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Salt Lake Police announce response times for May 2022

Jun 2, 2022, 10:00 PM | Updated: Dec 29, 2022, 11:32 am
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Salt Lake City Police announced Thursday its response time for May 2022. (Salt Lake City Police. File Photo)
(Salt Lake City Police. File Photo)

SALT LAKE CITY — The Salt Lake City Police Department released response times for May 2o22 Thursday.

The data showed the department average time improved by 16 minutes and 27 seconds when compared to the same time period in 2021.

According to a news release, response times to calls for service is an area that the Salt Lake City Police Department is always working to improve on. Police say that a faster response time can mean increase public safety and a better chance the suspect will be apprehended. 

“We know the seasonality of crime is a well-known phenomenon,” said Salt Lake City Police Chief Mike Brown in a news release. “Crime trends often peak in the summer and decrease in the winter. That means, we’re entering our busiest time of the year. While I’m glad to see our response times have improved, we’re not investing in hope. We’re investing in proven solutions to help diversify our response to calls for service. So, when there is an in-progress emergency, we have officers available to respond as quickly and as safely as possible.”

According to the news release, the average response times were as followed (formatted as MM:SS) for May 2022:

  • 1st Priority  – 10:46, an improvement of 3:59 from May 2021
  • 2nd Priority  – 17:42, an improvement of 4:03 from May 2021
  • 3rd Priority  – 46:30, an improvement of 29:54

The news release states, the overall combined average response time for May 2022 was 32:16, an improvement of 16:27. That includes all three priorities. 

To view previous response times, click here.

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