The Salt Lake County Sheriff's Office held a grand opening for its White City substation Thursday.

The substation, 9412 S. Poppy Lane (945 East), has been in the works since Sheriff Jim Winder was elected.

"It's the culmination of the sheriff's promise that he would bring full-time law enforcement to White City," said Salt Lake County Sheriff's Lt. Paul Jaroscak.

In the past, deputies, who provide service to the unincorporated area of about 6,000 residents, typically responded from their Cottonwood Heights substation.

The White City substation will not be manned full time at first, Jaroscak said. But with Cottonwood Heights' recent decision to provide its own police force, it may not be long before patrol officers and even detectives are stationed in White City full time.

With more deputies in White City, Jaroscak said the sheriff's office also will be able to more easily serve other unincorporated county "islands" in the area.