The University of Utah Police Investigations unit, led by Lt. Sturzenegger, includes a detective sergeant and a team of detectives who focus on investigating and resolving crimes, such as burglaries and theft, fraud, trespassing, sexual assaults, domestic violence, and more.
U Police detectives have specialties in areas such as interpersonal violence crimes, technology-related crimes, and working in a healthcare setting. In addition to their law enforcement experience, our detectives have certifications in Trauma-informed Interviewing, interview and interrogation, search warrant/subpoena writing, and forensic analysis of electronic devices.
Detectives routinely collaborate with the Community Services crisis support specialists, campus partners, and other local and state law enforcement agencies. Criminal cases investigated by the unit are forwarded to the State of Utah District Attorney’s Office or the Salt Lake City Attorney’s Office for review and formal filing of appropriate charges.
SPECIAL VICTIMS UNIT (SVU)
U Police has a detective who is trained in working with victims experiencing trauma and specialized in investigating interpersonal violence reports, such as domestic violence, sexual assault, sexual misconduct, and other inappropriate behaviors. This detective works closely with the Community Services crisis support specialists to support victims during each phase of the process after making a report.
To report interpersonal violence, call 801-585-2677.
More support and resources are available at sexualassault.utah.edu.
SILENT WITNESS FORM
If you believe you have witnessed a crime on campus or have been a victim of a crime on campus and would like to report it anonymously, complete this Silent Witness form.
LET YOUR VOICE BE HEARD
We are committed to continuous improvement and to creating a safe environment that meets the needs of the U community. Please share your feedback with us. This information is received by the Office of the Chief Safety Officer, which serves as the central administrative unit for all public safety functions, including University Police, Community Services, Emergency Services, Campus Security, and U Health Security.