Law Enforcement Officer

Law Enforcement Officer

Certificate Description

Law Enforcement Officer: In addition to enforcing laws, police officers are primarily responsible for protecting lives and property. Upon successful completion, students will be prepared to respond to calls, conduct traffic stops, issue citations, arrest suspects, investigate domestic issues, write detailed reports, patrol, give first aid to accident victims, and more. Highly qualified instructors provide professional experiences that bring the topics to life – taking students from the traditional classroom and providing real world, hands-on training.

Most major law enforcement departments require completion of this training before consideration for employment. Enrollment is limited to those individuals who have successfully completed the Special Function Officer Training.

Steps for Applying

  • Must be a citizen of the United States
  • Must be 21 years of age or older at the time of entrance
  • Have evidence of a high school diploma or GED
  • Successfully pass the National Peace Officer Standards and Training (NPOST) exam consisting of math, reading, grammar and report writing. For an appointment, call the btech Assessment Center at 435-750-3188. Test scores are good indefinitely.
  • Submit your completed application via the POST Applicant Portal on or before the application deadline of November 1 for January class and March 1 for April class at 3 p.m.


Equipment and Supply List (For 2017 and 2018)
Police Academy General Information 2018 – Daytime
Police Academy General Information 2018 – Evening

This specialization is delivered face-to-face and may contain online components.


Certificate Courses

Certificate Requirements

Students must be 21 years of age or older at the time of entrance and pass a background investigation.

Assessment: Basic reading (70%), basic math (70%), grammar (70%), and writing (70%). Call (435) 750-3188 to schedule an appointment. A $35 assessment fee will apply. A study guide may be obtained from the Bridgerland Technical College Bookstore or accessed online here. Take a practice test here. Once the student has cleared assessment, he/she is eligible to register and will receive instructions on how to complete a background investigation.

Applications due no later than Nov. 1.

During training, students are required to wear a police academy approved uniform and physical fitness uniform. The uniforms can be purchased at the Bridgerland Tech Bookstore. Students also must purchase a course manual and other equipment, which is in addition to tuition. This information will be provided to the students.

Employment Outlook

Duties and daily activities will vary by local, state, or federal agencies. The continued demand for public safety makes employment steady, interesting, and rewarding. The higher the population, the more job opportunities will be available. Individuals who are bilingual, female, have miliary experience, and/or seek additional education are highly sought after. Due to retirement and turnover, layoffs are rare.

When can I start?

Contact Michelle Welker at 435-750-3191 for start dates.

Is there Financial Aid?

No. However, you do have an option to set up a payment plan. Please contact a Student Services Representative.

How much does it cost? Can I make payments? Are all tuition and fees due up front?

Students are required to pay half of the tuition prior to beginning the certificate. The remaining balance can be set up on a payment plan.

Estimated Tuition & Fees

Law Enforcement Officer: $2,000

Pell Eligible: No

Estimated Monthly Payment:

Call (435) 753-6780 for details.

Campus Locations

Logan Campus - West

Quick Facts

Certificate Duration
4 months
Hours per Week
Certificate Availability
High School Students: Not Available Adult Students: Daytime: Mon - Fri: 8 am - 5 pm Begins: To Be Determined Evening: Mon - Thur: 6pm - 10pm Begins in July

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Hours of Operation

Logan Campus 

Student Services
Monday: 8 am - 4:30 pm (We will be open at 7:30 am on the first day of registration)

Tuesday: 8 am - 6 pm
Wednesday: 8 am - 6 pm
Thursday: 8 am - 4:30 pm
Friday: 8 am - 4 pm
Sat/Sun: Closed

Brigham City Branch Campus 

In-Person Hours Brigham City Branch Campus
Monday: 7:30 am - 4 pm
Tuesday: 7:30 am - 4 pm
Wednesday: 7:30 am - 4 pm
Thursday: 7:30 am - 4 pm
Friday: 7:30 am - 3 pm
Sat/Sun: Closed

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Main Office
1301 North 600 West
Logan, UT 84321

Toll Free: 866-701-1100
Local: 435-753-6780
TDD: 800-346-4128
Fax: 435-752-2016