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Tuesday January 18, 2022 Salt Lake City, UT

Operation Rio Grande

Press Release

State and local officials to provide two-month update on Operation Rio Grande

Wednesday October 18, 2017

What: Operation Rio Grande began just over two months ago. State and local officials will provide an update on successes, challenges and current activities. Topics to be discussed include:

  • Restoring public order and disrupting the criminal activities and drug trafficking
  • Use of services in the Rio Grande area
  • Establishment of the “safe space courtyard”
  • Progress on treatment beds
  • Next steps


Lt. Governor Spencer Cox

Speaker Greg Hughes

Senate President Wayne Niederhauser

Commissioner Keith Squires

Chief Mike Brown

Pamela Atkinson


When: Wed., October 18 at 10:30 a.m.


Utah State Capitol, Presentation Room (First floor, near east doors)

350 N. State Street

Salt Lake City, Utah 84111



Joe Dougherty
DPS Public Affairs Director
Department of Public Safety


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