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SALT LAKE CITY — Applications are due December 7 for any current Utah police officer interested in joining the Salt Lake City Police Department.

To apply for this position, interested candidates must complete and submit an online application at Candidates will need to upload a copy of their Utah Peace Officer Standards and Training certificate and a letter of recommendation from a criminal justice professional. Acceptable recommendation sources include anyone in a law enforcement, judicial or federal position.

Eligible applicants must meet the following minimum requirements:

  • Must be a current Police Officer with a minimum of one (1) full-year of experience working in such capacity and be Utah Peace Officer Standards and Training (POST) certified.
  • Graduation from high school or possession of GED certificate.
  • Must be a U.S. Citizen on/by the date of the first examination.
  • Must be at least 21 years of age on/by the date of the first examination.
  • Successful completion of Civil Service examination process, which may include a physical agility test, written communication exercise, oral board interview, background investigation, computer voice stress analysis, physical examination and evaluation, interview, and medical examination and drug screen.
  • Ability to successfully complete an abbreviated 8-week, in-house Police Academy.
  • Considerable human relations and communications skills.
  • Ability to work independently, make critical decisions, and use initiative and common sense.
  • Must have valid Utah Driver License or the ability to obtain one within 30 days of employment.

When applying online, a copy of the full civil service process is available for review. Salt Lake City Corporation is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


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