Ken Wallentine

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Ken Wallentine


Chief of Police, West Jordan Police Department

Summary of Qualifications

Ken is the chief of police in West Jordan, Utah. Ken is also the editor of Xiphos, a monthly criminal procedure newsletter published by Lexipol, the nation’s
leading provider of public safety risk management policies and resources. Ken is the former chief of law enforcement for the Utah attorney general. Ken is a
use of force consultant and expert witness in state and federal criminal and civil litigation in many courts across the nation. Numerous risk management pools have called on his expertise to train and consult for use of force risk mitigation and claims management. Ken formerly served as bureau chief of the POST Investigations Bureau and as administrative counsel for Utah Department of Public Safety.

Business Experience

Senior Legal Advisor, Lexipol, 2009-present. 

Administrative Law Judge, Park City, 2013-present.

Chief of Law Enforcement, Utah Attorney General, 2005-2014.

Administrative Law Judge, City of South Salt Lake, 2008-2010.

Administrative Law Judge, Utah Career Service Review Board, 2001-2005.

Adjunct Professor, J. Reuben Clark Law School, Brigham Young University, 2009-2010.

Adjunct Professor, Criminal Justice, Excelsior College, Albany, New York, 2004-2011.

Administrative Counsel, Utah Peace Officer Standards & Training, 2000-2005.

Chief Deputy Uintah County Attorney, 1994-2001.

Professional Affiliations

Board of Directors, Institute for the Prevention of In-Custody Death, 2016-present.

Vice-Chair, Utah Law Enforcement Legislative Committee (past-chairman), 2015-present.

Board of Continuing Legal Education, Utah Supreme Court, 1996-2014.

Chair, Peace Officer Merit Commission of Greater Salt Lake County, 2013-present.

Outstanding Service Award, Utah Chiefs of Police Association, March 2014.

Governor’s Award for Excellence in Outstanding Public Service, 2010.

President, Inn I, American Inns of Court, 2006-07.

Attorney, concentrating on public employment and police liability law, Parsons Behle & Latimer, 1992-94.

Judicial Clerk to the Honorable Edith H. Jones, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit, 1991-92.

Judicial Clerk to the Honorable Gregory K. Orme, Utah Court of Appeals, 1990-91.


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