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Scott Mourtgos

Chief Scott Mourtgos
Deputy Chief; 2020 NIJ LEADS Law Enforcement Officer
Salt Lake City Police Department

Salt Lake City , UT

Deputy Chief Scott Mourtgos has nearly two decades of service with the Salt Lake City Police Department (SLCPD). He currently oversees the Field Operations Bureau. Deputy Chief Mourtgos has previously served in patrol, narcotics, community intelligence, investigations, professional standards, and training. He also served as the Intelligence Commander for the SLCPD as a Major Cities Chiefs Association member. Deputy Chief Mourtgos holds a B.S. in Criminal Justice from Weber State University, an M.A. in Forensic Psychology from the University of North Dakota, and is a Ph.D. Candidate in the Political Science Department at the University of Utah. He is also an FBI National Academy graduate. His research interests include public perceptions of use-of-force, investigative techniques in sexual assault cases, and crime deterrence policy. He has published numerous peer-reviewed studies in academic journals, which can be accessed at https://smourtgos.netlify.app/

Date Created: August 22, 2020