Unified Police Department 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.


Gang Prevention Advocate (Part-time)

The Unified Police Department accepting applications for Gang Prevention Advocate (Part-time)

Advocates will provide case management and direct client services to gang involved youth and families. Advocates will be expected to follow evidence based practices and attend required trainings to ensure best practices are being implemented. Advocates will also assist in program development, community education and resource development.

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Forensic Unit Clerk (Part-time)

The Unified Police Department accepting applications for Forensic Unit Clerk (Part-time)

Performs various fingerprint managing operations under the supervision of the Forensic Unit Office Coordinator, Forensic Unit Sergeant, or Division Commander, which requires judgment, experience, and high degree of public relations skills. Provides general office support for Unified Police Forensic Unit staff, while maintaining a high level of confidentiality related to case information.

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Dispatcher - Part Time

The Unified Police Department accepting applications for Dispatcher - Part Time

UPD part time call takers answer emergency and nonemergency calls, obtain critical information from callers, answer questions, transfer callers to appropriate extensions, and enter relevant information on the computer.

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Police Officer Recruitment

The Unified Police Department accepting applications for Police Officer

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Volunteer Opportunities

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.

To apply, download the Application in Microsoft Word format at email to CLMCDONALD@UPDSL.ORG

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. The office advocate position is only staffed during office hours.

To apply, download the Application in Microsoft Word format at email to CLMCDONALD@UPDSL.ORG

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.