Category Archives: Crime Prevention

Salt Lake City Mobile App

The SLC Mobile App is an application available in theA p ple or Android app store. It is an online and mobile issue reporting and service request system for Salt Lake
City. The app is easy to use to report known issues, and  yo uc an follow the progress the city is making on resolving those issues. The app will use your GPS location and you can take a picture with your phone of the issue and upload it when

There are a number of issue types that can be reported through   the app: biking mobileappslcissues, construction concerns, crimetips, crosswalk maintenance, drinking water, graffiti removal,holiday tree pickup, illegal dumping of trash, leaf collection,
missing garbage lid, leaf collection, parking, plant /trees, pot hole, public utility issue, parks, roadway cleanup, roadwaypaint, sewer, sidewalks and ramps, snow/ice removal,speeding prevention, storm water, street lights, street signs,traffic signal, trash/recycle/compost bin, vehicle (expired tag), vehicle violation, water, water conservation, water in street, and weed abatement. If what you are reporting is
an emergency with someone in danger, please call 911 for dispatch.

Information about the Salt Lake Mobile App is a static feature on our website, on the left sidebar.

Why Do We Change our Clocks?

-clock-on-autumnNovember 1st marks the day that we will be “falling back” one hour.

But why do we do this? Why do some areas choose not to observe Daylight Savings time?

Worldwide there are over 70 countries that follow DST. You can get the answers to many questions about this tradition at  The History of Daylight Savings Time.

….and remember to follow these safety tips as the days grow shorter and the darkness grows longer.  Be smart – and safe!

Keeping your property safe

Hello everyone!

Summer is almost at an end and school is starting back up. These are busy times, but I would like to pass on a view reminders and suggestions to help keep your property safe while you enjoy the coming months. Please remind your neighbors of these suggestions as well.

We have seen a lot of people in the city still leaving property in their vehicles. It doesn’t take long for someone to walk up and break into the vehicle to take your stuff. People are often leaving iPods, phones, laptops and even firearms in their cars. It is often difficult for us to locate these missing items. The best thing to do is leave this stuff at home or take it with you. If you have to keep something in the car then lock it up in the trunk where it isn’t visible.

While you are away is a good time for criminals to play. Remember to lock your doors and windows to your house. That alone is a very good deterrent for many criminals. Click the link to look at other home security ideas…. Obviously this doesn’t stop everyone so take steps to have your property well documented in case something ever is stolen. Taking pictures or even a video is very helpful. Lastly, be sure and document serial numbers. I can’t tell you how many times people have something like a game console stolen and they haven’t documented the serial numbers.

Take care and stay safe.
Detective Richard Chipping

SLC Police Department

Summer Crime Prevention in Fairpark

As the temperatures begin to rise, so does the opportunity for criminals to commit memb1 acts against Fairpark. Protecting our neighborhood is very important, so
we wanted to provide you with some tips and resources for keeping you, your family and your property safe this summer. Did you know that you can research crime in your area through the Salt Lake City Crime Statistic page? From this site, you can search crime data going back to 2009 in order to see the ebb and flow of criminal activity and other public safety issues based on data contained in the department’s records. Use the crime map to view the latest incidents near you.  You may also choose toreceive email crime alerts to stay informed and help improve the safety of our neighborhood and community.

To reduce our neighborhood’s crime rate, it’s important to get to know your neighbors, or come to meet our Community Intelligence Officer at our monthly Community Council meeting.

Did you know that the SLPD has a special unit devoted to grass-roots problem-solving within our community? The Community Intelligence Unit has 8 officers who attend monthly community council meetings within the City’s 7 Council Districts. While CIU officers share and receive a lot of information at these meetings, it is daily interaction with residents that fosters the trust necessary to tackle public safety issues together.

If you notice a problem on your street – from graffiti to loud parties, drug dealers to gangs – our CIU officer is ready to connect you with the law enforcement and community resources necessary to address the issue. Feel free to contact him directly. For District 2, Detective Dustin Marshall can be reached through email at or by phone at 801-799-3626.

Here are some specific tips to help keep your home safe this summer. Continue reading