Peace Officer Standards and Training (POST) - CP

College of Agriculture and Applied Sciences

About This Certificate

Police Academy certificates are offered in three college-credit modules: Special Function Officer (SFO), Basic Correctional Officer (BCO), and Law Enforcement Officer (LEO).

Classes run from 5:00-10:00 pm five nights a week and also involve a few 8:00 am - 5:00 pm Saturday trainings.

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We will build on your goals and experiences while working together to design an individualized semester-by-semester plan. Your personalized plan will help you see a path from where you are now on to graduation. Even if you are unsure of the major you would like to pursue, we can help with resources and ideas.

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*This degree is available at various USU locations.

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