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.

Financial Aid Update

Financial aid MAY be available for those who plan to pursue a criminal justice degree in addition to attending the academy. Please see the tuition and costs page for information on tuition or contact the Academy for further details.

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 programs offered

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

How do I get started?


Apply to WSU (Optional)

If you want WSU credit for the class to pursue a degree in criminal justice, you will need to apply to WSU first.

Apply for financial aid (optional)

If you are choosing to receive WSU credit, you can apply for Financial Aid through Weber State as well.

Register for the Academy 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 (unless enrolled in a payment plan or receiving financial aid).
Must be 21 years old by the time you take the SFO Certification exam.

Pass the Tests

National Police Officer Selection Test
Academic test consisting of math, reading comprehension, grammar and incident report writing skills; available at Weber State (Ogden or Davis campus) or other testing sites around the state

Fitness Test
See the Fitness Requirements page for more details.

POST Background Check
See the Application Process page for more details

Start Your Class

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

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

2015 SUPPORT ORGANIZATION FOR STUDENT VETERANS/MILITARY MEMBERS AWARD

PRESENTED TO WEBER STATE UNIVERSITY LAW ENFORCEMENT ACADEMY, JACK RICKARDS, DIRECTOR
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, Alton Johnson, Jen Faumuina, Adrian Eads and Austin Anderson.