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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.

Contact Us

For more information about this program, please contact us at 801-957-5330. 

Program Coordinator

Rich Montanez
Phone: 801-957-5431
Email: richard.montanez@slcc.edu

Program Manager

Julia Ellis
Phone: 801-957-5320
Email: julia.ellis@slcc.edu

Program Information

Kaela Majors
Phone: 801-957-5217
Email: kaela.majors@slcc.edu


Special Function Officer (SFO) Module 1

  • 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

Law Enforcement Officer (LEO) Module 2

  • 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

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.)

Class Schedules

Spring 2018 Semester

SFO 18-2
Jan 8 – Apr 21, 2018
Must be 21 years old by exit exam

LEO 086
Jan 2 – Apr 28, 2018
Graduation April 26, 2018

Summer 2018 Semester

SFO 18-3
May 7 – Aug 18, 2018
Must be 21 years old by exit exam

LEO 087
May 1 – Aug 25, 2018
Graduation August 23, 2018

Fall 2018 Semester

SFO 18-4
Aug 4 – Dec 15, 2018
Must be 21 years old by exit exam

LEO 088
Aug 27 – Dec 15, 2018
Graduation August 13, 2018

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.


Registration Steps

POST Application Deadlines for the SLCC Law Enforcement Academy

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

  • Spring Semester: December 20
  • Summer Semester: May 1
  • Fall Semester: August 1

SFO Registration

Step 1: NPOST Exam

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.

Step 2: Group Interview

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

Step 3: SLCC Admissions

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.

Step 4: POST Application

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.

Step 5: POST Application Fee

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.

LEO 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

Step 1: Group Interview

  • 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

Step 2: SLCC Admissions

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.

Step 3: Entrance Testing

  • 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.

Step 4: POST Application and Fee

  • 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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