NOTE: https://realitybloger.wordpress.com/2011/05/22/the-sheriff-who-sold-his-county If you get sent to the main blog page, then look for the article on the On the main page, look for the article "The Sheriff Who Sold His County" on the "Most Popular" list on the right. I did a search and found no reference to this article on this forum. I came across this article this morning. If this article is accurate, then Sheriff's Offices all across the country may be in danger. Or, is this a bunch of BS? If anybody is in that part of the country or knows about this, please chime in. Here is an excerpt... As of January 1, 2010, the day that Salt Lake County became a police state, the Salt Lake County Sheriffs Department was officially dissolved. In its place was created a brand new corporation, which is now described as responsible for all police operations. This private company is called the Unified Police Department of Greater Salt Lake, or the Unified Police Department for short. Manta.com lists this private company here: (Unified Police Department Of Greater Salt Lake - Salt Lake City, Utah (UT) | Company Profile). This Unified Police Department (UPD) became the new police force for all municipal corporations (cities) and all unincorporated areas within the County of Salt Lake, thereby dissolving the only true lawful protective body within the county, the elected Sheriffs Department. To add to the treasonous nature of this takeover of Salt Lake County, this elected Sheriff was then appointed as Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Unified Police Department by the County Council. To clarify, the elected Sheriff Jim Winder was appointed by the elected County Council to be the CEO of the private company called Unified Police Department of Greater Salt Lake, which is in charge of all law enforcement within the County of Salt Lake.