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2277 E. Bengal Blvd. 

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

Earthquake information from Salt Lake County

We have been hearing a few rumors that the University of Utah is predicting a larger earthquake in the next few days. ​This rumor is not true.
Post Date:03/18/2020


An update from Salt Lake County regarding this morning's 5.7earthquake 


We appreciate the efforts and significant response from our cities following the 5.7 earthquake this morning.  

The earthquake happened at 7:09 this morning with the epicenter in Magna.  So far, we have had 26 aftershocks.  None of the aftershocks have been to the same magnitude of the initial quake.  

We have been hearing a few rumors that the University of Utah is predicting a larger earthquake in the next few days.  

This rumor is not true.

There is a 5% chance that we could get a larger earthquake.  Attached is a link to the USGS forecast https://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/eventpage/uu60363602/oaf/commentary .

We have not had any fatalities reported and only minor injuries. Emergency Management is asking the public to stay off the roads and shelter in place.   

Salt Lake County Emergency Coordination Center (ECC) was already operational due to COVID-19 when the earthquake occurred.  Thank you for the preparedness of our community.  The transition to manage this incident has been smooth and seamless.  Salt Lake County continues to work on COVID-19 response as we have the immediate needs before us.  

Salt Lake Airport has currently halted operations.  Many schools have been canceled with reports of school lunch being suspended.  Salt Lake County Government Center and non-essential facilities are closed. Salt Lake County has suspended court transport of inmates.  As of last report,  the West Jordan Court is still open. UTA has halted TRAX service to survey the system.  We have reports of 49,500 people being without power.  Dominion Energy is in contact with ECC. Residents should check their gas lines and report any leaks.


We are asking residents to stay calm, shelter in place, and report items of concern.  Emergency Crews have been busy and we encourage residents to dial 9-1-1 only in the case of emergency.


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