The program is a regimented course that demands respect and attention to detail. Maturity is a must in order to graduate and seek employment as a law enforcement officer. If you feel prepared and are willing to make the academy experience a top priority in your life, continue through the application process.


Review requirements

Cadets must be 21 years of age before the end of SFO (Special Functions Officer) class, be a U.S. Citizen or legal permanent resident (LPR), and pass a background check. Cadets should review additional qualifications and legal requirements at the Utah POST website.


Required materials

The following materials are required to apply to Utah POST:

  • Birth certificate
  • High school diploma or GED
  • A photograph
  • Other material if applicable

Other material needed can be found at Utah POST Standards and Trainings Website.


Apply to UVU


You must be admitted into UVU to complete the application process. A UVU ID number is required to register for the academy. Apply at our admissions page as an undergraduate. Once you are admitted, you need be enrolled as a Criminal Justice student for the upcoming semester.


Attend application-information session

Every month, applicants will have the opportunity to attend an application-information session with the Academy director and staff. You will receive instructions on what happens in the Academy and how to correctly fill out your POST application. Sessions will be held in EN112 at 6:00 pm on the following:                                                                                

Tuesday, September 13th                                                                                         Tuesday, October 11th                                                                         Tuesday, November 15th                                                                               Wednesday, December 7th


Apply to POST

Apply on the Utah POST website under the applicant form center. Online applications to Utah POST are considered your application to the UVU Law Enforcement Program. You must meet with the Academy before you submit your application. Application must be received at least four weeks before the Academy starts.



Schedule an Appointment

Meet with the UVU Police Academy Office for additional information and application instructions. We will help guide and direct you to make sure that your required materials are correct and that you are ready to submit your application. Call 801-863-6156 to schedule and appointment.


Questions about the application process?
Call us today at 801.863.6156 or send in a question through our form.