UPD Command Staff
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As partners with the community, Unified Police Department will provide the highest quality law enforcement services to minimize crime and maximize confidence, safety and quality of life.
We serve & protect every member of our community. Through integrity, cooperation and understanding we strive to reinforce our core values:
Equal service for all
Honesty and transparency
Strong ethical and moral principles
Empathy & commitment
Protect rights and property
Embrace diversity through education
Leadership and resource management
Efficient and effective communication
Progressive training and technology
Board of Directors
Mayor Jeff Silvestrini - Millcreek
Jeff Silvestrini was elected as Millcreek’s first mayor just before it became a city in 2016. Millcreek is Utah’s newest city with a population of nearly 60,000. Before becoming mayor, Jeff volunteered for more than 25 years as a community council and township council chair. He also currently serves on the board of the Unified Fire Authority. Before running for office, Jeff practiced as a civil attorney, focused on real property and healthcare litigation matters. He has been married to his wife, Leslie, for 35 years and has two grown daughters, Liz and Jill. Jeff graduated from the University of Michigan and the University of Utah College of Law.
Mayor Robert Dahle - City of Holladay
Rob and Joni have three children, Jillian 23, Jane 21 and Jordan 18.
Rob graduated from Murray High School and the University of Utah class of 83’. Upon graduation he entered active duty as a U.S. Army Officer and proudly served six years in this capacity. He was honorably discharged in 1989 and returned to Salt Lake to join the family clothing business.
Met and married Joni Skagen while stationed at Fort Lewis, WA. They have three children, Jillian Oakland, CA, Jane Summerlin, NV and Jordan, Wichita Falls, TX.
From 1989 though 2008 Rob served as President of Dahle Management Corporation (dba Dahle’s Big & Tall). From 1990 through 2008, Dahle’s operated between 12 and 43 locations in 12 states. After 50 years in business, Rob, along with brother Allan, made the decision to sell the business. When not at City Hall, Rob manages a small commercial real estate portfolio.
Currently serves on the following Boards:
- Unified Police Department (UPD)- Chair, Finance Committee
- Unified Fire Authority (UFA)- Chair, Benefits and Compensation
- Salt Lake County Board of Health
- University of Utah College of Social and Behavioral Science Advancement Board
Deputy Mayor Erin Litvack - Salt Lake County
Erin Litvack served as the Director of the Salt Lake County Community Services Department for 12 years before being promoted to Deputy Mayor and Chief Administrative Officer in January 2017. Prior to joining Salt Lake County in 2005, Erin worked for and held a variety of positions at the Milwaukee and Salt Lake Jewish Community Centers and was the Fund Development the Utah Pride Center and March of Dimes. Erin is a member of the Visit Salt Lake Executive Committee, Downtown Alliance Board of Directors and numerous Salt Lake County advisory boards. Erin enjoys spending time with family and friends, reading, learning and community volunteer service. Erin lives in Salt Lake City with her husband, David, and their two children, Gabriel and Addison.
Councilman Jim Bradley - Salt Lake County
Jim was first elected to the Salt Lake County Council as an At-Large member in 2000 and has continuously served in that position. He also served as Chair of the former Salt Lake County Commission from 1991-1994.
Currently, Jim is Chair of the Salt Lake Law Enforcement Service Area Board of Trustees and a member of the Board of the Unified Police Department. He also serves as a Trustee for the Wasatch Front Waste and Recycling District and the Central Utah Water Conservancy District.
Mayor Marcus Stevenson - Midvale City
While elected Midvale City’s youngest Mayor at the age of twenty-seven, Mayor Marcus Stevenson is not unlike the community he was elected to lead. Both Mayor Stevenson and Midvale City are vibrant, forward thinking, and have a tremendous amount of community pride that is rooted in the understanding of Midvale’s deep history and tradition. As Midvale’s 22nd Mayor, Stevenson believes that by working together with residents, collaborates, and City staff, Midvale can continue to set the standard for what it means to be an inclusive and welcoming City.
A native of Utah, Stevenson comes from a family of public servants dedicated to the principals of servant leadership. His grandmother, Elaine Garber, served for 50 years as a Trustee on the Hueneme Elementary School District board and volunteered for nearly every civic cause in Port Hueneme, California. Discussing civic engagement around the dinner table was a staple of his childhood. It became clear to him that government and public discourse were the way for him to make an impact on his community. This led Stevenson to enter politics and government at a young age - working on campaigns since the age of 18.
Stevenson graduated from Northridge High School in Layton, and then went on to study Political Science and Computer Science at Weber State University where he was awarded the T. Ramakrishna Reddy Award for Outstanding Political Science Paper.
With a successful background in community engagement, Stevenson held numerous community organization positions before he assumed the role as Political Director at O2 Utah, a non-profit agency that works to improve air quality through municipal and state legislation.
Mayor Stevenson’s proudest accomplishment is his family – wife, Nikki, and their three boys. The family stays busy with their love of skateboarding, spending time outdoors, and taking care of the family pets – two cats, a bearded dragon, and a gargoyle gecko. Stevenson is an avid music enthusiast who loves to delve into the history of music by reading biographies and autobiographies about musicians.
Councilwoman Carolyn Keigley - Town of Brighton
Carolyn was born and raised in Utah and then went to California to attend college, living in Davis, Santa Barbara, Arcata and in the Tahoe area until eleven years ago when she returned to Utah when she built a home in Brighton.
VOLUNTEER AND COMMUNITY SERVICE
- Big Cottonwood Community Council for 7 years including being secretary until 2019
- One of the 5 Town of Brighton Sponsors
- Co-Founder of The Brighton Institute
- Big Cottonwood Canyon Emergency Planning committee member
- Forest Glen HOA board member for nine years
- Arcata School Board of Trustee and Board President, Arcata, CA (volunteer position)
Councilman Phillip Cardenaz - White City Metro Township
Phill has been living in Utah since 2008, having moved from the Sacramento California area. Born in Austin, Texas, grew up in the Sacramento, California, and also lived in Anchorage Alaska for a few years. Phill also served a church mission in Zimbabwe and Zambia. He has lived in the the White City community since 2012 with his wife and two sons.
Since moving to White City he has been a PTA member helping at various events for Edgemont Elementary School and Eastmont Middle School, was a Cub Scout den leader, and had been an assistant coach for recreational soccer teams. He has been on the White City Community Council (WCCC) since 2019, has been the WCCC representative for ACCT and is currently a council member on the White City Metro Township.
Councilman David Brems - Emigration Canyon Metro Township
David is an Architect and Fellow of the American Institute of Architects. David has lived in Emigration Canyon for 39 years, serving on the Emigration Canyon Planning Commission since becoming a Township and previously on the Salt Lake County Planning Commission continuously from 1988.
David Brems is a founding principal of GSBS Architects, a 100 person firm headquartered in Salt Lake City with an office in Fort Worth Texas. David is a board member of Envision Utah and University of Utah College of Architecture and Planning. David is an Adjunct Professor at the University of Utah College of Architecture and Planning.
David an avid cyclist, sailor, and skier enjoys spending time at his family retreat in Boulder, Utah.
Councilman Steve Prokopis - Magna Metro Township
Steve Prokopis is a first term Councilman and was appointed to represent the Magna Metro Township on the U.P.D. Board. Additionally, he has been asked to serve on the finance sub-committee. As a lifelong Magna resident, he has been somewhat involved in politics over the years. He served two terms on the Magna Township Planning Commission, served on the Kennecott Tailings Impoundment Safety Committee; both were Mayoral appointments. However, with the new form of government for the Townships, he felt it was time to become more involved.
Steve is married. He and Stephanie, his wife of 23 years, have two sons. Steve graduated from Judge Memorial High School, Snow College, and Utah Valley State College with a degree in Fire Science. He is employed with Unified Fire Authority (formerly Salt Lake County Fire) and has been with them for 24 years, with over 15 of those years serving the residents of Magna directly. He is currently the Battalion Chief over the Public Relations Bureau. In the Fire Service he has enjoyed a close working relationship with the many great employees of both the Sheriff’s Office and U.P.D.
Councilman Alan Peterson - Kearns Metro Township
My name is Alan Peterson. I am a member of the Kearns Metro Township Council. A retired member of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers. A past member of the National Association of Parliamentarians and the Kearns Community Council. I look forward to serving on the UPD Board and as a SLVLESA Trustee.
Councilman David Olsen - Copperton Metro Township
Dave Olsen is a first-term council member by appointment for the Copperton Metro Township. He has been a Copperton resident for six years with a family history that traces back three generations to the town’s inception in the mid-1920s. Copperton is a beautiful small community with a rich history and very loyal and dedicated residents. Dave is genuinely proud to have an opportunity to represent their values and preserve their traditions. He currently serves as a member of the Unified Police Department Board of Directors and the Salt Lake Law Enforcement Service Area Board of Trustees.
Dave works as an estimator for an extensive glazing (glass) contractor. He has played a role in many high-rise buildings in downtown Salt Lake City and several other cities and states in the region. He is also an instructor for the Utah Glass Association’s Glazing Apprenticeship program.