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SALT LAKE CITY — Salt Lake City Police Chief Chris Burbank answers more frequently asked questions about the department in his Chief’s Message for November 2014.

This month’s video FAQ includes answers to the following questions:

  • Did the recession affect staffing levels?
  • How does patrol work?
  • Is law enforcement a 9-5 job?
  • How are cases assigned in Detectives?
  • What is the measure of success in fighting crime?
  • What are some of the ways the public can assist the police department?
  • How will you balance needs in the rest of the city given the new Metro Support Bureau?

About the “Chief’s Message”

Chief Burbank issues a monthly video message to help the public reduce its exposure to, or mitigate the effects of, crime, as well as spotlight different parts of the city’s public safety team. All “Chief’s Messages” are archived on the newsroom page of www.slcpd.com and the “Chief’s Message” playlist of http://www.youtube.com/slcpd. To recommend a topic or ask a question for a future video, please send an email to: askthechief@slcgov.com.


Public Relations Unit