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Cottonwood Heights, UT 84121



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 here to download the PDF)
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Nar-Can is Here

The 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




UDOT Sticker Program for Residents & Employees

UDOT implementing pilot sticker program to help improve the flow of traffic in the Cottonwood Canyons by making sure drivers have vehicles that are properly equipped to handle winter driving condition

Post Date:12/16/2019

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UDOT Sticker Pilot Program for Cottonwood Canyon Residents and Employees



UDOT, UPD, Ski Resort Employees, Town of Alta Residents, Town of Brighton Residents


UDOT and UPD created this pilot program for those that travel up and down the canyons with the most frequency: the residents of Alta and Brighton and the employees of the ski resorts and surrounding businesses. After UDOT and UPD evaluates the results of this pilot program, they will look to expand it to more participants in the future.



For the 2019-20 season, UDOT is implementing a pilot sticker program in Little and Big Cottonwood Canyons for ski resort/canyon employees and Town of Alta, Town of Brighton residents as a way to improve safety and mobility in the canyons by making sure their vehicles are ready for winter weather driving conditions. UDOT Region 2 and UPD will host multiple four inspection and sticker distribution events, where canyon residents and employees will have an opportunity to get their vehicles checked at the beginning of the season to make sure they comply with the Snow Tire and Chain Requirements. Vehicles that pass inspection will be issued a sticker that will enable them to bypass field inspections when the Traction Law is in effect. At this time, the sticker does not allow vehicles with the sticker to have priority in line, and may still be subject to inspection at the discretion of law enforcement. 



Each year crashes related to improper vehicle equipment contribute to traffic congestion and unsafe conditions in the Cottonwood Canyons and surrounding areas. UDOT and UPD are moving forward with the pilot sticker program to help improve the flow of traffic in the canyons by making sure drivers have vehicles that are properly equipped to handle winter driving conditions. The hope is that the pilot program will be successful in helping visitors move more safely and efficiently in the canyons this winter.


Questions can be directed to cottonwoodcanyons@utah.gov  

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