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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

City Council Agenda 1/7/2020

Post Date:01/03/2020

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Notice is hereby given that the Cottonwood Heights City Council will hold a Work Session at approximately 5:00 p.m., or soon thereafter, on Tuesday, January 7, 2020, in the Cottonwood Heights City Council Work Room located at 2277 East Bengal Boulevard, Cottonwood Heights, Utah.
5:00 p.m. 1. Legislative Update – City lobbyists, Mr. Brian Allen and Mr. Greg
2. Y2 Analytics Community Survey Report – Ms. Kyrene Gibb, Partner, Vice President of Research
3. Review of Business Meeting Agenda – Mayor Mike Peterson
4. Staff Reports
(Each week the city council and staff provide informational reports as a method of keeping up on the day-to-day activities of the city. This agenda item is set aside to allow council members to ask questions or for staff to bring the council up to date of any changes since the report was made.)
a. Central Wasatch Commission (CWC) Requested Funding – Community and Economic Development Director, Michael Johnson
5. Review of Calendars and Upcoming Events
Councilmember Schedules for the next week - 2020 Calendar:
a. January 7 – 7:30 p.m. – Utah Wind Symphony presents:
Elements at Butler Middle School
b. February 6 – 5 p.m. till 7 p.m. – 4th Annual Death by Chocolate in the Community Room at City Hall.
6. Closed Meeting to Discuss Litigation, Property Acquisition and/or the Character and Professional Competence or Physical or Mental Health of an Individual
7. Adjourn City Council Work Session
Notice is hereby given that the Cottonwood Heights City Council will hold a Business Meeting beginning at approximately 7:00 p.m., or soon thereafter, on Tuesday, January 7, 2020 in the Cottonwood Heights City Council Chambers located at 2277 East Bengal Boulevard, Cottonwood Heights, Utah.
7:00 p.m. 1.0 WELCOME/PLEDGE
2.1 Consideration of Proclamation 2020-01 Proclaiming National Board of Education Month – Mayor Mike Peterson
(Please note: In order to be considerate of everyone attending the meeting public comments will typically be limited to three minutes per person per item. A spokesperson who has been asked by a group to summarize their concerns will be allowed five minutes to speak. Comments which cannot be made within these limits should be submitted in writing to the City Recorder prior to noon the day of the meeting.)
4.1 Police Report – Police Lieutenant Dan Bartlett
(Review of the Police Department statistics for the past quarter.)
4.2 Public Works Report – Public Works Director Matt Shipp
(Presentation of the monthly public works report detailing the status of various public works and capital projects throughout the city.)
5.1 Consideration of Ordinance 336-A Approving the Re-zone of Real Property Located at 8120 South Royal Lane from RR-1-43 (Rural Residential Single Family) to RR-1-21 (Rural Residential Single Family) and Amending the Zoning Map.
(This ordinance will approve rezoning the referenced parcel of realty from RR-1-43 to RR-1-21 and will amend the zoning map accordingly).
Consideration of Ordinance 336-D Denying the Re-zone of Real Property Located at 8120 South Royal Lane from RR-1-43 (Rural Residential Single Family) to RR-1-21 (Rural Residential Single Family) and Amending the Zoning Map.
(This ordinance will deny rezoning the referenced parcel of realty from RR-1-43 to RR-1-21).
5.2 Consideration of Resolution 2020-01 Ratifying Committee Assignments.
(Pursuant to applicable state law and city ordinances, the mayor is charged with representing the city in all of its external relationships, such as the city’s participation on boards, commissions and community task forces involving other governmental entities. In addition, council members may be appointed as liaisons to the certain city advisory committees under applicable city ordinances. By this resolution, the council will accept and ratify the mayor’s delegation to the councilmembers of the assignments to represent the city in various internal and external relationships.)
Approval of the City Council Meetings Minutes of November 19, 2019
On Friday, January 3, 2020 at 4:30 p.m. a copy of the foregoing notices was posted in conspicuous view in the front foyer of the Cottonwood Heights City Offices, Cottonwood Heights, Utah. A copy of this notice was faxed to the Salt Lake Tribune and Deseret News, newspapers of general circulation in the City by the Office of the City Recorder. The Agendas were also posted on the City’s website at www.ch.utah.gov and the Utah Public Notice website at http://pmn.utah.gov
DATED THIS 3rd day of January 2020 Paula Melgar, City Recorder
Council Members may participate in the meeting via telephonic communication. If a Council Member does participate via telephonic communication, the Councilmember will be on speakerphone. The speakerphone will be amplified so that the other Council Members and all other persons present in the Council Chambers will be able to hear all discussions. In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, individuals needing special accommodations or assistance during this meeting shall notify the City Recorder, at (801) 944-7021 at least 24 hours prior to the meeting. TDD number is (801)270-2425 or call Relay Utah at #711. If you would like to submit written comments on any agenda item, they should be received by the City Recorder no later than Tuesday at noon. Comments can be emailed to pmelgar@ch.utah.gov.)
At each City Council Business Meeting any person wishing to comment on any item not otherwise on the agenda for public comment may address the City Council during the Public Comment period. Any person wishing to comment during the citizen comment period shall request recognition by the Mayor and upon recognition, approach the microphone and state their name, state if they are a resident of Cottonwood Heights and either provide their address or their Council district; and then address the body. Any person wishing to comment shall limit their comments to no more than three (3) minutes, unless additional time is authorized by the Mayor. Citizen groups who are present will be asked to appoint a spokesperson, who shall limit their comments to no more than five (5) minutes. All comments shall be directed to the Mayor and City Council.
No person addressing the City Council during the comment period shall be allowed to comment more than once during that comment period. Speakers should not expect any debate or dialogue with the Mayor, City Council or City Staff during the meeting.
The Council may choose to limit the amount of time allotted to public comment on a specific issue. In such cases, special procedures for determining who will be allowed to speak and the order of such speakers will be determined by the Council.

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