Metro Support Bureau
Deputy Chief Fred Ross
Lt. Gary Trost
Lt. Rich Brede
The Metro Support Bureau (MSB) is designed to flex and scale in response to the primary public safety issue facing the city. Launched July 6, 2014, the bureau currently focuses on public safety in the area from North Temple to 700 South, Interstate 15 to State Street. Department statistics show that a significant percentage of police service requests originate in the area—due in no small part to drug buyers and sellers concealing their criminal activity among homeless individuals who seek assistance from social service providers located in the MSB service area.
- Metro Support Bureau Quarterly Newsletter
- Chief's Message - Metro Support Bureau video
- Chief's Presentation on Metro Support Bureau to City Council
During a City Council work session May 20, 2014, Chief Burbank announced the creation of the Metro Support Bureau to address criminal behavior in and around the shelter area. The following information is conceptual in nature and does not reflect changes to the MSB since its inception July 6, 2014.
- Community Intelligence Unit
The Community Intelligence Unit has been staffed with the future leaders of our department, providing the unit with some of the best and brightest employees in our organization.
These future leaders will understand the importance of developing quality and trusting relationships with all community members and organizations and work diligently to solve and address neighborhood concerns. Their supervisors will work closely with these officers to provide them with the necessary training, skills and resources to accomplish their tasks and develop them for future leadership roles within the department.
As these officers promote and move throughout the department, the knowledge and skills they have acquired will be implemented and shared with others; consequently spreading the vision of community-oriented policing.