Modules and Certifications

Two Training Modules to Choose From

WSU’s Police Academy provides a thorough background for those planning a career in criminal justice. The training consists of two training modules that lead to three law enforcement certifications. Academy instructors and trainers are active professionals in the field of criminal justice and police work. Class sizes are limited and early registration is recommended.

MODULE 1 SPECIAL FUNCTIONS OFFICER (SFO) AND BASIC CORRECTION OFFICER (BCO)

COLLEGE CREDIT AVAILABLE: The following college credit is available to cadets once they complete the Module 1 training. Additional fees apply
  • CJ 1070, 3 semester hours
The SFO curriculum includes
  • Leadership, Ethics and Professionalism
  • Introduction to Criminal Justice
  • Utah Court System
  • Crime Prevention
  • Media Relations
  • Constitutional Law and Bill of Rights
  • Utah Criminal Code
  • Laws of Arrest
  • Laws of Search and Seizure
  • Laws of Evidence
  • Liability of Police Officers
  • Use of Force
  • Liquor Control Law
  • Juvenile Law and Procedure
  • Report Writing
  • Radio Communication
  • Controlled Substance Law
  • Defensive Tactics
  • Patrol Concepts
  • First Aid
  • Physical Fitness
  • Healthy Lifestyiles
  • Drug Recognition & Familiarization
  • Gang Awareness
  • Conflict Resolution
  • Basic Interview & Interrogations
  • Crime Scene Investigations
The BCO curriculum includes
  • Correctional Law & Offender Rights
  • Decision Making & Problem Solving
  • Suicide Prevention
  • Counseling Techniques
  • Staff/Offender Relations
  • Stewardship
  • Inmate Classification
  • Inmate Discipline
  • Managing Female Offenders
  • Survival Mindset
  • Search Techniques
  • Hostage Taking & Negotiation
  • Riots & Disturbances
  • Institutional Security
  • Explosives & Incendiary Materials
  • Chemical Agents
  • Forced Cell Entry
  • Transportation of Prisoners

Module 2: Law Enforcement Officer (LEO)

PRE-REQUISITE: To be eligible to register for the LEO, the applicant must have successfully completed all the requirements of the SFO. COLLEGE CREDIT AVAILABLE: The following college credit is available to cadets once they complete the Module 2 training. Additional fees apply.
  • CJ 1080, 3 semester hours
  • PE 1070, 1 semester hour
  • PE 1140, 1 semester hour
The LEO curriculum includes
  • Report Writing
  • Arrest Control Tactics
  • Firearms
  • Area Familiarization
  • Pedestrian Approach
  • Vehicle Stops and Approach
  • Vehicle Searches
  • Building Searches
  • Crimes in Progress
  • Crowd and Riot Control
  • Hostage/Barricaded Subjects
  • Traffic Law
  • DUI & Field Sobriety Testing
  • Drivers License Law
  • Traffic Accident Investigation
  • Vehicle Impound and Storage
  • Case Preparation
  • Dead Body Investigation
  • Follow-up Investigation
  • Radar Certification
  • Intoxilyzer Certification
  • Custody Responsibility
  • Recognizing and Handling Drugs and Narcotics
  • Physical Fitness
  • Victimology
  • Domestic Violence
  • Spouse Abuse Act
  • Civil Disputes
  • Child Abuse and Neglect
  • Mental Conditioning for Combat