The Lone Peak Public Safety District (LPPSD) is pleased to announce that Brian J. Gwilliam has accepted the position of Chief of Police for the LPPSD. Chief Gwilliam will make a great Chief of Police. Chief Gwilliam has replaced Chief Kip Botkin who retired after 16 years with Lone Peak PSD.
Chief Gwilliam has worked for the LPPSD for over 17 years. He started in the patrol division, worked in the investigative bureau, became a Patrol Sergeant and for the last 4 years has been Lieutenant/Patrol Commander. He has previously worked for the State Department of Corrections.
Chief Gwilliam has a Peace Officer Certification from the Peace Officers Standards and Training (POST), he has a Correctional Officer Certification from the Fred House Corrections Academy and is a graduate from the FBI Executive Command College.
Chief Gwilliam has had training in F.T.O.; was a member of the Utah County Metro SWAT team, functioning as a sniper; acted as the Public Information Officer for LPPSD; has been a detective and criminal investigator and has training in computer forensics.
Hunt Willoughby, Chairperson of the LPPSD and Mayor of the City of Alpine, announced that the Police Board of the LPPSD was unanimous in selecting Chief Gwilliam as the new Chief of Police. Mayor Willoughby referred to Chief Gwilliam as a man of character who will usher in a new era of community policing to the communities of Alpine and Highland.
Chief Gwilliam has been married to his sweetheart Angela for 20 years. They have 4 children 3 girls and 1 boy whos ages range from 7 - 18. Chief Gwilliam is a long time resident of Pleasant Grove and enjoys NASCAR, sculpting, and marine aquariums.
Chief Gwilliam released the following statement:
“I want to thank the LPPSD Police Board for lending me their trust with this new position. It is not something that I take lightly and I will do my best to ensure a smooth transition as we move forward. As I stated this morning, I am excited to introduce new and innovate ideas into the Police Department. I look forward to working with each of you to bring those to fruition as we strive to keep our communities safe and a wonderful place to visit and live.”