Part-time justice court judges standing for retention in 2016 are required to meet three minimum performance standards adopted by the judicial branch and enacted by the legislature.
Judge Cox met these standards:
- He participated annually in no less than 30 hours of continuing legal education for each year of his current term;
- He held no cases under advisement for more than two months; and
- He has not been the subject of any public reprimands issued by the Judicial Conduct Commission or the Utah Supreme Court during his term of office.
Based solely on compliance with these standards, the commission recommends retention for Judge Cox.
Judge Dennis B. Cox was appointed to the Beaver County Justice Court, Milford Precinct, in 2007. He has served as chief of police in Milford and as a deputy sheriff for Beaver County. He served as the Southern Utah Area Blue & Gold Information Officer for the United States Naval Academy at Annapolis, Maryland. Judge Cox retired from public education in 2005. Judge Cox received the Silver Beaver from the Utah National Parks Council in 2001. In 2000, he received the Utah Hunter Education Instructor of the Year, Southern Region, from the Utah Division of Wildlife Resources. Judge Cox has completed the Legal Institute course work.