Published December 07, 2015
The head of Utah's state police says he plans to assign an investigator to keep an eye on refugees settling in the state.
Department of Public Safety Commissioner Keith Squires said Monday that the detective would join the team of state workers who help refugees find housing and work after coming to Utah.
He says the investigator would both monitor for possible problems with refugees and connect newcomers with police help if they become crime victims.
The step comes after Utah's governor called for a review of the vetting process for refugees from Syria and elsewhere following the Nov. 13 terror attacks in Paris.
Squires says there's little the state can add to the federal vetting process refugees undergo before entering the country, but Utah could take more do more proactively after they arrive.