Series 4611
Salt Lake City (Utah). Police Department Registers of arrests

Dates: 1871-1878; 1891-1894.

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These records are housed in the Utah State Archives' permanent storage room.

Scope and Content

These books contain the official records of arrests by the Salt Lake City Police Department, and were also used to track arrest statistics. Information about each case is recorded under the following column headings: date of arrest, name of officer making arrest, name of defendant, height, age, nativity, occupation, offense, personal property, cash, bail, fine, and remarks.


Chronological by date of arrest.

Related Records

Police blotters. from Salt Lake City (Utah). Police Department, Series 4612, contain initial records of arrests, which were then formally written in the Register of Arrests.

Books of drunks from Salt Lake City (Utah). Justice Court, Series 4617, contain a formal record of citizens arrested for drunkenness; dates and records contained in the first two volumes overlap with the third volume of the Register of Arrests.

Criminal register from Salt Lake City (Utah). Police Department, Series 4658, contains a formal record of criminals arrested on any charge except drinking; dates and information overlap with the third volume of the Register of Arrests.

Access Restrictions

This series is classified as Public.

Preferred Citation

Cite the Utah State Archives and Records Service, the creating agency name, the series title, and the series number.

Gaps in Series

There is a gap in this series from 1878 to 1891. It is not clear whether these particular records were not created during that period or if the records have been lost over time.

Processing Note

This series was archivally processed by Renee Wilson and Alan Barnett in November 2013.

Indexing Terms

    Container List

    1 1 Register of Arrests; 1871 Jul 8-1875 Jun 29
    1 1 Register of Arrests; 1875 Jul 1-1878 Oct 23
    2 2 Register of Arrests; 1891 Feb 1-1894 Dec 31

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