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Strategic Deployment Bureau

Deputy Chief Mike Brown


Lt. Dave Askerlund

Lt. Mike Ross


The Strategic Deployment Bureau includes the Salt Lake Information Center (SLIC), Community Intelligence Units, Homeland Security, Narcotics, Vice, Alarm Unit, Accident Investigation and Hit & Run. Strategic Deployment is responsible for the management and flow of information from varied sources to the officers and entities accountable for action.

     

     

  • Narcotics

    The Salt Lake City Police Narcotics Unit is responsible for proactively investigating neighborhood drug problems in Salt Lake City. Part of the Narcotics Unit is the Methamphetamine Initiative Committee, which was at the forefront of developing state legislation to protect children who are endangered by their parents’ drug usage. The Meth Initiative marked its 10-year anniversary in 2008. The group was formed to problem-solve community issues surrounding methamphetamine and other drugs. Today, 30 agencies are involved in the program.

    The mission of the Salt Lake City Methamphetamine Initiative is to provide, through inter-agency collaboration, a system-wide approach to alleviate dangerous drug problems in our community.

  • Organized Crime Unit

    The Organized Crime Unit (OCU) conducts compliance enforcement, street operations and investigations related to human trafficking, exploitation, gambling venues and money laundering. A greater emphasis is placed on investigations that involve the endangerment of minors, as well as the exploitation and or trafficking of an individual for financial or other gain by a third party. The OCU works to take its investigations to a resolution that will permanently deter the individuals involved from taking part in these crimes. This may include involving other entities, such as the FBI, Internal Revenue Service, U.S. Customs & Immigration Enforcement, Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms Enforcement, Utah Attorney General’s Office, the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children, and others, in a joint enforcement effort.

  • Accident Investigations

    The Accident Investigation/Hit & Run Unit is comprised of officers that are trained in accident investigations and reconstruction. These officers respond to major traffic accidents in Salt Lake City and handle the investigation from start to finish. The officers assigned to this unit undergo hundreds of hours of extensive training for accident investigation, accident reconstruction and court testimony.

    The unit has the primary role of traffic accident investigation and enforcement in Salt Lake City. The teams goal is to reduce the number of traffic accidents in the City and assist our partner agencies in the design of our roadways and traffic control devices.

    The unit also teams with the Motorcycle Squad during events such as the Days of ’47 Parade, the Gay Pride Parade and many other functions, including LDS General Conference, dignitary escorts, and protests and mass gatherings.


  • Narcotics

    The Salt Lake City Police Narcotics Unit is responsible for proactively investigating neighborhood drug problems in Salt Lake City. Part of the Narcotics Unit is the Methamphetamine Initiative Committee, which was at the forefront of developing state legislation to protect children who are endangered by their parents’ drug usage. The Meth Initiative marked its 10-year anniversary in 2008. The group was formed to problem-solve community issues surrounding methamphetamine and other drugs. Today, 30 agencies are involved in the program.

    The mission of the Salt Lake City Methamphetamine Initiative is to provide, through inter-agency collaboration, a system-wide approach to alleviate dangerous drug problems in our community.

  • Organized Crime Unit

    The Organized Crime Unit (OCU) conducts compliance enforcement, street operations and investigations related to human trafficking, exploitation, gambling venues and money laundering. A greater emphasis is placed on investigations that involve the endangerment of minors, as well as the exploitation and or trafficking of an individual for financial or other gain by a third party. The OCU works to take its investigations to a resolution that will permanently deter the individuals involved from taking part in these crimes. This may include involving other entities, such as the FBI, Internal Revenue Service, U.S. Customs & Immigration Enforcement, Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms Enforcement, Utah Attorney General’s Office, the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children, and others, in a joint enforcement effort.

  • Accident Investigations

    The Accident Investigation/Hit & Run Unit is comprised of officers that are trained in accident investigations and reconstruction. These officers respond to major traffic accidents in Salt Lake City and handle the investigation from start to finish. The officers assigned to this unit undergo hundreds of hours of extensive training for accident investigation, accident reconstruction and court testimony.

    The unit has the primary role of traffic accident investigation and enforcement in Salt Lake City. The teams goal is to reduce the number of traffic accidents in the City and assist our partner agencies in the design of our roadways and traffic control devices.

    The unit also teams with the Motorcycle Squad during events such as the Days of ’47 Parade, the Gay Pride Parade and many other functions, including LDS General Conference, dignitary escorts, and protests and mass gatherings.