Police Officer Recruitment

September 6, 2021

The Unified Police Department is accepting applications for lateral and entry level 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)

Lateral Recruitment

  • Application period (September 6, 2021 thru October 6, 2021)
  • Physical Fitness Test: Waived
  • Oral Interviews: TBD
  • Publish Register: TBD
  • Certified Register: TBD
  • Conditional Offers / LESI / Background Investigations: TBD
  • Background Interviews: TBD
  • Sheriff’s Final Interview: TBD
  • Hire Date: TBD

Entry Level & LEO Certifiable Recruitment

  • Application period (September 6, 2021 thru October 6, 2021)
  • Physical Fitness Test: TBD
  • Oral Interviews: TBD
  • Publish Register: TBD
  • Certified Register: TBD
  • Conditional Offers / LESI / Background Investigations/ CVSA: TBD
  • Background Interviews: TBD
  • Sheriff’s Final Interview: TBD
  • Hire Date: TBD

Out Of State Candidate Timeline

  • Application period (September 6, 2021 thru October 6, 2021)
  • Physical Fitness Test (Laterals Waived): TBD
  • Sheriff Interviews (Laterals only): TBD

Testing Process Weights

c. A purple heart recipient and/or a disabled veteran with any percentage of disability or the spouse of said person. (Up to 10 points) d. No discipline within the previous year
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. Veteran's Preference (Maximum of 10 points possible)
a. Must have served on active duty in the armed forces for more than 180 consecutive days; OR was a member of a reserve component who served or is currently serving and/or has been separated under honorable conditions. Or the spouse of said person. (Up to 5 points)
b. A retired member of the armed forces. Or the spouse, unmarried widow or widower of said person. (Up to 5 points)
5. Education Preference (Maximum of 5 points possible)
a. Bachelor's Degree (Up to 5 points)
b. Associate's Degree (Up to 2.5 points)
c. LEO Certification (Up to 5 points)
6. Office of the Sheriff Preference (Maximum of 5 points possible)
a. Any candidate that is currently employed full time by the office of the sheriff, and completed their probationary period, will receive 5 points.
b. Any candidate that is currently employed part time or in a volunteer status will receive 2.5 points.
5. UPD Youth Cadet Preference (Maximum of 2.5 points possible)
a. Currently enrolled or graduated from the program with at least 1 year of service
b. 80% attendance to weekly meetings
c. 35 hours of participation in special events

**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

Police Officer FAQ - NPOST FAQ

Merit Commission 2021 PO Recruitment Plan



The Unified Police Department is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer.