Dixie State University

LEO Curriculum

Applications for session 15, will be accepted beginning December 1, 2019 with a deadline of August 21, 2020.  Please be advised that space is limited and applications should be submitted ASAP.

Special Function Officer session, will begin September 14, 2021. 

Law Enforcement Officer session, will begin January 2022.

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.


Class Name


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/Simulator40

** 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.




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


POST Office Hours

Monday/Tuesday/Thursday: 9:00 am – 5:30 pm

Wednesday: 9:00 am – 7:00 pm

Friday 9:00 am – 3:00 pm


POST Mailing Address

Dixie State University
Hurricane Education Center
ATTN: Director Robert Flowers
112 South 700 West
Hurricane, UT 84737

Robert Flowers

POST Academy Director

Email: flowers@dixie.edu

Phone: 435-652-7916

Office: Hurricane Education Center

Sarah Strickley

Administrative Assistant

Email: Sarah.Strickley@dixie.edu

Phone: 435-652-7916

Office: Hurricane Education Center