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Special Events

The Statewide Information & Analysis Center is committed to protecting Utah’s critical infrastructure and communities from targeted acts of violence. In coordination with its local and federal partners, the SIAC works with law enforcement agencies to protect special events and areas considered “soft targets” by providing operational support towards physical and cyber security, information sharing, incident response, overcoming communication barriers, and real time information sharing.For more information on how to protect special events visit CISA’s website.

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SIAC Special Events Top Resources

  • Coordination of Efforts With Local, State, and Federal Partners
  • Enhanced Statewide Situational Awareness
  • Federal Special Event Assessment Ratings
  • Site Security Assessments
  • Active Shooter Response Training
  • Suspicious Activity Reporting Training
  • Community Awareness Briefings
  • Tripwire Outreach to Private Sector Partners
  • Critical Infrastructure Consultations
  • Pre-event Assessment and Intelligence Products
  • Daily Operational Situation Reports
  • Physical and Cyber Threat Monitoring
  • On-Scene Threat Management Unit Support
  • HSIN Room Operational Support


Protective Intelligence

Protecting Utah’s Critical Infrastructure

The Department of Public Safety is invested in protecting Utah from restricted foreign entities. During the 2024 legislative session, representatives passed HB516, which goes into effect on May 1, 2024. Restricted foreign entities may not acquire an interest in land in Utah according to 63L13-201, and HB516 expands the definition of restricted foreign entities in 63L-13-101 to the following:


  • a company that the United States Secretary of Defense is required to identify and report as a military company under Section 1260H of the William M. (Mac) Thornberry National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2021, Pub. L. No. 116-283;
  • an entity that is owned or directly controlled by the government of China, Iran, North Korea, or Russia;
  • an affiliate, subsidiary, or holding company of an entity described in Subsection (4)(a) or (b);
  • a country with a commercial or defense industrial base of which an entity described in Subsection (4)(a), (b), or (c) is a part;
  • a state, province, region, prefecture, subdivision, or municipality of a country described in Subsection (4)(d);
  • an agency, bureau, committee, or department of a country described in Subsection (4)(d); or
  • any entity in which any entity described in Subsections (4)(a) through (f) maintains at least a 51% ownership interest.


DPS’s role is to publicly provide a list of restricted foreign entities, provide the ability of county recorders to report suspected land conveyance, and investigate the validity of the land conveyance. If the land conveyance violates law, DPS will give notice to the restricted foreign entity, which will require the entity to alienate interest in the land.


Additional Resources

Learn about the See Something Say Something initiative. The resource focuses on what patterns of behavior may indicate suspicious activity.

Learn about the warning signs that individuals may exhibit that could indicate they are in need of help, or may pose a threat to others.

Find guidelines for how to prepare an emergency plan in an active assailant situation, and get links to more resources.