Utah Administrative Code

The Utah Administrative Code is the body of all effective administrative rules as compiled and organized by the Division of Administrative Rules (see Subsection 63G-3-102(5); see also Sections 63G-3-701 and 702).

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R251. Corrections, Administration.

Rule R251-708. Perimeter Patrol.

As in effect on January 1, 2020

Table of Contents

R251-708-1. Authority and Purpose.

(1) This rule is authorized under Sections 63G-3-201, 64-13-10 and 64-13-14, of the Utah Code.

(2) The purpose of this rule is to provide the Department's policies and procedures for perimeter patrol of prison facilities.

R251-708-2. Definitions.

"Contraband" means any material, substance or other item not approved by the Department administration to be in the possession of inmates.

"Perimeter patrols" means correctional officers assigned to observe and maintain security around the boundary of the prison.

"Prison" means Utah State Prison at Draper, Utah and Central Utah Correctional Facility at Gunnison, Utah.

R251-708-3. Policy.

(1) The Department shall maintain perimeter patrols to:

(a) provide security;

(b) prevent escape;

(c) restrict access to Prison property;

(d) control visitor traffic;

(e) provide escape pursuit when necessary;

(f) maintain order; and

(g) prevent introduction of contraband.

(2) Perimeter patrols shall assist the facilitation of traffic through the secure perimeter at various access points by verifying the identity of persons at those points.

(3) Perimeter patrols shall:

(a) respond to all persons including hunters, walkers, joggers, off-road vehicle riders, and other vehicles on prison property or immediately adjacent areas;

(b) investigate any suspicious person or circumstance; and

(c) arrest or cite violators when required.

(4) Perimeter patrols shall not allow non-prison personnel to wait in vehicles in parking lots or other areas of prison property.

(5) Perimeter patrols shall investigate unoccupied vehicles on or near the prison perimeter and may impound any vehicle which appears to present a security risk to the prison.


corrections, prisons, security measures

Date of Enactment or Last Substantive Amendment

January 21, 1997

Notice of Continuation

December 4, 2015

Authorizing, Implemented, or Interpreted Law

64-13-10; 64-13-14

Additional Information


For questions regarding the content or application of rules under Title R251, please contact the promulgating agency (Corrections, Administration). A list of agencies with links to their homepages is available at http://www.utah.gov/government/agencylist.html or from http://www.rules.utah.gov/contact/agencycontacts.htm.