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The Park City Police Department was established in 1884 and has provided law enforcement services throughout the years and many changes Park City has experienced, from our rich mining past to the world class multi-seasonal resort we are today.

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Message from Chief Wade Carpenter

Chief Wade Carpenter article on Evidence-based policing

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On behalf of the members of the Park City Police Department I am pleased to welcome you to our Department’s web page.  It is our desire to provide the highest quality law enforcement services to our community members, visitors and guests. I hope that the information contained within our web page will be informative and helpful.  Your comments and suggestions for improvement of our web site will be welcomed and appreciated.

The officers and civilian employees strive to provide quality service to those who call upon us, or with whom we come in contact.  We are continuing to expand our communication, information and outreach activities to foster an open and responsive police department.  Participation and partnerships with the community are a top priority for this department and a vital component of our mission statement.

I am proud of our officers and civilian staff. Each employee brings an important and valuable commodity to our service delivery.  Your comments and suggestions on our service delivery and community interaction are welcomed and encouraged. 

It is my privilege and pleasure to serve as Chief of Police for this great community and I wish to extend an invitation to each member of the community to partner with the police department in making our town a safe and enjoyable place to live, work and play.

Mission Statement

The Park City Police Department will involve the community in providing quality law enforcement services, prevention and detection of criminal activity, protection of life and property, and resolution of disputes to preserve and enhance our community’s quality of life.

Guiding Principles

The members of the Park City Police Department will, in a fair and impartial manner and without bias, enforce the ordinances of Park City, and the laws of the State of Utah and the United States of America.

The members of the Park City Police Department will serve the public by direction and counsel, protecting the rights of all individuals with whom we come in contact.

The members of the Park City Police Department will perform our services and duties with honesty, integrity, courage, fidelity and sound judgment.

The members of the Park City Police Department are committed to involve the community in resolving problems for the preservation of the quality of life in our historic mountain town.

Core Values

The members of the Park City Police Department subscribe to the core values of Park City Municipal Corporation and will strive to model the five values throughout the organization:

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Last updated: 9/1/2015 11:16:56 AM