Our Officers & Staff Bios and Information
Chief Robert L. Flowers
Robert Flowers has served as a Police Chief, Director of Public Safety for the State of Utah, Regional Director for Region VIII, Department of Homeland Security (FEMA), and was the Chair, for the Utah Olympic Public Safety Command which with the United States Secret Service had responsibility for the security for the 2002 Winter Olympic Games. He has a Bachelor Science Degree from the University of Utah and Master’s Degree from the Naval Postgraduate School, Monterey, California. He led the creation of the Homeland Security Division for the State of Utah while serving as Commissioner of Public Safety, and was involved in many public safety police issues. He was selected as a Presidential Appointee to serve as Regional Director for FEMA Region VIII. While serving as the Regional Administrator he lead FEMA’s effort during the Colorado historic snow events, flooding in the Dakota’s, and fires in Utah. He also teaches at Dixie State University. He also served in the United States Coast Guard and was a State Traffic Officer for the California Highway Patrol.
Captain Rodgers has been an officer since 1999. He began his career with the Hurricane Police Department, and in 2010 he joined the Ivins Public Safety Department. During his career Captain. Rodgers has enjoyed serving the community in various positions including, School Resource Officer, Detective, Washington County Drug Task Force member, Washington County SWAT team member, U.S. Marshals Office Joint Criminal Apprehension Team (JCAT), and Youth Alcohol prevention.
Lieutenant Bannon has been in law enforcement since 1989. He began his career with the Salt Lake County Sheriff's Office and was there for twenty three years. During that time he served many different roles as a Deputy Sheriff which included: Patrol, Special Deployment Unit, SWAT, Narcotics/Vice, Training, and Gangs. In 1998 he was promoted to Sergeant where he served as a supervisor for the following assignments: Training, SWAT, Patrol, Metro Gang Task Force, and Internal Affairs Unit. In 2013 Lt. Bannon was hired by the Santa Clara Ivins Police Department and is currently working as supervisor over Patrol.
Sergeant Studley started in public safety as a volunteer firefighter and EMT in for the city of Ivins. In 2005, he attended POST and was hired by the city as a full time police officer. Sergeant Studley has worked assignments such as Patrol Officer, Detective, and now as Sergeant. He has worked for the Washington County Drug Task Force, U.S. Marshals Office in the Joint Criminal Apprehension Team (JCAT), and as a member of the Washington County Children’s Justice Center team member. He currently over see’s the swing and night shifts and is over the Courts and Crossing Guards.
Detective Shafer began his law enforcement career in 2008 with Ivins City Public Safety. During his time with the department he has completed training as a firefighter and advanced EMT. He has worked as a patrol officer and is currently serving as the detective for the department. He is also serving as an evidence custodian and is part of the joint criminal apprehension team. In 2011 he became part of the Washington County Metro Swat Team.
Detective Holt began his law enforcement career working for the Ivins Public safety Department in 2005. He now works for the Santa Clara-Ivins Police since their merger in July of 2012. He has worked as a patrol officer, detective, member of the Washington County Drug Task Force, and is currently a school resource officer. He is also a certified Taser Instructor and member of the Join Criminal Apprehension Team.
2001 Officer Norman started his career in Law Enforcement with the Washington County Sheriff’s Office. In 2007 he went to work for the Santa Clara Police Department. 2009 he was reassigned from the Patrol Division to a School Resource Officer until the merge of the Santa Clara Police Department and Ivins Police Department in 2012. After the merge of the Santa Clara Ivins Police Department, he continued working as a School Resource Officer and is currently assigned to Tuacahn High School. Officer Norman is also a team member of the Joint Criminal Apprehension Team (JCAT).
Officer Stoker started his police career with the St. George police department in 1993. He has been assigned to the traffic division, SWAT team as a hostage negotiator and a filled in as a detective. Officer Stoker has worked for the Washington County Sheriff’s Office where he worked in the Jail Division before being assigned to the Patrol Division. At the Washington County Sheriff’s Office, Officer Stoker was assigned as a hostage negotiator for the SWAT team. He was later assign as a traffic car and was awarded Deputy of the Year and received a Merit of Commendation for his DUI and Drug Interdiction arrests in 2003. In 2008 Officer Stoker came to the Santa Clara Public Safety Department, where he obtained the rank of Sergeant. He was also a member of the JCAT (Joint Criminal Apprehension Team). Officer Stoker then merged with the Santa Clara – Ivins Police Department in 2012 and is currently assigned to the Patrol Division.
Officer Tobler began his law enforcement career in 2010 working for the Ivins City Police Department as a Reserve Patrol Officer. He transferred over when Ivins City and Santa Clara City combined to form the Santa Clara-Ivins Police Department. Shortly after the merger he was hired on full-time as a Patrol Officer. Officer Tobler continues to serve a Patrol Officer. He is certified as basic Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) and is a Fire Arms Instructor for the department.
Office O'Bray started his law enforcement career in 2012. Officer O'Bray continues to serve a Patrol Officer. He is certified as advanced Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) and is Firefighter One certified.
Officer Evans started his career with Ivins City Public Safety in 2008 as a volunteer fire fighter. In 2009 he was hired as a part time EMT/Firefighter for Ivins City. In 2011 he also worked for Rockville/Springdale Fire Department as an EMT. Officer Evans was hired as a Reserve Officer for the Santa Clara Ivins Police Department in January 2013 and accepted a full time position in April 2013.
Officer Hallman began his law enforcement career in 1999 with the Washington County Sheriff’s Office. In 2003 he became a Reserve Patrol Officer with the LaVerkin City Police Department, and in 2004 he started as a Reserve Officer with the Virgin Town Marshal’s and Springdale Department of Public Safety. In 2006, Officer Hallman was hired as a full time patrol officer for the newly formed Springdale/Zion Canyon Police Department. In 2010, Officer Hallman started as a volunteer firefighter and EMT with Ivins City, and later as a reserve patrol officer for the Ivins City Public Safety. Officer Hallman is currently a Captain with the Ivins City Fire & Rescue, an EMT Intermediate/Advanced, Structure Firefighter I, Wildland Firefighter I/II. Nick was hired as a full time officer for the Santa Clara-Ivins Police Department in June, 2013.