Message from The Chief

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Women in Law Enforcement: A Rewarding Career
10/01/2018
The integration of women into law enforcement positions can be considered a large social change.
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Preventing Teen Suicide Takes Awareness
08/06/2018
We have made significant progress in bridging stigma that comes with mental health discussions and are especially helped by discussions of suicide and suicide prevention. If you need assistance or know anyone who does, tell someone.
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Slaying the "Monsters" of Police Work
04/04/2018
Cops are a unique breed. People often ask me what made me want to be a police officer; the answer is “it chose me.” Being a police officer truly is a “calling” and not just a job. Then it turns from a job into a lifestyle. A good honorable job, but it has pitfalls.
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Keep the Roads Safe During the Winter Months
01/31/2018
This year we’ve had a mild start to winter. You’ll recall that last year we experienced snow packs and ice-covered roads at Thanksgiving. Yet in reviewing the statistics, our accident rates have done the unexpected — they’ve doubled.
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The Homeless Population and Risks of Hepatitis A
12/04/2017
While the Rio Grande Project has been successful in clearing one of Salt Lake City's worst homeless areas, members of that population have found their way to other cities including Cottonwood Heights.
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Project Rio Grande Is Impacting Many Surrounding Communities
10/02/2017
Cottonwood Heights police recently hosted the Valley Police Alliance (VPA) to discuss Project Rio Grande, the increased police presence along the troubled Rio Grande street in downtown Salt Lake City. Although State Law Enforcement and Salt Lake City largely consider the efforts a success, several other municipal agencies had a differing opinion.
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Gift Baskets that Keep on Giving – To Thieves
08/02/2017
This scam is actually very clever. There is never a shortage of creative thinking when it comes to frauds designed to get your money. This was sent to me by a friend: Beware of people bearing gifts.
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Sexting: A Different World
04/03/2017
Times have changed with the internet and the powerful convenience of smartphones. The police department has seen a disturbing increase in crimes with serious risks associated with teen sexting in the city, including bullying and exposure to adult sexual predators that we’ve never seen before.
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Leading The Way In The War Against Painkiller Abuse
10/05/2016
In 2014, 32 percent of Utah adults aged 18 years and older had been prescribed an opioid pain medication in the previous 12 months. Prescription opioids can be addictive and very dangerous.
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Burglary Prevention: What You Can Do
08/02/2016
If you have ever been locked out of your home, were you able to get in anyway? If you could break into your own home, it’s just as easy for someone else to break in, too.
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