SFO Curriculum

Applications for session 12, will be accepted beginning Dec 1, 2016 and are due no later than Sept 1st 2017. Please be advised that space is limited and applications should be submitted ASAP. SFO classes for next session will begin October 2017, with LEO beginning Jan 2018. For questions please contact us at 435-652-7916.

Special Function Officer classes will start October 2017.

Dates are subject to change without notice.

Applications will be accepted beginning Dec 1 each year and ending Sept 1 of the following year.

Please go to Student Information to see how to register.

Special Function Officer
Course of Instruction 2016-2017

Name of Class Class Hours
Ethical Standards 2
Leadership and Professionalism 2
Ethical Decision Making 1
Community Relations 5
POST Certification and Investigations 2
Introduction to Homeland Security 2
Introduction to U.S. and State Constitutions 2
Introduction to Criminal Justice System 2
Introduction to Utah Criminal Code 2
Introduction to Utah Court Systems 2
Introduction to Defensive Tactics 4
Report Writing 1 4
Radio Communications 2
Media Relations 1
Hazardous Materials Response 2
Emergency Medical Response 2
First Aid/ CPR 7
Healthy Lifestyles– Physical Fitness 3
Healthy Lifestyles– Stress Management 2
Laws of Arrest 4
Laws of Search and Seizure 6
Laws of Evidence 4
Laws of Reasonable Force 2
Liability of Peace Officers 2
Crimes Against Persons 1 3
Crimes Against Persons II 4
Crimes Against Property I 3
Crimes Against Property II 4
Crimss Against Family 1
Crimes Against Administration of Government 1
Crimes Against Public Order and Decency 2
Controlled Substance Law 2
Alcohol Beverage Control Act 2
Juvenile Law 4
Understanding Human Behavior and Mental Illness 3
Introduction to the Crisis Intervention Team (C.I.T) 3
Response to the Mental Health Crisis 8
Management and Recognition of Excited Delirium/ Agitated Chaotic Event 2
Approaching Subjects and Position of Interview 1
Natural Weapons 3
Low Profile Terry Frisk/ Pat Down and Take Down 2
Standing Search, Cuffing, Take Downs 4
Kneeling Search, Cuffing, Take Downs 2
Prone Search and Cuffing 4
Weaponless Defense Techniques I 3
Escort and Transport Postion 1
Gang Awareness 2
Conflict Resolution 12
Written Scenario Training 4
Introduction to the Incident Command System 3
National Incident Management System 3
Basic Interview and Interrogations 4
Preliminary Investigations 4
Crime Scene Protection and Search 6
Collection and Preservation of Evidence 6
Victimology 4
Drug Recognition and Familiarization 2


Category Hours
Course Curriculum 180
Physical Training 20
Orientation and Administration 4
Intermediate Testing and Review 4
Special Function Officer Certification Testing 2
Physical Fitness Testing 2
Defensive Tactics Practical Testing 4
Total hours 216