Community Academy

The Salt Lake City Police Department hosts a Community Academy twice a year for residents who want to become more acquainted with how the police department functions. After you fill out and submit the application, you will be contacted regarding upcoming dates.

During the Academy, participants will receive training in varied aspects of law enforcement, including the basics of patrol tactics, defensive tactics, firearms and many other subjects. "Cadets" will meet and talk with many of the members of the department. These courses will take place in a safe and entertaining training environment.

Academy instructors are all law enforcement professionals, who teach both veteran and recruit police officers. Participants will obtain a deeper understanding of the Police Department's function with an increased awareness of community partnership opportunities.

To attend, applicants must be at least 18 years of age, and live or work in Salt Lake City proper. For more information, please call (801) 799-3367.

Next Community Academy:

The next class is yet to be determined, check back soon for updated information. 


Due to prioritizing the hiring of police officers, we are temporarily pausing submissions of applications at this time. We will update the webpage as soon as the application process is open again.