Unified Police Department is committed to hiring and retaining the highest quality law enforcement personnel. The Unified Police Department is a diverse group of employees and volunteers that are united in a common goal to provide the safety and welfare of the citizens of Salt Lake County. Explore your options to either become employed full-time as a career, or volunteer to make a difference in your community.


Police Officer Recruitment

Lateral, Entry-Level & LEO Certifiable Police Officers

The Unified Police Department is pleased to announce the opening of an entry level Police Officer Recruitment- Closes March 31, 2023 and a Lateral Police Officer Recruitment- closes January 31, 2023.

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Full Time Secretary - Magna

Serves as secretary to the Precinct Chief; provides a broad range of office support for the Detective and Patrol Divisions and other Office Staff. Closes January 20, 2023

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Part Time Forensic Unit Clerk

Performs various fingerprint managing operations under the supervision of the Forensic Supervisor, or Division Commander, which requires judgment, experience, and high degree of public relations skills. Provides general office support for Unified Police Forensic Unit staff, while maintaining a high level of confidentiality related to case information. Closes January 27, 2023

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School Crossing Guards

Immediate Openings.

  • Training Provided
  • Work Part-Time
  • Nights, Weekends & Holidays Off
  • Earn Between $15.50-$31.00 per day

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Crossing Guard Application Information

Interested applicants must send an application to:

Crossing Guard Coordinator Don Jensen
Unified Police Department
Special Operations Division
3510 South 700 West
Salt Lake City, Utah 84119

Application Document

Crossing Guard Application

Volunteer Opportunities

Mobile Crisis Response Team

These Mobile Crisis Response Team Members will respond to everything and anything that an officer or detective deems necessary. Including but not limited to domestic conflicts, rapes, suicides, child neglect, child abuse, assistance with death notifications, homicides and, if needed, transportation to a shelter, Christmas Box House or a safe place with family or friends.

To apply, download the Application in Microsoft Word format and email to CMClark@updsl.org

Office Advocate

Office advocates will assist the office staff in placing phone calls, setting appointments, providing information to victims such as court times and dates and notifying victims of upcoming Pre Trial Conferences' and trials. They will be responsible for putting together Bi-Lingual bereavement and domestic violence packets for the Mobile Crisis Team. The office advocate position is only staffed during office hours.

To apply for this volunteer position, please complete the following steps to complete the application process:

  1. Download the Volunteer Application Form "Click Here"
  2. Complete and save the downloaded Volunteer Application Form (please save with applicant last name in filename)
  3. Send the saved application form to CmClark@updsl.org

If you have questions contact Claudia Clark at 385.468.9520.

Volunteer Chaplains

Unified Police Department is seeking volunteer chaplains. A Volunteer Chaplain is called to assist the department. The Chaplain Core consists of religious ministers from churches throughout the Sale Lake County area. The Chaplain Core renders spiritual support and guidance in times of need for the community and the department. Follow link for more information.

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The Unified Police Department is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer.