Currently, the majority of Funding Our Future sales tax revenue in the safety area has been supporting the Salt Lake City Police Department (SLCPD). Funding for the SLCPD is being used for police officers and support staff to serve 23 neighborhood beats with the originally identified goal of implementing community policing, as outlined in the International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) study. Funding Our Future sales tax revenue funding is also supporting the Salt Lake City Fire Department (SLCFD).
Since 2019, Funding Our Future revenue has been used to support the following:
Completed in FY 19/20, salary adjustments have allowed SLCPD to better retain trained police officers.
Completed in FY 19/20, additional equipment was purchased for 50 new Funding Our Future supported police officers.
Completed in FY 20/21, body cameras have been deployed to all police officers in the field.
Completed in FY 20/21, 100 new hybrid sedan police vehicles have been purchased.
50 new police officer positions have been created thanks to Funding Our Future dollars. As of October 2022, all 50 positions are filled.
13 new civilian positions with SLCPD have been created thanks to Funding Our Future dollars. As of October 2022, 11 of 13 are filled. Positions include: