) are shown the consequences of risky Internet behavior. Adults are taught basic Internet concepts and shown how easy it is for someone to find personal information about their children. They will also receive resources for communicating with children and teenagers about Internet concerns in a positive manner.

Child Identification Kits

The Child ID Kits contain personal information as well as a current image and fingerprints for your child. A digital image is taken and fingerprints are scanned into a computer to produce the final product. The images and the fingerprints taken are NOT kept on file at the Police Department. Once the information is printed the record is erased. The printout of your child’s information should be kept in a safe place and updated yearly. To find out when the next child identification event will be held, contact the Layton Police Department at 801-336-3488.

For a sample of the Child ID Kit, click here.

Workplace Violence

This presentation is designed to educate area businesses on how to recognize and identify potential problems relating to workplace violence. The class addresses the increasing number of cases nationally that involve violence in the workplace and what measures can be taken to recognize, mitigate and respond to these incidents. There will be a group discussion focusing on policies and guidelines when confronting potential problems. We will also discuss the role of officers and when to report incidents of workplace violence to the police.


The Layton Police Department generally offers fingerprinting on Tuesdays and Thursdays between the hours of 2:00 P.M. and 4:00 P.M., excluding holidays. Fingerprint services are available only to Layton City residents and/or employees of Layton businesses that require fingerprints by law.  Individuals requesting fingerprints must provide proof of residency and/or employment. The cost is $15.00 per person for up to three cards and $5.00 for each additional card. For schedule changes, contact the Records Division at (801)336-3520.

Alarm Permits

Businesses and residences having an alarm system are required to obtain a permit from the Police Department. Applications for the permit can be obtained from the company installing your alarm.

The application must be filled out completely and must bear signatures from the property owner, installer of the alarm, and authorized representative of the alarm company. The application must also list three responsible parties who will be available and willing to respond to the premise in case of an alarm. When the application is complete, your alarm company should send the application to the Police Department.

There are no fees associated with the alarm permit however, if more than two false alarms occur at the same premises within a three month period, the property owner will be assessed a fee. Additionally, on business premise alarms, if no responsible party responds, the owner of the business will be assessed a fee. For further information regarding fees and alarms see Chapter 5.28 of the Layton City Municipal Code.

Beer Handler Permits

Due to recent changes in Utah law, Layton Police Department no longer issues handler permits to retail employees who sell alcohol for off-premise consumption. Training and certification of employees is now regulated by the State. Go to for more information regarding Utah State requirements.

These changes did not affect Layton City licensing requirements for retail establishments. See Layton Municipal Code 5.16.100. Beer Retailer License for more information regarding requirements for retail establishments.

Criminal History Check

If you are a resident of Layton City you may request a copy of your own Utah criminal history between the hours of 8:00 A.M. and 5:00 P.M., Monday through Friday, excluding legal holidays. A $10.00 fee will be assessed at the time of application and you must bring state or federal government issued photo ID. You may only request a copy of your own record and only the Utah criminal history files will be checked. For information regarding national criminal history checks contact the Utah Bureau of Criminal Identification at

Letter of Good Conduct

The Police Department will provide a letter of good conduct to citizens of Layton City free of charge, provided there is no record at the Layton Police Department of a criminal conviction. These letters are generally used for individuals wishing to obtain a Visa for international travel.

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