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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

COVID-19 Update from Intermountain Healthcare Alta View Hospital

Intermountain Alta View Hospital remains committed to providing clear and timely information about how they're keeping patients, caregivers, and communities safe.
Post Date:03/27/2020


By Ben P L from Provo, USA - Intermountain Alta View Clinic, CC BY-SA 2.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=70920949

COVID-19 Update from Intermountain Healthcare 

Intermountain offers community testing sites


  • Intermountain has established 22 COVID-19 community testing sites from Burley to St. George.
  • The sites, located primarily at InstaCare locations, are intended to receive patients who have been directed by clinicians, physicians, or APPs to be tested.


 o   Community members are encouraged to stay home, self-isolate, and rest if they have very mild symptoms.

o   For worse symptoms, they should call the COVID-19 Hotline at 844-442-5224 and speak to a healthcare professional.

o   As directed by a healthcare professional from the hotline, they are also welcome to visit a nearby screening location


New COVID-19 Symptom Checker digital tool helps people assess risk, navigate care


  • Intermountain has launched a new COVID-19 Symptom Checker available to everyone and easily accessible on intermountainhealthcare.org.
  • This is an easy-to-use, digital tool to help people assess their symptoms and risk for COVID-19, and to navigate to the most appropriate care setting.
  • It uses a friendly AI-powered digital assistant named Scout to walk people through key questions related to their health status. The symptom checker also provides general information and answers common questions. 


Infection prevention director discusses visitor restrictions, why they’re so important


  • Cherie Frame, Intermountain’s infection prevention director, talks about visitor restrictions, why they were implemented, and how they’re going to help our communities stop the spread.
  • We invite you to watch the Facebook Live video.


Making face masks for hospitals and healthcare workers

We appreciate the generosity of so many in our community who are looking for ways to support the COVID-19 response. In particular, many have offered to donate homemade masks to local hospitals and clinics.


Intermountain Healthcare and University of Utah Health are working with several charitable organizations in the state to develop a process for the community to assist in producing medical grade masks. As soon as we have that process developed, we will share that information broadly and invite community volunteers to assist with producing those specific masks.


In the meantime, we encourage individuals who are making their own masks to share them with neighbors who could benefit from them. We’d also ask the community to not call the COVID-19 hotlines regarding donations, so that those resources remain available for individuals with medical needs.

Financial assistance and charity care

Low-income and uninsured people will be able to receive COVID-19 testing as needed following the current testing protocols/criteria.  Financial assistance including full charity care will continue to be available and applied as is currently in place.  All charges for testing will be held to ensure appropriate processing for financial assistance. Please encourage anyone concerned to apply.


Resources for up-to-date information about COVID-19


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