Police Officer Recruitment

January 13 - February 24, 2017

The Unified Police Department is pleased to announce the opening of a new Lateral Police Officer Recruitment and a new Entry Level Police Officer Recruitment. Click the link below for frequently asked questions.

Frequently Asked Questions

Entry Level Police Officer

Minimum Qualifications

  • Must be a citizen of the United States.
  • No Felony Convictions
  • No DUI Convictions in the past two (2) years
  • No illegal drug use in past five (5) years
  • No Marijuana use in the past two (2) years
  • High School Diploma or GED
  • Valid Utah driver’s license or ability to obtain a valid Utah driver’s license by time of hire
  • Passing NPOST score of 85% or better
  • Ability to pass a physical agility test as described below:
    • Vertical Jump (15 inches)
    • Sit-Ups (25 Reps-One Minute)
    • 300 Meter Run (70 Seconds)
    • Push-Ups (16 repetitions with no time constraint and no rest during the test)
    • 1.5 Mile Run (15:37)

Timeline (Dates subject to change depending on number of applicants)

  • January 13-February 24, 2017: Application period
  • February 25, 2017: Physical Fitness Test.
  • February 27 thru March 3, 2017: Oral Interviews
  • March 3, 2017: Publish Register
  • March 17, 2017: Certified Register
  • March 3 thru April 21, 2017: Conditional Offers / LESI / Background Investigations/ CVSA
  • April 24 thru May 5: Background Interviews
  • May 15: Sheriff’s Final Interview
  • June 2, 2017: Hire Date

Out of State Candidate Timeline

  • March 1, 2017: Physical Fitness Test
  • March 1, 2017: Oral Interviews

Application Documents

2017 UPD Entry Level Police Officer Recruitment Plan

Entry Level Police Officer Employment Application

Approved Merit Commission 2017 PO Recruitment Plan (Lateral and Non Lateral)

Anticipated Start/Hire Date

June 2, 2017 (Academy start the following week)


Lateral Police Officer

Minimum Qualifications

  • Must be a citizen of the United States.
  • No Felony Convictions
  • No DUI Convictions in the past two (2) years
  • No illegal drug use in past five (5) years
  • No Marijuana use in the past two (2) years
  • High School Diploma or GED
  • Valid Utah driver’s license or ability to obtain a valid Utah driver’s license by time of hire
  • Minimum of 1-year work experience as a certified Law Enforcement Officer (LEO Status), within the last 3 years
  • Passing NPOST score of 85% or better
  • No NPOST Requirement
  • No PT Test Requirement

Timeline (Dates subject to change depending on number of applicants)

  • January 13 thru February 17, 2017: Application period
  • February 13 thru 24: Sheriff/Chief Interviews
  • February 24: Publish Register
  • March 10: Certified Register
  • February 27: Conditional Offers / LESI / Background Investigations
  • April 24 thru May 5: Background Interviews
  • May 25: Final Offers
  • May 25 thru June 8: Drug Screening / Medical Exams
  • June 9, 2017: Hire/Start Date

Out of State Candidate Timeline

Oral Interviews will be conducted at the same time Feb 13 thru 24 at the candidate’s conveyance and can be conducted via skype if necessary.

Application Documents

2017 Lateral UPD PO Recruitment Plan

Lateral-Police Officer Employment Application

Approved Merit Commission 2017 PO Recruitment Plan (Lateral and Non Lateral)

Anticipated Start/Hire Date

Lateral Officer Candidates: Various throughout 2017
LEO Certifiable Candidates: Various throughout 2017


The Unified Police Department is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer.