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A Message from Police Chief Jack CarruthChief Carruth

On behalf of the men and women of the South Salt Lake Police Department, I would like to welcome you to our website. We encourage you to explore our website and hope that you find it informational and useful.

I’m honored to be your 18th Chief of Police for the City of South Salt Lake.  I have a strong commitment for law enforcement and for the community of South Salt Lake. Over the past several years I have watched the City make aggressive changes to improve the quality of life for those that reside and do business here.  Serving as the new Police Chief, I am committed to aligning our department's mission with the vision of the City's, making future changes with P.R.I.D.EIn Our Community.  Working together with our citizens and businesses, we as a department are committed to a transparent relationship that fosters community engagement and improves customer service.

As your Chief of Police, I would like to recognize all the men and women that serve our community each and every day. It is their dedication and professionalism that makes South Salt Lake a safer place to live and a quality place to do business. 

-Jack D. Carruth 

“Every society gets the kind of criminal it deserves. What is equally true is that every community gets the kind of law enforcement it insists on.”

Robert F. Kennedy


South Salt Lake Police Chief Jack Carruth was appointed to the position of Chief by Mayor Cherie Wood on February 1, 2014, with unanimous consent of City Council.  Chief Carruth started his law enforcement career in 1992 with South Jordan City, before taking employment with the City of South Salt Lake.

Dedicating over two decades in law enforcement, Chief Carruth has worked his way through the ranks with the South Salt Lake Police Department, serving as a Patrol Officer, K9 Officer, Traffic Sergeant, Operations Captain, and Deputy Chief before his appointment to Chief of Police. 

Chief Carruth is a recipient of the Medal of Merit for exceptional service as a K9 Officer and was awarded the Chief's Star for extraordinary service while serving as the Traffic Unit sergeant.

Chief Carruth has focused his education on leadership, attending the University of Utah’s Law Enforcement Leadership Program, the FBI Command College and is a graduate of the FBI National Academy - Session #252.

Mission Statement

It is the mission of the South Salt Lake Police Department to enhance the quality of life in our city by providing quality police services. We are dedicated to upholding the highest professional standards while serving the community. We are committed to the enforcement of laws to protect life and property, while also respecting individual rights, human dignity, and community values. We are committed to maintaining a partnership with our community and assisting citizens in identifying and solving problems to improve the quality of life in their neighborhoods. 

P.R.I.D.E. In Our Community

Members of the South Salt Lake Police Department are committed to the following organizational values, which guide our conduct to help accomplish our Mission Statement:


We support a climate of mutual respect, trust, and compassion, which will promote professionalism and positive attitudes. We will provide quality service in a courteous and efficient manner.


We will treat all people impartially and in a dignified and courteous manner. We will exhibit an understanding of ethnic and cultural diversity, both in our professional and personal endeavors.


We demand the highest level of integrity from our employees. We are committed to the highest standards of trust, responsibility, and ethical conduct while promoting justice in a fair and impartial manner. We will hold ourselves accountable for our actions.


We will promote personal and professional growth by supporting continuing education and progressive training of the highest quality.


We believe that we can achieve our highest potential by actively involving our employees in problem-solving and improving the level of service provided to the community. We are committed to exceptional effort, accuracy and thoroughness.

Related Information

Notice of Unclaimed Property

The South Salt Lake Police Department currently holds various unclaimed properties in our evidence room.  They include bicycles, cash, guns, computer equipment, cell phones, jewelry, tools, and other misc items.

If you believe we currently have property belonging to you, please contact us in person or at 801-412-3665. Ownership must be proven in the form of receipts and/or detailed description. 

Unclaimed property will be auctioned or destroyed after February 12, 2022.

Published: 01/21/22

Changes During COVID-19

As of June 1, 2021, all city facilities have been reopened to the public. In accordance with CDC guidelines, fully vaccinated individuals are not required to wear face coverings or social distance in city facilities. However, unvaccinated individuals will still be required to wear face coverings in city facilites.

Contact Us


Chief Jack Carruth
[email protected]

SSL Police Department
2835 S Main St.
South Salt Lake, UT 84115

Office: 801-412-3600 
Dispatch: 801-840-4000 
Emergency: 911 

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Dial 911 for emergencies or 801-840-4000 for non-emergencies.

Policy Center

Click here to view our Secondary Employment policy.

Click here to view the Salt Lake County Officer Involved Critical Incident Investigative Protocol.

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