Contacting the Salt Lake City Police Department

Depending on your needs, there are a variety of ways to contact the Salt Lake City Police Department. If your inquiry is not an emergency, please consider using one of the following methods of contact.

If you are experiencing an emergency, call 911. This website is not the proper forum to report crimes in progress.

  • Call us
    • General Information: (801) 799-3100. If you need directions to the Public Safety Building, lobby hours, or seek to follow-up on an old case and do not recall the case number or investigator’s name. This is not the number to start a case or file a complaint.
    • Non-Emergency: (801) 799-3000. If you require an officer to respond but it isn’t an emergency, call this number. The non-emergency phone number keeps our 911 phone lines open to help those who require an emergency response. You also may want to check out our online reporting options, which generally are good for cases that have no suspect information and no injuries but require a police report for insurance purposes.
    • Media Inquiries / Public Relations Unit: (801) 799-NEWS (6397). All media inquiries should be directed to this number, which connects reporters with the on-duty public information officer. Visit the newsroom for the latest news from SLCPD or follow us on Twitter (@SLCPD) or our Facebook fan page (SLCPD).
  • Email Us
    • General Email Address: Please use this email address for all general correspondence.
    • Media Inquiries / Public Relations Unit: Reporters: this email address is monitored by the PIO. For breaking inquiries, please call the newsline, (801) 799-6397, or monitor our Twitter feed, @slcpd. Visit the newsroom for the latest news from SLCPD.
  • Visit A Precinct

    Public Safety Building
    475 South 300 East
    Salt Lake City, UT 84111
    (801) 799-3100

    In the lobby of the Public Safety Building you will find our service desk, a computer for public use to file online reports and an on-duty desk officer.

    Lobby hours: Monday-Friday, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.; closed Holidays.

    Pioneer Precinct
    1040 West 700 South
    Salt Lake City, UT 84114
    (801) 799-4600

    Lobby hours: Monday-Friday, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.; closed Holidays.

  • Mailing Address

    Salt Lake City Police Department
    PO Box 145497
    SLC, UT 84114-5497

    Please use for all correspondence.


  • Submit a Crime Tip

    If you have a crime tip you would like to submit, you can do so through many avenues including web tips and mobile SMS messages.

    To submit a secure and anonymous text message through any mobile phone using the following information:

    Keyword: “TIPSLCPD”
    Send to: “CRIMES” (274637)

    Utah residents can also submit tips by visiting or by downloading a free smartphone app for iPhone or Android. The apps accept video and photo tips and automatically route the information to the nearest participating agency.

To make a request, please view the options below and use the appropriate contact methods.

  • Employment Questions

    If you have a question regarding employment opportunities or a current process, please send an email to:

  • Hire an Officer / Police Officer Secondary Employment

    Employers looking to hire an off-duty police officer may call the Secondary Employment Office: (801) 799-3113.

    SLCPD Officers will not work in a police-related secondary employment capacity for bars or bar areas of restaurants or other establishments where the sale and consumption of alcohol is the primary business. They also will not work in any sexually oriented business as defined by city ordinance.

  • Request - Autism Safety Registry

    If you are a caregiver for someone who may wander due to autism or another disability, please consider adding them to the Autism Safety Registry by calling (801) 799-3111. Please provide the following information on each individual:

    • Full name
    • Address, including apartment number
    • Date of birth
    • Guardian’s name and phone number
    • Any other pertinent  information

    You may only register individuals who live in Salt Lake City. The information will be entered into our database for use by emergency responders only.

    To learn more about Invisible Disabilities—Interacting with Law Enforcement, click here.

  • Request Background Clearance Letter

    If you are mailing your clearance letter request to us and are a resident of Salt Lake City, please include a photo copy of current, valid form of U.S. identification.
    If you are mailing this from out of country but are a US citizen, please include a copy of your U.S. passport.

    Download the request form below:

    Background Clearance

    Background Clearance for a Juvenile

  • Request a Block Party

    If you plan to hold a block party in Salt Lake City, you must first obtain a block party permit. Please visit: to submit your application.

  • Request Officers for a Community Event

    If you would like SLCPD to attend your community event, send an email to with the following details:

    • Full name
    • Phone Number
    • Email Address
    • Event details, including name of event, time, place and specifics of request.

    Requests will be accommodated as resources and policy allow.

  • Request a Ride-Along

    Anyone over 18 years old may request a ride-along. The Salt Lake City Police Department will try to honor your request, but the date and hours will be determined by the department. Each individual will be limited to one 4-hour ride-along which will begin no earlier than 7 a.m. and shall end no later than 1 a.m. Civilian or non-sworn ride-alongs with or without a concealed carry permit may NOT be armed.

    To request a ride-along, please download the request form and:

      1. Fill out top portion of the form, all highlighted lines must be completed.
      2. Print off the form and return to:
        Salt Lake City Police Department
        Pioneer Precinct
        1040 West 700 South
        Lobby Hours: 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
        Monday – Friday, Closed Holidays
        Phone number: (801) 799-4600
      3. When submitting your form, you will be asked for your ID to verify your identity. The desk officer will then require you to sign and date the waiver.
  • Request a Station Tour

    The public is invited to attend a scheduled Scouting presentation and/or participate in a tour of the Public Safety Building the third Wednesday of each month. Classes will be held starting at 4:00 p.m. and 5:00 p.m. sharp.

    There is a limit of 21 participants per class, including supervision of 1 adult per six children.

    To request a tour, send an email to with the following information:

    • Full Name
    • Phone Number
    • Email Address
    • Date and time of request
    • How many people will be on the tour? (Children and adults)
  • Request Traffic Enforcement

    To request enforcement in your area, send us an email: Be sure to include the following:

    • Address of traffic issue
    • Nature of traffic issue (e.g., speeding, cars that run stop lights or red lights, crosswalk issues, etc.)
    • General time issue occurs
    • Phone number or email address if you’d like a response from an officer

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