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.
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, Arnold Butcher, Paul Kotter, Alton Johnston, Jen Faumina and Adrian Eads.