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Division of Peace Officer Standards and Training Mission Statement
In concert with Peace Officer Standards and Training Council, our mission is to provide professional standards and training, leadership and certification for peace officers and dispatchers as we work to protect the rights and privileges of Utah’s citizens while elevating the integrity of the profession.

Basic Training Mission Statement
The mission of the Basic Training Bureau is to provide professional law enforcement training utilizing progressive adult learning concepts, innovative technology and research to meet the needs of Utah’s law enforcement community and the citizens they serve.

Indeed we realize that our customers are not only the Chief Administrators of the law enforcement community and the cadets, but also every member of this great State. We believe that it is imperative to make the cadet’s experience a positive one that will leave positive, valuable memories with them for the rest of their lives. We hope that they will carry our professionalism with them throughout their careers. The Basic Training Bureau is committed to providing the best and most updated training that is possible.

Investigations Mission Statement
The mission of the Investigations Bureau is to promote and strengthen faith and confidence in law enforcement for the citizens of Utah, by providing objective and consistent investigations of complaints or allegations of misconduct against peace officers and certified dispatchers.

The Investigations Bureau encourages integrity, honesty and trust of Utah Law Enforcement Officers by voluntary compliance with the Law Enforcement Code of Ethics, all laws, regulations and practices associated with the law enforcement profession. To ensure fair and impartial resolution of all complaints of alleged misconduct scrutinized by the POST Investigation Bureau, by means of Professionalism and Commitment of Investigation Bureau Staff in upholding the Public Trust while protecting Law Enforcement Officers

In-Service Training Mission Statement

The mission of the In-Service Training Bureau is to deliver professional continuing education and training to peace officers and dispatchers in a learning environment which is conducive with the expectations of Utah citizens’ for its law enforcement officers: integrity, communication, professionalism, and alliance.