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Administrative Offices (Office hours, Monday-Friday 8-5)

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

Can we have a talk about earthquake anxiety?

The state of Utah is developing a specific website with earthquake information, but this will act as a placeholder for now. Please visit this page for links and resources and check back in the coming days for updates.
Post Date:03/24/2020

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The state of Utah is developing a specific website with earthquake information, but this will act as a placeholder for now

Can we have a talk about earthquake anxiety?

This is dedicated to all of our friends, old and new, who have been reaching out to us in direct messages and through comments.

We want to send you our love and compassion.

Have you, or anyone you know, felt any of these after the Wednesday earthquake or any of its aftershocks?
• sleeplessness
• nervousness
• lack of focus
• “phantom” earthquakes
• endless questions and wondering

If you answered yes, you may have anxiety.
You need to know this is completely normal. You are not alone.

Read the rest and share with your friends who may need the discussion on our Twitter thread here or on our Facebook page here.

Consider the Disaster Distress Helpline
Call 1-800-985-5990 or text TalkWithUs to 66746 to connect with a trained crisis counselor.  https://www.samhsa.gov/find-help/disaster-distress-helpline 

Frequently Asked Questions

Is FEMA coming?
It’s too early to know if there will be any direct federal assistance to homeowners or businesses? State and local officials are conducting damage assessments now.

Where do I report damage to my home or business?
Please contact your city building official or building inspector.
You may need to contact your homeowners insurance provider if you have earthquake insurance. However, earthquake damage is not covered by your regular homeowners policy.

Are more earthquakes going to happen?
Yes, since March 18, there have been more than 334 aftershocks since the original earthquake. We expect aftershocks to continue for days or weeks. But an earthquake larger than 5.7 happening in the Magna area is extremely unlikely.

Is a magnitude 9.0 earthquake going to happen?
No. Utah’s faults are not large enough to generate a magnitude 9.0 earthquake. The largest we currently expect in Utah is a magnitude 7 to 7.5. 

How do I prepare for earthquakes?
Visit BeReadyUtah.gov and click the earthquake tab. 

Where can I get more information?
Search for UtahEmergency on Twitter of Facebook

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