Classes are taught Monday - Friday, 5:30pm-9:30pm, and on Saturday from 8:00am - 5:00pm, totaling a required 29 hours a week.

Costs

The Police Academy is a part of UVU’s Criminal Justice program and financial aid is available. Contact the Financial Aid office at (801)863-8442. You can apply for scholarship opportunities through the Scholarship Office at UVU Financial Aid Office Website.

  • $100 application processing fee (non-refundable).
  • $20 fee (check or money order only to BCI) the first week of class for fingerprinting and a background check through the Bureau of Criminal Identification.
  • $2,000 for module 1 tuition plus approximately $500+ for uniforms and equipment.
  • $3,000 for module 2 tuition plus approximately $400+ for required leather gear and ammunition.

Modules

Special Functions Officer (SFO) - Module 1

The first module (7 credit hours) of the academy contains the training hours necessary to be certified as a Special Function Officer (SFO). An SFO Certification allows a person to work in a limited number of Special Function positions such as a transportation officer or an SFO Officer at the State Hospital. The SFO training module consists of hours made up primarily of Criminal Code, Physical Fitness, Arrest Control and various other classes. You must pass the first module to continue on to the second module. SFO classes are scheduled twice a year in March and September.

Course Summary:

Category Hours
Course Curriculum 203
Physical Training 20
Administration & Orientation 4
Intermediate Testing and Review 4
Special Function Officer Certification Testing 2
Physical Fitness Testing 2
Defensive Tactics Practical Testing 3
TOTAL 238

Law Enforcement Officer (LEO) - Module 2

The second module (11 credit hours), commonly called the LEO module, is where the action is. Classes include Accident Investigation, Firearms, Crimes in Progress, Patrol, Sex Crimes Investigations, Physical Fitness, Arrest Control and many others. In order to become certifiable as a law enforcement officer, students must complete the first module and then the second module. LEO classes are scheduled twice a year in January and May.

Course Summary:

Category Hours
Course Curriculum 256
Physical Training 28
Administration & Orientation 5
Intermediate Testing and Review 4
Law Enforcement Certification Testing 2
Physical Fitness Testing 2
Defensive Tactics Practical Testing 3
Graduation/Spouse Orientation 4
TOTAL 304

Fitness Standards

Event SFO Entry Standard (Advisory) SFO Exit Standard/LEO Entry Standard LEO Exit Standard
Vertical Jump 14.5" 15" 17.5"
Sit-Up 1 Minute 23 25 29
Push-Up Max Effort 14 16 21
1.5 Mile Run 16:11 15:37 14:46