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SLCPD releases updated crime control plan. Here’s what’s in it

The Salt Lake City Police Department publicly released a crime control plan.The plan calls for more community volunteer policing, creating a new crime task force, expanding online reporting, creating a police contract for business specific crimes and quickly filling 55 officer positions to ensure the department isn’t understaffed.


The ideas laid out in the plan are not set in stone yet. Several of the ideas are still concepts and need funding, which could take until 2023. Former deputy chief sheriff Chris Bertram says it's a “strategic plan” that we won’t see the results for anywhere between three to five years.


Bertram says a plan like this may not address day-to-day quality of life crime issues, which is an issue. He says when he calls 911, he will always expect reasonable response times.

Tyler Hewitt is the web/social media assistant at UPR. He writes stories every day, updates the website and manages the station's Twitter and Facebook pages. Tyler is a senior at Utah State University and is studying public relations, marketing, and psychology. He loves to write, listen to music, play video games, play tennis and hang out with his fiancé and cat, Juno. He is a great plant dad and recently started collecting vinyl records!