Community – South Jordan

Community

community

The South Jordan Police Department understands the need of community involvement to effectively reduce crime. The Community Oriented Policing philosophy is founded almost entirely on cooperation and participation from community organizations, local businesses, and the partnership with the citizens. If you would like to contact the supervisor responsible for your district, click here

programs

Bicycle Rodeos

The South Jordan Police Department teaches bike rodeos to many of our second grade elementary students during school hours. The Police Department is available to attend any civic, church or other group that would like to host a rodeo. The police department conducts bicycle rodeos on the following dates from May through August to accommodate inclement weather:

  • TBA

All sessions are one-hour with two sessions each day. Each session accommodates up to 30 participants.

  • Session one – 5:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.
  • Session two – 7:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

Please email Police Sgt. Sam Winkler at swinkler@sjc.utah.gov or call (801) 446-HELP for reservations or more information.

Child Safety Seat Inspections

The South Jordan Police Department has several officers certified to conduct child safety seat inspections.

Please email Police Sgt. Sam Winkler at swinkler@sjc.utah.gov or call (801) 446-HELP for reservations or more information.

Citizen Police Academy

The Citizen Police Academy is an informational class and a behind-the-scenes look at the South Jordan Police Department. The nine-week Citizen Police Academy course meets every Thursday for three hours (6:30 p.m.-9:30 p.m.) at the South Jordan Police Department.

Class size is limited to 25 students. There is no fee to attend.

TOPICS COVERED IN THE CITIZENS POLICE ACADEMY INCLUDE:

  • Overview of the South Jordan Police Department organization and structure.
  • Information on recruiting and training.
  • Various divisions of the Police Department:
    • Patrol Operations
    • Traffic Operations
    • Peace Officer Liability
    • Detective Division
    • Crime Scene Investigations
    • Drugs and Gangs
    • School Crimes
    • Crime Victim Program
    • Court Operations
  • Hands-on workshops in areas such as:
    • Arrest Control/Defensive Tactics
    • Physical Training
    • W.A.T. and Firearms Safety
    • Crime Scene Investigations
    • Patrol Scenarios
  • Tour of the Valley Emergency Communications Center is included.
  • Citizen Police Academy class members have the opportunity to observe police patrol work through a four-hour ride-along experience with a patrol officer.

After completing the Citizen Police Academy, class members participate in a graduation ceremony and will receive a certificate of completion.

REQUIREMENTS:

  • Minimum enrollment age is 18
  • Applicants must not have a substantial or serious criminal history.
  • Submit an application
  • Pass a basic background investigation
  • Live or work in South Jordan City

MORE INFORMATION:
Applications are available online (CPA – Application) or at the South Jordan Police Department, and must be submitted to the Police Department by mail or fax (801) 253-2210. For additional information, please contact Police Sgt. Sam Winkler at (801) 446-HELP or swinkler@sjc.utah.gov.

Fingerprinting

(Fingerprinting is available to South Jordan Residents only, on Mondays and Tuesdays between 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Call 801-446-HELP for questions. Pricing: $10 per fingerprint card.)

Police Department Tours

The South Jordan Police Department offer tours of the police department to various youth groups.

Please email Police Sgt. Sam Winkler at swinkler@sjc.utah.gov or call (801) 446-HELP for reservations or more information.

Prescription Medication

Prescription Medication Disposal – Old medications should never be disposed of down the toilet.

ACCEPTED: Prescriptions, over-the-counter medications, vitamins, samples, medications for pets, ointments, lotions, liquid medication in glass or leak-proof containers.

NOT ACCEPTED: Needles (Sharps), thermometers, bloody or infectious waste, medication from businesses or clinics, hydrogen peroxide, aerosol cans, inhalers.

Prescription Medication Disposal Locations:
There are two prescription medication disposal drop offs:

South Jordan Police Department Lobby
1600 W. Towne Center Drive (10610 South)
*Accessible M-F, 8-5

Fire Station 62
4022 West South Jordan Parkway
*Accessible 24 hours

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