Constitutional Rights

January 2019

I took a solemn oath as Sheriff and committed myself to upholding the Constitution of this great country and defending the God given rights which are protected by that Constitution. Nothing has been more important during my years of service than this.

April 2021

I released a public statement reaffirming my commitment to upholding our constitutional rights. You may read that statement here.

Working with the Davis County Attorney, I drafted and then implemented specific policy regarding our obligation to defend the Constitution. This policy clearly states the position of my office and provides clear, actionable guidance to members of the Davis County Sheriff’s Office as they fulfill their obligations to obey and defend the Constitution. You may review the policy here.

June 1, 2021

I presented this policy to the Davis County Commission and received their unanimous support for this important addition to Sheriff’s Office policy. Watch the presentation here which starts at 51:43.

I, Kelly V. Sparks, having been elected to the office of Davis County Sheriff, do solemnly swear that I will support, obey, and defend the Constitution of the United States and the Constitution of the State of Utah, and that I will discharge the duties of my office with fidelity.
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Speaking of this important policy statement, Troy Rawlins, Davis County Attorney said, “As has always been my experience with this Sheriff, he’s got it right… Whenever you have a policy that both secures public safety and constitutional rights at the same time, as the one that this Sheriff has crafted and drafted, it’s the right policy and it’s the direction to go.”