Share this story...
Latest News

Salt Lake City votes to fund 50 new officers

Deseret News photo

 

Deseret News photo

Salt Lake City neighborhoods should get new police officers sooner than expected.

 

A first group of new officers should be out patrolling in June

The Salt Lake City council approved a plan Tuesday night to double the number of new officers that had been requested.  The chief wanted 27, and the council said they’ll fund 50.

 

It will mean a nearly 5 million dollar adjustment to the budget and then 4-point-5 million in ongoing revenue starting next year, and that will mean a tax increase for residents.

 

Residents say Operation Rio Grande has increased the homeless presence and crime in surrounding neighborhoods.