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Heber City Police Chief on Leave, City Reviewing Internal Complaint

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Heber City Police Chief Dave Booth is on leave while the city reviews an internal complaint involving him. 

His leave began at least three weeks ago, according to Heber Mayor Kelleen Potter.

A statement released by Heber City Monday says Chief Booth’s leave is standard procedure for reviewing the complaint.

The statement also said it would still be “premature” to share details as of this morning, but that the city would share more if the allegations are substantiated.

Mayor Kelleen Potter says the city is taking the complaint seriously, and the review “will be concluded as quickly as possible.”

She also says it’s operating under the assumption of the chief’s innocence until proven guilty, and that she has “never had any reason to question Booth’s competency and excellent performance.”

She says it’s the city’s goal going forward to “find that delicate balance between transparency and privacy.”

Chief Booth has been in law enforcement for over 30 years. He began his career in in 1989 in Orem. He moved to Heber in 1998 when he took a job with the Park City Police Department. In 2003 he was appointed as chief deputy for the Summit County Sheriff’s office before he finally took over as Heber Chief of Police in 2012.

In 2019, he was recognized as the small agency chief of the year at the Utah Chiefs of Police Association awards program.

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