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Lindon Police mark a decade of service

July 5, 2018 GMT

Lindon residents, city and staff celebrated the 10th anniversary of the Lindon Police Department on Saturday.

Lindon was settled in 1861, initially going by the name, Stringtown. According to the Lindon Historical Commission, in those early years the mail stop for the little settlement and nearby Pleasant Grove was “under an old linden tree growing in the area.” This tree was the inspiration in 1889 when the town applied for an official post office. The town was incorporated in 1924.

More than decade ago, Lindon city contracted with the Pleasant Grove Police Department for police coverage of the town of about 10,000. City staff and council members decided in 2007 to create their own police department for the city. The first Lindon Police patrol kicked off July 1, 2008, with 15 officers, including former Police Chief Cody Cullimore.

Current Lindon Chief of Police Josh Adams said now a decade later the department still functions with 15 officers.

“Back then they created the Police Department with future staffing and growth in mind, so we’ve been able to maintain the national ideal ratio of officers to residents,” Adams said.

The department has undergone important upgrades over the last decade, including: the opening of a new public safety building last year to house both the police and fire departments; the addition of drone technology to survey accident scenes and investigations; even updates to police officers’ uniforms.

Lindon police officers showed off the new uniforms, with its updated patches, badges and logos, at Saturday’s anniversary celebration. Residents joined the officers for free hot dogs and cake as well.

“It’s a milestone,” Adams said of the anniversary. “Saturday we had some great attendance and visited with a lot of nice people in the community.”