Neighborhood Code Enforcement

The Neighborhood Preservation Unit (NPU) enforces criminal code, and city nuisance codes, concentrating on drug/party houses, graffiti, alcohol compliance, illegal businesses,  abandoned vehicles, illegal apartments rentals, transient camps, junky yards, and public health issues. The NPU division works closely alongside all other City zoning enforcement teams and administrative divisions to resolve code and criminal violations.

NPU officers drive pickup trucks which are marked with the department logo and equipped with overhead lights and sirens.

NPU officers serve search warrants on known party, drug houses, and business involved in gambling machines and other criminal related incidents to arrest criminals and stop illegal activity. They work closely with State agencies and property owners to resolve the violations.

For more information about neighborhood preservation and ordinances in Orem, reach out to the Orem Preservation Unit or contact the NPU sergeant at (801) 229-7321. A recent article about the unit can be found here.

A code enforcement plan has been developed for low- to moderate-income neighborhoods outlining above-and-beyond activities to help improve these neighborhoods and prioritize Community Development Block Grant spending. These neighborhoods include Sharon Park, Geneva Heights, Suncrest, Stonewood, Lakeridge, and Hillcrest. View the plan here.

NPU's Philosophy

The City’s and the Police NPU Division policy, is to achieve voluntary compliance with reported and discovered code/criminal violations. However, not all violations have the same degree of severity. As such, the NPU division of the police department has established priority ranking and procedures. The intent is to allow the level of enforcement that best fits the type and circumstances of the code/criminal violation(s) within clear and objective criteria, consistent with the established priorities, and maximize available resources. 

NPU's Priorities

It is the NPU’s policy to investigate and attempt to resolve all reported and discovered code/criminal violations. Three may be times when code/criminal violations cannot be given the same level of attention, or when the NPU may be unable to carry out proactive enforcement measures. In such circumstance the most serious violations will be addressed before the less serious violations, regardless of the order in which the complaints are received. 

All police records are subject to GRAMA. https://archives.utah.gov/opengovernment/how-to-file-a-request-for-records-under-GRAMA.html

NPU Team Contact Information

Sgt. E Ahlborn
801.229.7321
erahlborn@orem.org

Det. Steve Norman
801.229.7258
swnorman@orem.org

Det. Brady Andreason
801.229.7187
bandreason@orem.org

Civilian Enforcement G. Smit
801.229.7084
gwsmit@orem.org

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