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Woods Cross police chief resigns after 'disagreements' with city, officials say

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Woods Cross police chief resigns after 'disagreements' with city, officials say

By Carter Williams, | Posted - Sep. 7, 2018 at 4:13 p.m.

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WOODS CROSS — The Woods Cross police chief resigned effective immediately Wednesday because of “disagreements and some matters that came up,” city officials said Friday.

Greg Butler had been the department’s police chief since 2011.

Gary Uresk, Woods Cross city administrator, said in a statement that it became clear after recent disagreements that “it would be better for all parties that he resigns.”

He added that it was a mutual agreement.

“Greg Butler had been with the department for seven years and he has done a good job,” Uresk said. “There are no ill feelings.”

Butler's biography on Woods Cross’ website said he began his career as a police officer in Bountiful in 1986. He then moved over to the West Jordan Police Department in 1988 and worked there until 2008, when he became the police chief in Montpelier, Idaho.

He was named the Woods Cross police chief three years later. Butler is also listed as an adjunct instructor in the criminal justice department at Salt Lake Community College.

According to his biography, he was also a board member for the Utah Domestic Violence Coalition, Utah Chiefs of Police Association, Utah Sexual Violence Council and Davis County Law Enforcement Administrators Association.

Editor's note: A previous version of this article said Butler was also the Bountiful police chief. It has been corrected to say he was made the Woods Cross police chief in 2011.


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