SALT LAKE CITY — The Salt Lake City Police Department is proud to be the first law enforcement agency in the State of Utah to publish use of force data through an interactive, user-friendly tool on its website. This tool provides the community with an in-depth look at all force used by SLCPD officers. As part of our participation in the White House’s Police Data Initiative, SLCPD is dedicated to strengthening community relationships and increasing transparency.
This data represents preliminary figures and shows summary information for cases in which use of force occurs. Whenever an officer uses force, the officer must document why force was used, the type of force used, and the effects on the subject.
This new tool allows the user to view the data in a variety of different ways; including breakdowns of city council districts, time periods, contact reasons, subject demographics, police tools used, subject resistance and effects of force on the subject. The data can be displayed in the user’s choice of different graph types.