Police in Libraries: Asset not Arrest

Panel Discussion with representatives from the library, police and city discussing successful collaboration in handling at risk populations. Manage relationships with police, when police arrive at the library they are an asset of resources instead of just arrests.


  • Robert Hale, Mayor of Midvale, Utah 2018-2021
  • Randy Thomas, Chief of Police, UPD Midvale Precinct
  • David Bird, Library Manager, Ruth Vine Tyler Library, Salt Lake County Library Services