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The Park City Police Department was established in 1884 and has provided law enforcement services throughout the many changes Park City has experienced, from our rich mining past to the world class multi-seasonal resort we are today.
A Message from Chief Wade Carpenter
The Park City Police Department works hard to engage with our community and work together to enhance and protect the life, safety, and wellness of individuals and families. Our philosophy centers on partnering with the community to provide a safe and equitable environment. We are committed to community oriented policing, which includes dedicated personnel for community education and outreach. Additionally, all officers are actively involved in community projects, police support at community events, and are dedicated to engage with individual members of our community when concerns arise.
As a department, we recognize that we have a responsibility to hold ourselves to a high standard. For this reason, we have proactively trained our officers on implicit bias, crisis intervention, and de-escalation techniques to equip officers with resources to keep the community, and themselves, safe. We established a Use of Force Review Board several years ago that reviews all uses of force within the department to ensure that there is additional oversight when force is used. We were also one of the first departments to adopt a body camera program, and we have been recognized by the federal government for the efficacy of our program.
Though we have worked hard serving all members of our community, we recognize that there is always room for improvement. As a department, we are dedicated to increasing our efforts in recruiting, hiring, and retaining officers with diverse backgrounds, bilingual language skills, and other skills that allow us to better serve our community. We appreciate your feedback on specific or broad concerns, and look forward to collectively serving the community. Park City Police Department is dedicated to working hard to ensuring the safety and wellness of everyone who lives, works, and plays here, and we need your assistance and input to achieve that mission.
Check out the article by Chief Wade Carpenter on evidence-based policing.
The Park City Police Department will PAIR with our community to preserve their constitutional rights, enforce the laws, keep the peace, and create a safe place to live, work and play.
Professionalism - We achieve excellence through continually using and increasing our knowledge, skills and abilities.
Accountability - We hold ourselves responsible and answer for our actions and decisions.
Integrity - We exhibit strong ethical principles through courage, sound conduct and a commitment to justice.
Respect - We treat all with consideration, compassion and dignity.