SLCPD runs our own academy, which meets the POST standards. Once you are hired by us, we pay for the cost of the academy and pay you you an hourly wage to attend the academy. Therefore, SLCPD does not sponsor anyone to go through the regular academy.
Can you just go through your academy or do you have to go through a regular academy and then yours?
If you are hired by Salt Lake City before you are POST certified you go through our academy only. If you are already POST certified but have not been working as an officer to qualify for our lateral hire program, you still must complete our full academy.