UPD Command Staff

Scott Carver - Undersheriff -
Deputy Chief Shane Hudson - Chief Deputy -

Vision

To provide equal service to all through compassion, empathy and respect while defending the rights of individuals and improving quality of life.

Mission Statement

It is the mission of The Unified Police Department of Greater Salt Lake, in partnership with our community, to provide the highest quality service uniquely tailored to individual needs; to safeguard the lives and property of the people we serve; to increase confidence in safety and reduce crime through effective problem solving and responsible resource management. Our strength lies within the diversity of our individual communities creating a depth in our organization enabling a strong collaborative response through safe and progressive law enforcement principles.


Board of Directors

Councilman Trent Staggs (Riverton)

Trent Staggs was elected in 2013 by the residents of Riverton to a 4 year term on the City Council. His campaign and subsequent time in office has been focused on increasing economic development, driving efficiencies in government and leveraging technology to engage residents in policymaking decisions. He feels like his business, leadership and technology background are assets for the City and will serve him well in his role as a City Councilman, RDA Board Member and translate in his role as a UPD Board Member and SLVLESA Trustee.

For more than 15 years, Trent has demonstrated the leadership necessary to run both successful start-up and Fortune 500 organizations in the Direct Sales, Finance and Technology industries. Most recently, he was on the corporate leadership team of a global direct sales company that operates in over 35 markets serving as the VP Technology. In that role, he was responsible for providing strategic direction and leadership of global integrated systems, software and IT infrastructure, which included the creation of mobile and web applications for their distributors worldwide. Trent has also held management positions for a nationwide mortgage brokerage firm and at Morgan Stanley.

Trent received his Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Utah in Political Science and Economics and received his MBA from the Marriott School of Management at Brigham Young University. He enjoys running, hiking, tennis and spending time with his family.

Mayor Jeff Silvestrini (Millcreek)

Mayor Larry Johnson (Taylorsville)

I have lived in Taylorsville for most of my life.  I graduated from Kearns High School and attended the University of Utah.  I have been married for 40 years to my wife Debra. We have four children and ten grandchildren.  Three of our children and their families also live in Taylorsville.  I have been a small business owner for 34 years in which time I have learned to manage finances during times of prosperity as well as difficult times.

I was elected Mayor in November, 2013, and my first day of office was January 6, 2014.  My intent as Mayor of Taylorsville is to spend our tax dollars wisely by prioritizing our spending and determining between our wishes, wants, and needs.  I believe that we need to be more actively aggressive in our economic development.  This will increase the sales tax revenue to the city's budget and lower the demand on the residents.

Carmen Freeman (Herriman)

Carmen Freeman began his service as Mayor of Herriman City on January 6, 2014.  He is a long-time resident of Herriman and has pledged to serve with loyalty and integrity, in the best interest of the City, as Herriman continues to grow and develop. 

Mayor Freeman graduated from Bingham High School in 1972 and went on to earn his Bachelor of Science degree in Business Management at BYU.  He also minored in Accounting and Economics.  He spent 33 years working as an accountant/paralegal/business administrator, until recently retiring so he could focus his efforts on his duty to Herriman City.  

Prior to becoming Mayor, Carmen served on the Board of Education for Jordan School District during a season of extreme fiscal and political difficulty. He was also a member of the Salt Lake County Parks and Recreation Board assisting in the planning and developing of property for public use.  He has served in ecclesiastical leadership capacities during times of unprecedented growth.  In addition to the UPD Board, Mayor Freeman currently sits on the following COG committee’s: Physical Resource Committee, Public Works, Education and JPAC.  He is an alternate on WFRC and TransComm.  

Mayor Freeman and his wife, Madeline are the proud parents of five children and have ten grandchildren. He enjoys running, hiking and spending time with his family. 

Mayor Robert Dahle (Holladay City)

Rob was raised in Murray, attended Murray High School and the University of Utah (83’). Upon graduation he entered active duty with the U.S. Army, proudly served six years and was honorably discharged in 1989.

Met and married Joni Skagen while stationed in the Seattle area. They have three children; Jillian, Jane, and Jordan. All graduated from Bonneville Junior High and Cottonwood High.

From 1989 through 2009 Rob served as President of Dahle Management Corporation (dba Dahle’s Big & Tall Clothing). Dahle’s operated between 12 and 43 locations in 12 states. Served on the board of Big & Tall Associates for 12 years, 6 as President, was a member of the Downtown Retail Merchants Association and on the Board of The Cottonwood Country Club, serving as President from 2012-2013. He is currently involved in real estate management.

For the past 24 years Rob and Joni and have been actively involved in various volunteer positions in our local schools, St. Vincent DePaul Parrish, and community organizations.

Mayor Ben McAdams (Salt Lake County)

Ben McAdams was sworn into office as Salt Lake County Mayor on Jan. 7, 2013. Mayor McAdams pledged to work collaboratively, across party lines, to find efficiencies in County government and to be open and accountable to citizens.

Mayor McAdams is a former Utah State Senator. His legislative record includes strengthening child safety standards and consumer protections, eliminating housing and employment discrimination and increasing funding for mass transit.

Mayor McAdams is a corporate finance attorney who practiced law with firms in New York and Salt Lake City, where he represented clients in complex public and private securities transactions. That expertise assisted his strategic relationships involving management issues between 16 municipalities and cities within Salt Lake County.

Ben and his wife, Julie (a fellow Columbia Law School graduate) enjoy hiking with their four children and cheering at Saturday morning soccer games.

Councilman Jim Bradley (Salt Lake County)

Jim was elected to the Salt Lake County Council as an At-Large member in 2000 and was re-elected to a six-year term in 2006. Jim also served as Chair of the Salt Lake County Commission from 1991-1994.

Jim is currently the Chair of the newly created Salt Lake Law Enforcement Service Area Board of Trustees and serves as a member on the Unified Police Department Board. In addition, Jim represents Salt Lake County on the Hogle Zoo Board of Directors and Executive Committee and the Convention Facilities Advisory Board. Jim serves as a member of the Salt Lake County Council Public Works Subcommittee, Administrative Services Subcommittee, Sanitation Subcommittee, and as Chair of the Law Enforcement and Courts Subcommittee.Jim is also a member of the Board of Directors and Executive Committee for the Salt Lake Film Center and a member of the Utah Museum of Fine Arts Board.

Jim has worked as a consultant in the areas of government affairs, energy resource development, waste management, organizational development, planning & zoning, and policy development. In the 1980s, Jim was appointed by then-Governor Scott M. Matheson to serve as Executive Director of the Energy Office. He held this same position early in the Norm Bangerter Administration.

Jim received the 2010 National Award for County Arts Leadership from the Americans for the Arts in recognition of his twenty-plus years of arts leadership in Salt Lake County. Most recently, Jim has championed creation of Salt Lake County's Urban Farming program. His goal for the program is to provide access to fallow, publicly owned land for local food and biofuel production. The County Council unanimously endorsed Jim's proposal. Even in these lean budget times, Council Members quickly saw the myriad of benefits that flow from an urban agriculture program.

A lifelong resident of Salt Lake County, Jim is the father of four children. His two youngest boys, Nick and Zeke, attend school in Salt Lake City. His daughter, Elizabeth, lives and works in Minnesota. His oldest son, Bill, works with the U.S. Department of State and is currently serving in Africa. Jim's wife, Glenda, owns and operates the 15th Street Gallery, a small business in the 15th and 15th neighborhood of Salt Lake City.

In addition to his service to the people of Salt Lake County, Jim has served in the following capacities:

  • Economic Development Corporation of Utah Executive Board
  • Salt Lake County Council of Governments, Chair
  • Utah Energy Conservation & Resource Council, Director
  • Salt Lake Convention & Visitors' Bureau Executive Board
  • United States Department of Interior Regional Shale Oil Team
  • Camp Kostopulos Board of Directors
  • Children's Service Society of Utah Board President
  • Sundance Institute Advisory Board
  • Salt Lake Art Center Friends of Contemporary Art

Councilman Wayne Sharp (Midvale City Council)

Councilman Cody Cutler (White City Metro Township)

Councilwoman Jennifer Hawkes (Emigration Canyon Metro Township)

Councilman Steve Prokopis (Magna Metro Township)

Councilman Alan Peterson (Kearns Metro Township)

Councilwoman JP Baxter (Copperton Metro Township)