Marshal’s Office

The Alta Marshal’s Office is the law enforcement agency for the Town of Alta and can be reached for non-emergencies at 801-742-3522 and by dialing 911 in emergencies. Our email address is Please contact us any time of day if you are in need of assistance and to report suspicious activity.

We are often asked about the term “Marshal”. Utah statutes dictate that police departments be classified by the population they serve. Counties have Sheriff’s Departments, cities have police departments, and incorporated towns may appoint a Town Marshal. We are proud to be one of the few remaining agencies in Utah designated as such.

The Marshal’s Office works closely with Salt Lake County’s Unified Police Department Canyon Patrol who provides law enforcement services in the unincorporated areas of Little Cottonwood Canyon. Major incidents, highway avalanche control, and search and rescue calls are often responded to jointly by both agencies. The Unified Police non-emergency telephone number is 801-743-7000.

Officer Involved Critical Incident Investigations

Secondary Employment Policy

Officers are equipped for extreme conditions and varied terrain.