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
  • Social workers have been embedded in the police department since 2016. Currently, the focus of the program is a co-response model. 
  • Social workers are the liaisons between frontline police work and the community, which includes service providers and individuals/families that are in crisis.  
  • Employs a Community Connection Team, which consists of case managers and therapists partnered with Crisis Intervention Team (CIT) detectives and a sergeant. Currently, the team is comprised of 1 director, 3 social work managers, 1 police sergeant, 6 Masters level clinicians, 9 case managers, 4 CIT detectives, and 1 office facilitator.  The team functions as a co-responder unit with a social worker responding to 911 calls alongside a CIT detective or patrol officer. 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 5 40-hour CIT Academies for patrol and corrections 
    • Operates a dedicated CIT Investigative Unit with a detective to follow up on mental health calls for service
  • Police Officer Standards and Training:
    • 2hour Autism class 
    • Yearly mental health/de-escalation training for the police department
    • 16 hours of training for Police Academy trainees  

Website: Salt Lake City Police Department Community Connection Center


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

Karen Montaño
Social Work Director
Salt Lake City Police Department
P.O. Box 145505
Salt Lake City, UT 84101