Police Officer Recruitment

February 21 thru March 19, 2018

The Unified Police Department is pleased to announce the opening of a new 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

  • February 21 - March 19, 2018: Application period
  • March 24, 2018: Physical Fitness Test
  • March 26 - March 30, 2018: Oral Interviews
  • April 2, 2018: Publish Register
  • April 17, 2018: Certified Register
  • April 18 - May 4, 2018: Conditional Offers / LESI / Background Investigations/ CVSA
  • May 7 - May 11, 2018: Background Interviews
  • May 14 - May 17, 2018: Sheriff’s Final Interview
  • June 15, 2018: Hire Date

LEO Certifiable Recruitment

  • February 21 - March 19, 2018: Application period
  • March 26 - March 30, 2018: Oral Interviews
  • April 2, 2018: Publish Register
  • April 17, 2018: Certified Register
  • April 18 - May 4, 2018: Conditional Offers / LESI / Background Investigations/ CVSA
  • May 7 - May 11, 2018: Background Interviews
  • May 14 - May 17, 2018: Sheriff’s Final Interview
  • June 15, 2018: Hire Date

Out Of State Candidate Timeline

  • March 24, 2018: Physical Fitness Test
  • March 26 - March 30, 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%
1. Oral Interviews 50%
2. 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)
3. Preference (Maximum of 5 points possible)
a. Bachelor's Degree
b. Associate's Degree

5% of total possible score (Extra Credit)
2.5% of total possible score (Extra Credit)
4. Preference (Maximum of 5 points possible)
a. Employee of the Office of the Sheriff

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

Recruitment Plan Timeline

Merit Commission 2018 PO Recruitment Plan


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

Exam Content

The lateral examination process consists of an application review, oral interview(s), background investigation and background board interview. The timeline for this process is as follows.


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

  • January 22 - February 14, 2018: Application period
  • February 12 - February 16, 2018: Sheriff/Chief Interviews/Command Staff
  • February 20, 2018: Publish Register
  • March 7, 2018: Certified Register
  • March 8, 2018: Conditional Offers / LESI / Background Investigations
  • April 2 - April 6, 2018: Background Interviews
  • April 10 - April 14, 2018: Sheriff final interviews
  • April 17, 2018: Final Offers
  • April 17 - May 9, 2018: Drug Screening / Medical Exams
  • May 14, 2018: Hire/Start Date

Out of State Candidate Timeline

Oral Interviews will be conducted at the same time Feb 12 thru 16, 2018 at the canidate's conveyance and can be conducted via skype if necessary.


Credit For Law Enforcement Experience

Candidates with full-time paid Law Enforcement Officer (LEO) experience shall receive service credit for pay for all qualifying experience at the rate of one for one, rounded to the nearest whole month. Partial months of service exceeding 15 days will be rounded up to a full month. This calculation will additionally be based on where current UPD LEO’s are paid on the Merit Pay Plan with equivalent years of service. This credit is for pay purposes only. See FAQ document for an explanation of calculation.


Testing Process Weights

Testing Process Weights Weight (based on 100 points possible)
1. Oral Interviews 100%
2. 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)
3. Preference (Maximum of 5 points possible)
a. Bachelor's Degree
b. Associate's Degree

5% of total possible score (Extra Credit)
2.5% of total possible score (Extra Credit)
4. Preference (Maximum of 5 points possible)
a. Employee of the Office of the Sheriff

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

Lateral-Police Officer Employment Application

2018 Lateral UPD Recruitment Plan

2018 UPD Recruitment

Approved Merit Commission 2018 Recruitment Plan


The Unified Police Department is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer.