The Office of the Chief of Police
The Chief of Police is responsible for administering and managing the South Salt Lake Police Department, and supervises either directly or indirectly all department personnel, establishes department policies, prepares the police department budget, approves department expenditures, and implements city policy directives as ordered by the Mayor.
The Chief of Police oversees the Deputy Chief of Police, MIS/Building Security, the Public Information/Training Officer, and the Executive Secretary. The Executive Secretary oversees Records. The Chief of Police and Deputy Chief of Police are responsible for strategic decisions centered on overall goals and objectives as well as long range direction of the department.
There are currently 59 sworn officers, 10 civilian employees, and several part-time and volunteer employees in the department.
There are three Divisions in the Police Department as follows:
- Community Resources
The Patrol Division is commanded by two Lieutenants who report directly to the Deputy Chief of Police. The Patrol Division is comprised of six (6) uniformed patrol squads. Each squad is overseen by a Sergeant. The Sergeant reports to the Lieutenants.
In addition to uniformed patrol, other units functioning within the Patrol Division include: Traffic, K9, Major Accident Investigations, Force on Force Training, Firearms Training, Field Training, and the Honor Guard.
The Patrol Division is responsible for cooperating with the community in protecting life, property, preserving public peace, preventing crime, responding to calls for service, providing traffic enforcement and control, as well as providing other community services.
The Investigations Division is commanded by a Lieutenant who reports directly to the Deputy Chief of Police.
The Investigations Division is comprised of detectives who report to a Sergeant. The Sergeant reports to the Lieutenant. Civilian staff reports to the Lieutenant.
The Investigations Division includes General Investigations, Victim Advocates, Evidence, Crime Scene Investigations, Police Chaplains, Street Crimes Unit, Special Weapons and Tactics (SWAT), Internal Affairs, and Task Force assignments to include SLCO Metro Gang Unit, and ICE Operation Community Shield Task Force. The Investigations Division is responsible for investigations as directed by the Sergeant and Lieutenant. In addition, the Investigations Division is responsible for cooperating with the community in protecting life, property, preserving public peace, and preventing crime through the investigation of criminal activity as well as providing other community services.
Community Resources Division
The Community Resources Division/Unit is commanded by a Sergeant who reports directly to the Deputy Chief of Police.
The CRU Sergeant oversees the Crime Prevention Unit, Crime Analysis, School Resource Officers and Crossing Guards.
The Community Resource Division is responsible for cooperating with the community in protecting life, property, preserving public peace and crime prevention. The CRU will partner with the community using Crime Free Rental Housing, Business Watch, and Neighborhood Watch.