Chief Scott Brenkman
S. Weber River Drive
Office (Mon-Fri, 8am-5pm): 801-394-6616
After hours dispatch (non-emergencies): 801-629-8221
Riverdale City is unique. We have a night time population of about 8,300 residents and a daytime population of as many as 70,000 shoppers and travelers. This creates challenges for the police department to manage the daytime traffic concerns as well as the nighttime corporate assets amounting to billions of dollars. As a department, we strive to know our residents on an individual basis while continuing to maintain a professional demeanor with the public on all calls. We are committed to make your stay as a resident or as a shopper a safe and enjoyable experience.
We have divided the city into precincts and encourage each patrol officer to get to know the citizens in his or her assigned precinct. Please feel free to email us with any concerns you may have.
REPORT SUSPICIOUS ACTIVITY
From time to time we will receive call hours and sometimes days after a crime has been committed. Sometimes the crimes are not discovered by the victim until days or weeks later. For example, a person will have their snow blower stolen and won’t realize it until they go to use it the next time. This is totally understandable. Sometimes, however, there are crimes taking place and residents often assume someone else will call the police or they think they will call in the morning (not understanding that the police work 24/7 and can often respond in minutes). We often catch criminals in the act, such as vandals, burglars, sex crimes, drunk drivers and so forth.
I once responded to about a dozen vehicle burglaries only to hear residents tell me the dogs went nuts barking the night before and they didn't think to call the police and have them check into it. We as police officers enjoy these calls (we in reality live for those calls). We would much rather take a thousand suspicious circumstance calls than to have one criminal get away because no one called the police. Riverdale is a nice place to live and we want to keep it that way.
Please feel free to call whenever any crime or suspicious behavior is taking place. We as a Police Department love working here and love serving you.
CITIZENS ENCOURAGED TO WATCH VIDEO
Our job as police officers is to protect you from the bad behaviors of those who would choose to harm others. Yet we live in tumultuous times where some behaviors have become unpredictable and unexplainable. Never in known history have we as citizens been confronted with such strange behavior such as an active gunman going into a school or business to just start randomly shooting people. Recently I became aware of a training video that I believe is of benefit to our citizens. We have placed a link to the training video where citizens can learn to minimize the danger of being a victim if they encounter one of these active gunmen. We encourage all residents to watch this video as it could someday save your life.
To watch the video titled “Run, Hide, Fight” please click here.
Click the following links for useful information.
Neighborhood Watch Block Parties
Prescription Drug Drop-Off Box
Riverdale Parking Ordinances
Tips & information
Emergency Notification Cell Phone Registry
If you the victim of a crime committed by a convicted criminal alien you can register for the Victim Request for Notification of Criminal Alien Status. For information click here.