Chief of Police Greg Krusi Retires After 33 Years of Dedicated Service to Clearfield City
CLEARFIELD, UT, December 19, 2018 – Clearfield City Police Chief Greg Krusi has announced his retirement from the Clearfield Police Department effective January 2019 after 33 years of dedicated and loyal service to Clearfield City. Krusi began his career in 1985 as a reserve officer and was appointed to Chief in 2010.
“Chief Krusi has given 33 years of his life to the Clearfield community for which we are forever in his debt,” said City Manager JJ Allen. “We appreciate his steady leadership to our department and the way he has been able to mentor many young officers through the years. He has been an integral member of the City’s leadership team and his successor will have big shoes to fill.”
During his tenure as chief, Krusi has been instrumental in embracing and implementing new technology to meet the demands of new challenges in policing and improving the culture within the department. Among some of his achievements are becoming one of the first departments in the State of Utah to issue every officer a body camera in 2010, ensuring each officer has cutting edge equipment and resources for quicker response and investigations, working tirelessly to bring a nuisance abatement vehicle to the city on a budget of $10, and building a culture of comradery and fun requiring all of his officers to have a sense of humor.
“Chief Krusi leaves behind a legacy of professional law enforcement services,” Assistant Chief Kelly Bennett says. “We look forward to building upon and strengthening the foundation that he has made within the city. His ever present and unique laughter that fills our halls will be missed.”
In 1985 Krusi began working for Clearfield City as a reserve officer picking up shifts where he could. After finishing his degree and training at Weber State College in the spring of 1987, Krusi was given a full time assignment to go undercover at Clearfield High School to watch for drug and other violations. All of his fellow students were amazed on how the police knew so quickly about the illicit activities they were busted for, which Krusi takes as a big victory for his time at the school. After his second High School graduation he was signed on as a full-time patrol officer.
Krusi quickly took advantage of every opportunity to learn and progress during his tenure with Clearfield City. In the early 1990s Krusi spent 5 years as part of the Davis County Metro Narcotics Strike Force. This experience launched him on a leadership track that would span decades. After becoming the supervisor for the strike force Krusi has held every leadership position within the department: corporal, sergeant, detective sergeant, lieutenant, assistant chief, and chief.
“It is a surreal and humbling feeling to drive around this city and think of the countless hours I have spent in these neighborhoods and numerous lives that I have gotten to be a part of,” said Krusi. “I have spent more waking hours here than at home and this department and city truly has become my family.”
Chief Krusi will continue his service until January 2, 2019. Upon his retirement Assistant Chief Kelly Bennett has been selected to fill Krusi’s shoes a Chief. Bennett brings 25 years of various public safety experience to the position and will build on Krusi’s success.