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    Public Safety Bureau
    The Public Safety Bureau meets the
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    Jail Programs
    Jail Horticultre program provides
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    Search and Rescue
    Volunteer Professionals
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    Our Team
    Serving and Protecting our Community
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    Mounted Posse
    Long Standing Tradition
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Salt Lake County 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 Public Safety Bureau 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 Public Safety Bureau; 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.

News Items

Sheriff's Office Is Hiring Sheriff Deputy I and II

Statement from Sheriff Rosie Rivera from the Office of the Sheriff.

It is with deep sadness Sheriff Rosie Rivera and the Office of the Sheriff learned of the passing of Salt Lake County Councilman Sam Granato. Sam served the community throughout his life but is known for his current service as a member of the Salt Lake County Council representing District 4. Sam is also known for his lifelong dedication to his family business as a purveyor for authentic Italian and Mediterranean food. Sam’s success came from his strong work ethic and a belief that customer service is what matters most. Sam brought that spirit in his approach as a Salt Lake County Councilman.

Sam was a devout supporter of law enforcement and Sheriff Rosie Rivera revered Sam as a partner and huge advocate for the Salt Lake County Sheriff’s Office. Although Sheriff Rivera worked closely with Sam, she also considers Sam to be a true friend. Sheriff Rivera feels the citizens and employees of Salt Lake County lost a great man. Sheriff Rivera admired Sam’s commitment to continue to work for the citizens he represented even through his battle to overcome cancer. Sheriff Rivera and the Office of the Sheriff wish Sam’s family well as they grieve the loss of a great man.

Sheriff Holiday Message

I would like to wish all our residents a safe and happy holiday season. I want to thank our community for your support. Also, I want to thank our Deputies and Civilian staff for all the excellent work they do every day. Their professionalism and dedication does not go unnoticed. The Sheriff’s Office is proud of the relationship and partnership we have with our community. We understand that to be successful in public safety, we need your help through working together and partnerships. This past year, the Office of the Sheriff has had some challenges with the Rio Grande Operation, lack of jail space, and a shortage of applicants who want to work in the corrections field. We have been able to overcome the challenges through teamwork and dedication to the office. As your Sheriff, I have promoted two Chief Deputies: Chief Deputy Matt Dumont to oversee our Jail Operations and Chief Deputy Jason Mazuran in our Public Safety Bureau. I believe these two new appointments will help us move forward and accomplish remarkable things in 2018. I look forward to working in partnership with our counterparts in law enforcement and our communities in the new year!

Wanted for Magna Homicide

Magna, UT – On July 16, 2017, Unified Police Department (UPD) officers responded to 8360 West Mix Ave after receiving calls of a shooting that had just occurred. Officers found 25-year-old Paige Espinoza inside a southeast bedroom of the home, deceased from a gunshot wound.

Through the investigation, it was determined that the gunshots came from outside the home, directly targeting the southeast bedroom window. Espinoza did not live at the Mix Avenue residence; she was there visiting a resident of the home.

Investigators from the Unified Police Department and the United States Marshals Service are now actively looking for 46-year-old Gino James Cecala, who is wanted for the murder Paige Espinoza.

Investigators are asking the public for any information on the whereabouts of Cecala. Anyone with information may remain anonymous and is asked to call 385-468-9817.

Congratulations CIT Metro Academy #5 on graduating

Sheriff Rosie Rivera

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