Sheriff Winder is committed to hiring and retaining the highest quality law enforcement personnel. The Unified Police Department is a diverse group of employees and volunteers that are united in a common goal to provide the safety and welfare of the citizens of Salt Lake County. Explore your options to either become employed full-time as a career, or volunteer to make a difference in your community.



The Unified Police Department (UPD) is accepting applications for a Paralegal.

Working under the direct supervision of the Chief Legal Counsel or designee, this is a professional paralegal position responsible for conducting legal research and analysis; preparing associated documents; designing and maintaining a document control system; and determining the factual and analytical research necessary to carry out assignments related to numerous, simultaneously occurring projects.

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GRAMA Coordinator

Under the general direction of the Technical Services Supervisors, or designee, determines the factual and analytical research necessary to carry out assignments related to numerous, simultaneously occurring requests for public records. Determine the scope of research to utilize in responding to government records requests; creating and maintaining the document control system and assisting the organization in designing the proper responses to requests.
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Volunteer Opportunities

Court Advocate

The Court Advocate helps guide victims through the sometimes lengthy process of the legal system. This individual will assist victims in obtaining ‟no contact orders” or a protective order at the district level. They will be the liaison between the court and victim/s.

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Mobile Crisis Response Team

These Mobile Crisis Response Team Members will respond to everything and anything that an officer or detective deems necessary. Including but not limited to domestic conflicts, rapes, suicides, child neglect, child abuse, assistance with death notifications, homicides and, if needed, transportation to a shelter, Christmas Box House or a safe place with family or friends.

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Office Advocate

Office advocates will assist the office staff in placing phone calls, setting appointments, providing information to victims such as court times and dates and notifying victims of upcoming Pre Trial Conferences' and trials. They will be responsible for putting together Bi-Lingual bereavement and domestic violence packets for the Mobile Crisis Team.

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Crossing Guard

The Unified Police Department Special Operations Division is staffed with 260 regular and substitute crossing guards for 69 area schools in Canyons, Jordan, and Granite School Districts. These schools are located within the unincorporated / township areas of Salt Lake County, as well as in Herriman City, Holladay City, Midvale City, Riverton City, and Taylorsville City through a contract agreement with the UPD.

These dedicated men and women brave the various extreme weather conditions to ensure the safety of the children as they cross hazardous roadways going to and from school. The Unified Police Department appreciates these hard-working crossing guards, and we are committed to keeping our children safe.

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The Unified Police Department is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer.

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