Salt Lake City Police Department

At A Glance

Total number of agency personnel: 710
Sworn: 590
Civilian: 120

Total population served: 186,000

Jurisdiction: Salt Lake City, Utah

Program Highlights

  • Small city and rural community collaboration and coordination across multiple jurisdictions
  • Employs a complementary three-team approach through the Community Connection Center, which includes:
    • Crisis Intervention Team (CIT)
    • Homeless Outreach Service Team (HOST)
    • Community Connections Team (CCT)
  • The CCT consists of case managers and therapists partnered with CIT detectives and a sergeant. It also functions as a co-responder unit with a social worker responding to 911 calls alongside a CIT detective. The co-responder team addresses “social issue calls,” which may look like: an unwanted person; a person with suicidal ideas; and concerns related to mental health, homelessness, and substance use disorders. The team also works with CIT Metro to conduct CIT trainings for multiple police departments in Salt Lake Valley.
  • The CIT multi-county collaboration:
    • Provides 40-hour training for patrol and corrections-based academies
    • Operates a dedicated CIT Investigative Unit with a detective to follow up on mental health calls for service
  • Additional Training includes:
    • CIT for youth: 8-hour academy
    • Autism training: Two 5-hour courses per year
    • Post-traumatic stress disorder specialization and officer wellness: 8-hour course
    • Recertification and officer resilience CIT training

SLC Police Department Homeless Outreach Services Team (HOST)

Profile: Brandee Casias, Director of Utah’s statewide Crisis Intervention Training program

Website: Salt Lake City Police Department Community Connection Center


Sergeant Scott Stuck
P.O. Box 145505
Salt Lake City, UT 84101
(801) 799–3623
[email protected]

Jessica Waters
Social Work Director
P.O. Box 145505
Salt Lake City, UT 84101
(801) 799-3518
[email protected]