As used in this chapter:

(1)  “Addiction” means the unlawful or habitual use of alcohol or a controlled substance which endangers public health and safety.

Terms Used In Utah Code 53-6-102

  • Conviction: means an adjudication of guilt regarding criminal conduct, including:
(a) a finding of guilt by a court or a jury;
(b) a guilty plea;
(c) a plea of nolo contendere;
(d) a plea which is held in abeyance pending the successful completion of:
(i) a probationary period; or
(ii) a diversion agreement; or
(e) a conviction which has been expunged or dismissed. See Utah Code 53-6-102
  • Council: means the Peace Officer Standards and Training Council created in Section 53-6-106. See Utah Code 53-6-102
  • Director: means the director of the Peace Officer Standards and Training Division appointed under Section 53-6-104. See Utah Code 53-6-102
  • Division: means the Peace Officer Standards and Training Division created in Section 53-6-103. See Utah Code 53-6-102
  • Nolo contendere: No contest-has the same effect as a plea of guilty, as far as the criminal sentence is concerned, but may not be considered as an admission of guilt for any other purpose.
  • Peace officer: means any officer certified in accordance with Title 53, Chapter 13, Peace Officer Classifications. See Utah Code 53-1-102
  • Plea: In a criminal case, the defendant's statement pleading "guilty" or "not guilty" in answer to the charges, a declaration made in open court.
  • State: when applied to the different parts of the United States, includes a state, district, or territory of the United States. See Utah Code 68-3-12.5
  • (2)  “Certified academy” means a peace officer training institution certified in accordance with the standards developed under Section 53-6-105.

    (3)  “Council” means the Peace Officer Standards and Training Council created in Section 53-6-106.

    (4)  “Conviction” means an adjudication of guilt regarding criminal conduct, including:

    (a)  a finding of guilt by a court or a jury;

    (b)  a guilty plea;

    (c)  a plea of nolo contendere;

    (d)  a plea which is held in abeyance pending the successful completion of:

    (i)  a probationary period; or

    (ii)  a diversion agreement; or

    (e)  a conviction which has been expunged or dismissed.

    (5)  “Director” means the director of the Peace Officer Standards and Training Division appointed under Section 53-6-104.

    (6)  “Dispatcher” means an employee of a public safety agency of the state or any of its political subdivisions and whose primary duties are to:

    (a) 

    (i)  receive calls for one or a combination of, emergency police, fire, and medical services, and to dispatch the appropriate personnel and equipment in response to the calls; and

    (ii)  in response to emergency calls, make urgent decisions affecting the life, health, and welfare of the public and public safety employees; or

    (b)  supervise dispatchers or direct a dispatch communication center.

    (7)  “Division” means the Peace Officer Standards and Training Division created in Section 53-6-103.

    (8)  “POST” means the division.

    Amended by Chapter 313, 2010 General Session