Chief Terry Keefe started his law enforcement career in 1974 with the Clearfield City Police Department. After six years of law enforcement in the Davis County area, he joined the West Valley City Police Department in 1980. During his career with West Valley City Police Department, Chief Keefe served in every division of the department, including commander of the Salt Lake Metro Major Felony Unit. He also worked on an undercover stolen property sting operation, and the Salt Lake Metro Narcotics Task Force. Chief Keefe was also instrumental in combining the Metro Narcotics Task Force with the Drug Enforcement Administration’s Salt Lake Office, and was appointed Deputy Director of the Combined Enforcement Units. During his tenure with West Valley City Police, Chief Keefe progressed through the ranks and was appointed Chief of Police. He retired from the West Valley City Police Department in 1999 and returned to his hometown of Layton where he was appointed as Chief of Police for Layton City.
Chief Keefe is a graduate of session 50 of the Utah Police Academy (and was class valedictorian), a graduate of the FBI National Academy, the DEA Narcotics Unit, Commander Academy, and a graduate of Weber State College with a Bachelor of Science Degree. He has twice served as President of the Utah Chiefs of Police Association. Governor Herbert appointed Chief Keefe to the P.O.S.T Council, the State Interoperability Executive Committee, and the State Information Analysis Center where he currently serves as an executive board member.
He and his wife, Jann, reside in Layton and have four children and four grandchildren.