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Office of the Sheriff Annual Awards Banquet

On May 19th, 2015 the Office of the Sheriff held its annual Awards Banquet at the Viridian Event Center in West Jordan.

SLCO Sheriff's Week at South Valley School

The Protective Services Division participated in numerous events throughout the week at the South Valley School in West Jordan.

PSO Swearing In Ceremony - April 2015

On April 28th, 2015 the Salt Lake County Sheriff's Office Protective Services Division swore in 8 new officers.

Jail Pond Opening and Utah Least Chub Release

Salt Lake County Sheriff James Winder along with the entire Corrections Bureau is excited to announce the Grand Opening of the new jail pond.

What's Happening in the Jail Garden???

Checkout the Spring Newsletter and sign up for a tour of the garden!

About The Sheriff's Office

The Salt Lake County Sheriff’s Office operates two correctional facilities; the Salt Lake County Metro Jail and the Oxbow Jail Facility. Both jails are highly efficient, designed to operate at low costs with an abundance of programs that minimize overcrowding issues while creating an approach that reduces recidivism. Salt Lake County’s Protective Services Division prides itself on meeting the diverse challenges of effective crime prevention by transitioning between law enforcement authority, prisoner management, government security and public service.


In addition to our Corrections Bureau and Protective Services Division; the Sheriff’s Office is also home to Search and Rescue, the Mounted Posse, Human Resources and Fiscal Divisions. With over 1,100 employees and volunteers, the Salt Lake County Sheriff’s Office takes pride in its role as a leader in public safety and community service.

Sheriff Winder
Salt Lake County Sheriff
James M. Winder


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