New revenue in the existing police department budget will help address resident concerns about the safety of their neighborhoods. Funding will be used to train and hire new police officers and support staff to serve 23 neighborhood beats. These new neighborhood beats will provide the community policing model that residents requested.
The Salt Lake City Police Department has hired all 27 new officers and ordered all necessary equipment for them. The officers are currently either in training, field training, or on the street. The majority of the civilian positions have been filled with the others in process.
Chief Mike Brown updated Salt Lake City Council at its February 19, 2019 Work Session on the Neighborhood Safety & Security critical need: https://youtu.be/xC1A58cHXmQ?t=8601
Updated February 2019.
The budget information below is for fiscal year 2018-2019 and reflects a shortened collection period that will begin in August 2018. Budgets reflect additional revenue only and do not represent total department spending or existing sales tax revenue.
|Competitive Compensation Adjustments||Increase base salary and make adjustments to the benefits program to aid in the recruitment and retention of new officers; helping to maintain Salt Lake City’s competitiveness among other regional agencies||$2,575,496
|New Police Officers||Hire and train 27 new police officers in 2019. The 27 new officers are part of the overall goal to recruit 50 new officers which was authorized by the City Council in 2017||$2,220,306
|Additional Civilian Police Personnel||Hire new civilian personnel related to the increase in police officers including a social worker, case manager, crime lab techs, victim advocate, records clerks, and crime intel analysts||$858,136
|Police Officer Equipment||Fund equipment associated with hiring new police officers||$329,249