Public Safety Building

 

Welcome to Public Safety Building : Grand Opening Activities

 

Contact Scott at scott.teerlink@slcgov.com or 801-330-4329 to volunteer for public tours!

 

 




 

FAQ

Q: What is the Public Safety Building (PSB)?
A:
In November 2009, more than 65 percent of Salt Lake City voters approved a new Public Safety Building to improve emergency services to citizens and provide greater capacity to respond to major disasters. The facility, which includes a new Emergency Operations Center, will serve Salt Lake City residents, visitors and businesses and better meet the needs of Utah’s Capital City.
Q: What makes this building special?
A:
The PSB is the first public safety building in the nation to generate as much energy as it uses and is the most innovative building in the state. It can withstand an earthquake of up to a magnitude 7.5 earthquake and is fully operational immediately after an earthquake. It will house Police, Fire, SLC 911 Dispatch, and an Emergency Operations Center while also providing state-of-the-art multi-use space for public festivals and gatherings on the public plaza. This truly is a unique building and Salt Lake’s newest important asset.
Q: Can the public visit?
A:
Yes, July 20-27
 

Opening weekend

Saturday July 20

10 am-6 pm

M|T|Th

July 22-25

10 am-4 pm

July 24

Closed—Happy Pioneer Day!

Final weekend

Friday-Saturday 26, 27

Friday: noon-8 pm

Saturday: 10 am-6 pm

 
Q: How do I get there?
A:
The address to the new PSB is 475 South 300 East. Enter the building through the main entrance facing 300 East. Tours start in the Community room which is immediately to your left upon entering the PSB.
Q: Does it cost to take a tour?
A:
No, tours are free and open to the public.
Q: When is the PSB done?
A:
The PSB is on time and on budget and will be open for public tours starting July 20th.
Q: Do I need to reserve a space or time for a tour?
A:
No, any one may come at any time during the hours of operation. If you have a large group or are looking for an activity for a group you are able to reserve a time for a group tour by contacting Natalie@exoro.com
Q: Can I reserve a tour for a group of people?
A:
Yes, if you have a large group or are looking for an activity for a group you are able to reserve a time for a group tour by contacting Natalie@exoro.com
Q: Where can I park?
A:
The closest parking is available along 300 East between 400 and 500 South, along 500 South between 300 and 200 East, and underground parking available at the Salt Lake City Main Library at 210 East 400 South.
Q: How long does it take to get through the building?
A:
The tour features stops on every floor with accompanying videos. There are Police officers and Fire fighters available for questions and to talk about the building’s features in greater detail throughout the tour. You can plan on taking between 40 minutes to an hour depending on your pace to complete the entire tour.
Q: Are there any other activities other than the tour?
A:
Yes, SLC Police Department and Fire Department will be holding lots of family-friendly activities on the public plaza throughout the week of public tours—there will be plenty to do for all ages!
Q: What kinds of things will I see on the tour?
A:
The public tours will feature police K9s, SWAT demonstrations, an interactive fire truck, 911 dispatch demonstrations, police motorcycles, Emergency Operations Center demonstrations, and many more activities.
Q: How can I find out more information?
A:
You visit the PSB’s website (www.slcgov.com/psb) or call Police Administration at 801-799-3100.