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SLCPD Welcomes 27 New Police Recruits

SALT LAKE CITY — Today, the Salt Lake City Police Department proudly started a police academy class with 27 potential new police officers.

As outlined in the SLCPD Revised Crime Control Plan, filling all sworn positions is a top priority for the department.

To date, the SLCPD has 33 vacant police officer positions.

“We are thrilled to welcome our new recruit class. They come to us with impressive backgrounds and unique life experience. When they could have chosen to work in any profession, these new recruits are choosing to work as police officers in our Capital City for the career opportunities no other law enforcement agency in Utah can provide. The training our new recruits will receive will challenge them, but it will also prepare them to be officers of integrity and fairness,” said Chief Mike Brown.

For the next 24 weeks, the SLCPD Training Division will provide the recruit officers with training around legal, reality-based (scenario), defensive tactics, firearms, crisis intervention, and emergency vehicle operations.

The Salt Lake City Police Academy is a satellite academy that meets the guidelines and criteria set by the Utah Police Officer Standards and Training (POST).

Recruit Class 154, which started in August 2021, is scheduled to graduate in February 2022 and will then enter their Field Training program.

Two photos from today’s welcome event are being included with this press release.

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