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PUBLIC RELATIONS UNIT
November 9, 2023
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
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7 Officers Graduate SLCPD Police Academy
SALT LAKE CITY — Today, seven Salt Lake City police recruits from Academy Class 164 took the next step in their law enforcement career by graduating from the Salt Lake City Police training academy.
“The need for police officers has never been greater,” said Chief Mike Brown. “These seven new officers are embarking on a career that will give them incredible opportunities. They are the future of our police department, our city, and this noble profession. The increasing complexities of society demand a more diverse policing agency, and our newest officers are exactly that.”
As outlined in the SLCPD’s 2022 Updated Crime Control Plan, filling all sworn positions is a top priority for the department.
For nearly seven months, the SLCPD Training Unit has provided the recruit officers with training around legal, reality-based (scenario), defensive tactics, firearms, crisis intervention, and emergency vehicle operations.
The officers now enter the next phase of their training process, known as field training. During this time, the officers are paired with a Field Training Officer (FTO) and are evaluated on how they perform the day-to-day functions of a patrol officer.
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).
As of November 7, 2023, the SLCPD has 41 vacant sworn positions from its authorized staffing level set by city council.
On Monday, September 18, 2023, the SLCPD welcomed 18 recruits who are a part of Class 167. They are anticipated to graduate in March 2024.
3 photos from today’s graduation ceremony are included with this press release.
Anyone interested in applying to be a police officer with the SLCPD should visit: https://www.slcpd.com/joinourteam/.
Applications are being accepted for both new hire and lateral police officers.
1- Picture of one of SLCPDs newest officers getting his badge pinned (SLCPD photo| Nov. 9, 2023)
2- SLCPDs Command staff shaking the hand of new officer. (SLCPD photo| Nov. 9, 2023)
3- SLCPD’s 164th academy class (SLCPD photo| Nov. 9, 2023)