Police Chief Mike Brown

Police Chief Mike Brown has served in the Salt Lake City Police Department since 1991, and was appointed as police chief on May 3, 2016.

The department is made up of about 534 sworn and civilian personnel that work in a variety of divisions to include Liberty Patrol, Pioneer Patrol, Special Operations, Investigations, Support, and Professional Standards. He has held many positions throughout the department during his 24-year career, and most recently was the Commander for the Special Operations Bureau, now Community Operations.

Chief Brown’s experience has been focused on a number of specialty functions to address community needs, participation and management of special events and demonstrations, serious collision investigations, and coordination with federal and municipal agencies. As the Special Operations Bureau commander, he oversaw SWAT, Safe Streets Gang FBI Task Force, DEA Metropolitan Narcotic Task Force, Organized Crime Unit, Hazardous Device Unit, Motorcycle Squad, Public Order Unit and Accident Investigation.

Chief Brown developed and implemented the Salt Lake Information Center (SLIC) and other real-time crime center concepts in order to provide immediate information to officers in the field and increase efficiency. He coordinated and worked with the Occupy Movement in Salt Lake City. Additionally, during the 2002 Olympics, Chief Brown served as the site commander for the Olympic Torch Relay and Demonstration site.

Chief Brown recently completed the Major Cities Chiefs Association’s Police Executive Leadership Institute. During this powerful course, he connected with current leaders of metropolitan police agencies and exchanged ideas on how to lead a major city police agency. Previously, Chief Brown served as a member of the MCCA Intelligence Commanders Group for over five years and participated in numerous member and committee meetings.

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Please emailaskthechief@slcgov.comwith your question or request. Requests are accommodated as the Chief's schedule allows.

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