The Protective Services Bureau meets the diverse challenges of effective crime prevention. We transition between law enforcement authority, prisoner management, government security, and public service as the assignments and situations demand. We are proud to complete our duties with integrity, discipline and dedication.
The Protective Service Division began as a small security detail working at the former Salt Palace Arena over 35 years ago. Today the division is made up of over 100 officers who provide law enforcement and security services at Salt Lake County Government owned sites and for the Third District Court.
Courthouse security is very similar to airport security. No weapons, contraband or items that may be used as a weapon are allowed in the courthouse. No personal items will be held by security. Visitors should allow 5 minutes to clear security under normal conditions and 10 minutes during peak hours. Peak times are 8:30 – 9:30 a.m. and 1:30 to 2:30 p.m.
ach facility has its own lost and found. If you have lost an item, make contact directly with the officer at the site for the best service. Items are held for a limited time on-site before being booked into the Sheriff’s Office Property and Evidence.