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Police academy

Sun, 28 May 2017 18:21:28 GMT

If I put myself through the police academy this fall through Weber State University would SLCPD accept that or would they put me through their own academy when I was hired?

Recruitment Team
Mon, 29 May 2017 20:13:44 GMT

We have our own academy that we would still require you attend. The only exceptions to that is when you have prior street experience from another agency, we offer a modified academy, which is significantly shorter.

Recruitment Team
Mon, 29 May 2017 20:14:39 GMT

The benefit of going through our academy is that we pay for it and we pay you a salary with benefits while you are attending.

Wed, 18 Oct 2017 04:49:54 GMT

Would that be the same for Officers from out of state with patrol experience as well?

Recruitment Team
Wed, 18 Oct 2017 12:24:37 GMT

Officers currently employed with a police department and have at least 1 year patrol experience can get hired under the lateral program. This is a 7 week training for you to learn SLCPD policies as well as pass our certifications, ie, firearms, taser, etc. however if you are from outside the State of Utah, you must contact Utah POST and take the test allowing your certification from your current state to be accepted by Utah POST.