POST Academy (Peace Officer Standards & Training)

Director:Bob Flowers
Location:Hurricane Education Center, 112 South 700 West, Hurricane
Phone:(435) 652-7916

The Dixie State University Regional Peace Officer Standards and Training Academy (also known as the Police Academy) offers Special Function Officer (SFO or Cat I) training and Law Enforcement Officer (LEO or Cat II) training. The SFO training is approximately 12 weeks in length, and the LEO training is approximately 24 weeks in length. SFO is a prerequisite to LEO. Through the direction of the Council of Peace Officer Standards and Training and a local advisory board, our mission is to provide professional standards and training for peace officers.

The classes are held from 6:00 P.M. to 10:00 P.M. Monday thru Friday at the Hurricane Education Center located as 112 South 700 West in Hurricane, Utah. Instructors include local law enforcement officers, attorneys, and educators.

NOTE: The DSU Regional Academy does not offer the Emergency Vehicle Operations Training. After a student graduates and is employed by an agency, they will need to attend the Utah POST EVO. Please inform any potential employers of this. It will be the student’s responsibility to inform employers and potential employers of this. You cannot be certified until you have completed the EVO.

Special Function Officer (SFO) Training

The SFO training curriculum provides training for certification as a Special Function Officer/Auxiliary Officer. Positions requiring SFO training include constables, auxiliary officers, bailiffs, reserve officers, and other special function officers.

Law Enforcement officer (LEO) Training

The SFO training curriculum (above) is a prerequisite to the LEO training. The LEO training curriculum provides the remaining training necessary for certification of a peace officer with full police powers. Positions requiring both levels of training include police officers, highway patrol troopers, and deputy sheriffs with full police powers.

Schedule & Admissions

Special Function Officer classes will start the in the Fall Block session -  September 30, 2014. Law Enforcement Officer classes will start in January 2015. Applications will be accepted starting April 1, 2014  and ending August 15, 2014.  Criminal Justice college credit is available and this program is eligible for Financial Aid for those who qualify and is also funded by the GI Bill for qualified veterans.