The Investigations Division is comprised of Detectives who conduct follow up investigations to identify and successfully prosecute criminal suspects utilizing witness statements, video camera footage, and modern forensic techniques such as DNA analysis. Detectives work closely with other Salt Lake City Officers as well as with officers and detectives from other State, Local, and Federal Agencies to identify, locate, and apprehend perpetrators. The Division is divided into two sections, one that focuses on crimes against persons, the other investigates property crimes.
- Crime Lab
- CompStat and Analysis Unit
- Domestic Violence
- Intelligence Unit
- Sex Crimes
- Victim Advocates
- Property Crimes
- Auto Theft/Hit and Run
- Financial Crimes
- Accident Investigators
- School Resource Officers
- City Narcs
- Organized Crime
The Salt Lake City Special Investigations Unit, in partnership with members of the community, and through joint operations with other units within the Salt Lake City Police Department and other criminal justice entities; endeavors to abate narcotic sales operations within neighborhoods and locations with chronic drug activity.
The Salt Lake City Special Investigations Unit is dedicated to identifying, arresting, and prosecuting those involved in the manufacture, transportation, and sales of illicit dangerous drugs within our community or those with a direct nexus to our community.
If you have a tip related to the Special Investigations Unit (Not for crimes in progress) call: (801) 799-DRUG (3784) – you may remain anonymous- or visit: www.tipsubmit.com and fill in the form.
Traditionally called the “Bomb Squad”, the Salt Lake City Police Department Hazardous Devices Unit is a member of Utah’s statewide Bomb Response Task Force and is accredited by the FBI. In addition to members from the Salt Lake City Police Department, the unit is supported by FBI-certified bomb technicians from the Salt Lake International Airport Police Department and the University of Utah Police Department. Members of the squad are very experienced with live incidents and have had extensive training in render safe procedures, explosive destruction, blast mitigation, and post blast investigation.
The Hazardous Devices Unit has full bomb and explosive recovery response capabilities, utilizing all the latest equipment and technology.
Professional Standards Division
The Professional Standards Division houses the Salt Lake City Police Academy, the Training Unit, and the Internal Affairs Unit. The Professional Standards Division is responsible for developing and providing ongoing police training that addresses the issues faced daily by officers. The Salt Lake City Police Department operates it's own police academy, sanctioned by the state, held to the highest standards. The Internal Affairs Unit ensures police officer accountability to the community and reinforces the professional conduct of our police officers.
- Body Cameras
- Fleet Coordinator
- Technology Coordinator
- Tech Systems Coordinator
DEA Task Force
The DEA Metro Narcotics Task Force is comprised of agents from a number of federal agencies as well as Task Force Officers from local agencies throughout the Wasatch Front. There are about 50 Federal/Local Officers assigned to the Task Force along with support staff.
SLCPD has one Captain assigned to the Task Force who serves as the Task Force Commander and six Detectives.
The Task Force investigates and arrests top tier drug traffickers with an emphasis on international and interstate Drug Trafficking Organizations utilizing sophisticated investigative techniques. Prosecution is handled by the U. S. Attorney’s Office.
The Task Force’s mission is to stem the flow of narcotics in our state from other countries and arrest and successfully prosecute those who import narcotics.