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Glass Mountain
Jerry C. Scott  More Info

About the Utah County Sheriff's Office

The Utah County Sheriff's Office provides law enforcement services to the unincorporated areas of Utah County and contract cities, as well as co-operative support services to local, state and federal law-enforcement agencies and organizations.  The Utah County Sheriff’s Office is organized into a number of division, units and sections.


As with most Sheriff organizations, the Utah County Sheriff’s Office has a patrol division, investigations division and several divisions and units responsible for county corrections and court security.  As an example, the Judicial Services unit of the Utah County Sheriff’s Office is “responsible for the around-the-clock security of the Historic County Courthouse, County Administration Building, State Administration building, as well as the Fourth District Court Building. Protection of employees assigned to the specified buildings. Handle requests from employees and general public for assistance and enforcement. Responds to calls for emergency service, ie. ambulance, fire, and police matters.”


Under the direction of a Lieutenant, the Utah County Sheriff’s Office coordinates the Utah County Sex Crimes Task force.  Their mission is “to serve and protect victims of physical and sexual abuse. We strive to restore dignity to victims while bringing their offenders to justice. The goal of the Utah County Sex Crimes Task Force is to minimize or prevent further trauma to victims of sexual assault or child physical abuse and to increase the number of successful prosecutions for these types of crimes. A multi-disciplinary team approach will enhance the investigation and minimize further or unnecessary contact with victims of these crimes. The Utah County Sex Crimes Task Force and Utah County Sheriff's Office is responsible for registering all sex offenders not under the supervision of Adult Probation and Parole and will actively pursue those offenders not complying with the requirements of State Statute and condition of the State of Utah Sex Offender Registry.”




Jerry C Scott is a 29-year-veteran law enforcement officer.  After four years in the U.S. Air Force as an air traffic controller during the beginning years of the Vietnam conflict, stationed in Okinawa, he began his work as a city police officer in the state of Washington, in 1966.  He spent a year as a motorcycle cop, walked the beat in the downtown tavern district, worked radar, and performed patrol duties. 


After five years he moved to Provo, Utah, in 1977 and took up his profession with the Utah County Sheriff's Department.  He moved through the ranks as a patrol deputy, patrol sergeant, lieutenant division commander, and finally operations bureau chief, holding the rank of captain before his retirement in 1995.  His many police experiences include being a co-captain and assisting in the organization of the first department SWAT team in 1974.  The team members joined the 19th Airborne Special Forces Group with the Utah State National Guard, and they held the distinction of being the only jump-qualified SWAT team in the United States.  Jerry Scott’s assignment was sniper and bomb technician.  He was a graduate of the Redstone Bomb School in Alabama, and was a member of the International Association of Bomb Technicians and Investigations.  He was also an explosive instructor for a number of years at the Utah State Police Academy and Weber State College.  As a jail commander during the 80's, he rewrote the Utah State Jail Standards and served on the Utah State Jail Inspection Team.


During all the years of his law enforcement career, nothing was more rewarding and enjoyable than his patrol duty assignments.  The excitement of conduction arrests of drug suspects and burglars, and the general assistance to the public in general, are experiences he holds sacred.  Jerry C. Scott is the author of Glass Mountain.


According to the book description of Glass Mountain, “true police experiences topple over each other as this fictional narrative unfolds starting with the watts riots, engaging the Mexican mafia, and creating an unforgettable love story. This story involves the real guts of police work.” 


One reader commented, “I recently read the novel "Glass Mountain" and was fascinated with the police story in a way I have not experienced before. If cops really are as they have been depicted in the novel, then we are blessed to have men like this protecting us. With every page I experienced a new emotion and actually recognized people and places that really do exist. It became very personal. The Author did a terrific job in writing. His description of events was brilliant, and it made me feel like I was there. It held my interest so that I couldn’t wait to read the next page. I bought five more books for my Son and Grandsons so they would know how a man experiences hardships, emotion, and real love for his friends, women and family”

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