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Additional Non-POST Sponsored Training

Listed below you will find information on these additional courses that are not sponsored by POST.

Courses with scheduled dates
Utah Rules of Evidence – Admissibility of Eyewitness Testimony Online Training
Drug Recognition Expert (DRE)
2-Day Basic Peer Support Course
Advanced Roadside Impaired Driving Enforcement (ARIDE)
Drug Recognition Expert (DRE)
Introduction to Sexual Assault Investigation for the Rural Executive – Online
Introduction to to Sexual Assault Investigation for the Rural Investigator – Online
Basic Public Information Officer (registration on UTRAIN).

Courses with dates TBA

HB200 Adult Sex Crimes Investigations Course
Utah Division of Emergency Management Training Calendar
Grade Crossing/Collision Investigation training
HIDTA – High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area
Law Enforcement Leadership Institute – Management & Supervisory Leadership program
Mounted Patrol Officer (basic)
National Prevention Toolkit on Officer‐Involved Domestic Violence
Nationwide SAR Initiative – Line Officer Training for Suspicious Activity Reporting
NIMS and Emergency Management training
Objective Pre-Employment Interviewing
Phlebotomy Training
Safe and Effective Incident Management for Law Enforcement
Sandy City Police hosted training schedule
Searching Mobile Devices
Seated Battery of Field Sobriety Tests
Traffic Accident Investigation courses – Advanced Investigation and Accident Reconstruction
Other online law enforcement resources

With the approval of the Agency’s Chief Administrative Officer, these training hours may be counted toward the statutory requirement for annual in-service training.

Note: The in-service training options posted on this webpage are not endorsed by Utah POST and are listed as possible in-service training options.  Check with your own agency to determine if the training would be accepted by your department.


COURSE DESCRIPTION:  This class satisfied the Utah POST Employee Discipline and Administrative Procedure class requirement for the Mid-Management Certificate.

Our practical real world approaches to dealing with problem employees will give you a new perspective on your role as a supervisor or manager.  We focus on making disciplinary due process, the world of internal affairs/employee discipline and performance evaluation easy to understand.  We then provide the interpersonal skills training you need to successfully take on problem employees.  This is straight forward material without the gimmicks or touchy-freely approaches many other leadership and employee discipline courses propose.


Hosted by the Utah Peace Officer Association

Location: Utah POST, 410 West 9800 South, Sandy, Utah

When: November 13-15, 2019 0830-1700 hours

Tuition: $350.00

Click here for an informational flyer.

Go to to register.


COURSE DESCRIPTION: This single 4-day program is our most comprehensive program on the Reid Technique. We have integrated all of our material from our standard three day program and our one day advanced program into a single presentation using our new 202 page outline book to give participants a complete presentation of the Reid Technique in a single seminar.

Training Details:

Where: South Salt Lake City Police Department, South Salt Lake City, Utah – 2835 South Main Street

When: November 19 – 22, 2019  0800-1500 hours

Cost: $575

To register visit:

Click here for an informational flyer


COURSE DESCRIPTION: Led by two of the nation’s top trainers, this two-day training event is designed to prepare students psychologically, emotionally, and tactically for their roles as law enforcement professionals in modern society. Participants will examine the current relationships between law enforcement and the community they are sworn to protect-while also identifying the most current threats to both.

Training Details:

Where: Sandy City Police Department, 10000 S. Centennial Parkway, Sandy, Utah, 84070

When: December 4-5, 2019  0800-1700 hours

Cost: $249

To register visit:

Click here for an informational flyer.


COURSE DESCRIPTION: This is the premier Blue to Gold Course and the only Nationally Certified Training search and seizure training by IDALEST. This course is designed for experienced law enforcement officers who already possess knowledge and experience in search and seizure law.
See link below for further training options

Training Details:

Where: Cedar City Police Department, 105 North 100 East, Cedar City, Utah, 84720

When: December 9-11, 2019  0800-1700 hours

Cost: $349

To register visit:

Click here for an informational flyer.


COURSE DESCRIPTION: The law enforcement profession is continuing to face significant challenges in its operational and organizational roles. Unfortunately, one of the more pressing issues facing American law enforcement agencies may be the failure of its supervisors and managers to consistently practice recognized leadership principles that they learn in management training programs. Most supervisors and managers seem to take the “path of least resistance” when dealing with problem employees or in communicating with employees. This “wide road of mediocrity” is believed to be the primary path of most managers and these leadership failures have become a significant form of stress and frustration for the law enforcement culture. This program examines why these problems occur, and the practical methods that managers and supervisors and managers can use to become effective leaders and walk the narrow road of leadership excellence – both at work and at home.

Training Details:

Where: Hosted by the Utah Transit Authority Police Department – 127 W. Vine Street, Murray, Utah 84107

When: January 16, 2020  0800-1630 hours

Cost: $195 per attendee

To register visit:

Click here for an informational flyer.


COURSE DESCRIPTION: This is the premier Blue to Gold Course and the only Nationally Certified Training search and seizure training by IDALEST. This course is designed for experienced law enforcement officers who already possess knowledge and experience in search and seizure law.
See link below for further training options

Training Details:

Where: Salt Lake City Police Department, 475 South 300 East, Salt Lake City, Utah, 84111

When: January 28-30, 2020  0800-1700 hours

Cost: $349

To register visit:

Click here for an informational flyer.


COURSE DESCRIPTION: Police officers not only face potential hazards in the line of duty, but they also face serious legal issues for failing to train and supervise officers. In an era of unprecedented transparency, it isn’t enough anymore to “let things slide.” Today, District Attorneys and Prosecutors face more pressure than ever before to bring criminal charges against police officers for failing to properly train and supervise subordinate officers.
Civil lawsuits and even criminal charges against supervisors can result if you and your Department do not have the proper protocols in place and take appropriate action when necessary. As too many officers are learning through first-hand experience, lawsuits are not just a professional problem – they can take a toll on an officer’s family, health, and finances. Class attendees will be trained on relevant areas of Federal and State law to provide them with a basic working knowledge.

Training Details:

Where: Hosted by the Utah Transit Authority Police Department – 127 W. Vine Street, Murray, Utah 84107

When: February 5, 2020  0800-1630 hours

Cost: $195 per attendee

To register visit:

Click here for an informational flyer.


COURSE DESCRIPTION: This new detective course is intended to make the participants recognize the importance of basic investigative techniques that are often overlooked or not given the proper level of importance in the face of newer technologies and investigative techniques. This class also gives an introduction to 4th and 5th Amendment issues encountered by detectives and the importance of striving for and maintaining the highest quality of investigation in all cases. It also introduces the detective to the dynamics of interacting with victims and their family members.
Participants will be instructed that there is nothing more destructive to a crime scene or criminal investigation than making early assumptions
about the scene and the nature of the investigation. The participants will be taught to treat every violent crime scene as a possible murder
investigation and to not allow preconceptions and personal theories to
influence their actions or the manner in which they handle the crime
scene and investigation.

Training Details:

Where: Hosted by the Utah Transit Authority Police Department – 127 W. Vine Street, Murray, Utah 84107

When: February 12-13, 2020  0800-1630 hours

Cost: $390 per attendee

To register visit:

Click here for an informational flyer.


COURSE DESCRIPTION: Chief Harry P. Dolan (Ret.) has provided his Surviving Verbal Conflict® Training to tens of thousands of public safety professionals throughout the country. In response to frequent requests, Chief Dolan has developed a “Train the Trainer” program providing public safety professionals with the training, tools, and material required to train agency personnel in the highly acclaimed Surviving Verbal Conflict® Verbal De-Escalation Program.
Verbal De-Escalation Train the Trainer Program: Surviving Verbal Conflict® course develops and prepares public safety professionals to serve as trainers in Surviving Verbal Conflict®. This 3 1/2 day (26 hour) course covers the Surviving Verbal Conflict® course material as well as instructor development content such as how to present the lesson plan and program, student learning styles, and teaching practical exercises. Participants will be provided with all instructor related materials supporting their presentations which includes the SVC PowerPoint presentation, workbooks,practical exercises,as well as ongoing technical support.

Training Details:

Where: Hosted by the Utah Transit Authority Police Department – 127 W. Vine Street, Murray, Utah 84107

When: February 24-27, 2020  0800-1630 hours

Cost: $995 per attendee

To register visit:

Click here for an informational flyer.


COURSE DESCRIPTION: Today’s increased service demands and the scrutiny placed upon public safety professionals have resulted in a growing need to master verbal conflict management skills. When negative verbal encounters escalate to the point where physical intervention is used,
criticism often results when it is later discovered that there is little evidence of verbal de-escalation techniques employed by officers.
Verbal De-escalation training provides public safety professionals with time-tested communication skills proven to help de-escalate volatile
situations, safeguard fellow officers’ emotional and professional well-being, and significantly enhance the agency’s professional image. The course also provides opportunities for the participants to engage in practical skill building so that when they complete the training they are well on their way to becoming more effective professionals in communication.

Training Details:

Where: Hosted by the Utah Transit Authority Police Department – 127 W. Vine Street, Murray, Utah 84107

When: February 24-25, 2020  0800-1630 hours

Cost: $390 per attendee

To register visit:

Click here for an informational flyer.


COURSE DESCRIPTION: Female Enforcers is a one-day course specifically designed to address the 24/7 realities of law enforcement from a woman’s perspective. This inspiring seminar focuses on Gender Advantages and Disadvantages in the areas of Use of Force Encounters, Innate Instincts, Communication Skills, Physical Fitness and Training Strategies

Training Details:

Where: Hosted by the Sandy City Police Department, 10000 S. Centennial Pkwy, Sandy, Utah 84070

When: March 3, 2020  0800-1700 hours

Cost: $179 per attendee

To register visit:

Click here for an informational flyer.


COURSE DESCRIPTION: In this course instructors from The Scott Center for Autism Treatment will provide officers some guidelines for interacting with individuals with ASD in community and emergency settings, in an effort to reduce the possibility of misunderstanding or escalation when real situations arise.

Participants will learn how to recognize common behaviors exhibited by individuals with ASD, how best to respond in an emergency situation involving someone with ASD, and how to manage risk when interacting with this population. The structure of this course will be a combination of in-seat learning, role-playing with video scenarios, and question and answer sessions.

The following provides an outline of what is to be expected during this training:

  • Introduction – What is ASD?
  • Why is this training important?
  • How do I recognize a person who may have ASD?
  • How should I respond to be most successful with individuals with ASD?
  • How can I best manage risk in situations involving individuals with ASD?
  • Rehearsal: Practice
  • Q&A

Online self-paced format allowing officers to progress at their own pace while equipping them with access to Scott Center-led instruction.

For a limited time, we are offering the course free to anyone who signs up and uses the coupon code: FREE

Click here to sign up:


Contact Boyd Mark
The Scott Center for Autism Treatment
(321) 674-8106


 COURSE DESCRIPTION:  Rural law enforcement executives have the opportunity to have a significant influence on those they supervise and on their community’s attitude toward sexual assault. They are responsible for creating and maintaining an environment that supports a victim-centered response to sexual assault. This course will enhance the capability of rural law enforcement personnel to manage and investigate sexual assault cases in their community. Topics include the dynamics of sexual assault, recognizing victim trauma, the benefits of a team approach to sexual assault investigation, creating a department sexual assault policy and procedure along with self-assessment tools, understanding the medical-forensic examination, alcohol/drug facilitated sexual assault, handling media relations, and developing sexual assault cases from the prosecutor’s perspective. Obstacles, resources and benefits to the department will also be explored.

Target Audience:  Rural Law Enforcement Chiefs, Sheriffs, and command staff

Follow link below for registration and information:

Introduction to Sexual Assault Investigation for the Rural Executive Online (18 hrs) 


COURSE DESCRIPTION:  The response to, and investigation of, sexual assault crimes requires a victim centered approach as part of an effective investigation.  This course is designed to enable rural officers to better understand the impact of sexual assault upon victims as well as apprehend the offender.  The course includes recognizing victim trauma, understanding the medical forensic exam process, using effective victim interviewing techniques, and strategies for investigating and preparing sexual assault cases for prosecution.

This online training will include scenarios to enhance the information given as well as videos and audio narration. The online courses will be available 24 hours a day and 7 days a week for a specified period of time.

Topics Include:

  • Dynamics of Sexual Violence & Cultural Awareness
  • First Responder
  • Alcohol/Drug Facilitated Sexual Assault
  • Sexual Assault Medical-Forensic Examination
  • Crime Scene
  • Victim Interview
  • Suspect Interview & Interrogation
  • A Prosecutor’s Perspective

Target Audience:  New rural law enforcement officers and investigators

Follow link below for registration and information:

Introduction to Sexual Assault Investigation for the Rural Investigator Online (21 hrs)


Utah Peace Officer Standards and Training (POST) has identified some valuable training to assist Law Enforcement officers as they respond to various challenges within Utah’s communities. Utah POST attempts to identify local and national trends to share with the officers it serves. The training video outlines some of the communication challenges that may arise as officers respond to calls for service involving people with disabilities.

The following is the link to the training –

This particular training video introduces communication obstacles as officers interact with those who use sign language as their primary form of communication. POST invites you to view this training training video (approximately 8 minutes long) and to share it with your fellow officers. Thank for being part of the Utah law enforcement community and for serving within Utah’s communities.


Training Available at no cost or low cost.
Do not register through POST
Please contact the following web page to register for this training:
For training information and courses visit


For additional information about the Grade Crossing Collision Investigation Course,
or to request training, contact the following GCCI Instructor:
Officer Rick Thornton
Union Pacific Railroad Police
Office (801) 212-5400
Fax (402) 997-3242
Or please visit 


Ten Steps to a Graffiti Free City” has been approved by the International Association of Directors of Law Enforcement Standards and Training (IADLEST).  This 8-Hour course has achieved the National Certification Program seal for both on-line and in-person participants.

This course will cover how to conduct a successful graffiti investigation as well as the ten proven steps a city needs to take to become graffiti free.
For more information on the training please visit: 


High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area training. These classes are offered and
funded by Rocky Mountain HIDTA. These classes generally do not require
a registration fee.

For course information and locations  or to register please contact the HIDTA Offices: Sergeant Jeff Bredehoeft (303) 671-2180 ext. 224

(In partnership with Utah State University)

Salt Lake City, Utah
Date Pending (Phase 1)
Date Pending (Phase 2*)

* Phases do not need to be taken consecutively
 The Management & Supervisory Leadership program is for anyone in a law enforcement leadership position.  This no-nonsense, five-day course will teach you how to put effective management and leadership skills to work for you and your organization.  You’ll learn to make better leadership decisions, communicate more effectively, avoid costly mistakes and get the results you want.  Also, with participants coming from various departments, this is a terrific opportunity to share knowledge of law enforcement.  Plan on attending yourself or sending other managers and supervisors who would benefit from this superior skills program.
Basic Institute Training Program (days 1 through 5)
$499 PER STUDENT   Classes meet each day from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

A formal certificate will be prepared for participants who successfully complete the required course objectives.  This certificate is presented by the Law Enforcement Leadership Institute.  OPTIONAL UNIVERSITY CERTIFICATION is available for the extra fee of $50 per student and is presented by Utah State University.  This Management / Leadership certificate is primarily for those needing university certification to meet training requirements for various professional affiliations.  However, any individual desiring to receive the Utah State University certificate may do so by paying the extra $50 fee.

Note: Students who take this course qualify for one of the requirements for the POST Mid-Management Supervisory Certificate.
Fees, location & registration
The Management and Leadership Training Program fee is $499 (plus optional $50 fee for Utah State University Certification).  This includes all instruction, workbook and handout materials.

Class location
Public Safety Education and Training Center (POST Building)
410 West 9800 South, Room 207
Sandy, Utah  84070
(801) 256-2300
For more information on the training course and to register- click here.
For further information, contact Chuck Christensen at 208-957-5350 or

NOTE: POST has (3) available slots for law enforcement use.  If interested, please contact Jayme Garn at 801-256-2311 or




This new FREE online resource is available to all criminal justice agencies and officers across the United States.
The National Prevention Toolkit includes two online training modules, a comprehensive resource site, and multimedia tools that reinforce the message of the curriculum: “Preventing Violence Begins at Home.”
Content in the National Prevention Toolkit includes: Online Training Curriculum with Certificates of Completion.
Training Module for all Officers including information on:
Dynamics of Officer‐Involved Domestic Violence
Warning Signs
Understanding an Officer who is a Victim
Emphasizing Professionalism
Why Reporting is Essential

Training Module for Supervisors with Risk Management Strategies on: 
Lautenberg Amendment
Pre‐Employment Screening
New Officer Training
Creating a Healthy Law Enforcement Culture
Community Involvement
Steps Toward Change
Resource Site
State Laws
State Policies on Officer‐Involved Domestic Violence
Anonymous Self‐Assessments
Hotline Information
Domestic & Sexual Violence Resources
LGBT Resources
Mental Health Resources
Substance Abuse Resources
Suicide Resources (for individuals, families, and friends)

Join the National Effort.  Have officers in your agency log on and complete the training modules now available on the National Prevention Toolkit. http://nationaltoolkit.csw.

For login credentials please contact the course sponsors –

Interested participants should verify with their agency that this training will be accepted as on-going in-service training credit.

NOTE: These are prevention tools and should not be used after an officer has committed domestic violence.

Please take a moment to review this information.
Together we can save lives and careers. After all, Preventing Violence Begins at Home!


The Nationwide Suspicious Activity Reporting (SAR) Initiative (NSI) is a nationwide effort led by the U.S. Department of Justice, in partnership with the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, the Federal Bureau of Investigation, and state, local, tribal, and territorial law enforcement partners. This initiative provides law enforcement with another tool to help prevent terrorism and related criminal activity by establishing a standardized process for identifying and reporting suspicious activity in jurisdictions across the country.

The Suspicious Activity Reporting (SAR) Line Officer Training was developed to assist law enforcement officers in understanding what kinds of suspicious behaviors are associated with pre-incident terrorism activities, documenting and reporting suspicious activity, and protecting privacy, civil rights, and civil liberties. This training also provides information about integrating the Nationwide SAR Initiative (NSI) into your agency’s operations.

Utah’s participation in the NSI has been endorsed by the Utah Chiefs of Police Association and the Utah Sheriffs’ Association who have recognized the important role local law enforcement agencies play in “connecting the dots” in cooperation with their state and federal partners.

If you haven’t taken this important short 12-minute training segment, please do so by logging into the POST Acadis Training Portal.  Click here for more information.
This is for every Law Enforcement Officer in Utah. Hosted on the Utah POST Website


COURSE DESCRIPTION:  Combating Thinking for Law Enforcers is a comprehensive training which focuses on techniques designed to increase officer safety and overall attentiveness.  Combat thinking is a way of superior training utilizing mental preparation to distinguish and evaluate threats against police.

Training Location:  Consulting Training Group is looking for agency’s to host this course

Click here for an information flyer.



ICS-100: Introduction to ICS
ICS-200: Basic ICS
FEMA IS-700: NIMS, An Introduction

Kris Repp is the current training coordinator for the Division of Emergency Management.
Phone- 801-538-3776 Email-
Additional training is also available online at:



Dealing Effectively with Applicant Misrepresentation
$325.00 Per person, discounts of 10% with 5 or more
For more information contact:
Stanley M. Slowik, Inc.
Phone 303-674-5125
Fax 303-674-2124


Utah Peace Officer Training (UPOA)
For the UPOA training schedule go to


Contact Information: B.L. Smith, at Sandy City Police Training Coordinator
10000 South Centennial Parkway, Sandy, Utah 84070
801-568-7240 FAX 801-568-7226



The Supreme Court’s decision was unanimous and emphatic. Absent exigent circumstances or other warrantless search exception, such as searchable probation or parole, law enforcement officers will need to obtain a warrant to search a suspect’s phone. Law enforcement officers are presented with a choice when considering the new requirement. We can lament the decision and complain about how it made an already difficult job more complicated or we can adapt. As a benefit, investigators can leverage the probable cause requirement to target sources of information that were previously overlooked such as provider records, cell site location data, application data, and backup files. Obtaining a search warrant has additional benefits. It makes it more difficult for a defense attorney to suppress evidence obtained as a result of the judicially authorized search. It also gives law enforcement officers the opportunity to hone their search warrant writing skills, which can then be applied to other criminal investigations requiring a warrant. Search warrants will no longer be considered the exclusive purview of the experienced investigator, detective, or narcotics officer. Patrol officers and deputies will find themselves writing search warrants for phones to recover evidence related to their arrests. Nearly everyone has a phone or mobile device and almost every crime can involve those devices. It is difficult to commit a crime without using a mobile device before, during, or after the commission of a crime. The evidence of those crimes rests in the suspect’s mobile device and in the records maintained by the provider. The choice is simple. Either write a warrant to search the phone or don’t and miss critical evidence in a criminal investigation. The search warrant requirement may add some time and effort to complete an investigation, but in the long run, the Supreme Court decision is a benefit for the law enforcement community.

About the Author:
Aaron Edens is an Instructor with POLICE TECHNICAL, the Managing Editor of POLICE PUBLISHING, the author of 150 Search Warrants, Court Orders, and Affidavits, and a former police officer in northern California. Edens spent six years as an Intelligence Unit Detective assigned to the FBI-Joint Terrorism Task Force. During that time he investigated international terrorism and Southwest Asian organized crime as well as major narcotics trafficking. Edens has been a certified mobile phone examiner since 2005 and has completed over 1,000 forensic examinations. He has taught mobile phone investigative techniques to thousands of law enforcement officers, analysts, and attorneys. Aaron lives in northern California with his wife and family.

POLICE TECHNICAL provides superior quality technical training to law enforcement personnel nationally.  Contact Info:  812-232-4200


Date and Time: TBA


**Students must be currently proficient on the NHTSA standing battery of Standardized Field Sobriety Tests.**

The National Association of Boating Law Administrators (NASBLA) in conjunction with the United States Coast Guard and the Southern California Research Institute (SCRI) have developed an alternative, validated battery of field sobriety tests.  This battery of tests was originally developed for use in ‘Boating Under the Influence’ cases, but has proven robust and reliable for individuals suspected of DUI for whom the standing NHTSA battery of tests would be inappropriate.  This includes people with knee, leg or back injuries or other disabilities.

This battery of field tests will provide a valuable addition to the skill set of any officer that routinely enforces DUI laws.  The course consists of classroom instruction and test battery practice with volunteer drinkers.

Contact Trooper Christian Newlin with questions or for more information at

To Register contact Heidi Dunn at: or by telephone at 801-284-5500