Cottonwood Heights Police

ABOUT Cottonwood heights police

The Cottonwood Heights Police Department is the newest law enforcement organization in the Salt Lake Valley. Nestled at the foot of the Wasatch Mountains between Big Cottonwood and Little Cottonwood Canyons, Cottonwood Heights covers about nine square miles with a population of approximately 35,000 people. The city is the gateway to major ski resorts and recreational canyons, as well as offering an easy access to the valley's transportation system.

When the City of Cottonwood Heights incorporated in 2005, a contract was entered into with the Salt Lake County sheriff to continue as the main provider of police protection. This changed in 2007 when Cottonwood Heights Mayor Kelvyn Cullimore and the city council opted to form their own locally-controlled police department and terminated the contract with the county sheriff. This service ended on September 1, 2008 and the Cottonwood Heights Police Department was born.

The CHPD has entered into partnerships with other municipalities to achieve an economy of scale and to provide an appropriate response to any potential emergency. This is accomplished by starting our own SWAT team allowing us to provide local control and still accomplish the goal of providing quality pooled services to keep the citizens safe, as illustrated by SWAT, CSI Crime Lab Services and the major accident team reconstruction task force.

Today, Cottonwood Heights has some of the valley’s lowest crime rates, while the CHPD has great response times and some of the highest clearance rates of crimes. The cost for the service is equivalent to what the city would have paid the county for contracted services. As the city continues to grow, the CHPD will rise to meet the needs of its residents.

In September of 2015, the CHPD entered into an interlocal agreement with neighboring cities that allows Cottonwood Heights police personnel to render aid for those jurisdictions in case of emergencies. The agreement also allows for aid from those jurisdictions in case of a major event occurring in Cottonwood Heights. You can read the agreement here.

Also in September of 2015, the CHPD was the first Utah municipality to enter into an interlocal agreement with other Salt Lake County police agencies to form a task force meant to investigate Officer Involved Critical Incidents (OICI), such as officer-involved shootings,  in custody deaths and other investigations involving police officers. You can read that agreement here. You can read the OICI Protocol here.

CHPD Organizational Chart (click image to enlarge)
CHPD Organizational Chart






Nar-Can is Here

naloxoneThe CHPD is adding Naloxone ("Nar-Can") to officers' toolkits. The nasal inhalant counteracts the effects of opiates, and can save the lives of people experiencing opiate drug overdoses.

To find out more about Naloxone, go to www.UtahNaloxone.org.

Register for 9-1-1 Emergency Notifications

In case of emergency notifications, you need to register (and update) your home telephone (or cell) with local 9-1-1 centers. for CH residents, go to: http://www.vecc9-1-1.com/voip-registration/.

The registration process and instructions can be downloaded here






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Cottonwood Heights Police Department
2277 E. Bengal Blvd.
Cottonwood Heights, UT 84121
Administration Phone: 801-944-7100
Fax: 801-944-7105

Hours of Operation:
Monday-Friday 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Excluding Holidays. 

Vision: To be a leader within Utah Law Enforcement's Community-Oriented Policing and Administrative services.
Mission - The Department, in partnership with the community, proactively protects and serves the community through progressive, comprehensive, courteous and cost-effective law enforcement.
Values - To accomplish this mission, we are guided by the following principles and core values:
• We believe in dedicated, skillful enforcement of the law, and the delivery of humanitarian services that promote community peace through proactive, solution-oriented policing.
• We strive to maintain a level of professional competence that ensures member safety and the safety of the public. We take every complaint seriously and treat every citizen with appropriate respect and courtesy.
• We base our decisions and actions on ethical as well as practical perspectives, and accept responsibility for the consequences.
• We strive for innovation while remaining prudent in sustaining our fiscal health through wise use of resources. We consider contract services, shared services and consolidation as methods of maximizing the community's tax dollars so long as quality of service is not negatively impacted. We believe in, foster and support TEAMWORK.
• We are committed to the PROBLEM-SOLVING process and let FACTS, not emotions, drive decisions. When making decisions, we are receptive to the INPUT of members and the community.
• We continually strive to develop mutual RESPECT and TRUST among members. We arrange the department based on the behavior of the majority of members and deal with all member problems PROMPTLY and FAIRLY.
• We practice POWER DOWN MANAGEMENT by making decisions at the lowest possible level. We encourage CREATIVITY through RISK-TAKING and tolerate HONEST MISTAKES.
• We focus on the personal safety of our citizens. We view citations as a means to encourage appropriate behavior and not as a method for revenue generation.
• We will use verbal and written warnings where appropriate and formal citations when indicated. We are committed to training in the most up-to-date policing methods and will actively search out and be aware of such methods.
• We do not hold any one statistic as defining the success of an performing his/her duty, but will consider numerous factors in making such judgments. We hold inviolable the constitutional rights of every person.
• Personal honor, dedication to professional ideals, and devotion to duty shall be the ideals of our commitment to public service.
• We accept the role of being ambassadors of local government to the community by interacting proactively with citizens and businesses in non-incident situations, being professional and courteous in dealing with all individuals involved with incidents of any kind,
and rendering service to residents and businesses as needs are recognized.


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