Established in 1847, the Salt Lake City Police Department has more than 650 employees. It provides an array of law enforcement and public safety services to the visitors and residents of Salt Lake City. The department s patrol division is responsible for the overall direction, control and coordination of field operations. The Salt Lake City Police Department s special operations division is responsible for intelligence-led policing efforts throughout the organization and the community. Its investigations bureau conducts secondary investigations on felony and misdemeanor crimes. The Salt Lake City Police Department additionally offers a range of crime reduction and prevention programs in coordination with other city departments and public and private social agencies.