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.



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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Radio Shop Technician

Under the direction of the Radio Shop Supervisor, oversees, plans and performs the installation, maintenance and operation of the countywide/UPD radio system, mobile data computers, communications radio equipment and telephone equipment wiring, frequency monitors, and electronic communication equipment, radio modems, portable radios, mobile radios, paging system, VHF/UHF radio systems, mobile/cell phones, 911 phone equipment and other equipmentassociated with the technical and operational systems of the Organization. Assists in the planning of future radio system development and updating master plan. Installs and monitors Netmotion licenses for network connection on all MDT's. Audits licenses for correct licenses numbers. Interacts with other departments, consultants, engineers and contractors regarding equipment usage, purchases and updates. Works with other county/UPD departments on radio system issues. Performs a variety of administrative work as well as technical duties. Maintains comprehensive records. This is a highly skilled position requiring technical and operational abilities and knowledge.

Provides essential connectivity and operational support for the UPD network Basic skills, knowledge, and experience are utilized to install hardware and software, to diagnose basic problems, and to affect corrective actions at times with the assistance of more experienced professionals.

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Office Specialist - Investigations

The Office Specialist's main function is transcribing officer's interviews with suspects, victims and witnesses for all units of the Investigations Division. Other tasks performed are the issuance of registration cards for sexually oriented business employees, dancers, and entertainer professionals. They are also responsible for issuance of ID cards throughout office and serve in a clerical function for the Investigations Division.

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Police Officer Recruitment

The recruitment has closed for Police Officer. Please see link for employment information and hiring process.

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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.