Restoring Our Streets: Salt Lake City police step up efforts along North Temple

Salt Lake City’s west side has been plagued with an onslaught of criminal behavior.

Areas along North Temple have seen criminal activity driven into the area and for well over a decade, there have been problems.

FOX 13 has extensively covered issues that have impacted the area such as Operation Rio Grande, crime issues, murders and everything in-between. In addition, there have been attempts to combat crime in the area with the introduction of downtown ambassadors and other initiatives.

“North Temple needs our assist,” Salt Lake City Mayor Erin Mendenhall said while speaking to reporters on April 6, 2021.

That same day Police Chief Mike Brown said, “make no mistake, if you are a predatory criminal, if you are down here to sell dope in our community… they will find you and they will arrest you.”

Police and the city pledged a fix that day and now the area, according to those who live there, has seen a decent improvement.

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