July 8, 2021
After 41 years in law enforcement, 23 of those years as the Tooele City Police Chief, Ron Kirby has announced his retirement. Chief Kirby has served as TCPD Chief of Police since his appointment by Mayor Charlie Roberts in 1998. Mayor Debbie Winn, the members of the Tooele City Council, and the City of Tooele extend to him a sincere expression of thanks for his many years of excellent service, dedication, and sacrifice.
Upon Chief Kirby’s retirement, Mayor Debbie Winn has appointed TCPD Assistant Chief of Police Adrian Day as the new TCPD Chief of Police, effective July 11, 2021. The appointment was made official with the City Council’s unanimous consent on July 7, 2021.
Captain Day has been a police officer with the TCPD since 2001, and has held the positions of Assistant Chief, Captain, Investigations Lieutenant, Patrol Lieutenant, Patrol Sergeant, Detective, and Patrol Officer. Captain Day graduated in 2020 from Northwestern University’s School of Staff and Command and graduated in 2000 from the University of Utah with a bachelor degree in Sociology with an emphasis in Criminology. Captain Day graduated in 2001 from the Utah Police Corps Academy and maintains peace officer certification with the Utah Department of Public Safety’s Police Officer Standards and Training. Captain Day is eminently qualified to serve in the appointed office of Chief of Police for TCPD.
Mayor Debbie Winn said, “After conducting a thorough search throughout the country for a new police chief, I found that I didn’t have to look far. Captain Day is the right person to continue the honorable leadership of the Tooele City Police Department. He has the respect of his fellow officers, inside and outside of the department. He is a man of integrity, who truly loves to serve his fellow man.”
Tooele City and the Tooele City Police Department congratulates Captain Day, his wife Tiffany, and their sons on the new appointment to Tooele City Chief of Police.