9 days ago


Salt Lake City, UT




Announcement: The testing and selection process ftimeline for this job posting has not been developed.   Click here to view the SLCPD Entry Level Police Officer Recruitment Process - May 2021.  It is anticipated we will not hire for this position until late 2021 or later.  This position is subject to close at anytime without notice. We recommend applying right away to ensure you do not miss an unexpected application deadline.  


This is an entry level position - NO EXPERIENCE REQUIRED.




Salt Lake City is one of the nation’s best places to live, work and play. Maintaining that reputation as well as implementing new progressive solutions for sustainable growth, means that we need the best people working here. We’re looking for civic minded individuals who want meaningful work that will directly impact the city that we all love. When you join us, you will have the security and peace of mind that comes from a career in local government. We pride ourselves on our dedication to gender pay equity and a friendly and respectful atmosphere for all. Submit an application and see for yourself why Salt Lake City Corp. is the best place to work!


We choose only the very best to work for the residents of this great city — and we reward our hardworking employees with a generous benefits package.    


  • Medical + HSA or Flex Account
    • Medical Premium is only $9.79 biweekly for single coverage and $29.38 biweekly for a family coverage
  • Paid time off
    • 12 vacation days + 11 paid holidays + 5 paid personal days
    • Six weeks of paid parental leave to all new parents
  • Tuition Reimbursement up to 4k dollars a year
  • Pension or 401K with 10% of salary contributed by the city, no match required
  • Dedicated Wellness Clinic for employees and their families
  • Discounted Auto/Home/and Pet Insurance
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Training and Development

Employees at this level perform entry-level police functions. Assigned duties will consist primarily of actively preventing or detecting crime, providing security, community protection, and enforcement of criminal statutes or ordinances. Employees will respond to situations involving threats to public safety and make emergency decisions affecting the lives and health of others, including in circumstances and at times when personal life or personal safety may be at risk.


Offers of employment are contingent on successful completion of a criminal background check in accordance with City policy and applicable law.   Criminal offenses will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis and do not automatically disqualify a candidate from City employment.

  • Suppresses crime through identification and apprehension of criminals and recovery of stolen property.
  • Regulates non-criminal conduct, such as traffic control, crowd control, and social relations.
  • Compiles and prepares required information and evidence to assist in prosecution of criminal cases.   Testifies as a witness and renders credible testimonies in a court of law.
  • Reports to scene of accidents and investigates causes and results of accidents.
  • Responds to robbery and burglary alarms and other misdemeanor and felony crimes, which may necessitate the exertion of extraordinary physical effort and the use of initiative and common sense.
  • Secures the scene of crime, conducts preliminary investigations, gathers evidence, obtains witnesses, and makes arrests.
  • Makes investigations of vice and narcotics activities, identifies and recovers stolen property, investigates reports of stolen automobiles and property stolen from automobiles, conducts investigations of homicides and thefts, conducts special investigations for other law enforcement agencies, investigates all complaints on checks and forgeries, investigates complaints of crimes committed by juveniles.   May work undercover in performing these functions to obtain evidence to be used in the arrest and conviction of guilty parties.
  • Maintains knowledge of criminal and civil law, and police techniques and tactics.
  • Attends regular training classes in police methods.
  • Provides peripheral services such as giving information, directions, advice and general assistance to the public whenever necessary.
  • Performs other related duties as required.
  • High school diploma or equivalent.
  • Graduation from Utah Police Officers Standards and Training (POST) Academy with P.O.S.T. certification as a Law Enforcement Officer are required within six (6) months of hire.
  • Must be either a U.S. Citizen or a lawful resident of the United States for at least five years and have legal authorization to work in the United States as of the date of the first examination.
  • Must be at least 21 years of age at the time of certification as a special function officer. The Special Function Officer block is held during the first eight weeks of the police academy.
  • Successful completion of Civil Service examination process which may include a physical agility test, written communication exercise, written examination, oral board interview, background investigation, computer voice stress analysis, psychological examination and evaluation, interview, and medical examination and drug screen.
  • Considerable human relations and written and communications skills.
  • Ability to work independently, make critical decisions, and use initiative and common sense.
  • Must possess a valid state driver’s license or Utah driving privilege card (or the ability to obtain one within 30 days of employment).