Meet the CHPD Officers…Who They Are and Why They Serve

Meet the CHPD Officers…Who They Are and Why They Serve
Posted on 04/01/2015

By Martha Cardon

This is the first of a series of articles that will introduce the citizens of Cottonwood Heights to their Police Department Officers and help us get to know them.


Assistant Chief Paul Brenneman

Paul Brenneman grew up in the east Midvale/west Cottonwood Heights area.  He loves working with the people who reside here.  Paul has been married for 33 years, with 3 children and two grandchildren.  He’s been a police officer for 30 years, and was first hired by West Jordan P.D. in 1985. Paul has served the Cottonwood Heights area since 1998, first as a sergeant with the Salt Lake County Sheriff’s Department and then as a member of the newly formed Cottonwood Heights Police Department. Paul came to CHPD on April 1, 2008, and says he “enjoys working for an organization where we practice the motto, ‘Solve the Problem.’”

Part of solving the problem is a rapid response time, and the CHPD is proud of their track record, averaging 3-8 minutes per call, depending on the priority of the case, with weather and traffic variables. 

Assistant Chief Brenneman emphasizes that the CHPD is always respectful of the fact that to a victim, their case is of prime concern, and the officers treat each case accordingly.

Asked what he likes best about his job, Paul said, “A lot of positive interaction, positive comments, and appreciation.” 

Many certainly appreciate the job Paul does for the citizens of Cottonwood Heights. The City also thanks Paul and the other officers of the CHPD!