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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 Public Safety Bureau 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 Public Safety Bureau; 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

COVID-19 Weekly Update

The Salt Lake County Sheriff’s Office is committed to keep our community informed of COVID-19 inmate cases in our facility. We continue to see COVID-19 positive cases throughout neighborhoods in Salt Lake County. We want to assure families, friends, and community partners the Sheriff’s Office is working hard to keep incarcerated individuals and staff healthy and safe. Information will be updated every Thursday.

  • Current number of COVID-19 positive inmate cases: Zero
  • Since 3/31/20:
  • Total number of COVID-19 positive inmate cases: 72
  • Total number of COVID-19 negative test results: 586


  • Salt Lake County Jail Shooting Update

    Below is a statement prepared by the family of Deputy Leland Grossett. The Salt Lake County Sheriff’s Office is their media representative.

    Both deputies injured yesterday, and their families, have asked the Salt Lake County Sheriff’s Office to serve as their media representative. We respectfully ask that you do not contact the deputies or their families directly.

    Contact the Salt Lake County Sheriff’s Office PIO Hotline at 385-468-2888 or SLSheriffPIO@slco.org.

    A statement from the family of Deputy Leland Grossett

    We appreciate the support of the community and for everyone that has reached out in support of our family at this time. Leland underwent surgery yesterday and lost his eye due to his injury. He is doing well and has been moved out of the ICU today. We are thankful that he is alive and looking forward to bringing him home soon.

    Leland’s team is amazing. We know that the outcome of this shooting could have been different if it weren’t for the team’s quick response. We are also grateful for his partner Deputy Joshua Buerke and are relieved to hear that he is home recovering from his injuries.

    One man’s life was lost in this shooting and we want to express our condolences to his family. We hope they are able to find peace and know that we harbor no ill will.

    Right now Leland’s recovery is our biggest priority. We want to thank the media, community, and other well-wishers in advance for supporting Leland’s recovery by respecting our privacy. Please direct all media inquiries to the Salt Lake County Sheriff’s Office PIO hotline.

    Contact the Salt Lake County Sheriff’s Office PIO Hotline at 385-468-2888 or SLSheriffPIO@slco.org.


    Salt Lake County Jail Shooting Update

    The two deputies injured in yesterday’s shooting are Deputy Joshua Buerke and Deputy Leland Grossett.

    Deputy Buerke was shot in the cheek and was released from the hospital yesterday. Deputy Grossett was shot in the eye; he underwent surgery yesterday and is in stable condition but did lose his eye.

    The suspect has been identified by the protocol team as 31-year-old Joshua Michael Johnson.

    “I want to thank the public for their outpouring of support and well wishes for our deputies,” said Sheriff Rosie Rivera. “We ask that the public and media respect the privacy of our deputies and their families during this difficult time.”

    Summary of All Available Information:

    A shooting occurred at 10:29 on Saturday, April 10 north of the Sheriff’s Office Building. Two deputies were shot during an exchange of gunfire with the suspect and transported to the hospital. The suspect is deceased. The Officer Involved Critical Incident protocol was initiated after the scene was secure and Protocol Team 4 is conducting the investigation.

    Peer Support is available to support Sheriff’s Office Members as they cope with this critical incident.

    Click here to download the Salt Lake County Sheriff's Office Shooting Update Press Release


    Salt Lake County Jail Shooting

    At 10:29 this morning two Salt Lake County Sheriff’s Office Deputies performing routine permitter security encountered a male in his 30’s on the lawn north of the Sheriff’s Office Building. As the deputies approached, the man produced a handgun and began to fire. At least one deputy returned fire. Additional deputies responded quickly to render aid.

    Both deputies were shot in the face and were transported to IMC Hospital in critical condition. Currently one deputy is in critical but stable condition and the other is in stable condition. The suspect is deceased, his identity is unknown, and no family has been notified.

    Sheriff Rosie Rivera said, “The job of law enforcement is becoming more and more dangerous. I am grateful to have deputies like these who are willing to put their lives on the line in the name of public safety.”

    The Officer Involved Critical Incident protocol was initiated after the scene was secure and Protocol Team 4 is conducting the investigation.

    Our Peer Support Team is helping Sheriff’s Office Members cope with today’s critical incident.

    “It is devastating any time something like this happens,” continued Sheriff Rivera. “I ask the community to join me in keeping these deputies in our thoughts and prayers.”

    Click here to download the Salt Lake County Sheriff's Office Shooting Press Release


    COVID-19 Weekly Update

    The Salt Lake County Sheriff’s Office is committed to keep our community informed of COVID-19 inmate cases in our facility. We continue to see COVID-19 positive cases throughout neighborhoods in Salt Lake County. We want to assure families, friends, and community partners the Sheriff’s Office is working hard to keep incarcerated individuals and staff healthy and safe. Information will be updated every Thursday.

  • Current number of COVID-19 positive inmate cases: Zero
  • Since 3/31/20:
  • Total number of COVID-19 positive inmate cases: 72
  • Total number of COVID-19 negative test results: 576


  • COVID-19 Weekly Update

    The Salt Lake County Sheriff’s Office is committed to keep our community informed of COVID-19 inmate cases in our facility. We continue to see COVID-19 positive cases throughout neighborhoods in Salt Lake County. We want to assure families, friends, and community partners the Sheriff’s Office is working hard to keep incarcerated individuals and staff healthy and safe. Information will be updated every Thursday.

  • Current number of COVID-19 positive inmate cases: 1
  • Since 3/31/20:
  • Total number of COVID-19 positive inmate cases: 72
  • Total number of COVID-19 negative test results: 574


  • COVID-19 Weekly Update

    The Salt Lake County Sheriff’s Office is committed to keep our community informed of COVID-19 inmate cases in our facility. We continue to see COVID-19 positive cases throughout neighborhoods in Salt Lake County. We want to assure families, friends, and community partners the Sheriff’s Office is working hard to keep incarcerated individuals and staff healthy and safe. Information will be updated every Thursday.

  • Current number of COVID-19 positive inmate cases: 1
  • Since 3/31/20:
  • Total number of COVID-19 positive inmate cases: 72
  • Total number of COVID-19 negative test results: 571


  • COVID-19 Weekly Update

    The Salt Lake County Sheriff’s Office is committed to keep our community informed of COVID-19 inmate cases in our facility. We continue to see COVID-19 positive cases throughout neighborhoods in Salt Lake County. We want to assure families, friends, and community partners the Sheriff’s Office is working hard to keep incarcerated individuals and staff healthy and safe. Information will be updated every Thursday.

  • Current number of COVID-19 positive inmate cases: 1
  • Since 3/31/20:
  • Total number of COVID-19 positive inmate cases: 71
  • Total number of COVID-19 negative test results: 563


  • Salt Lake County Jail Launches App and ICE Dashboard

    As a follow-up to the broadly used Salt Lake County Jail Dashboard, the Salt Lake County Sheriff’s Office launched the Salt Lake County Jail ICE Dashboard. Included in this dashboard are data about bookings, offenses, detainers, and releases specific to inmates subject to an Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) detainer while at the Salt Lake County Jail from 2016-2020. The process for ICE to issue a detainer is also included.

    “There is a high degree of interest in how jail operations intersect with ICE. To address this interest, we developed a tool that details our process and provides data that the public can access directly,” said Sheriff Rosie Rivera. “We also launched an app to help the public access the dashboard and other information related to the Sheriff’s Office from a smartphone.”

    Brandy Farmer, member of the Office of the Sheriff Citizens Advisory Board and President of Centro Civico Mexicano said, “To my knowledge this is the first time a county jail has publicly shared ICE detainer data. This level of transparency is monumental, and I know the community will look forward to looking at the data and continuing our conversations with the Salt Lake County Jail about ICE.”

    The dashboard was developed in partnership with Salt Lake County Office of Criminal Justice Initiatives over a six-month period. The goal was to create consistent categorizations between this dashboard and the jail dashboard. Like that dashboard, the highest severity charges are reflected in the data. The interactive dashboard includes overall booking numbers as a point of comparison and allows users the ability to filter some of the data.

    Sheriff Rivera continued, “Both the ICE Dashboard and new Salt Lake County Sheriff’s Office App are part of our continued efforts to increase transparency and accessibility for the public. We hope that the public will utilize these tools.”

    The app allows users to quickly connect to commonly accessed features of the website including thedashboards, visiting and commissary account information, news, and more.

    Salt Lake County Sheriff's Office Mobile App

    Did you know that Salt Lake County Sheriff's Office has our own mobile app? Submit anonymous tips, find prisoner information, document your personal property, and more. We are updating and adding features regularly.

    Available for Apple devices in the App store and Android devices in the Google Play Store. Download it today!






    COVID-19 Weekly Update

    The Salt Lake County Sheriff’s Office is committed to keep our community informed of COVID-19 inmate cases in our facility. We continue to see COVID-19 positive cases throughout neighborhoods in Salt Lake County. We want to assure families, friends, and community partners the Sheriff’s Office is working hard to keep incarcerated individuals and staff healthy and safe. Information will be updated every Thursday.

  • Current number of COVID-19 positive inmate cases: 2
  • Since 3/31/20:
  • Total number of COVID-19 positive inmate cases: 70
  • Total number of COVID-19 negative test results: 555


  • COVID-19 Weekly Update

    The Salt Lake County Sheriff’s Office is committed to keep our community informed of COVID-19 inmate cases in our facility. We continue to see COVID-19 positive cases throughout neighborhoods in Salt Lake County. We want to assure families, friends, and community partners the Sheriff’s Office is working hard to keep incarcerated individuals and staff healthy and safe. Information will be updated every Thursday.

  • Current number of COVID-19 positive inmate cases: 2
  • Since 3/31/20:
  • Total number of COVID-19 positive inmate cases: 70
  • Total number of COVID-19 negative test results: 549


  • COVID-19 Weekly Update

    The Salt Lake County Sheriff’s Office is committed to keep our community informed of COVID-19 inmate cases in our facility. We continue to see COVID-19 positive cases throughout neighborhoods in Salt Lake County. We want to assure families, friends, and community partners the Sheriff’s Office is working hard to keep incarcerated individuals and staff healthy and safe. Information will be updated every Thursday.

  • Current number of COVID-19 positive inmate cases: 2
  • Since 3/31/20:
  • Total number of COVID-19 positive inmate cases: 68
  • Total number of COVID-19 negative test results: 535


  • COVID-19 Weekly Update

    The Salt Lake County Sheriff’s Office is committed to keep our community informed of COVID-19 inmate cases in our facility. We continue to see COVID-19 positive cases throughout neighborhoods in Salt Lake County. We want to assure families, friends, and community partners the Sheriff’s Office is working hard to keep incarcerated individuals and staff healthy and safe. Information will be updated every Thursday.

  • Current number of COVID-19 positive inmate cases: 2
  • Since 3/31/20:
  • Total number of COVID-19 positive inmate cases: 68
  • Total number of COVID-19 negative test results: 524


  • COVID-19 Weekly Update

    The Salt Lake County Sheriff’s Office is committed to keep our community informed of COVID-19 inmate cases in our facility. We continue to see COVID-19 positive cases throughout neighborhoods in Salt Lake County. We want to assure families, friends, and community partners the Sheriff’s Office is working hard to keep incarcerated individuals and staff healthy and safe. Information will be updated every Thursday.

  • Current number of COVID-19 positive inmate cases: 3
  • Since 3/31/20:
  • Total number of COVID-19 positive inmate cases: 64
  • Total number of COVID-19 negative test results: 500


  • COVID-19 Weekly Update

    The Salt Lake County Sheriff’s Office is committed to keep our community informed of COVID-19 inmate cases in our facility. We continue to see COVID-19 positive cases throughout neighborhoods in Salt Lake County. We want to assure families, friends, and community partners the Sheriff’s Office is working hard to keep incarcerated individuals and staff healthy and safe. Information will be updated every Thursday.

  • Current number of COVID-19 positive inmate cases: 3
  • Since 3/31/20:
  • Total number of COVID-19 positive inmate cases: 62
  • Total number of COVID-19 negative test results: 485


  • COVID-19 Weekly Update

    The Salt Lake County Sheriff’s Office is committed to keep our community informed of COVID-19 inmate cases in our facility. We continue to see COVID-19 positive cases throughout neighborhoods in Salt Lake County. We want to assure families, friends, and community partners the Sheriff’s Office is working hard to keep incarcerated individuals and staff healthy and safe. Information will be updated every Thursday.

  • Current number of COVID-19 positive inmate cases: 6
  • Since 3/31/20:
  • Total number of COVID-19 positive inmate cases: 61
  • Total number of COVID-19 negative test results: 473


  • COVID-19 Weekly Update

    The Salt Lake County Sheriff’s Office is committed to keep our community informed of COVID-19 inmate cases in our facility. We continue to see COVID-19 positive cases throughout neighborhoods in Salt Lake County. We want to assure families, friends, and community partners the Sheriff’s Office is working hard to keep incarcerated individuals and staff healthy and safe. Information will be updated every Thursday.

  • Current number of COVID-19 positive inmate cases: 4
  • Since 3/31/20:
  • Total number of COVID-19 positive inmate cases: 58
  • Total number of COVID-19 negative test results: 461


  • COVID-19 Weekly Update

    The Salt Lake County Sheriff’s Office is committed to keep our community informed of COVID-19 inmate cases in our facility. We continue to see COVID-19 positive cases throughout neighborhoods in Salt Lake County. We want to assure families, friends, and community partners the Sheriff’s Office is working hard to keep incarcerated individuals and staff healthy and safe. Information will be updated every Thursday.

  • Current number of COVID-19 positive inmate cases: 4
  • Since 3/31/20:
  • Total number of COVID-19 positive inmate cases: 55
  • Total number of COVID-19 negative test results: 443


  • COVID-19 Weekly Update

    The Salt Lake County Sheriff’s Office is committed to keep our community informed of COVID-19 inmate cases in our facility. We continue to see COVID-19 positive cases throughout neighborhoods in Salt Lake County. We want to assure families, friends, and community partners the Sheriff’s Office is working hard to keep incarcerated individuals and staff healthy and safe. Information will be updated every Thursday.

  • Current number of COVID-19 positive inmate cases: 1
  • Since 3/31/20:
  • Total number of COVID-19 positive inmate cases: 50
  • Total number of COVID-19 negative test results: 431


  • COVID-19 Weekly Update

    The Salt Lake County Sheriff’s Office is committed to keep our community informed of COVID-19 inmate cases in our facility. We continue to see COVID-19 positive cases throughout neighborhoods in Salt Lake County. We want to assure families, friends, and community partners the Sheriff’s Office is working hard to keep incarcerated individuals and staff healthy and safe. Information will be updated every Thursday.

  • Current number of COVID-19 positive inmate cases: 2
  • Since 3/31/20:
  • Total number of COVID-19 positive inmate cases: 49
  • Total number of COVID-19 negative test results: 420


  • COVID-19 Weekly Update

    The Salt Lake County Sheriff’s Office is committed to keep our community informed of COVID-19 inmate cases in our facility. We continue to see COVID-19 positive cases throughout neighborhoods in Salt Lake County. We want to assure families, friends, and community partners the Sheriff’s Office is working hard to keep incarcerated individuals and staff healthy and safe. Information will be updated every Thursday.

  • Current number of COVID-19 positive inmate cases: 2
  • Since 3/31/20:
  • Total number of COVID-19 positive inmate cases: 46
  • Total number of COVID-19 negative test results: 414


  • COVID-19 Weekly Update

    The Salt Lake County Sheriff’s Office is committed to keep our community informed of COVID-19 inmate cases in our facility. We continue to see COVID-19 positive cases throughout neighborhoods in Salt Lake County. We want to assure families, friends, and community partners the Sheriff’s Office is working hard to keep incarcerated individuals and staff healthy and safe. Information will be updated every Thursday.

  • Current number of COVID-19 positive inmate cases: 3
  • Since 3/31/20:
  • Total number of COVID-19 positive inmate cases: 45
  • Total number of COVID-19 negative test results: 412


  • COVID-19 Weekly Update

    The Salt Lake County Sheriff’s Office is committed to keep our community informed of COVID-19 inmate cases in our facility. We continue to see COVID-19 positive cases throughout neighborhoods in Salt Lake County. We want to assure families, friends, and community partners the Sheriff’s Office is working hard to keep incarcerated individuals and staff healthy and safe. Information will be updated every Thursday.

  • Current number of COVID-19 positive inmate cases: 3
  • Since 3/31/20:
  • Total number of COVID-19 positive inmate cases: 43
  • Total number of COVID-19 negative test results: 395


  • COVID-19 Weekly Update

    The Salt Lake County Sheriff’s Office is committed to keep our community informed of COVID-19 inmate cases in our facility. We continue to see COVID-19 positive cases throughout neighborhoods in Salt Lake County. We want to assure families, friends, and community partners the Sheriff’s Office is working hard to keep incarcerated individuals and staff healthy and safe. Information will be updated every Thursday.

  • Current number of COVID-19 positive inmate cases: 2
  • Since 3/31/20:
  • Total number of COVID-19 positive inmate cases: 40
  • Total number of COVID-19 negative test results: 391


  • Salt Lake County Jail COVID-19 Update:

    In response to the increase in positive COVID-19 tests across the state, the Salt Lake County Sheriff’s Office is providing a detailed update about the coronavirus as it relates to our corrections facilities.

    Since March 31, 2020, a total of 37 inmates have tested positive for COVID-19 while incarcerated at the Salt Lake County Jail. As of this morning, only two inmates in our facility are positive for COVID-19. They are currently under medical isolation protocol.



    Every effort is being made to keep both inmates and staff safe and healthy. Inmates are provided with cloth masks that are laundered regularly. Staff is required to wear a face covering within the facility. Additional cleaning is taking place multiple times a day within the facility and cleaning supplies are available for inmate use. There is a reduced number of inmates in the jail so that we can provide additional social distancing. All newly booked inmates are quarantined for the first 30 days at the facility.

    “Our number one priority is always the health and safety of everyone in Metro and Oxbow Jails. I am impressed with how our team has handled operations for the last nine months in the face of an unprecedented pandemic,” said Sheriff Rosie Rivera. “I sincerely appreciate the hard work, dedication, and resilience shown by all of our team members.”

    Seventy-two employees working at the jail have tested positive for COVID-19 over the last nine months. Many have recovered and returned to work.


    COVID-19 Update

    With the holidays upon us, families are anxious for the opportunity to visit with loved ones incarcerated at the Salt Lake Jail. The health and safety of our prisoners remains our top priority. To continue in our efforts, visiting continues to be suspended.

  • Prisoner Visiting is suspended. The likelihood of transmitting the disease is increased in large gatherings of people. This is a proactive measure temporarily in place to prevent the spread of COVID-19 in our community. We continue to reevaluate this often as information concerning COVID-19 changes.
  • The Visiting Area is restricted to only non-contact attorney visits, law enforcement duties, and cash bail payments. Those coming into visiting for those purposes will be asked to wear a mask and submit to a temperature reading with a no-contact infrared thermometer before entering the facility. Additionally, if you have any symptoms such as cough, runny nose, fever, etc. or a positive COVID-19 test within the past 10 days, we ask that you do not come into the facility.
  • During suspended visitation, prisoners are provided three (3) 15 minute free weekly calls allowing them to maintain their ties to those in the community.


  • COVID-19 Weekly Update

    The Salt Lake County Sheriff’s Office is committed to keep our community informed of COVID-19 inmate cases in our facility. We continue to see COVID-19 positive cases throughout neighborhoods in Salt Lake County. We want to assure families, friends, and community partners the Sheriff’s Office is working hard to keep incarcerated individuals and staff healthy and safe. Information will be updated every Thursday.

  • Current number of COVID-19 positive inmate cases: 2
  • Since 3/31/20:
  • Total number of COVID-19 positive inmate cases: 38
  • Total number of COVID-19 negative test results: 377


  • COVID-19 Weekly Update

    The Salt Lake County Sheriff’s Office is committed to keep our community informed of COVID-19 inmate cases in our facility. We continue to see COVID-19 positive cases throughout neighborhoods in Salt Lake County. We want to assure families, friends, and community partners the Sheriff’s Office is working hard to keep incarcerated individuals and staff healthy and safe. Information will be updated every Thursday.

  • Current number of COVID-19 positive inmate cases: 2
  • Since 3/31/20:
  • Total number of COVID-19 positive inmate cases: 36
  • Total number of COVID-19 negative test results: 365


  • COVID-19 Weekly Update

    The Salt Lake County Sheriff’s Office is committed to keep our community informed of COVID-19 inmate cases in our facility. We continue to see COVID-19 positive cases throughout neighborhoods in Salt Lake County. We want to assure families, friends, and community partners the Sheriff’s Office is working hard to keep incarcerated individuals and staff healthy and safe. Information will be updated every Thursday.

  • Current number of COVID-19 positive inmate cases: 2
  • Since 3/31/20:
  • Total number of COVID-19 positive inmate cases: 35
  • Total number of COVID-19 negative test results: 359


  • COVID-19 Weekly Update

    The Salt Lake County Sheriff’s Office is committed to keep our community informed of COVID-19 inmate cases in our facility. We continue to see COVID-19 positive cases throughout neighborhoods in Salt Lake County. We want to assure families, friends, and community partners the Sheriff’s Office is working hard to keep incarcerated individuals and staff healthy and safe. Information will be updated every Thursday.

  • Current number of COVID-19 positive inmate cases: 4
  • Since 3/31/20:
  • Total number of COVID-19 positive inmate cases: 35
  • Total number of COVID-19 negative test results: 339


  • COVID-19 Weekly Update

    The Salt Lake County Sheriff’s Office is committed to keep our community informed of COVID-19 inmate cases in our facility. We continue to see COVID-19 positive cases throughout neighborhoods in Salt Lake County. We want to assure families, friends, and community partners the Sheriff’s Office is working hard to keep incarcerated individuals and staff healthy and safe. Information will be updated every Thursday.

  • Current number of COVID-19 positive inmate cases: 4
  • Since 3/31/20:
  • Total number of COVID-19 positive inmate cases: 35
  • Total number of COVID-19 negative test results: 310


  • COVID-19 Weekly Update

    The Salt Lake County Sheriff’s Office is committed to keep our community informed of COVID-19 inmate cases in our facility. We continue to see COVID-19 positive cases throughout neighborhoods in Salt Lake County. We want to assure families, friends, and community partners the Sheriff’s Office is working hard to keep incarcerated individuals and staff healthy and safe. Information will be updated every Thursday.

  • Current number of COVID-19 positive inmate cases: 1
  • Since 3/31/20:
  • Total number of COVID-19 positive inmate cases: 31
  • Total number of COVID-19 negative test results: 298


  • COVID-19 Weekly Update

    The Salt Lake County Sheriff’s Office is committed to keep our community informed of COVID-19 inmate cases in our facility. We continue to see COVID-19 positive cases throughout neighborhoods in Salt Lake County. We want to assure families, friends, and community partners the Sheriff’s Office is working hard to keep incarcerated individuals and staff healthy and safe. Information will be updated every Thursday.

  • Current number of COVID-19 positive inmate cases: 2
  • Since 3/31/20:
  • Total number of COVID-19 positive inmate cases: 31
  • Total number of COVID-19 negative test results: 298


  • COVID-19 Weekly Update

    The Salt Lake County Sheriff’s Office is committed to keep our community informed of COVID-19 inmate cases in our facility. We continue to see COVID-19 positive cases throughout neighborhoods in Salt Lake County. We want to assure families, friends, and community partners the Sheriff’s Office is working hard to keep incarcerated individuals and staff healthy and safe. Information will be updated every Thursday.

  • Current number of COVID-19 positive inmate cases: 1
  • Since 3/31/20:
  • Total number of COVID-19 positive inmate cases: 30
  • Total number of COVID-19 negative test results: 290


  • COVID-19 Weekly Update

    The Salt Lake County Sheriff’s Office is committed to keep our community informed of COVID-19 inmate cases in our facility. We continue to see COVID-19 positive cases throughout neighborhoods in Salt Lake County. We want to assure families, friends, and community partners the Sheriff’s Office is working hard to keep incarcerated individuals and staff healthy and safe. Information will be updated every Thursday.

  • Current number of COVID-19 positive inmate cases: 2
  • Since 3/31/20:
  • Total number of COVID-19 positive inmate cases: 29
  • Total number of COVID-19 negative test results: 280


  • COVID-19 Weekly Update

    The Salt Lake County Sheriff’s Office is committed to keep our community informed of COVID-19 inmate cases in our facility. We continue to see COVID-19 positive cases throughout neighborhoods in Salt Lake County. We want to assure families, friends, and community partners the Sheriff’s Office is working hard to keep incarcerated individuals and staff healthy and safe. Information will be updated every Thursday.

  • Current number of COVID-19 positive inmate cases: 2
  • Since 3/31/20:
  • Total number of COVID-19 positive inmate cases: 29
  • Total number of COVID-19 negative test results: 264


  • COVID-19 Weekly Update

    The Salt Lake County Sheriff’s Office is committed to keep our community informed of COVID-19 inmate cases in our facility. We continue to see COVID-19 positive cases throughout neighborhoods in Salt Lake County. We want to assure families, friends, and community partners the Sheriff’s Office is working hard to keep incarcerated individuals and staff healthy and safe. Information will be updated every Thursday.

  • Current number of COVID-19 positive inmate cases: Zero
  • Since 3/31/20:
  • Total number of COVID-19 positive inmate cases: 27
  • Total number of COVID-19 negative test results: 250


  • COVID-19 Weekly Update

    The Salt Lake County Sheriff’s Office is committed to keep our community informed of COVID-19 inmate cases in our facility. We continue to see COVID-19 positive cases throughout neighborhoods in Salt Lake County. We want to assure families, friends, and community partners the Sheriff’s Office is working hard to keep incarcerated individuals and staff healthy and safe. Information will be updated every Thursday.

  • Current number of COVID-19 positive inmate cases: Zero
  • Since 3/31/20:
  • Total number of COVID-19 positive inmate cases: 27
  • Total number of COVID-19 negative test results: 240


  • COVID-19 Weekly Update

    The Salt Lake County Sheriff’s Office is committed to keep our community informed of COVID-19 inmate cases in our facility. We continue to see COVID-19 positive cases throughout neighborhoods in Salt Lake County. We want to assure families, friends, and community partners the Sheriff’s Office is working hard to keep incarcerated individuals and staff healthy and safe. Information will be updated every Thursday.

  • Current number of COVID-19 positive inmate cases: Zero
  • Since 3/31/20:
  • Total number of COVID-19 positive inmate cases: 27
  • Total number of COVID-19 negative test results: 238


  • COVID-19 Weekly Update

    The Salt Lake County Sheriff’s Office is committed to keep our community informed of COVID-19 inmate cases in our facility. We continue to see COVID-19 positive cases throughout neighborhoods in Salt Lake County. We want to assure families, friends, and community partners the Sheriff’s Office is working hard to keep incarcerated individuals and staff healthy and safe. Information will be updated every Thursday.

  • Current number of COVID-19 positive inmate cases: Zero
  • Since 3/31/20:
  • Total number of COVID-19 positive inmate cases: 27
  • Total number of COVID-19 negative test results: 229


  • COVID-19 Weekly Update

    The Salt Lake County Sheriff’s Office is committed to keep our community informed of COVID-19 inmate cases in our facility. We continue to see COVID-19 positive cases throughout neighborhoods in Salt Lake County. We want to assure families, friends, and community partners the Sheriff’s Office is working hard to keep incarcerated individuals and staff healthy and safe. Information will be updated every Thursday.

  • Current number of COVID-19 positive inmate cases: Zero
  • Since 3/31/20:
  • Total number of COVID-19 positive inmate cases: 27
  • Total number of COVID-19 negative test results: 220


  • COVID-19 Weekly Update

    The Salt Lake County Sheriff’s Office is committed to keep our community informed of COVID-19 inmate cases in our facility. Recently, we have seen an increase in COVID-19 positive cases throughout neighborhoods in Salt Lake County. We want to assure families, friends, and community partners the Sheriff’s Office is working hard to keep incarcerated individuals and staff healthy and safe. Information will be updated every Thursday.

  • Current number of COVID-19 positive inmate cases: 1
  • Since 3/31/20:
  • Total number of COVID-19 positive inmate cases: 27
  • Total number of COVID-19 negative test results: 199


  • COVID-19 Weekly Update

    The Salt Lake County Sheriff’s Office is committed to keep our community informed of COVID-19 inmate cases in our facility. Recently, we have seen an increase in COVID-19 positive cases throughout neighborhoods in Salt Lake County. We want to assure families, friends, and community partners the Sheriff’s Office is working hard to keep incarcerated individuals and staff healthy and safe. Information will be updated every Thursday.

  • Current number of COVID-19 positive inmate cases: 0
  • Since 3/31/20:
  • Total number of COVID-19 positive inmate cases: 26
  • Total number of COVID-19 negative test results: 187


  • COVID-19 Weekly Update

    The Salt Lake County Sheriff’s Office is committed to keep our community informed of COVID-19 inmate cases in our facility. Recently, we have seen an increase in COVID-19 positive cases throughout neighborhoods in Salt Lake County. We want to assure families, friends, and community partners the Sheriff’s Office is working hard to keep incarcerated individuals and staff healthy and safe. Information will be updated every Thursday.

  • Current number of COVID-19 positive inmate cases: 2
  • Since 3/31/20:
  • Total number of COVID-19 positive inmate cases: 26
  • Total number of COVID-19 negative test results: 138


  • COVID-19 Weekly Update

    The Salt Lake County Sheriff’s Office is committed to keep our community informed of COVID-19 inmate cases in our facility. Recently, we have seen an increase in COVID-19 positive cases throughout neighborhoods in Salt Lake County. We want to assure families, friends, and community partners the Sheriff’s Office is working hard to keep incarcerated individuals and staff healthy and safe. Information will be updated every Thursday.

  • Current number of COVID-19 positive inmate cases: 1
  • Since 3/31/20:
  • Total number of COVID-19 positive inmate cases: 24
  • Total number of COVID-19 negative test results: 129


  • COVID-19 Weekly Update

    The Salt Lake County Sheriff’s Office is committed to keep our community informed of COVID-19 inmate cases in our facility. Recently, we have seen an increase in COVID-19 positive cases throughout neighborhoods in Salt Lake County. We want to assure families, friends, and community partners the Sheriff’s Office is working hard to keep incarcerated individuals and staff healthy and safe. Information will be updated every Thursday.

  • Current number of COVID-19 positive inmate cases: Zero
  • Since 3/31/20:
  • Total number of COVID-19 positive inmate cases: 23
  • Total number of COVID-19 negative test results: 126


  • COVID-19 Weekly Update

    The Salt Lake County Sheriff’s Office is committed to keep our community informed of COVID-19 inmate cases in our facility. Recently, we have seen an increase in COVID-19 positive cases throughout neighborhoods in Salt Lake County. We want to assure families, friends, and community partners the Sheriff’s Office is working hard to keep incarcerated individuals and staff healthy and safe. Information will be updated every Thursday.

  • Current number of COVID-19 positive inmate cases: 1
  • Since 3/31/20:
  • Total number of COVID-19 positive inmate cases: 23
  • Total number of COVID-19 negative test results: 120


  • Salt Lake County Sheriff’s Office Policy, Training, and Demographic Information

    The Salt Lake County Sheriff’s Office is proud of our diverse team committed to serving our community. Click here to learn more about our policies and trainings.




    Enforcement of Salt Lake County Health Department Public Health Order (PHO)

    A message regarding enforcement of the Salt Lake County Public Health Order issued March 29.

    Enforcement questions include:

    • Deputies taking an "educate and warn first" approach when encountering violations of the order.

    • Deputies will not ask for proof that you are an essential employee.

    • Additional information regarding the order can be found at the Salt Lake County Health Department's web-site at www.slco.org/health

    • The full text of the Public Health Order can be read by clicking here.

    Message from the Salt Lake County Sheriff's Office

    Today a thank you gift from a citizen was dropped off at the Sheriff’s Office. These beautiful signs were placed at each entrance of Metro and Oxbow Jails from our community. Thank you for the donation and the reminder we are all heroes who work here keeping the incarcerated and the community safe.




    Message from the Salt Lake County Sheriff's Office

    We wanted to share with you Sheriff Rivera’s position with regards to the enforcement of Mayor Wilson’s recently issued Public Health Order (PHO), which took effect this morning at 12:01 AM.

    As we continue to perform our day to day duties, Sheriff’s Office will proactively address violations of the Public Health Order. Deputies will assess each situation individually and respond appropriately. The initial response will focus on communication and education with the goal of gaining voluntary compliance. Our hope is to accomplish this without additional enforcement being taken.

    We thank you for your cooperation and compliance!



    Message from the Salt Lake County Sheriff's Office

    Salt Lake County has issued a public health order in an effort to slow the spread of COVID-19 and to prevent our healthcare system from being overwhelmed. We hope Salt Lake County residents understand and voluntarily comply to protect the health of our citizens within the County and throughout the State. We will work with our communities and continue to help educate citizens about the importance of this public health order. Please remember to practice social distancing and limit groups to 10 or less. Our community is strong and resilient. Stay calm, stay safe, and stay home.



    Message from the Salt Lake County Sheriff's Office

    Earlier today Governor Herbert and Salt Lake County Mayor Wilson encouraged our community to Stay Safe, Stay Home. The Sheriff’s Office cares about our community and wants to remind everyone to be calm and stay strong while many adjustments are being made daily.

    The Sheriff’s Office Administration Building will continue to be available by appointment for records and GRAMA requests. Those requests must be made online at http://slsheriff.org or by phone 385-468-8870.




    Message from the Salt Lake County Sheriff's Office

    This morning the Sheriff’s Office reevaluated our jail operations and has made the decision to take both the Metro and Oxbow Jails off lockdown. Due to preventative actions we have initiated to minimize the spread of COVID-19, our visiting remains closed to the public. Our visiting lobby will remain available to non-contact attorney visits, law enforcement duties, and payment of cash bail. Prisoners will have the opportunity to reach out to family and friends through phone calls, emails, and letters. As of March 16, 2020, the Salt Lake County Sheriff’s Office has provided our prisoners three (3) free fifteen (15) minute phone calls a week while we have suspended visitation. Thank you for your patience and understanding. Stay well and stay safe.



    Message from the Salt Lake County Sheriff's Office

    Here is a brief update for family and friends who have loved ones currently incarcerated at the Metro and Oxbow Jails. We are pleased to report there were no injuries as a result of the earthquake or aftershocks that have occurred throughout the day. Our jail support system, which includes water (hot and cold), HVAC, and electricity as well as emergency support systems, are fully operational and have been maintained throughout the day. Please know prisoners and staff are safe and there has been no risk to anyone during this incident. To continue our pursuit in keeping everyone safe, we will continue to remain on lockdown and reassess our lockdown status in the morning.



    Message from the Salt Lake County Sheriff's Office

    The Sheriff’s Office would like to remind our community members to stay calm and stay at home today as community leaders work through helping others effected by the earthquake. While home with your families take a few minutes to plan, prepare, and practice earthquake safety. Create some practice drills and draft an emergency evacuation plan from your home to a safe meeting place. Establish an emergency priority list for personal items, gather vital documents, and write down important information you may need. For more detailed information please check out the cdc.gov or Utah.gov website on earthquake preparedness. Most importantly, please continue to remain calm, take care of your families and one another. Our community will be stronger together.



    Jail Status - Earthquake Update

    The Salt Lake County Sheriff’s Office understands there is concern for family and friends currently incarcerated or working inside the Metro and Oxbow Jails after this morning’s earthquakes. We would like to reassure the community that the prisoners and staff inside our jails are safe. Our maintenance staff has checked both jails and determined the damage sustained from this morning’s earthquake is minimal. Both jails are currently on lockdown as we continue to experience minor aftershocks in Salt Lake County. Non-essential civilian staff have been sent home for the day. We are under normal power and continue to accept prisoners in booking. We appreciate your concerns and want to remind everyone in our community to stay calm and stay safe.



    Corona Virus - COVID-19 Update

    The Salt Lake County Jail has taken a number of measures to limit the exposure of COVID-19 as much as we can. The health and safety of the people in our facility and the public is our primary concern. To help keep everyone as safe and healthy as possible, we need your help and cooperation.

    We are increasing our efforts to prevent the spread of this disease in our facility and minimize its spread in the community. The following preventative measures are being put in place, effective today, March 16, 2020.



    COVID-19 presents a serious health risk for the people in our community. It’s a responsibility we all share to keep one another safe.


    Thank you for your cooperation.



    Corona Virus - COVID-19 Update

    CDC recommends that everyone do their part to help us respond to this emerging public health threat. Individuals and communities should familiarize themselves with recommendations to protect themselves and their communities from getting and spreading respiratory illnesses like COVID-19. Older people and people with severe chronic conditions should take special precautions because they are at higher risk of developing serious COVID-19 illness.

    Recommendations & Precautions

    CDC - More Information


    Precautions:


    If you are feeling ill, please stay home and get better.

    If you believe you may have been exposed to the coronavirus call the Utah Coronavirus Information Line: 800-456-7707.

    Law Enforcement, please review the COVID-19 General Fact Sheet on the best methods for avoiding illness.

    COVID-19 General Fact Sheet



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