PUBLIC RELATIONS UNIT
January 26, 2023
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
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SLCPD Joins U.S. Army Partnership for Your Success Program
SALT LAKE CITY — Today, Salt Lake City Police Chief Mike Brown joined Lieutenant Colonel John Lamkin, commander of the U.S. Army’s Salt Lake Recruiting Battalion, to sign a memorandum of agreement as the SLCPD joined the Army’s Partnership for Your Success (PaYS) program.
The PaYS program connects Army, Army Reserve and Army National Guard members with job opportunities in the civilian workforce.
“The skills veterans develop during their service, such as agility, mental fortitude, and leadership are the qualities we seek in future police officers,” said SLCPD Chief Mike Brown. “The Salt Lake City Police Department is honored to provide opportunities for veterans to continue their service in our community.”
There are benefits for both the Army and SLCPD by joining forces. Both organizations are great because of the people who make up our ranks. Soldiers who participate in the program gain leadership, valuable professional, and technical skills, and can feel confident in their career opportunities when they match with a partner like SLCPD.
Salt Lake City Mayor, Erin Mendenhall issued the following statement:
“Salt Lake City is proud of the veterans who serve our nation and call Salt Lake City home. Today’s commitment between the Army and the City demonstrates a commitment to our service members and our residents. Veterans play a vital role in keeping our country safe and their skills are deeply needed and valued at the Salt Lake City Police Department. As recruitment continues to be one of the largest challenges police departments face nationwide, partnering with the Army is another way we are expanding our recruitment and hiring efforts to better serve our residents and visitors.”
Jobs at SLCPD will be posted to the PaYS website, allowing soldiers to see both police officer positions, as well as professional staff positions.
For more information on the PaYS program visit http://www.armypays./com
To find information about a career with the SLCPD visit http://www.slcpd.com/joinourteam
Video from today’s press conference is available by clicking the following link: https://youtu.be/zsCfaDMrggE
Several photos are being released. Media may use these photos with proper credit to the Salt Lake City Police Department.