Unified Police Department of Greater Salt Lake

Main Number 801.743.7000

Emergency 911 • Non-Emergency Dispatch 801.840.4000

File a Police Report Online

Unified Police Department of Greater Salt Lake

Main Number 801.743.7000

Emergency 911 • Non-Emergency Dispatch 801.840.4000

File a Police Report Online

Careers: Police Officers

Police Officer

Police Officer Recruitment

Lateral, Entry-Level & LEO Certifiable Police Officers

The Unified Police Department is pleased to announce the continuous recruitment for Entry Level and Lateral Police Officers.

Police Officer Application Process

Salary

UPD Pays on a bi-weekly pay cycle with 26 pay periods per year.

Experienced law enforcement officers (Laterals) will receive one-year credit for each year of completed service in a category one LEO capacity for purposes of pay.

Completed Years of Service UPD Equivalent Beginning Salary

0 completed years $30.27 per hour or $62,961 annually
1 completed years $31.10 per hour or $64,688 annually
2 completed years $32.84 per hour or $68,307 annually
3 completed years $33.74 per hour or $70,179 annually
4 completed years $35.62 per hour or $74,089 annually
5 completed years $36.60 per hour or $76,128 annually
6 completed years $38.64 per hour or $80,371 annually
7 completed years $39.71 per hour or $82,596 annually
8 completed years $41.92 per hour or $87,193 annually
9 completed years $43.07 per hour or $89,585 annually
10 completed years $45.47 per hour or $94,577 annually
11 completed years* $46.72 per hour or $97,177 annually

Insurance

  • Health Insurance: Providers are through Public Employees Health Plan (PEHP) (IMC and Uof U health plans)
  • Dental Insurance: Provider is Educators Mutual Insurance (EMI)
  • Life Insurance & LTD: Provider is Public Employees Health Plan (PEHP)

Vacation, Holiday & Sick Leave Accruals

(based upon completed UPD years of service)

• Vacation / Holiday:
• Year 1 thru 8 = 192 hours annually (344 hour annual carryover maximum)
• Year 9 thru 16 = 240 hours annually (344 hour annual carryover maximum)
• Year 17 and above = 288 hours annually (344 hour annual carryover maximum)

• Sick leave: 96 hours annually (unlimited accrual / no maximum)

Retirement

  • Retirement: Utah Retirement Systems Public Safety Retirement (URS)
  • 401(k): UPD puts 6.2% of your pay into a 401(k) for each member, no matching contribution required
    Tier II 401(k) contribution: UPD contributes up to an additional 5% into a 401(k) to help make up the difference between the Tier I and Tier II URS retirement plans. (**no match required)
Status URS Tier 1 UPD Contribution URS Tier 2 UPD Contribution 401k Contribution for Tier 2
(Difference rounded down to lowest whole #)
Sworn 32.20% 21.72% 5%

Tuition Reimbursement

  • Upon successful completion of probation any classes taken from that point forward may have 100% of tuition costs reimbursed upon successful completion of the class(s) up to the annual maximum.
  • Must pass each class with a “C” grade or better
  • Annual Maximum reimbursement of $5,250 or a total of $21,000 per degree

Education Incentive Pay

  • Master’s Degree = $75.00 per month
  • Bachelor’s Degree = $50.00 per month
  • Associates Degree = $25.00 per month

Take Home Vehicle

  • Sworn members are assigned a “take home vehicle” which may be used for commuting to/from work or other authorized activity within 35 miles of the center of Salt Lake County (defined as 4748 S. 440 W.) No additional fee is charged for the use of the “take home vehicle.”
  • Members are allowed “reasonable personal use” of their take home vehicle within Salt Lake County. (*supplemental insurance coverage is required)
  • Members who reside outside of Salt Lake County are not authorized for off duty personal use.

Assignments/Transfers

After your initial 2.5 years of service in a patrol assignment you will be eligible to submit a transfer request to any patrol precinct or specialty assignment with the UPD. The UPD is comprised of the following 5 patrol precincts:

  • Kearns Precinct:  (27 Officers & Detectives)
  • Magna Precinct:  (29 Officers & Detectives)
  • Midvale Precinct:  (42 Officers & Detectives)
  • Millcreek Precinct:  (42 Officers & Detectives)
  • Holladay Precinct:  (30 Officers &Detectives)

Each patrol precinct houses an investigative squad which contains:

  • Property Crimes Detectives
  • Community Oriented Policing Detectives
  • School Resource Officers
  • Traffic Officers

In addition to the patrol precincts the UPD has several specialized divisions including: Special Operations

  • K9 4 Officers
  • SWAT (1 Full-Time Officer, 40 Secondary Assignments

Investigations Division:

  • Violent Crimes Unit 8 Detectives
  • Special Victims Unit 8 Detectives
  • Domestic Violence /  Fraud Unit 7 Detectives

Professional Standards

  • Training Officer 3 Officers

Technical Services

  • Fleet Coordinator 1 Officer