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