Public Safety Archive

More Jail Beds, Less Crime?

Host Jason Mathis speaks with Salt Lake City Police Chief Mike Brown and SLCPD Deputy Chief Josh Scharman about the effect increasing the

New Public Safety Building Will Also Mean Better Service to Community

It’s bigger, safer, and more energy efficient' and now, Salt Lake City’s new Public Safety Building is inching closer to being complete.

Wildfires Get Political

While the more than half a dozen wildfires burning across Utah certainly have an immediate impact on the nearest residents and the

Dump Fire 80 Percent Contained

Thousands of Utahns got a taste of how dangerous red-flag fire conditions can be over the weekend. A massive wildfire sparked by

Salt Lake City Police Work to Clean Up Area Around Downtown Shelters

Over the past several years, homeless shelters across the country have remained packed full of individuals and families looking to get back

World Elder Abuse Day Draws Attention to Utah’s Rise in Senior Exploitation

The number of thieves targeting Utah’s seniors continues to rise. Nan Mendenhall, Director of the state’s Adult Protective Services says a recent

Rape Recovery Center and Doctoral Candidate Work to Curb Dating Violence in Schools

Could teaching teens about dating violence actually lead them to be more aggressive? Studies say in certain cases, yes. Now, the Rape

Thousands Particpate in Utah’s Largest Earthquake Drill Ever

Where were you at 10:15 Tuesday morning? If you’re like nearly one million other Utah residents, you were participating in the largest

SLCPD Website Back Online After Security Breach

The Salt Lake City Police Department’s website is back online after a security breach that prompted a shutdown. In January, the activist

Matthew David Stewart Supporters Rally for Peaceful Drug Policies

Nearly a hundred people filled a room at the Weber County Main Library in Ogden last night to support Mathew David Stewart,

Utah Officials Say Infrastructure Not Ready for an Earthquake

Stressing the devastating effects of earthquakes on masonry buildings constructed without steel reinforcement, local and state officials in Utah are committing to

Hackers Access Medicaid Files on State Health Department Server

Utah residents who are on Medicaid will want to keep a close eye on their bank accounts and credit scores in the

NAACP Hosts Education Forum in Wake of Trayvon Martin Shooting

The Salt Lake Branch of the NAACP hosted a forum last night to educate the public on interacting with law enforcement and

Controversial Anti-Graffiti Bill Moves Forward

A bill that sparked retribution from hackers on the Salt Lake City Police Department's website moved forward in the Utah Senate today

Salt Lake City Hires Six New Firefighters

Salt Lake City has six new firefighters on staff. Monday, the city graduated its 34th recruitment class at the Main City

CityViews 12/21/11: Safety v. Privacy

Segment 1: A middle school administrator in Alpine School District counseled a 14-year-old student to tell his parents that he’s gay, saying

High Winds Force Centerville to Declare Local State of Emergency

City officials in Centerville declared a local state of emergency Thursday after high winds wreaked havoc on the city. From Bountiful

Lawmakers Give DUI Program a Second Glance

In a committee meeting Wednesday, state lawmakers reconsidered the effectiveness of a program that requires first-time DUI offenders to install a device

Salt Lake Police Focus on Downtown

Salt Lake City police are responding to complaints from business owners this week by stepping up their patrols in the downtown Central

Quake Simulator Prepares Utahns for the Real Thing

Utahns didn’t feel the earthquake that rattled the east coast last month, but the state’s Department of Public Safety is giving them

Chevron Settles With City and State Over Oil Spills

After months of negotiations, Chevron has reached a proposed settlement with Salt Lake City and the state of Utah over two oil

Inventory Shows SLC Parks Could Use Improvements

An inventory conducted this past winter shows Salt Lake City parks could use millions of dollars worth of updates to infrastructure. Parks

Hill Air Force Base Warned of Serious Violations by OSHA

Federal safety inspectors have notified Hill Air Force Base of 32 serious violations of safety and health standards. And the Occupational Safety

Chaffettz Says Internet Porn Bill Infringes on Privacy Rights

Utah Congressman Jason Chaffettz says a bill that’s intended to protect children from Internet pornography will only step on the privacy rights

U.S. Secretary of Labor Visits Utah for Worker Safety Campaign

U.S. Secretary of Labor Hilda Solis was in Utah today as part of a heat illness prevention campaign. As KCPW’s Whittney Evans

Youth Advocates Panhandle For a Cause

A group of local kids who are advocates for their at-risk peers got to experience what it’s like to panhandle over the

City Considers Fee for False Fire Alarms

False or nuisance fire alarms are burdening the Salt Lake City fire department, causing stations to respond to unnecessary calls and leaving

Funding Crunch Hits Crisis Nurseries Hard

Right now in Utah, there’s a woman who’s been battered and wants to go to a shelter, but recognizes a shelter may

Community Councilman Says Glendale Let Down by Elected Officials

A Glendale Community Council member says his elected officials are letting residents down by allowing a parole violator center to be built

Local Government Clearing Waterways of Flood-Causing Debris

Salt Lake County is trying to keep waterways clear of potential flood-causing debris as temperatures rise and snowpack melts. Many areas of