Sgt. Regan Clark would not have to have the attention of
this recognition and would want to fade in to the background
without acknowledgement, however, he is most deserving
of this award. Regan is knowledgeable, a go getter, the go
to person, motivated, energetic, and high attention to detail
(OCD) are just some of the words you can use to describe Sgt.
Regan Clark. Regan is a Sergeant for the Sheriff’s Office in the
Corrections Bureau. Along with his other duties as a housing
sergeant Regan was chosen to be the Field Training Sergeant.
Regan is responsible for overseeing the training of all the
newly hired deputies, in the Corrections Bureau. In the past
year and a half, he and his crew of field training officers have
trained twenty + new deputies, and we have about 10 more
that they will need to train through the end of the year. Each
deputy will have a two to three-month training program. This
is a lot of people in a short amount of time.
Regan comes in and helps out whenever called. He adjusts
his schedule at a moment’s notice so that he can make sure
that he is here and that he can do whatever needs to be done.
Some of the things Regan is responsible for as far as field
training are: coordinating and orientation with the new staff,
making sure they have their training manuals. He makes sure
they have their computer log in, keys, uniforms, equipment,
and that they understand the policies and procedures of
the Sheriff’s Office and the Corrections Bureau. He follows
up with them while they are going through the Correction’s
Academy to make sure they are doing their best and
have everything they need during their time there. He
coordinates the new deputy fire arms training with firearms
staff to ensure they each deputy is trained and qualified in
this important skill. This is a simplified version of what he
does, he spends countless hours on making sure that the
new deputies have everything they need to start their career
off on a great path. This is above and beyond his regular
duties as a Housing Sergeant.
Yes, Regan does all of this while still attending to all of
his duties as a Housing Sergeant. Supervising a crew of
nine deputies and one civilian staff, and making sure all
of the regular requirements of his shift are completed.
He is extraordinary in managing all of his duties that he is
assigned and the additional duties he is given.
Regan is assigned to be a Sergeant in an area where there
are a lot of inmates that need additional help. He works
with combative inmates and has the ability to de-escalate
situations easily. He is over an area that has a lot of our
mentally challenged inmates. He has the ability to work with
these inmates and help them out with their problems. He
is concerned for the welfare of these inmates and takes an
active role whenever de-escalation techniques do not work
and force must be used.
Regan also reviews policy with his staff and notifies
me if he sees some changes or has suggestions for policy
and procedural change. He is motivated to improve and
maintain good morale amongst his subordinates and co-workers. He is constantly looking for ways to help others
out, and to make things easier for other people. He went
through a complex policy and broke it down to help people
understand it easier and quicker.
Regan has taken it upon himself to learn the Spillman
system. This system is used to file criminal charges against
a person when they have committed a crime. Regan has
learned the system and is one of the go to people for
assistance when other deputies in the jail need to file criminal
charges. He spends time with the deputy teaching them the
system and helps them through the process, to make sure
that all of the items that are needed are contained in report
booked into evidence. You often hear people ask when they
need help, “Is Clark here today?”
Through the past several years Regan has assisted with the
Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) inspections.
This is a three-day inspection, at least once a year (most
years twice a year) where the inspectors go through all of our
policies, procedures, and inspect the areas of the jail. There
are different policies and requirements that applied to
immigration inmates that don’t apply to our Utah inmates.
Regan knows these differences and can explain to the
inspectors the policies, procedures, and practices that apply
to immigration detainees. It is never fun to be inspected, but
Regan always maintains a positive attitude throughout the
As if that’s not enough he assisted in training for San Juan
County Sheriff’s Office, where we went down and provided
in-service training for their staff and the Grand County
As was mentioned at the beginning Regan is our go to
person. He does a fantastic job in anything he takes on and is
most deserving recognition for all that he does to make the
Sheriff’s Office, Corrections Bureau, and Housing Division
look so great and run so smoothly. Thank you, Regan,
From Sergeant Andrew Stewart
I have had the privilege of working with Regan for most
of my career. He is one of the most dedicated and loyal
employees that the Sheriff’s Department has. He ensures
that everything is done and ready for the next crew. He has a
reputation of being a little OCD and everybody wants to follow
Regan because you will not find a speck of dust anywhere.
Regan has been a Sergeant for several years and will do
anything for his crew. He has been involved in numerous
use of force incidents where he has been able to calm down
and work through the problem. I have seen him work with
inmates that Are suicidal and cutting themselves. Inmates
that have a fascination with their own feces, and those
that are so agitated that they have broken things within
their cells. Regan is able to work through each problem,
remain calm and can resolve the issues with as little force
We recently had an inmate jump off the tier in the jail.
Regan was one of the Sergeants working that day. He
was able to direct inmates, medical personnel, as well as
Deputies to ensure that the inmate was taken care of. He
was able to safely get the ambulance crew into the jail, and
have them securely transport the inmate to the hospital. The
calm that he showed was contagious to everyone around
him as they could deal with such a horrific scene.
Regan has had to on top of everything else train new
deputies as they are hired. These tasks take up most of his
time, but Regan is still able to go around and ensure that
everybody else is getting the things that they need. He has
trained and taught over 30 new deputies since he has taken
over the job as the Field Training Officer Supervisor. He is
constantly receiving phone calls and emails from cadets
going through the academy. There is never a day off when
you are Regan.
Sgt. Andrew Stewart
Sergeant, Utah County Sheriff