Salt Lake City Police Department
|Salt Lake City Police Department|
|Patch of the Salt Lake City Police Department.|
|Legal personality||Governmental: Government agency|
|Operations jurisdiction*||City of Salt Lake City in the state of Utah, USA|
|Map of Salt Lake City Police Department's jurisdiction.|
|Size||110.4 square miles (286 km2)|
|Headquarters||Salt Lake City, Utah|
|Agency executive||Chris Burbank, Chief of Police|
|* Divisional agency: Division of the country, over which the agency has usual operational jurisdiction.|
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.
The Salt Lake Police Association, local 75 IUPA AFL-CIO, represents over 350 rank and file Police 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.
High Profile Cases
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.
Since the establishment of the Salt Lake City Police Department, 22 officers have died in the line of duty.
|Officer||Date of Death||Details|
|Police Officer William Cooke||
|Chief of Police Andrew H. Burt||
|Sergeant Alonzo M. Wilson||
|Patrolman Charles S. Ford||
|Special Officer Charles C. Riley||
|Sergeant John H. Johnston||
|Patrolman Thomas F. Griffiths||
|Detective Green B. Hamby||
|Sergeant Nephi P. Pierce||
|Patrolman David H. Crowther||
|Patrolman Nolan W. Huntsman||
|Patrolman Brigham H. Honey||
|Patrolman Gustave J. (Gus) Lund||
|Patrolman Carl J. Carlson||
|Police Officer Blaine L. Baxter||
|Sergeant Thomas W. Stroud||
|Sergeant Owen T. Farley||
|Patrolman Harold A. Peterson Sr.||
|Detective Percy Lindsay Clark||
|Sergeant Ronald L. Heaps||
|Police Officer Michael J. Dunman||
|Sergeant James E. Faraone||
- "Salt Lake City Police Department Command Staff". Salt Lake City Police Department. Retrieved 30 July 2013.
- The Officer Down Memorial Page
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