UVU is a satellite academy of Utah Peace Officer Standard and Training (POST). Our mission is to provide professional law enforcement training using state-of-the-art learning models, advanced technology and public safety best practices to meet the needs of Utah’s law enforcement community and the citizens we serve. The UVU Academy employs local police officers who are experience subject matter experts in specific areas: criminal law, defensive tactics, firearms, investigation, terrorism, and scenario based training (i.e., all critical skills).

Our current training officers hold ranks from officer through chiefs of police and demonstrate proper command presence and professional demeanor. Our program works diligently with each cadet to make their weakness into their strengths. Upon graduation, they have become certified to work as a police officer in any department in the state, investigator in state government, parole and probation, and / or any position requiring arrest powers.

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