Utah Tech University

SFO Curriculum

Applications for session 17, will be accepted beginning January 1, 2022 with the deadline of August 1, 2022.  SFO classes for next session will begin September 2022 with LEO beginning January 2023. For questions please contact Sarah at (435)652-7916.

Special Function Officer classes will start September 2022.

*Dates are subject to change.

Applications will be accepted beginning January 1st each year and end 4 weeks prior to start of next session.

Please go to Student Information to see how to register.

Name of Class

Class Hour

Ethical Standards2
Leadership and Professionalism2
Ethical Decision Making2
Community Relations5
POST Certification and Investigations2
Introduction to Homeland Security2
Introduction to U.S. and State Constitutions2
Introduction to Utah Criminal Code2
Introduction to Utah Court Systems2
Introduction to Defensive Tactics6
Report Writing I4
Radio Communications2
Media Relations1
Hazardous Materials Response2
Emergency Medical Response2
First Aid/ CPR7
Healthy Lifestyles-- Physical Fitness2
Healthy Lifestyles-- Stress Management2
Laws of Arrest4
Laws of Search and Seizure6
Laws of Evidence4
Laws of Reasonable Force2
Liability of Peace Officers2
Liability of Peace Officers3
Crimes Against Persons II4
Crimes Against Property I3
Crimes Against Property II4
Crimes Against Family1
Crimes Against Administration of Government1
Crimes Against Public Order and Decency2
Controlled Substance Law 2
Alcohol Beverage Control Act2
Juvenile Law4
Understanding Human Behavior and Mental Illness3
Introduction to the Crisis Intervention Team (C.I.T)3
Response to the Mental Health Crisis 8
Management and Recognition of Excited Delirium/ Agitated Chaotic Event 2
Position of Interview: Principles of Movement 2
Initial Ground Positions: Principles of Movement 4
Low Profile Terry Frisk 1
Standing/Kneeling cuff and Search 2
Prone Search and Cuffing 2
Segmenting Controls 1
Escort and Transport Position1
Natural Weapons4
Threat Assessment and Take Downs6
Startle Response to an Attack 4
Ground Tactics 10
Officer Response to Weapons (Ground) 2
Ground Tactics with Natural Weapons 2
Dynamic Application Drill I 2
Dynamic Application Drill II 2
Gang Awareness 2
Conflict Resolution 12
Written Scenario Training 4
Introduction to the Incident Command System 3
National Incident Management System 3
Law Enforcement Encounters with Citizen Dogs 2
Basic Interview and Interrogations 4
Preliminary Investigations 4
Crime Scene Protection and Search 5
Collection and Preservation of Evidence 5
Victimology 2
Drug Recognition and Familiarization 2
Course Curriculum Total 203




Course Curriculum 203
Physical Training 20
Orientation and Administration 4
Intermediate Testing and Review 4
Special Function Officer Certification Testing 2
Physical Fitness Testing 2
Defensive Tactics Practical Testing 3
Total hours 238


POST Mailing Address

Utah Tech University
Hurricane Education Center
ATTN: Director Robert Flowers
112 South 700 West
Hurricane, UT 84737

Robert Flowers

POST Academy Director

Email: robert.flowers@utahtech.edu

Phone: 435-652-7916

Office: Hurricane Education Center

Sarah Strickley

Administrative Assistant

Email: Sarah.Strickley@utahtech.edu

Phone: 435-652-7916

Office: Hurricane Education Center




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