Police Academy

Police Academy

Certificate Description

Special Function/Basic Correction Officer (1st Block): The training provides an excellent foot-in-the-door approach to a law enforcement career. Areas of study include legal subjects, patrol and criminal investigation procedures, arrest control techniques, and cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR)/First Aid. Successful completion qualifies students to apply to work as a correctional officer in any county jail or state prison facility and become qualified to enter the Law Enforcement Officer training portion of the academy.

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.

Law Enforcement Officer (2nd Block): 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 program 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 November 1st for January class and March 1st for April class.

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 military experience, and/or seek additional education are highly sought after. Due to retirement and turnover, layoffs are rare.

When Can I Start?

Students must successfully pass the NPOST exam before completing the Policy Academy Application. Please contact Michelle Welker at 435-750-3191 for application details. Applications are due November 1st for the evening program beginning in January; Applications are due March 1 for the daytime Academy beginning in April.

Is There Financial Aid?

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

Can I make payments? Are all tuition and fees due upfront?

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

Estimated Tuition & Fees


Pell Eligible: No

Estimated Monthly Payment:

Call (435) 753-6780 for details.

Campus Locations

Logan Campus - West

Quick Facts

Certificate Duration
725 Hours - 10 months
Hours per Week
Certificate Availability
Adult Students:
Mon - Thur: 6pm - 10pm

Special Function/Correction Officer
(First Block): Begins in January

Law Enforcement (Second Block):
Begins in July

Outcome Data

Reported Annually to the Accrediting Agency Council on Occupational Education

Completion: 84%
Job Placement: 78%
Licensure: 100% Certification required - Peace Officer Standards Training / Utah Department of Public Safety
Withdrawal: 10%

Outcome statistics are compiled annually based upon Training Outcome surveys conducted with students post-graduation. Data is gathered through coordination with the student, faculty, Student Services Office personnel, and licensing agencies.

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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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Contact Us

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