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    Protective Services
    The Protective Services Division meets the
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    Jail Programs
    Jail Horticultre program provides
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    Search and Rescue
    Volunteer Professionals
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    Our Team
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    Mounted Posse
    Long Standing Tradition
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Salt Lake County Sheriff's Office

The Salt Lake County Sheriff’s Office operates two correctional facilities; the Salt Lake County Metro Jail and the Oxbow Jail Facility. Both jails are highly efficient, designed to operate at low costs with an abundance of programs that minimize overcrowding issues while creating an approach that reduces recidivism. Salt Lake County’s Protective Services Division prides itself on meeting the diverse challenges of effective crime prevention by transitioning between law enforcement authority, prisoner management, government security and public service.

In addition to our Corrections Bureau and Protective Services Division; the Sheriff’s Office is also home to Search and Rescue, the Mounted Posse, Human Resources and Fiscal Divisions. With over 1,100 employees and volunteers, the Salt Lake County Sheriff’s Office takes pride in its role as a leader in public safety and community service.

News Items

Sheriff's Office Is Hiring Sheriff Deputy I and II

Sheriff's Office Is Hiring Emergency Medical Technician

(Closing Date Extended to October 18th, 2017)

Congratulations CIT Metro Academy #5 on graduating

A Message from Undersheriff Scott Carver

With the resignation of Salt Lake County Sheriff James M. Winder effective 0000 hours July 17, 2017, Undersheriff Scott Carver will be acting Sheriff until an interim Sheriff is determined and appointed. Undersheriff Carver has been with the office as Undersheriff since October 2008. In the absence of the sheriff, the undersheriff has full authority to act as the sheriff for operational and administrative purposes. He, along with the many very experienced and highly qualified supervisory staff, and the even more important line staff, will ensure that the mission of the Sheriff’s Office and the Unified Police Department is carried out in the most effective and professional way. We will continue to serve the citizens of this county with unwavering commitment and without interruption of service in any way.

Once the Salt Lake County Council notifies the Utah Democratic Party of the vacancy, they will begin the process of filling the position. This process should be completed within 45-60 days.

This change affects both the Salt Lake County Sheriff’s Office and the Unified Police Department as Office of the Sheriff. Both agencies are operating at the highest levels of efficiency and will continue to do so. We are proud of the accomplishments and progress we as an office have made under Sheriff Winder and look forward to building upon the great history and traditions we have established.

Thank you!
Undersheriff Scott Carver

Salt Lake County Office of the Sheriff Honors its Fallen Members

On May 3, 2017, the Office of the Salt Lake County Sheriff will honor its fallen members with the annual memorial service hosted by the Salt Lake County Sheriff’s Office Mutual Aid Association. These members gave their lives while protecting the citizens of Salt Lake County. This is an honor for our department to recognize these individuals who have paid the ultimate sacrifice all in the service of their community. There will be a short program followed by a 21-gun salute and taps to honor these heroes. The service will be held at 3365 South 900 West at the memorial monument on the east side of the building.

Prisoner Assessment Team raise money for a great cause

During this giving season, the Salt Lake County Sheriff's Office, Prisoner Assessment Team, took it upon themselves to raise money for a great cause. Employees made beautiful holiday wreaths to be raffled off with all of the proceeds going to Primary Children's Hospital. This was an especially heartfelt cause as one staff member's family knows all too well the strain of a child with health issues. That child's' only wish was to bring gifts and joy to the other children at Primary Children's this Christmas season. Together, father and son were able to deliver (on behalf of the entire Office of the Sheriff) a generous cash donation and several boxes of new toys for the children. Thank you for letting us be a part of the true Christmas spirit!

BLM restoring land with aid from inmates

Congratulations to the Programs Division of the Salt Lake County Jail for providing much-needed native sagebrush for greater sage-grouse habitat that has been burned by wildfires

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Looking for a Rewarding Career in Law Enforcement? We're Hiring!

Looking for a Rewarding Career in Law Enforcement?
The SLCO Sheriff's Office is currently hiring for Entry-Level Correctional Officers and Protective Service Officers - both provide opportunities to positively impact individuals in and out of custody. We are looking for individuals who are service minded, intelligent, confident, proactive and respectful...Be a part of the solution!

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Friends and Family Inmate Voice Messaging

Salt Lake County Jail is pleased to announce a new feature of the inmate phone system. You will now be able to leave voice mails to inmates. Each message can last up to 30 seconds at a cost of $1.00.

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Sheriff Rosie Rivera

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