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Police Administration, Investigations, and Records can be reached at (801) 944-7100 Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

To apply for a security alarm permit, click here.

POLICE REPORTS AND RECORDS must be requested in person, Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Please bring a photo ID.  Reports may take up to 10 days to process.


The police department will only provide fingerprinting services on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. The office staff will ONLY work with residents of Cottonwood Heights or employees of businesses within Cottonwood Heights. You must show a state-issued or employee ID in order to be fingerprinted. Each fingerprint card costs $10.

2014 Tow Company Applications:

CHPD is seeking to establish a list to be used when an officer requests the removal and towing of a motor vehicle. CHPD will receive sealed packets containing completed applications until 4:30 p.m. on Friday, June 13, 2014. Please read submission instructions carefully.

2014 Tow Application




CONTACT US:Cottonwood Heights Police Department

Chief Robby Russo

Assistant Chief Paul Brenneman

Sheila Jennings, Crime Prevention

April Ryce, Victim Advocate

Dan Bartlett, Investigations

Public Safety Message

(December 2014)

Cops and Ebola

by Cottonwood Heights Police Chief Robbie Russo

With cases of Ebola capturing the headlines, I’m often asked what the police, as first responders, do for protection.  Experts say the risk of having a cases of Ebola in the valley are very small; despite that low risk, officers have been trained and are prepared to deal with serious infectious diseases.  Unfortunately, often times the situations police officers are called upon to handle are active environments and sometime there isn’t time to even use gloves.  Because the police are often the first to arrive, other first responders may have some idea of what they will be facing and gear up prior to the response.

The rule within the police department is; “All human blood and bodily fluids, such as saliva, urine, semen and secretions, are to be treated as if they are known to be infectious”.  If it’s wet and it’s not yours, treat it as infectious.

Communicable disease is not new to law enforcement; Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) infection, TB, acute or chronic Hepatitis B infection and Hepatitis C infection set the standard many years ago.  Officers are offered a series of immunizations when they come into our employment but they are also trained to use the appropriate barrier precautions (gloves and masks) to prevent skin and mucous membrane exposure whenever contact with blood or bodily fluid is anticipated. But that’s not always practical. 

Our partners in the Unified Fire Authority assist us in training and on-scene decontamination and treatment.  Despite officers’ best tactics and training, exposures occur.  We report those as a Workers Compensation claim, and depending upon the type and extent of the exposure, the officers are required to receive prevention treatments or monitoring - and it’s not pleasant.

One of the things we are most excited about in the new police building is the area designed for officers to decontaminate with showers and lockers with a change of clothing.  We not only want all of our officers to return home safely every night, we need to prevent any contamination of their families/homes.