This session will be comprised of a panel of police and law enforcement officers who will answer attendee questions and provide information on coordinating as a community to prevent and report incidents of elder abuse. Panel members include Devan Bobo, Craig Johnson, Lieutenant Erik Knutzen, Sergeant Jason Randall and Brianne Wilkes.
About Devan Bobo
Devan Bobo is the Victim Advocate Coordinator for Park City Police Department. She has 5 years of experience working with crime victims as an advocate within police departments and in shelters. She focuses on trauma –informed crisis intervention, domestic violence advocacy, sexual assault advocacy, and harassment/stalking victim advocacy. She began her advocacy career as part of a Mobile Crisis Team that met victims at the time of the crime to provide immediate resources and personal aide. She has a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from the University of Utah. In 2018, she received her Master’s degree in Forensic Psychology from the University of North Dakota focusing her research on stalking law and stalking victim resources. She enjoys working with the residents and visitors of Park City.
About Craig Johnson
Craig Johnson graduated from Brigham Young University in 2000 with a BS in Business Finance and BYU Law School in 2004. After clerking with several Fourth District Judges for a year, he prosecuted for the Weber County Attorney’s Office for two years before prosecuting for the Utah County Attorney’s Office, where he has worked since 2007. He has extensive trial experience across a wide spectrum of cases, including child molestation, domestic violence homicide, robbery, burglary, rape, counterfeit currency, and child abuse. He regularly trains police officers and detectives on criminal procedure and office policy. In 2012, he spearheaded Utah’s Civil Commitment Law change, which now takes sex offender recidivism into account as a relevant risk factor. He served as a Provo School District Attendance Court Magistrate in 2012-13, six years on the Utah Standing Committee on Court Interpreters, has graded bar exams for 12 years, and currently serves on the Utah Supreme Court Advisory Committee on Rules of Criminal Procedure, the Utah State BCI eWarrant Board, the Utah State Advisory Board on Children’s Justice, and the Utah Supreme Court Advisory Subcommittee on Eyewitness Identification.
About Lieutenant Erik Knutzen
Lieutenant Erik Knutzen has been in Law Enforcement for over 25 years, and is currently the Investigations Division Commander for the Utah County Sheriff’s Office. He is also the Director of the Utah Valley Special Victims Task Force which is a multi-disciplinary Task Force that consists of investigators and personnel from various agencies throughout Utah County. Lt. Knutzen has held several supervisory positions throughout his career including SWAT Team Commander, Uniformed Patrol Supervisor, Investigations Sergeant, and Internal Affairs Sergeant. He is also an Adjunct Instructor at Utah Valley University teaching Crime Scene Management, Investigations, Hostage/Barricade Response, and Firearms Training.
About Sergeant Jason Randall
Sergeant Jason Randall graduated from BYU with a degree in History. He later achieved a Master’s Degree in Criminal Justice from Weber State University. In 2012, Jason attended and graduated from the Federal Bureau of Investigations National Academy. Jason began his career with the Utah County Sheriff’s Office as a seasonal firefighter in 1993. He joined the Sheriff’s Office full-time in 1997. Jason is currently assigned as the supervisor over the Special Victims Unit and the Utah Valley Special Victims Task Force. During his 22 years with the Sheriff’s Office, Jason has served in Corrections, Patrol, Investigations, Fugitive Apprehension, and Internal Affairs. A member of the Utah County Metro SWAT Team for 17 years, he also serves as a Use of Force and Firearms Instructor.
About BreAnn Wilkes
BreAnn Wilkes is the Victim Assistance Program Coordinator at the Utah County Sheriff’s Office. BreAnn is responsible for supervising and training other Victim Advocates within the program. She has seven years of experience working as a Victim Advocate providing direct services to crime victims and acting as a liaison between law enforcement, prosecution, and other allied professionals. Since being the Program Coordinator, the program has expanded to include contracts for victim services with both Santaquin and Salem Police Departments.
BreAnn has worked with thousands of victims to aid in their effort towards the process of recovery, through intervention and advocacy. She has attended the Utah Victim Assistance Academy, completed The Center for Women and Children in Crisis Rape Crisis Training, and has received continuous training from the Utah Office for Victims of Crime in regards to writing and managing VOCA grants. BreAnn is proficient in understanding criminal law to the extent necessary to serving victims, and has a Bachelor’s Degree in Criminal Justice with a Corrections and Counseling Emphasis from Boise State University.
Victim Advocate Coordinator
Park City Police Department
Prosecutor, Utah County Attorney's Office
Lieutenant Erik Knutzen