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. 

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


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


Officer Safety Training

BELOW 100 Intensive

December 11, 2013 – Page, AZ

0800-1200 or 1300-1700

at the Page Police Department, 808 Coppermine Rd., Page, Az. 86040

The BELOW 100 Mission:
Reduce line-of-duty police deaths to less than 100 per year.
(Not seen since 1944!)

"Safety is our destination - the Below 100 Campaign is the vehicle taking us there."
Paul Cappitelli, Former Executive Director, Commission on Peace Officers Standards, California

Make a difference with Below 100 -
The life you save may be your own!

To register contact


No charge for the training.
Sponsored by AZPOST and Page Police Dept.

Officers will receive four (4) hours of continuing
training credit.






Registration is NOW open for the basic firearms course for prosecutors, judges,

board of pardons and parole. This is the only course which qualifies one for the
LEOJ Concealed Firearms Certificate of Qualification.


The course is not only useful in providing
excellent firearms training, it also provides valuable insight into issues of the use of deadly force
which arise in many cases which we encounter professionally.


The course usually fills up very
quickly and class size is limited by range space and obvious safety considerations.

Date: Wednesday, May 14 - 16, 2014
Place: POST Academy 9800 South 410 West, Sandy, Utah
Hours: 8:00 a.m. through 5:00 p.m. each day.


***Attendance is required for the full day, each day.

Register now by email to Sheryl Allums at sallums@utah.gov







Spring 2014 Forensic Excavation Course


June 9 - 13, 2014, Midway, Utah


This intensive five day, 40 hour, course teaches the fundamental knowledge and methods required for the identification, documentation, and recovery of skeletal human remains in forensic/medico-legal contexts. Through both classroom lecture and outdoor hands-on exercises participants will learn how to identify, document, and recover human skeletal remains from outdoor scenes.


Topics to be covered include:

·        search and recovery of surface and buried human skeletal remains

·        mapping, recording, and excavation techniques for forensic contexts

·        bone identification (human vs. non-human, and the human skeleton)

·        human decomposition and postmortem interval

·        forensic anthropology



Each participant will receive a course binder with all required course materials including checklists and forms helpful for recording and documenting outdoor human skeletal remains scenes.


All required non-personal equipment and tools will be supplied for use during the course.


A list of suggested personal equipment to bring will be included with registration confirmation.

Enrollment for the course is limited to 18 people. Participants must be employed in a medico-legal

field. Death investigators, law enforcement officers, crime scene investigators, medical examiners, and other related fields will be considered.


Cost: $700 per person – transportation, lodging, and food not included.

 For participants from outside of the Wasatch Front area a list of hotels near the venue can be provided.



For More Information Contact


Derinna Kopp at facts_ut@earthlink.net

Spring 2014 Forensic Excavation Course Registration Request Form


Please Print Clearly



Name                                                                                                                                       Address                                                                               City                                              State                                           Zip Code                                    

Agency/Institution Affiliation                                                                                                


Email                                                                        Phone                                                 


Course Fee:


Deposit ($100)

(Deposit only, remaining $600 is due by May 26, 2014)


Full Course Fee ($700)

(If paying in full)


Total Enclosed

(Checks or Money Orders Only)


Please make checks/money orders payable to F.A.C.T.S.

Return completed form and deposit/fee to: F.A.C.T.S.

11336 High Mesa Dr.

Sandy UT, 84092





·        A $100 deposit is required at the time of registration to secure your space in the course.

·        All deposits become non-refundable one (1) month prior to the course (May 9, 2014).

·        A registration confirmation and invoice for the balance due will be sent to you.

·        All remaining balances are due by May 26, 2014 and are non-refundable.

·        Registration requests and deposits received after the course is full will be returned.

·        Deposits/Fees paid by an agency for an employee may be transferred to another employee of the same agency only with the approval of F.A.C.T.S. and if arrangements to due so are made by June 4, 2014.

·        Questions regarding the course or fees should be sent to Derinna Kopp at facts_ut@earthlink.net.


POST Basic Public Safety Dispatcher Training Course


  • January 27-31, 2014
  • April 28-May 2, 2014
  • July 28-August 1, 2014
  • October 20-24, 2014

Hours:                        40 (0800-1700 Monday-Friday)

Location:                    POST, Room 118

Attendance:              Minimum 25 persons – Maximum 35 persons

Please contact Sheryl Allums sallums@utah.gov to register for this course and complete POST Application for Certifcation listed below.

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 Certification (2-Weeks) prior to day one of this course. The application can be found on the POST web site at http://publicsafety.utah.gov/post/index.html under Publications and Forms.

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: Dave Beyer (303) 671-2180 ext. 224
For course information and locations please contact Dave Beyer.


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 2014 DRE Student School will be held at POST, March 17-28, 2014.  All interested officers need to contact Trooper Jason Marshall at (435) 650-4749 cell or jmarshal@utah.gov

Students must apply before January 10, 2014 to be considered for the class. Students will be selected from the pool of applications received and will be notified prior to the training.

2014 DRE Application

2014 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.

2014 DRE Training dates to remember/schedule are:

2014 ANNUAL DRE IN-SERVICE: Date:  TBA. Location: SLCC Miller Campus (MFEC Auditorium) 9800 South 410 West Sandy, Utah.

DRE INSTRUCTOR SCHOOL: Date (TBA) 2014 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:   Beaver County S.O.

Date:                April 15-16 2014

Time:                0900-1700

Location:           2270 S. 525 W. Beaver, UT 84713


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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