Police Officer Recruitment

September 10, 2018

The Unified Police Department is pleased to announce the opening of a entry level and lateral Police Officer Recruitment. Click the link below for frequently asked questions.

Frequently Asked Questions

Entry Level Police Officer

Minimum Qualifications

  • Must be 21 years of age
  • 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 80% or better
  • Ability to pass a physical agility test as described below:
    • Vertical Jump (15 inches)
    • Sit-Ups (25 Reps-One Minute)
    • 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)

Entry Level Recruitment

  • September 10 thru October 4, 2018: Application period
  • October 13, 2018: Physical Fitness Test
  • October 15 thru October 19, 2018: Oral Interviews
  • October 22, 2018: Publish Register
  • November 5, 2018: Certified Register
  • November 6 thru November 25, 2018: Conditional Offers / LESI / Background Investigations/ CVSA
  • December 3 thru December 5, 2018: Background Interviews
  • December 7, 2018: Sheriff’s Final Interview
  • December 21, 2018: Hire Date

LEO Certifiable Recruitment

  • September 10 thru October 4, 2018: Application period
  • October 13, 2018: Physical Fitness Test
  • October 15 thru October 19, 2018: Oral Interviews
  • October 22, 2018: Publish Register
  • November 5, 2018: Certified Register
  • November 6 thru November 25, 2018: Conditional Offers / LESI / Background Investigations/ CVSA
  • December 3 thru December 5, 2018: Background Interviews
  • December 7, 2018: Sheriff’s Final Interview
  • December 21, 2018: Hire Date

Out Of State Candidate Timeline

  • October 13, 2018: Physical Fitness Test
  • October 15 thru October 19, 2018: Oral Interviews

Testing Process Weights

Testing Process Weights Weight (based on 100 points possible)
1. Physical Assessment Test (Waived for LEO Certified) Pass/Fail
2. NPOST Test Scores (Must pass with 80% or higher to qualify) 50%
3. Oral Interviews 50%
4. Preference (Maximum of 10 points possible)
a. Military Veteran or Spouse
b. Disabled Veteran or Spouse

5% of total possible score (Extra Credit)
10% of total possible score (Extra Credit)
5. Preference (Maximum of 5 points possible)
a. Bachelor's Degree
b. Associate's Degree
c. LEO Certification
5% of total possible score (Extra Credit)
2.5% of total possible score (Extra Credit)
2.5% of total possible score (Extra Credit)
6. Preference (Maximum of 5 points possible)
a. Employee of the Office of the Sheriff
b. Part-time employee of the Office of the Sheriff
5% of total possible score (Extra Credit)
5% of total possible score (Extra Credit)

**A minimum score of 70% is required to make the final roster**
**The register may remain valid for up to two years, per POMC policy 2150**
**The maximum combined preference points are 5 or 10 if disabled veteran, per POMC 2130**

Application Documents

Entry Level Police Officer Employment Application

Lateral Police Officer Employment Application

Recruitment Plan Timeline

Merit Commission 2018 PO Recruitment Plan



The Unified Police Department is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer.