Utah Department of Public Safety

POST - Additional Non-POST Sponsored Training

In-Service Training

Additional POST & Non - POST Sponsored Training

Below is Information on additional courses that are not sponsored by POST.
These training hours can be counted toward the annual 40 hours of In-Service required. 


Ever had a problem contacting the Tox Lab?

Ever has a sample submission rejected?


This 60-minute training is aimed at solving the 18-23% rejection rate of biological samples submitted to the Tox Lab.


Course Dates: March 10, 2015 at 10:00 a.m., repeated March 10, 2015 at 1:00 p.m.

Couse Location: Peace Officers Standards and Training (POST), 410 West, 9800 South, Sandy, Utah


Contact B.L. Smith to register at BLSmith@sandy.utah.gov. 



Simunition Scenario Instructor and Safety Certification Course
This curriculum was designed to assist Law Enforcement, Government Agency, and Military personnel with the design and implementation of firearms training using the non-lethal FX marking cartridge and Securi-Blank training ammunition. The course is designed to inform personnel about the SIMUNITION Operations of General Dynamics-Ordance and Tactical Systems, the various training ammunition, conversions kits, and personal protective equipment needed to conduct training safely and efficiently. Attending personnel will be tasked with the development and implementation of a variety of training exercises (scenarios/isolation drills) using the FX marking cartridge and Securi-Blank training cartridge. The student will learn via hands on experience, program development, agency liability issues, training safety issues, scenario development, logistical support, planning, design, documentation and the proper execution of Scenarios written by the student.


Course Dates: May 12-14, 2015

Couse Location: Peace Officers Standards and Training (POST), 410 West, 9800 South, Sandy, Utah


All Registrations and payments are done through the Avon office (1-800-465-8255) or web site: www.simunition.com. 


Training Available at no Cost or low cost Do Not Register Through POST
Please contact one of the following web page to register for this training:
For training information and courses visit http://des.utah.gov/training/schedule.htm


Law Enforcement Leadership Institute


(In partnership with Utah State University)

Salt Lake City, Utah

April 2, 9, 16, 23, 30, 2015 (Phase 1)


October 1, 8, 15, 22, 29, 2015 (Phase 2*)


November 5, 12, 19 & December 3, 10, 2015 (Phase 1)

* Phases do not need to be taken consecutively


The Management & Supervisory Leadership program is for anyone in a law enforcement leadership position.  This no-nonsense, five-day course will teach you how to put effective management and leadership skills to work for you and your organization.  You’ll learn to make better leadership decisions, communicate more effectively, avoid costly mistakes and get the results you want.  Also, with participants coming from various departments, this is a terrific opportunity to share knowledge of law enforcement.  Plan on attending yourself or sending other managers and supervisors who would benefit from this superior skills program.



$499 PER STUDENT   Classes meet each day from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.



A formal certificate will be prepared for participants who successfully complete the required course objectives.  This certificate is presented by the Law Enforcement Leadership Institute.  OPTIONAL UNIVERSITY CERTIFICATION is available for the extra fee of $50 per student and is presented by Utah State University.  This Management / Leadership certificate is primarily for those needing university certification to meet training requirements for various professional affiliations.  However, any individual desiring to receive the Utah State University certificate may do so by paying the extra $50 fee.



The Management and Leadership Training Program fee is $499 (plus optional $50 fee for Utah State University Certification).  This includes all instruction, workbook and handout materials.


Class Location

Public Safety Education and Training Center (POST Building)

410 West 9800 South, Room 207

Sandy, Utah  84070

(801) 256-2300



For more information on the training course and to register- click here.


 For further information, contact Chuck Christensen at 208-957-5350 or chuckets@gmail.com


NOTE: POST has (3) available slots for law enforcement use.  If interested, please contact Claron Brenchley at 801-842-4388 or cbrenchl@utah.gov



The National Prevention Toolkit on Officer‐Involved Domestic Violence is now LIVE!

This new FREE online resource is available to all criminal justice agencies and officers across the United States.
The National Prevention Toolkit includes two online training modules, a comprehensive resource site, and multimedia tools that reinforce the message of the curriculum:
“Preventing Violence Begins at Home.” Content in the National Prevention Toolkit includes:
Online Training Curriculum with Certificates of Completion

Training Module for all Officers including information on:
Dynamics of Officer‐Involved Domestic Violence
Warning Signs
Understanding an Officer who is a Victim
Emphasizing Professionalism
Why Reporting is Essential

Training Module for Supervisors with Risk Management Strategies on:
Lautenberg Amendment
Pre‐Employment Screening
New Officer Training
Creating a Healthy Law Enforcement Culture
Community Involvement
Steps Toward Change

Resource Site
State Laws
State Policies on Officer‐Involved Domestic Violence
Anonymous Self‐Assessments
Hotline Information
Domestic & Sexual Violence Resources
LGBT Resources
Mental Health Resources
Substance Abuse Resources
Suicide Resources (for individuals, families, and friends

Join the National Effort.  Have officers in your agency log on and complete the training modules now available on the National Prevention Toolkit.

http://nationaltoolkit.csw. fsu.edu/


***POST will accept this for in-service training when submitted through the agency.

NOTE:These are prevention tools and should not be used after an officer has committed domestic violence.
Please take a moment to review this information.
Together we can save lives and careers. After all, Preventing Violence Begins at Home!














The Suspicious Activity Reporting (SAR) Line Officer Training was developed to assist law enforcement officers in understanding what kinds of suspicious behaviors are associated with pre-incident terrorism activities, documenting and reporting suspicious activity, and protecting privacy, civil rights, and civil liberties. This training also provides information about integrating the Nationwide SAR Initiative (NSI) into your agency's operations.


Utah’s participation in the NSI has been endorsed by the Utah Chiefs of Police Association and the Utah Sheriffs’ Association who have recognized the important role local law enforcement agencies play in “connecting the dots” in cooperation with their state and federal partners.



The Nationwide Suspicious Activity Reporting (SAR) Initiative (NSI) is a nationwide effort led by the U.S. Department of Justice, in partnership with the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, the Federal Bureau of Investigation, and state, local, tribal, and territorial law enforcement partners. This initiative provides law enforcement with another tool to help prevent terrorism and related criminal activity by establishing a standardized process for identifying and reporting suspicious activity in jurisdictions across the country.



If you haven’t taken this important short 12-minute training segment, please do so by logging- in to the POST In-Service Training website at-http://www.utahpost.org/e-learning-courses-1/suspicious-activity-reporting-line-officer-training

This is for every Law Enforcement Officer in Utah.





Hosted on the Utah Peace Officer Standards & Training Website







Searching Mobile Devices


The Supreme Court’s decision was unanimous and emphatic. Absent exigent circumstances or other warrantless search exception, such as searchable probation or parole, law enforcement officers will need
to obtain a warrant to search a suspect’s phone. Law enforcement officers are presented with a choice when considering the new requirement. We can lament the decision and complain about how it made an
already difficult job more complicated or we can adapt. As a benefit, investigators can leverage the probable cause requirement to target sources of information that were previously overlooked such as provider records, cell site location data, application data, and backup files. Obtaining a search warrant has additional benefits. It makes it more difficult for a defense attorney to suppress evidence obtained as a result of the judicially authorized search. It also gives law enforcement officers the opportunity to hone their search warrant writing skills, which can then be applied to other criminal investigations requiring a warrant. Search warrants will no longer be considered the exclusive purview of the experienced investigator, detective, or narcotics officer. Patrol officers and deputies will find themselves writing search warrants for phones to recover evidence related to their arrests. Nearly everyone has a phone or mobile device and almost every crime can involve those devices. It is difficult to commit a crime without using a mobile device before, during, or after the commission of a crime. The evidence of those crimes rests in the suspect’s mobile device and in the records maintained by the provider. The choice is simple. Either write a warrant to search the phone or don’t and miss critical evidence in a criminal investigation. The search warrant requirement may add some time and effort to complete an investigation, but in the long run, the Supreme Court decision is a benefit for the law enforcement community.

About the Author:
Aaron Edens is an Instructor with POLICE TECHNICAL, the Managing Editor of POLICE PUBLISHING, the author of 150 Search Warrants, Court Orders, and Affidavits, and a former police officer in northern
California. Edens spent six years as an Intelligence Unit Detective assigned to the FBI-Joint Terrorism Task Force. During that time he investigated international terrorism and Southwest Asian organized crime as
well as major narcotics trafficking. Edens has been a certified mobile phone examiner since 2005 and has completed over 1,000 forensic examinations. He has taught mobile phone investigative techniques to thousands of law enforcement officers, analysts, and attorneys. Aaron lives in northern California with his wife and family.

Contact Info:
POLICE TECHNICAL provides superior quality technical training to law enforcement personnel nationally.



POST Basic Public Safety

Dispatcher Training Course


  • January 26-30, 2015
  • April 27-May 1, 2015
  • July 27-31, 2015
  • October 26-30, 2015

Hours:                        40 (0800-1700 Monday-Friday)

Location:                    POST, Sandy, Utah

Attendance:              Minimum 25 persons – Maximum 35 persons

To register for this course please send an email with your full name and agency to: support@utahpost.org and follow the link below to complete the POST Application for Certification.

Target Audience:     New Dispatchers seeking to obtain POST Basic Public Safety Dispatcher Certification

This is a 40 hour in classroom course intended for new dispatchers who are seeking POST certification as a Basic Public Safety Dispatcher. This course is limited to employees of a recognized public safety dispatch center.

Applicants must complete and submit the POST Application for Training and Certification (2-Weeks) prior to day one of this course. The application information can be found here.

Before being eligible for certification an applicant must obtain the following prerequisite training and certification:
      • Utah Emergency Medical Dispatcher (EMD) certification
      • Bureau of Criminal Identification (BCI) proficiency certificate
      • Incident Command System (ICS) 100, ICS 200 and National Incident Management System (NIMS) 700 training
      • Complete the basic dispatcher training course conducted by a POST authorized basic dispatcher training instructor 
      • Pass the certification examination as prescribed in Utah Code Ann. § 53-6-303

Applicants must also meet the minimum requirements established in Utah Code Ann. § 53-6-303. 


This course will be taught by experienced Public Safety Dispatchers.  The course will cover the following topics:

  • Role of the Public Safety Dispatcher
  • Overview of Public Safety Organizations
  • Communications Technology
  • Basic Telephone Communication Skills
  • Crime Classifications and the Utah State Code
  • Law Enforcement Call Taking Classification and Interrogation
  • Law Enforcement Dispatching
  • Fire Dispatching and Interrogation
  • Emergency Medical Dispatch (overview)
  • State and National Computer Files
  • Legal Aspects of Public Safety Dispatching
  • Homeland Security Issues
  • Health and Wellness – Stress Management


NIMS Training

  • ICS-100: Introduction to ICS
  • ICS-200: Basic ICS
  • FEMA IS-700: NIMS, An Introduction

Ted Woolley is the current training coordinator for DES/Homeland Security
Phone- 801-538-3758 Email- tedwoolley@utah.gov

Training is also valuable online at: www.training.fema.gov/EMIWeb/IS/crslist.asp


HIDTA - High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area

High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area training. These classes are offered and
funded by Rocky Mountain HIDTA. These classes generally do not require
a registration fee.

To Register contact the HIDTA Offices: Sergeant Jeff Bredehoeft (303) 671-2180 ext. 224
For course information and locations please contact Sgt. Bredehoeft.


Sandy City Police Hosted Training Schedule

Contact Information: B.L. Smith, at blsmith@sandy.utah.gov Sandy City Police Training Coordinator

10000 South Centennial Parkway, Sandy, Utah 84070

801-568-7240 FAX 801-568-7226


Drug Recognition Expert Program

This course is designed for officers who are interested in aggressive DUI enforcement.

The 2015 DRE Student School will be held at POST March 23-April 3, 2015.  All interested officers need to contact Trooper Jason Marshall at (435) 650-4749 cell or jmarshal@utah.gov

* The application deadline has been extended and  there are a few slots left in the class - Students must apply by February 13, 2015 to be considered for the class. Students will be selected from the pool of applications received and will be notified prior to the training.

2015 DRE Application

2015 DRE Student Memo

The Utah Department of Public Safety's Drug Recognition Expert (DRE) program has received international acclaim for its success in identifying the drug-impaired individual.  Although the focus of the DRE curricula is on the identification of the drug-impaired driver, DRE skills are applied to many different law enforcement activities.

In addition, DRE's are frequently called upon to differentiate between drug influence and medical and/or mental disorders. The certified DRE is an extremely valuable tool for combating the adverse impact of drugs on the communities we serve. DRE School is very demanding. To receive certification as a DRE two phases of training must be completed.  The following summarizes each phase:

This phase is conducted over two weeks (80 hours).  It includes courses in physiology, vital signs, standardized field sobriety testing (SFST), as well as extensive material on each of the seven categories of the drugs of abuse.  The training includes three written examinations, an SFST proficiency examination and five written quizzes.  Students must achieve a minimum of 80% on the three examinations, achieve a minimum of 70% on all five quizzes, and must demonstrate proficiency in administering the SFST in order to progress to the certification phase.  The academic training is conducted utilizing creative, participant-centered teaching techniques.  In order to certify, the student must attend all 80 hours of academic training.            

After successfully completing the academic portion, the students return to their division of assignment.  It is the student's responsibility to complete the certification requirements within six months following the DRE school.  These requirements include the following: conduct a minimum of 12 drug influence evaluations while under the supervision of a DRE instructor; identify subjects under the influence of three of the seven drug categories, with a 75% opinion confirmation rate from toxicology; pass a comprehensive final knowledge examination; and obtain the written endorsement of two certified DRE instructors.  The student must maintain a progress log, rolling evaluation log, and submit a quality resume.

The International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) is the regulating and certifying organization for the DRE program.  DRE certification is valid for two years.  In order to maintain certification, DRE's must conduct a minimum of four evaluations within two years, submit a current rolling evaluation log and resume, attend eight hours of recertification training.

2015 DRE Training dates to remember/schedule are: TBA

2015 ANNUAL DRE IN-SERVICE: Date:  TBA. Location: SLCC Miller Campus (MFEC Auditorium) 9800 South 410 West Sandy, Utah.

DRE INSTRUCTOR SCHOOL: Date (TBA) at POST. I am gathering letters of interest now for candidates. Send me an e-mail or letter of interest, as soon as you get approval from your supervisor. Candidates will need to plan on teaching at least one DRE school in order to certify. Recommendations from current DRE Instructors are great to have. I'll get registrations out to interested DRE's. Those chosen to attend the instructor school will also be certified as POST Instructors, as Instructor Development will be covered. jmarshal@utah.gov

ARIDE: A Training Option Bridging the GAP Between


The Advanced Roadside Impaired Driving Enforcement (ARIDE) program was developed by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) with input from the International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) Technical Advisory Panel (TAP) and the Virginia Association of Chiefs of Police. ARIDE was created to address the gap in training between the Standardized Field Sobriety Testing (SFST) and the Drug Evaluation and Classification (DEC) Program.

The SFST program trains officers to identify and assess drivers suspected of being under the influence of alcohol while the DEC Program provides more advanced training to evaluate suspected drug impairment. The SFST assessment is typically employed at roadside, while an officer trained as a drug recognition expert (DRE) through the DEC Program conducts a drug evaluation in a more controlled environment such as a detention facility.

The ARIDE program was designed to bridge the gap between the SFST program and the DEC program by providing field officers with general knowledge related to drug impairment, and promoting the use of a DRE in drug impairment cases.  Students enrolled in the ARIDE program will be required to demonstrate proficiency in SFST testing.  Another focus of the ARIDE program is obtaining the proper biological sample for impairment cases.  This is a 16 hour training course, taught over a day and a half.  Enrollment in this class is limited to 30 students.  There is no cost for this training.   

Future dates and locations: 

Next Courses:

Next course: Manti, Sanpete County Sheriff’s Office

Date:             February 17-18, 2015

Time:             0800-1600

Location:       1500 S. Highway 89  Manti, Utah


Next course: Orem Police Department

Location:       95 East Center, Orem, Utah

Date:             March 5-6, 2015

Time:             0800-1600


Next course:  Price, UHP Office Section 9

Date:              March 12-13, 2015

Time:              0800-1600

Location:        1367 S. Carbon Ave.  Price, Utah


Next course:  Grand County, Moab                         

Date:              April 16-17 2015

Time:              0800-1600

Location:        Moab City Fire Station

                       45 S. 100 E. Moab, Utah


Next course:  Washington County                        

Date:              April 31- May 1, 2015

Time:              0800-1600

Location:        750 S. 5300 W. Hurricane, Utah



Contact Trooper Jason Marshall with questions or for more information at Jmarshal@utah.gov   (435)650-4749



To Register contact Debbie Howell at:




Police Mountain Bike Course & Basic Police Cycling Course

Hosted by the University of Utah Police Department in Moab Utah

This course works on basic police cycling issues. A Utah State POST certificate will be given for 32 hours of training

For more information:
Garth Smith
(801) 585-1194

The basic bike course is a pre requisite to the Advanced Course. The cost for this course will be $50.00, you will receive a course information packet after registration. The “This is the Place State Park” will be letting us use their facilities for the course.

Students will be required to complete basic skill development courses. Students will also be required to participate in a group patrol team buildingexercises and an 8 mile road ride.

 For information or to download a registration form, check our website by going to www.uupd.utah.edu and clicking on the police training link.

This course will be held in beautiful Moab Utah. A Utah State POST certificate of completion will be given for 30 hours of training. This is the 14th annual class held in MOAB, Utah.  Emphasis will be on developing your bike and patrol skills to an intermediate and advanced level.  Daily off road rides will help to develop riding skills, while other training exercises will help to develop your patrol skills on the bike. Cone course theory will also be taught with the opportunity to set your own course for students to try.   We will help you to develop, redevelop or refresh your teaching skills to take back to your departments.  As with previous courses, we will have the famous TEAM BUILDING exercise to help you to learn to work on a bike with others.  “Police Bike Training” link.


Mounted Patrol Officer (Basic)

Course description: A 40 hour course designed to introduce the law
enforcement mounted patrol officer with essential skills relevant to the
horse patrol function. Course includes training in the 40 inch horse patrol baton, sensory training, firearms issues, efensive tactics
formation drills relative to control, arrest techniques, related
scenarios, demonstrations, public relations, honor guard protocols.
Advance and Instructor courses available.

Course is limited to 12 officer per course.
Officer accommodations and horse stalls available upon request.

Tuition: $250 per officer
Payable to: Mounted Patrol Training Academy of Utah Course dates Location Time
Weekend Courses TBA

To register contact:
Mounted Patrol Training Academy of Utah 435-840-3950
Linda Sosa, Director/Instructor Or Det. Kevin Joiner, Assistant Instructor/Law Enforcement Liaison
801-799-3333 Or email them at: mpt@xmission.com


Grade Crossing

Collision Investigation


Grade Crossing


For additional information about the Grade Crossing Collision Investigation Course,
or to request training, contact the following GCCI Instructor


Officer Rick Thornton

Union Pacific Railroad Police


Office (801) 212-5400

Fax (402) 997-3242

Or please visit www.oli.org.

Safe and Effective Incident Management for Law Enforcement


Utah Peace Officer Training (UPOA)

For UPOA training Schedule go to www.upoa.org

Objective Pre-Employment Interviewing
Dealing Effectively with Applicant Misrepresentation
$325.00 Per person, discounts of 10% with 5 or more

For more information contact: 
Stanley M. Slowik, Inc.
Phone 303-674-5125
Fax 303-674-2124
Email  slowik@worldnet.att.net

Traffic Accident Investigation Courses - Advanced Investigation and Accident Reconstruction

Salt Lake Area traffic accident investigation courses taught using prior POST training guidelines and instructors based on the Northwestern Traffic Institute and the Institute of Police Technology and Management (IPTM) curriculum.

Advance registration required. Class size is limited. Satellite classes can be arranged depending on need.

John L. Steele
(801) 580-6411


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