Wade Carpenter currently serves as the Police Chief and Fire Marshal for Park City Municipal Corporation. Additionally, he serves as the President of the Utah Chiefs of Police Association; Utah Chiefs of Police liaison/Board Member – Special Olympics Utah, International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) Tactical/Patrol Homeland Security Committee.
Chief Carpenter is ultimately responsible for all aspects of Police, Dispatch Communications and Record Services. Additional responsibilities include: Arson Investigation and Assistant Emergency Manager. He formerly served as a Public Safety Director, Police Chief, Fire Chief, Iron Metro S.W.A.T. Commander, and Interim Town Manager.
During the past twenty-four years he has created opportunities to promote and deliver professional police, fire, emergency medical service, and animal control to the citizens and guests that he and his staffs have served.
During his diverse career, Chief Carpenter has served as a contract evaluator for the State of Utah Department of Homeland Security, Incident Commander, Emergency Operations Coordinator, Section Chief and Public Information Officer for several Incident Management Teams to include: The Southern Utah Floods, Park City Dynamite, Removal Operations, N1H1 Swine Flu Emergency Operations Center, and multiple State and Federal wildland fires.
Chief Carpenter graduated from Bellevue University’s (police administration) baccalaureate program and Associates Degree (criminal justice), Southern Utah University.
Wade feels that his greatest accomplishment is the relationship that he shares with wife Stacy, son Jackson and daughter Shelby.