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.


Police Officer Recruitment

Lateral, Entry-Level & LEO Certifiable Police Officers - Application period is currently closed.

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Full Time Information Services Specialist

Maintains Office of the Sheriffs records, which includes Unified Police Department, Protective Services, Adult Detention Center (Training of their employees, as well as processing of their Records Management Incident Reports, to include all arrest bookings that occur at the Adult Detention Center. Performs clerical support duties on a rotating basis, in ten different areas within the Technical Services Division. Provide customer service to the public, as well as private and law enforcement agencies. Performs other duties as required by, the office. Closes June 20, 2021

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Full Time Gang Prevention Advocate

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. Bilingual preferred Closes June 20, 2021

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School Crossing Guards

Immediate Openings in Midvale, Taylorsville, White City and Kearns

  • Training Provided
  • Work Part-Time
  • Nights, Weekends & Holidays Off
  • Earn Between $15.50-$31.00 per day

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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 and email to CMClark@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 for this volunteer position, please complete the following steps to complete the application process:

  1. Download the Volunteer Application Form "Click Here"
  2. Complete and save the downloaded Volunteer Application Form (please save with applicant last name in filename)
  3. Send the saved application form to CmClark@updsl.org

If you have questions contact Claudia Clark at 385.468.9520.

Volunteer Chaplains

Unified Police Department is seeking volunteer chaplains. A Volunteer Chaplain is called to assist the department. The Chaplain Core consists of religious ministers from churches throughout the Sale Lake County area. The Chaplain Core renders spiritual support and guidance in times of need for the community and the department. Follow link for more information.

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The Unified Police Department is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer.