Law Enforcement at Weber State

Start your career in law enforcement

In as little as five months, Weber State's Law Enforcement Academy can prepare you for a lifelong career in law enforcement.
The training is structured to provide perspective, knowledge, and training in this dynamic field.

Day and evening programs available

Even if you're already working full-time, you can still get the training you need for the career you've always wanted. Weber State's Law Enforcement Academy offers daytime and evening programs

Two training modules to choose from

WSU's Law Enforcement Academy offers two separate training modules to prepare you for a career in law enforcement.

How do I get started

Register and pay deposit

Sign up for the next training session and pay your $250 deposit (non-refundable).

Payment for the remainder of the tuition will be due the first day of class.

Must be 21 years old by the SFO Certification exam.


Pass the tests

National Police Officer Selection Test (NPOST)

Academic test consisting of math, reading comprehension and incident report writing skills. Available at Weber State (Ogden or Davis campus) or other testing sites around the state.

Fitness Test

Background Check

Takes up to 30 days to process so plan accordingly.

Start your class

You got this!

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Cadets commit to ethics, service at Weber State police academy graduation

Read this story from the Standard Examiner

Jack Rickards accepts award from Weber State President Charles (Chuck) Wight (on right) and Jeffrey Stuart.



For demonstration of ability and willingness to go above and beyond standard expectations in support of WSU student veterans and military members.

The Weber State University Law Enforcement Academy is a satellite academy of Utah Peace Officer Standards and Training. Established in 1984, WSU has long been a premier law enforcement training center in the western United States. It currently provides three different certifications: Special Functions Officer (SFO), Basic Corrections Officer (BCO) and Law Enforcement Officer (LEO). Graduates of the Law Enforcement Academy can be found working as police and corrections officers throughout Utah and the western United States.

The Law Enforcement Academy’s support of military veterans is evident by the 50 veterans who have graduated from the program in the last few years. For many years it was policy that students provided their own equipment and uniforms. That cost became prohibitive to many veterans attending the Academy. Within the last few years, the Academy was instrumental in finding a way to provide equipment and uniforms at no cost to the veterans, and thus allowing many more veterans to attend and begin a career in law enforcement.Finding new ways to support and assist veterans is a constant goal of the Academy. Those 50 veterans are now serving in municipalities around the state.

The Weber State University Law Enforcement Academy is led by Captain Jack Rickards with staff members Heather Cross, Arnold Butcher, Paul Kotter, Alton Johnston, Jen Faumina and Adrian Eads.