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LEO Curriculum

LEO Curriculum

Applications for session 14, will be accepted beginning December 1, 2018 with a deadline of September 1, 2019.  Please be advised that space is limited and applications should be submitted ASAP.

Special Function Officer session, will begin October 2019. 

Law Enforcement Officer session, will begin January 2020.

For questions please contact Sarah at (435)652-7916.

Please go to Student Information to see how to register.

The prerequisite for the Law Enforcement Officer training is the Special Function Officer block.  If you have graduated one-year or more from either SFO or Corrections there is a test you must take. Contact the Director for testing dates.

Law Enforcement Officer
Course of Instruction 2017-2018

Name of Class Hours
Introduction to Emergency Vehicles Operations 6
Introduction to Firearms Handling 4
Introduction to Scenario Training 2
Report Writing II 4
Court Demeanor and Testifying 4
Career Development 2
Civil Disputes 2
Traffic Law 7
Driver License Law and Hearings 2
Weapon Retention 2
Ground Tactics with Natural Weapons/Weapon Transitions 2
Impact Weapons/Secondary Weapons 3
Dynamic Application Drill III 3
Patrol Concepts 2
Immediate Response Tactics 8
Critical Incident Casualty Care 8
Mental Preparation Skills 4
Pedestrian/Vehicle Stop and Approach 4
Vehicle Searches 4
Building Searches 12
Crimes in Progress 2
Hostage/Barricaded Subjects 2
Off Duty Response 2
Introduction to K-9 4
Basic Bomb Recognition 2
Scenario Training 32
Radar/Lidar Certification 12
Sex Crimes Investigation 8
Dead Body Investigations 4
Follow- up Investigations 2
Child Abuse and Neglect 2
Traffic Accident Investigation 16
Domestic Violence/Cohabitant Abuse Procedures 5
Identity Theft-Fraudulent Documents 4
Recognizing and Handling Drugs and Narcotics 6
Intoxilyzer Operation and Certification 7
DUI and Standardized Field Sobriety Testing 15
Handgun Handling and Safe Operation 4
Firearms Range/Day Shooting 32
Firearms Range/Night Shooting 16
** Emergency Vehicle Operation Practical/Simulator 40

** The DSU Regional POST academy does NOT offer the Emergency Vehicle Operations Training (EVO). After graduating and employment, by any department, Cadets need to attend the Utah POST EVO training.. It is the Cadet’s responsibility to inform employers and/or potential employers of this… YOU CANNOT BE CERTIFIED UNTIL YOU HAVE COMPLETED THE EVO.


Category Hours
Course Curriculum 302
Physical Training 28
Administration and Orientation 5
Intermediate Testing and Review 4
Law Enforcement Certification Testing 2
Physical Fitness Testing 2
Defensive Tactics Practical Testing 3
Graduation /Spouse Orientation 4
Total hours 350