Criminal Division

Since the election of Cache County's first Sheriff in 1857, the primary mission of the Sheriff and his office has been to preserve the peace and to make all lawful arrests. The deputy sheriffs of the Criminal Division continue a strong commitment to that mission.

The Sheriff’s Office contracts with 14 communities, the U.S. Forest Service, and the Cache Valley Transit District to provide law enforcement services. This provides those cities with municipal-type law enforcement services in an economical manner. Cache County Sheriff’s Office directly serves more populations than any other sheriff’s office in the state except Salt Lake County.

For more information on the Criminal Division contact Lt. Mikelshan Bartschi:


Lieutenant Mikelshan Bartschi

Criminal Division

Email Lieutenant Bartschi

Police SUV

In the summer of 2006, the Cache County Sheriff’s Office contracted with Providence City for animal control services. Millville and Nibley soon followed. Since then, Newton, Lewiston, Mendon, Clarkston, Richmond, River Heights, Trenton, Paradise, and unincorporated county have also joined with the Sheriff’s Office for animal control services.

In April 2023, the sheriff's office opened a new impound facility.  Our new facility will receive impounded animals for every community in Cache County.  Our facility will serve as one central location for all of our valley residents to search for and locate a missing pet.

Animal Control deputies are trained in and are a part of emergency management planning that ranges from the rescue and housing of displaced animals in a disaster to protecting Cache County's agricultural industry against terrorist threats that could compromise the nation's food supply. They also work for disease control, using guidelines and laws set by the state and local health departments, Utah Department of Agriculture and Food, and the Center for Disease Control. Animal Control deputies also have a broad knowledge of search and seizure laws and exemptions that protect the rights of agriculture and service animals.

For non-emergency animal problems, contact Dispatch at 435-753-7555.

Impound Locations

Cache County Sheriff's Animal Services Impound Facility

1185 Gateway (Directly East of the Sheriff's Complex) Logan, Utah 84321


What does Cache County Animal control do?

Our goal is to help ensure the people and animals of Cache County are happy and healthy. Our services include:

  • Using microchip reader technology to get animals back home
  • Impounding lost or stray animals
  • Enforcing rabies and city license registration
  • Ensuring the roadways are clear of animal hazards
  • Stopping animal cruelty and abuse
  • Educating the citizens of Cache County on animal control city ordinances

Domestic Animals

Domestic animals include dogs, cats, and any other animal kept as a pet. We recover lost pets, ensure bite victims are safe from rabies and enforce the city and county ordinances related to these animals.

Cats are only included as it relates to a bite or lost pet report. We currently do not impound cats.  Our office has partnered with New Vision Veternary.  New Vision is a Non Profit who will be working with us as well as students interested in Veternary Science and Vet. Tech programs.  New Vision's goal in the future is to provide a robust Trap-Neuter-Return program for feral cats.

Veterinary bills

The Cache County Sheriff's Office will NOT pay for any veterinary medical treatment an animal may require. Every owner is required to assume responsibility for their animal's welfare.


Current rabies tags, city license tags, and microchips are valuable tools to help Animal Control reunite you with your dog. If the owner of a found dog cannot be located, the dog will be taken impound at our facility, where the dog will stay safe and receive quality care while away from home.

Contact your local government office to license your pet. Rabies vaccination is required before registration.

Enforcing other issues

Please notify a law enforcement officer to report criminal activity involving bestiality, animal fighting, abuse of a service animal, or theft of animals.

If you have questions about restitution from a bite, or zoning laws concerning livestock, contact your local government office for city or county ordinance information.


Livestock includes horses, cows, and any other animals related to animal agriculture. We enforce city and county ordinances related to these animals and help contain livestock when they escape their enclosures. We do not impound stray livestock. Instead, we work with local brand inspectors to identify owners and notify them of stray livestock.


Wildlife includes all animals that reside in nature. We offer traps for citizens to capture wildlife that is harassing or killing domestic or livestock animals. We also euthanize most wildlife that is injured or diseased beyond recovery. We do not respond to wildlife home or barn pest control. Please notify your local pest control agency for help with these issues.

We work cooperatively with the Utah Division of Wildlife Resources (DWR). Please contact DWR for all questions regarding non-domestic or livestock animals.

Utah Division of Wildlife Resources

Northern Region

515 E 5300 S

Ogden, UT 84405

The acronym N.O.V.A. stands for nurturing, opportunities, values, and accountability. The mission of N.O.V.A. is nurturing youth to seek out positive opportunities, to internalize good values, and to accept accountability for life choices. N.O.V.A. assists parents, families, and communities in protecting youth from the potentially devastating effects of illegal drug use, violence, and negative media exposure. The N.O.V.A. program is taught over a 14-week period with deputy sheriffs in the classrooms usually once a week. Topics covered include drugs and alcohol, opportunities and accountability, moral courage, self-esteem, heroes, anger management, teasing, bullying, evaluating media such as television, movies, video games, internet safety, music, and gangs.


Elementary School NOVA Officers

  • Deputy M. Blackham
  • Deputy C. Sorenson

School resource deputies are responsible for:

  • Providing a safe learning environment
  • Being a resource to the community and schools
  • Educating children and adults about alcohol and drugs
  • Teaching effective decision-making skills
  • Helping people understand the consequences of their decisions.

Over 4000 students receive educational talks, NOVA, and other presentations each school year.


School Resource Officers

  • Sergeant Tanner
  • Deputy Carley
    • Sky View High School
  • Deputy Richardson
    • Mountain Crest High School
  • Deputy Sutherland
    • Green Canyon High School
  • Deputy Jensen
    • Ridgeline High School
  • Deputy Holt
    • South Cache & North Cache Middle Schools
    • Spring Creek Middle School


The goal of the Bike Patrol Unit is to educate, protect, and enforce. The Bike Patrol Unit has put together a plan to assist the public with education (bike rodeos, public talks, parades, and presentations), protection (canyon patrols, hiking and walking trails, parks and recreation areas, marathons, races, and community events), and enforcement (bicycle traffic violations, animal control, fishing compliance, alcohol and drug checks, and city ordinances). The Bike Patrol Unit has new specialized mountain bikes that are equipped with the latest gear and tools to assist them with implementing their action plan. The gear includes new bicycle uniforms, quick repair tools, citation packets, and first aid and hydrating systems.


A DRE Deputy is a law enforcement officer who is specially trained to recognize impairment in drivers who are under the influence of drugs other than, in addition to, alcohol. A DRE goes through a course that consists of 80 hours of classroom training, along with hours of homework each day. After completing the classroom portion of the program, the student must complete 12 evaluations with an instructor. These evaluations are verified by toxicological testing.


Given their inconspicuous presence and maneuverability, the motors are an effective tool for general traffic enforcement. After specific traffic problems or issues are communicated to the motor deputies through input from citizens or other deputies, concentrated enforcement activity is initiated to resolve their concerns. The motors are also placed into service for parades, city celebrations and events, National Nights Out, and military and funeral escorts.

The STAR (Sheriff's Town and Area Representative) Deputy Program was developed to provide each citizen with a direct link to the Sheriff's Office. A STAR Deputy is assigned to each city in the county. The Deputy attends the monthly city council meetings and assists them with things such as Neighborhood Watch, McGruff House programs, National Night Out Against Crime, and anything else the city is in need of. Citizens are encouraged to contact their STAR Deputy with any questions or concerns they may have.


  • Hyrum
    • Deputy Anderson, Deputy Maughan, Deputy Merkley
  • Providence
    • Deputy Hansen
    • Deputy Jackson
  • Nibley
    • Deputy Hansen
    • Deputy Neibert
    • Deputy Odowd
  • Wellsville
    • Deputy Hepworth
    • Deputy Meza
  • Mendon
    • Deputy Wursten
    • Deputy Clark
  • Paradise
    • Deputy Wuthrich
  • Millville
    • Deputy Higbee
  • River Heights
    • Deputy Wallentine
  • Richmond
    • Deputy Hughes
    • Deputy Leonard
  • Lewiston
    • Deputy Atwood
    • Deputy Peterson
  • Cornish
    • Deputy Price
  • Trenton
    • Deputy Adams 
    • Deputy Clark
  • Amalga
    • Deputy Schaaf
  • Newton
    • Deputy Spence
  • Clarkston
    • Deputy Merrill
  • Unincorporated
    • Deputy Hopkins
  • Cache Valley Transit District
    • Deputy Humphreys