Childcare center citations and real estate sanctions databases updated

26 09 2011

New information up to August 2011 has been added to both of the childcare center citations and real estate sanctions databases.

The updated childcare database can be found here: and the real estate database can be found here:

The childcare database includes 766 new citations from providers throughout the state. Of those citations, 47 were due to choking hazards being present for children under the age of 2, 29 had toxic/hazardous materials within reach of children, and 18 had unlocked firearms in their home.

The childcare database can be browsed in its entirety, or can be searched by provider name.

Forty-one new entries were added to the real estate database, including a mortgage loan originator who used personal funds as a down payment on a loan for another person, and a residential appraiser who failed to report and analyze relevant sales and listings when making an estimate.

Over 1,500 real estate records are available online, spanning the last seven years. The database can be browsed in its entirety, or can be searched by provider name.

Divorce Database and Criminal Charges Database updated

22 09 2011

Both the divorce database and the criminal charges database have been updated to reflect cases as recent as August 2011.

Divorce information can be found here:

The criminal charges databases can be found here:

The criminal charges database contains over 800,000 records dating as far back as 1997, and includes all district court cases, except those that have been dismissed or expunged.

The divorce database contains over 150,000 records, and includes statewide divorces since 1997.

Both databases are searchable by name, and also can be browsed through in their entirety.

DOPL Database update

15 09 2011

Of 95 new records on Utah professionals disciplined by the Division of Occupational and Professional Licensing in June and July, more than half pertain to individuals and firms in the construction trades. Search the database on license sanctions back to 2009, at

A look at average police officer salaries in Salt Lake Valley

9 09 2011

When it comes to police officers, it pays to serve in Midvale – or pays the highest, anyway.

Police officers in Midvale earned an average of $56,691 a year in 2009, the highest average salary for officers in the Salt Lake Valley. Salary information for police officers in other cities are available at

The salary numbers were compiled by for a weekly series in The Salt Lake Tribune’s neighborhood sections highlighting information gleaned from public databases.

Those police officers serving in North Salt Lake had the lowest average salaries in the Salt Lake Valley, making an average of $36,819 in 2009.

The numbers were garnered from individual city data that reflects salary information from 2009, the latest year where complete information was available for all cities. Updated salary information for later years are available for some cities and other public entities at

In the 32 cities examined, ranging from as far north as Sunset and South Weber to the more southern cities of Draper and Herriman, police officers made an average of $47,706 in 2009.

Because some cities, such as Fruit Heights, South Weber and West Point, are under the jurisdiction of the Davis County Sheriff’s Office, the average deputy salary – $45,669 – was also used to obtain the overall average in the area.

Herriman, Riverton, Kearns, Magna, Holladay and White City are also under the jurisdiction of the Unified Police Department, who reported their officers making an average of $52,214 in 2009., the data website for the Salt Lake Tribune, conducts an ongoing statewide quest for salaries and additional compensation of public employees in all levels of government using public record requests, made under the state’s Government Records Access and Management Act, also known as GRAMA. Salary information has been compiled for entities including cities, counties, state government, and other agencies that use taxpayers money.

One in five Utah schools miss federal mark

1 09 2011

The number of Utah schools failing to meet federal testing goals under No Child Left Behind held steady this year, newly released results show. About one in five– failed to make Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP). Visit to find results on all Utah schools.