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Documents for Application

As part of your WSU Law Enforcement Academy admission, you must:
Complete the Utah POST online application (detailed instructions will be the packet that is mailed to you).
Submit the following documents. (All documents must be scanned as a PDF, except the photo, which should be saved as a JPG. If you don’t have access to a scanner, contact the academy for alternate instructions.)
A passport-style photo, no more than one month old, that:
  1. Features a light-colored background
  2. Features you standing one foot away from any background to avoid shadows
  3. Captures you from the shoulders up, with space left above the head
  4. Features a neutral expression
  5. Corrects for red eye
A copy of your birth certificate or your naturalization number and date
A completed medical release (included in the admissions package that will be mailed to you)
Proof of high school graduation or equivalent, such as:
  1. An official transcript showing your high school graduation date.
  2. A GED certificate.
  3. A diploma certification or transcripts showing an associate's or bachelor's degree.
A copy of your military DD-214 form (if applicable).
A copy of any criminal arrest records* (if applicable)
  1. Multiple arrest records must be scanned together as one document.
  2. If the arresting agency states that the record has been destroyed or cannot be found, a letter from that agency must be included in place of the record.
A copy of any criminal court records*(if applicable).
  1. Multiple arrest records must be scanned together as one document.
  2. If the court states that the record has been destroyed or cannot be found, a letter from the court clerk must be included in place of the record.
A copy of your National Police Officer Selection Test (NPOST) results (optional).
As of April 1, 2020, the NPOST is no longer required for acceptance into the academy. However, some law enforcement agencies may still require the NPOST as part of their hiring processes. If you would like to add an NPOST score to your application, please do so.
That's it!
*It is extremely important to be open and honest when answering all of the application's questions, especially when answering questions about drug use and/or criminal history. Include everything, including juvenile, dismissed and expunged offenses, and even situations where you were never charged.
Failing to disclose critical details relevant to your application correctly, accidentally or intentionally, are very serious and can lead to problems in the future. As you begin your law enforcement career, you will likely be required to take a polygraph test. Any drug use or criminal history will likely be revealed then. Penalties range from being dropped from the program, in which case you will need to wait two years before reapplying, to decertification.