Citing family considerations, Menlo Park Police Chief has accepted the Police Chief position in Draper, Utah, a community of 42,000 between Salt Lake City and Provo. He will begin on August 6.
Chief Roberts was hired as Menlo Police Chief in September 2010. During his tenure, he implemented numerous organizational changes that reduced annual expenditures by over $700,000. Chief Robert’s combined key management positions, re-aligned patrol and dispatch schedules, and implemented a Community Service Officer program.
Under his leadership, Menlo Park adopted social media platforms including a Department Facebook page, Nixle and Twitter. Crime data is now also accessible to anyone with a computer via crimereports.com.
“It was an agonizing decision to leave Menlo Park” said Chief Roberts. “The Department is full of committed, professional and talented people. We achieved many things in the past two years and I was anxious to watch the department achieve even more.”
City Manager Alex D. McIntyre offered that “Bryan did great work for both the Department and the community and he will be greatly missed.” McIntyre further indicated that he will conduct a nationwide search for a new Police Chief. He said he will name an interim Police Chief by the end of the month.