Draper appoints John Eining as police chief; former deputy chief has long experience in law enforcement

Draper Police Chief John Eining. Photo courtesy: Draper City

DRAPER, Utah, Dec. 5, 2017 (Gephardt Daily) — At Tuesday’s city council meeting, John Eining was appointed Draper City police chief. Eining had been serving as the deputy police chief since February 2014.

According to a news release announcing his appointment, before Eining accepted the deputy chief position with Draper, he served for 22 years with the Sandy Police Department, working on patrol and as a field training officer, K-9 officer, DARE officer, detective, school resource supervisor, community response team supervisor, and SWAT team commander. 

As deputy chief, he supervised the daily operations of the police department to include records, patrol, detectives, and animal services.

Eining has a Master of Business degree, a Bachelor of Arts in Criminal Justice, and is a graduate of the FBI National Academy Session 230. He is a member of the International Chiefs of Police Association, Police Executive Research Forum, and the Utah Police Officers Association.

Mayor Troy Walker said in the news release:

“I am pleased to appoint our Deputy Chief, Mr. John Eining as the new Draper City Police Chief.  John is an outstanding police officer.  He is skilled, well trained and understands the unique role police officers play in our community.  John is respected in the law enforcement community and he works well with citizens and city management.  Draper City will be well served by Chief John Eining.”

Chief Eining also was quoted:

“I am excited for the opportunity to lead the fine men and women of the Draper Police Department. Our goal will always be to enhance our relationships, provide security, and improve the overall quality of life for Draper citizens.”



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