Salt Lake City Police Department

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Salt Lake City Police Department
Common name Salt Lake City Police
Abbreviation SLCPD, SLPD
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Patch of the Salt Lake City Police Department.
Motto Serving with Integrity
Agency overview
Formed 1849
Legal personality Governmental: Government agency
Jurisdictional structure
Operations jurisdiction* City of Salt Lake City in the state of Utah, USA
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Map of Salt Lake City Police Department's jurisdiction.
Size 110.4 square miles (286 km2)
Population 180,651
Legal jurisdiction Salt Lake City, Utah
General nature
Operational structure
Headquarters 1040 West 700 South,
Salt Lake City, Utah
Chief of Police responsible Chris Burbank
Agency executives
  • Krista Dunn, Deputy Chief of Administration Bureau
  • Jim Coleman, Deputy Chief of Management Services Bureau
  • Tim Doubt, Deputy Chief of Logistics Bureau
  • Mike Brown, Deputy Chief of Strategic Deployment Bureau
  • Rick Findlay, Deputy Chief of Investigative Bureau
  • Isaac Atencio, Deputy Chief of Patrol Bureau
Parent agency Salt Lake City
Precincts 2
German Shepherdss 7
SLCPD site
* Divisional agency: Division of the country, over which the agency has usual operational jurisdiction.

The Salt Lake City Police Department (SLCPD) is headquartered in downtown Salt Lake City, Utah, United States at the intersection of the streets 475 South and 300 East. The department was founded in 1849.

Command Staff[edit]

A new SLPD cruiser in downtown

The chief of police is Chris Burbank. He became chief of in June 2006, just weeks before the Destiny Norton kidnapping. Seven deputy chiefs report to him. They are Deputy Chiefs Tim Doubt, Terry Fritz, Mike Brown, Jim Coleman, Rick Findlay, Lee Dobrowolski and Krista Dunn.[1]

Employee representation[edit]

The Salt Lake Police Association, local 75 IUPA AFL-CIO, is the primary labor organization within the department and represents over 350 rank and file officers. President Andy Leonard is a well-respected veteran of many battles with Salt Lake City, the Civilian Review Board as well as the local media. The Salt Lake City Lodge #29 of the Fraternal Order of Police also represents many officers within the department.

High Profile Cases[edit]

The SLCPD has handled several cases in recent years, most notably the Elizabeth Smart kidnapping in 2002, the kidnapping and murder of Destiny Norton, and the shooting spree at Trolley Square that resulted in 5 deaths and 4 serious woundings. The department also took part in the Salt Lake City Public Library hostage incident.

Fallen officers[edit]

Since the establishment of the Salt Lake City Police Department, 22 officers have died in the line of duty.[2]

Officer Date of Death Details
Police Officer William Cooke
Monday, October 18, 1858
Chief of Police Andrew H. Burt
Saturday, August 25, 1883
Sergeant Alonzo M. Wilson
Thursday, April 12, 1894
Gunfire (Accidental)
Patrolman Charles S. Ford
Saturday, December 14, 1907
Special Officer Charles C. Riley
Tuesday, October 5, 1909
Sergeant John H. Johnston
Saturday, July 8, 1911
Patrolman Thomas F. Griffiths
Wednesday, June 25, 1913
Detective Green B. Hamby
Tuesday, February 8, 1921
Sergeant Nephi P. Pierce
Monday, March 26, 1923
Patrolman David H. Crowther
Friday, October 12, 1923
Patrolman Nolan W. Huntsman
Friday, February 15, 1924
Patrolman Brigham H. Honey
Saturday, February 16, 1924
Patrolman Gustave J. (Gus) Lund
Monday, August 25, 1924
Automobile accident
Patrolman Carl J. Carlson
Saturday, March 9, 1929
Police Officer Blaine L. Baxter
Wednesday, September 4, 1935
Vehicle pursuit
Sergeant Thomas W. Stroud
Friday, January 5, 1951
Gunfire (Accidental)
Sergeant Owen T. Farley
Wednesday, May 23, 1951
Patrolman Harold A. Peterson Sr.
Wednesday, October 27, 1954
Motorcycle accident
Detective Percy Lindsay Clark
Thursday, January 11, 1973
Sergeant Ronald L. Heaps
Tuesday, January 12, 1982
Police Officer Michael J. Dunman
Monday, July 17, 2000
Bicycle accident
Sergeant James E. Faraone
Tuesday, September 18, 2001
Automobile accident

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