Unified Police Department of Greater Salt Lake

Main Number 801.743.7000

Emergency 911 • Non-Emergency Dispatch 801.840.4000

Unified Police Department of Greater Salt Lake

Main Number 801.743.7000

Emergency 911 • Non-Emergency Dispatch 801.840.4000

Professional Standards

Firearms Training Unit

The Unified Police Department’s Firearms Training Center sits on 40 acres of land in Parley’s Canyon owned and operated by the UPD. It consists of 5 environmentally-safe ranges. The facility has a 3,200 square foot building which consists of classroom, armory, FATS room and offices.

The Firearms unit conducts training in taser, pepper spray, less lethal, pistol training, rifle training and firearms training simulation. In addition to training, the Firearms unit conducts certification and repair of over 2,000 weapons currently in service.

The unit conducts training for Corrections Officers, Protective Service Officers, Deputies, S.W.A.T. and Corrections M-CIRT. This training occurs for 12 months of the year allowing for training in all kinds of weather that Utah is famous for.

All Firearms Unit members undergo extensive training in all areas of firearms repair and training, being certified by each weapons manufacturer used by the UPD.

Reserve Officers

The Unified Police Department has a Reserve Officer program that is administered and coordinated by the Professional Standards Division. Reserve Officers may be selected by contacting the Human Resources Division and then by appointment of the Sheriff. Candidates must have current certification as a Law Enforcement Officer trough an approved Utah Peace Officer Standards and Training course and at least one year previous experience as a full-time peace officer.

The program is overseen and coordinated by a UPD sergeant assigned to the UPD Training unit. The Reserve Officer position is a voluntary non-paid position. Reserves are expected to volunteer 20 hours a month, which may include any required training. The purpose of the Reserve program is to augment the operational needs of the UPD in a cost-effective manner on an on-going basis. Reserve Officers may choose to volunteer their time working patrol shifts, or they may be asked to assist in their areas of expertise, such as training, investigations, or special operations. In addition they may be called up to emergency call-outs, and assist at parades and community events.

Training Unit

The Unified Police Department Training Unit is responsible to provide the initial and continuing training to all the Unified Police Departments sworn and unsworn personnel as needed. The staff is dedicated to provide quality training programs that reflect the needs of the organization and the ever changing environment in which we operate. With this goal in mind, the Unit provides UPD officers and civilians with the necessary knowledge and skills to fulfill the objectives of the UPD Vision and Mission.

Citizen’s Adivsory Board


CAB Mission Statement

The CAB consists of citizens selected from throughout Salt Lake County. They review problems, policies and issues as they affect the Office of the Sheriff including the Unified Police Department (UPD) and their member communities. The CAB then makes recommendations to the Sheriff and functions as a communications bridge between the Sheriff and the communities.

What Do They Do?

In addition to monthly Board meetings, members are assigned to each Division of the Office of the Sheriff and participate on internal boards and committees that develop policies and review operations. The CAB is distinguished from other citizen boards by acknowledging up front its role as an “advisory board” as opposed to a “review board”. Generally, review boards may have direct authority to discipline, although most review boards only recommend discipline to the chief administrator who may approve, modify or reject recommendations. Furthermore, CAB may ask to look into any issue of the Office of the Sheriff and is involved as issues develop and decisions are made.

The CAB is an integral part of the Office of the Sheriff’s initiatives on citizen involvement, community policing, openness and accessibility.

How Can You Benefit By Joining the CAB?

Would you like to make your community a better place to live? Have you wondered how you could help make your neighborhood safer? Can you offer diversity and insight to the CAB in its ability to make decisions that affect you community? If you answered “yes” to one or more of these questions, you should consider applying to join the CAB.

Applicants are reviewed by the CAB Recruitment Committee. The Committee interviews applicants and presents potential candidate applications to the Board. Recommendations are then made to the Sheriff for appointments of two- or three-year terms.

What Is Expected of CAB Members?

CAB members are required to attend monthly Board meetings, monthly training and assigned meetings. You will represent your community’s concerns on the CAB and provide insight from the Office of the Sheriff to your community. You will associate with some of the County’s finest citizens. Most of all, you will benefit as an individual from the knowledge gained from the Office of the Sheriff and the service rendered to your community.

What’s on the Application?

We ask permission to do a background check for all applicants because CAB members may deal with sensitive or confidential law enforcement information.We ask all CAB members to commit to a minimum of 20 hours of training during the first six months. We ask all CAB members to commit to attending two meetings per month, and assist as needed for community events.

Who do I Contact to Participate?

If you want more information about CAB or are interested in obtaining an application form please contact Sherry Anderson, Executive Assistant at SLAnderson@slco.org.

Salt Lake County Sheriff’s Office
Citizen’s Advisory Board
Attn: Sherry Anderson
3365 South 900 West
South Salt Lake City, UT 84119
Phone: 385.468.9901