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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


All city functions to continue under limited operational hours at City Hall
Post Date:03/16/2020

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All city functions to continue under limited operational hours at City Hall 

Cottonwood Heights officials today declared a state of emergency within the city in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, like other cities in Salt Lake County. In addition, the city has limited its operational hours to reduce possible exposure to employees and visitors alike and cancelled the City Council meeting which was scheduled for March 17th.

“Effective Tuesday (3/17) we will limit our operational hours here at City Hall,” said City Manager Tim Tingey.

“We will also issue a declaration of a state of local emergency that allows a municipality to access state and federal emergency funding and assistance, as well as authorize the invocation of rules and actions reasonably designed to protect the public health, safety and welfare, including ingress/egress restrictions, curfew, and other preventative or ameliorative actions,” he continued.

“While there currently are no plans to use all those powers (such as curfew), we feel this declaration is necessary to assure that the city is quickly able to do all it can to mitigate the potential impacts and spread of the coronavirus. The health and safety of our residents, employees, and patrons is paramount. We will continue to monitor this situation very closely and will reevaluate our decision as the situation evolves.”

In addition to the cancellation of the March 17th meeting, Mayor Mike Peterson and Tingey made the decision to reduce the frequency of City Council meetings to once a month and through virtual means until this situation is resolved.

“We will cease to hold public meetings in our city hall during this crisis,” added Mayor Peterson. “Teleconferencing will be the norm as we move into this stage, and we will provide more dates and details to the public as they become available.”

Effective 3/17, Cottonwood Heights City Hall hours will be the following:

  • Mondays: 8 a.m. to noon
  • Wednesdays: 2 p.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Fridays: 8 a.m. to 10 a.m.
  • CLOSED Tuesdays and Thursdays

All essential city functions will continue to operate, and city employees will be available. Patrons are encouraged to make appointments to meet at City Hall and use electronic and virtual means whenever possible. Police and Fire personnel will continue to be available 24 hours a day and will respond to all calls. Public Works staff will continue to respond to right-of-way emergencies immediately, and snow removal will continue under current city policies and procedures.


Cottonwood Heights Declaration 2020-01 - Declaration of Local Emergency by its City Manager, Tim Tingey

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