The 2019-2020 budget can be found below.
|Police Salary Adjustments||Salary adjustments for step increases and higher ranked officers||$542,000
|New Police Officers||23 new full time positions. 9- month funding||$3,225,659
|Additional Police Personnel||Additional Hires to support police functions||$858,136
|Police Officer Equipment||New equipment & cost increase over previous years||$609,720
|Police Salary||Salary needs for additional/ongoing police||$2,927,496|
|Enhanced Body Camera Initiative||Replace cameras for all offices on a three-year cycle. Includes data storage, maintenance, and next generation cameras||$512,578|
|Police Hybrid Sedan Initiative||Approximately 106 new hybrid sedans customized for law enforcement use each year, ongoing||$4,050,000|
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.
When Salt Lake City Council adopted the FY 2019-2020 budget in June, they included intent language that “the definition of “public safety” include the Police Department, Fire Department, and 911 Dispatch for allocation of Funding Our Future revenue.”
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 November 2019