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Salt Lake County Undersheriff Scott Carver named acting sheriff

Salt Lake County Undersheriff Scott Carver named acting sheriff

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SOUTH SALT LAKE — Salt Lake County Undersheriff Scott Carver was named acting sheriff until an interim sheriff is named, the department said in a statement Monday.

Carver takes over for Jim Winder, who resigned to take over as Moab Police Chief. Winder’s resignation took effect Monday at midnight.

Carver, who has been undersheriff since 2008, is expected to remain the acting sheriff for about 45 to 60 days until an interim sheriff is named by the Utah Democratic Party, according to the sheriff’s office.

The Salt Lake County sheriff also oversees Unified police operations.

“We are proud of the accomplishments and progress we as an office have made under Sheriff Winder and look forward to building upon the great history and traditions we have established,” Carver wrote in a message about the transition.

Carver headed the Utah Department of Corrections prior to taking over as undersheriff in 2008.

Winder decided to accept an offer to become Moab’s police chief in May. He was confirmed by Moab City Council on June 14. He said he had already decided he would not run for re-election in 2018.

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Carter Williams is an award-winning reporter who covers general news, outdoors, history and sports for He previously worked for the Deseret News. He is a Utah transplant by the way of Rochester, New York.


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