Meet the Sheriff

Sheriff Todd Richardson won the election in November 2010 and took office on January 3, 2011 as Davis County's thirtieth sheriff. At age 45, Sheriff Richardson assumed responsibility with over 25 years of experience in the law enforcement and paramedicine field. Since that time, Sheriff Richardson has led this office through some very hard times both economically, as well as, in the changing population. Over the past four years, he has implemented several cost saving programs, as well as, programs to improve public safety for those visiting and living in Davis County.

Sheriff Richardson is a family man who has always been active in the community in many capacities, including serving on several councils, committees, boards and organizations, as well as, volunteer work. A few of the organizations where he has served are:

  • SWAT/PTRU member for Davis County Sheriff's Office
  • Two terms as the Davis County Fraternal Order of Police President
  • Davis County Safe Kids Coalition
  • Co-Coordinator of Kaysville City 4th of July Parade
  • Fruit Heights City Planning Commissioner
  • Adjunct faculty member of Weber State University
  • Utah State Bureau of Emergency Medical Service Operations Sub-committee
  • Board of the Children's Justice Center
  • Utah State Division of Professional Licensing 


Sheriff Richardson was born in Fairbanks, Alaska in 1964 later moving to the State of Washington to complete his high school education in the small town of Centralia.

At the age of 21 after serving a mission for his church in Texas, Todd accepted a football scholarship to Ricks College in Rexburg, Idaho. While at Ricks he met and married Pauline and completed his education in Emergency Medicine. With a scholarship in hand, he moved to Logan, Utah to attend Utah State University where he continued with football and received his Bachelor's Degree.

While in Logan, Utah he began his career in law enforcement working for Utah State University. Todd pursued his passion in emergency medical services and obtained his paramedic license in Las Vegas, Nevada. While working for Mercy Ambulance, he quickly moved up the ranks functioning in management and operations. He managed the Risk Management Department while regularly working on the road as a paramedic--side by side with those he was supervising.

After a few years in Las Vegas, Todd had an interest in the paramedic program at the Davis County Sheriff's Office and, subsequently, moved his family to Kaysville, Utah. He began working for the Sheriff's Office in the dual capacity of a deputy and paramedic. While a Sergeant, Todd continued his education and completed his Master's Degree in Public Administration.

Sheriff Richardson enjoys spending time with his wife and five children and one son in-law and is expecting his first grandchild. Boating is a family favorite activity for the Richardson's.

The Sheriff's personal core belief and standard is Leading by Example.

Executive Administration

   Todd Richardson

    Ty Berger

   Arnold Butcher

Contact Information

Physical Address
800 West State Street
Farmington, Utah 84025

Mailing Address
P.O. Box 618
Farmington, Utah 84025-0618

Jail/Inmate Mailing Address
P.O. Box 130
Farmington, Utah 84025-0130

Work Center Physical Address
883 W. Clark Lane
Farmington, Utah

Phone Numbers
Sheriff Administration
(801) 451-4100 :: Main
(801) 451-4167 :: Fax

Jail Administration
(801) 451-4200 :: Main
(801) 451-4225:: Fax

Monday – Friday
7:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
(except legal holidays)


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