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Law Enforcement Academy

The Salt Lake Community College (SLCC) Law Enforcement Academy (LEA) is an authorized satellite academy of the Utah Peace Officer Standards and Training (POST). The academy is overseen and regulated by Utah POST providing satellite academies with the same learning objectives and training. Graduating students will receive certification as a Utah Peace Officer as defined in Utah Code Annotated 53-13-101(2). Please visit Utah Department of Public Safety for additional information

The SLCC satellite academy is for those who wish to gain a Law Enforcement Officer certification as a self-sponsored student by attending two training modules as a SLCC student. The courses must be taken in order for certification: CJ 1910 Special Function Officer (SFO) Module 1, followed by CJ 1920 Law Enforcement Officer (LEO) Module 2.

Program Contacts

Program Coordinator
Richard Montanez
Phone: 801-957-5431
Email: Richard.Montanez@slcc.edu

Program Information & Registration
Kaela Majors
Phone: 801-957-5217
Email: Kaela.Majors@slcc.edu


Program Information

Course Information

  • CJ 1910 Special Function Reserve Officer
  • 12 elective credits towards a Criminal Justice AS or AAS degree
  • Financial Aid is available for those who qualify
  • 15 weeks
  • Night academy Monday—Thursday 5:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. and Saturday 7:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
  • Pre-Requisite: Successful completion of the National Peace Officer Selection Test (NPOST)

Completing the SFO certification will qualify you to work for the following agencies:

  • Corrections
  • Court Bailiff
  • Auxiliary Officer
  • Constable
  • County Jail Officer
  • D.O.C
  • Animal Control
  • DOPL
  • Insurance Fraud

Course Information

  • CJ 1920 Peace Officer Basic Training
  • 12 elective credits towards a Criminal Justice AS or AAS Degree
  • Financial Aid is available for those who qualify
  • 17 weeks
  • Night academy Monday—Friday 5:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. and Saturday 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
  • Pre-Requisite: CJ 1910 Special Function Reserve Officer, or current SFO Certification

Completing the LEO certification will qualify you to work for the following agencies:

  • Utah City Police Officer
  • Deputy Sheriff
  • State Highway Patrol

Program Qualifications

  1. Must be 21 years of age by the SFO certification exam
  2. High School Diploma/GED
  3. NPOST Scores of 70% or higher
  4. US Citizen/Naturalized Citizen

For more detailed information, go to Utah POST Qualifications.


Program Schedule

SFO 17-2
Jan 9 – Apr 21, 2017
Must be 21 years old by exit exam April 2, 2017

LEO 083
Jan 3 – Apr 27, 2017
Graduation April 27, 2017

SFO 17-3
May 8 – Aug 18, 2017
Must be 21 years old by exit exam July 30, 2017

LEO 084
May 1 – Aug 24, 2017
Graduation August 24, 2017

SFO 17-4
Sep 6 – Dec 15, 2017
Must be 21 years old by exit exam November 26, 2017

LEO 085
Aug 28 – Dec 14, 2017
Graduation December 14, 2017


Tuition and Fees

DescriptionCost

CJ 1910 (SFO)

$1,700.00

CJ 1920 (LEO)

$3,300.00

SLCC Admissions

$40.00

NPOST Test

$30.00

POST Application Fee

$125.00

Finger Printing Fee

$20.00

Class Uniform & Equipment (Estimate)

$300.00

Weapon

Varies

Lap Top

Varies

Estimated Total:

$6,500.00

(Tuition and Fees subject to change without notice.)

Registration Steps

POST Application Deadlines for the SLCC Law Enforcement Academy

(Be prepared for the application process to take up to two months.)

Spring SemesterSummer SemesterFall Semester
December 20 May 1 August 1

All applicants must pass the National Police Officer Selection Test (NPOST) before they can be admitted into the Academy. The NPOST exam is an entry-level basic skills test that helps law enforcement agencies select the most qualified applicants by ensuring candidates possess basic cognitive skills in math, reading comprehension, grammar, and incident report writing.

  • $30 Test Fee (Non-Refundable)
  • Scores must be 70% or higher in all four categories to pass
  • 2-3 weeks to receive test results
  • Locations:
  • Study Guide $4.00 The National Police Officer Selection Test
  • NPOST exam scores never expire. Because hiring agencies may require a copy of your NPOST scores, we recommend keeping a number of copies.

Group Interview is intended to teach potential cadets how to fill out the POST application correctly. One on One time will be available for anyone with questions about their background history. Call 801-957-5330 to schedule your Group Interview.

  • Arrive with NPOST scores and professionally dressed—as if attending a job interview.
  • Location:
    Miller Campus
    9750 South 300 West
    Public Safety Education and Training Center
    • Room number will be provided in your emailed confirmation

Admissions, and Orientation are all required for registration.

  • Application for Admission Fee $40 (Non-Refundable)
    • Online application
    • Recommended Degree/Program: CJ-AS or CJ-AAS
    • Your Student Number is available online two business days after you apply to SLCC
  • New Student Orientation
  • Financial Aid (optional)
  • Contact the Miller Student Services at 801-957-5417 for assistance with admissions. If you are a returning student, please make sure your student account is eligible for registration.

Submit your online Application for Training and Certification.

Do not start this step until after your Group Interview.

Required documents listed below may, or may not apply to you based on how you answer the questions in the applications:

  • Personal Photograph
  • Birth Certificate
  • Medical Release Form
  • NPOST Results
  • High School Diploma (or Equivalent)
  • Military DD-214
  • Criminal Arrest Records
  • Criminal Court Records
  • Dispatch Documents
  • Out of State Driving Records

Incomplete applications will be sent back to you for correction. Make certain you select Salt Lake Community College as your Academy choice. Sending it to the wrong academy will delay the application process.

Any personal background questions, or concerns please contact Richard Montanez.

SLCC POST Application Fee $125 (Non-Refundable)
You will need your POST ID# to submit your application fee.
Contact our office to follow up on completion of registration.

Note: If you are not special functions officer certified, please return the SFO registration steps above!

Required Information and Documents

The following information is needed before the Registration Deadlines listed above:

  • SLCC Student Number
  • I will need the name of the academy you attended and your graduation date
  • FEMA certificates:
    • IS-100 Introduction to the Incident Command System
    • IS-200 ICS for Single Resources and Initial Action Incident
    • IS-700 National Incident Management System (NIMS)
  • NPOST results
  • POST ID #
  • You will need an updated finger print card
  • Set up a Group Interview by calling 801-957-5330. Group Interview is intended to teach potential cadets how to fill out the POST application correctly.
    • Arrive with NPOST scores and professionally dressed—as if attending a job interview.
  • Location:
    Miller Campus
    9750 South 300 West
    Public Safety Education and Training Center
    • Room will be provided in your emailed confirmation
  • You will need to take a Physical Fitness test if it’s been longer than 6 months.
  • You will need to take a Defensive Tactics test if it’s been longer than 6 months.
  • LEO entrance exam:
    You will be required to pass the LEO Entrance Exam at 80% or higher within three months prior to the beginning of the LEO block of training.
    1. A cadet who has completed basic SFO training and passed the SFO certification exam within 18 months, prior to the beginning of the LEO block, is not required to take the LEO entrance exam.
    2. A cadet who has successfully passed the SFO reactivation exam within three months, prior to the beginning of the LEO block, is not required to take the LEO entrance exam.
    3. Test may be taken 2 times, a 2 week waiting period is required to retest a 3rd time.
  • New POST application will be needed if your last application is more than a year. Old Link to Application (notify Institute of Public Safety as soon as you have submitted your online application). Make certain you select Salt Lake Community College as your Academy choice. Sending it to the wrong academy will delay the application process.
  • SLCC POST Application Fee $125 (Non-Refundable)
    You will need your POST ID# to submit your application fee. Contact our office to follow up on completion of registration.

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