Utah Tech University

Application Process

The application for SFO and LEO can be accessed from the Utah State POST web-page found here. Please follow all instructions listed at the POST site. The application is filled out online and can be saved throughout the process of applying, after submitting your application please make an appointment with Sarah Strickley for application review.

Applications for session 19 are being accepted September 8, 2023 through December 15, 2023 or until full.  Please be advised that space is very limited and applications should be submitted ASAP.  SFO classes for the next session will begin January 23, 2024, with the LEO session beginning May 2024.  For questions or to see if seats are available, please contact Sarah at (435)652-7916.


Please use the following checklist to ensure your application to the POST Academy is complete.
Checklist for POST Academy application

  • Entrance Exam Complete (NPOST) NO LONGER A REQUIREMENT FOR ENTRANCE INTO ACADEMY (may be required by department)
  • Medical Release (not attached to application, turn in to Sarah before session starts)
  • Birth Certificate (or naturalized citizenship number, upload to application)
  • High School Diploma, GED, or Official Transcript (college or high school, upload to application)
  • 1 Photo (upload to application)
  • Application Complete (before December 15th)
  • $100 application fee made to University (This is non-refundable, email copy of receipt to Sarah)
  • Completed Utah Tech University Student Admissions process and Sarah has registered you

Be advised that if you drop the course or get denied for any reason you will forfeit the application fee and uniforms purchased.



You must apply to Utah Tech to become a student or be currently enrolled. To use FAFSA or GI Bill you must be in a degree seeking program. If paying out of pocket you may choose non-degree seeking. Please apply to Utah Tech here. For further assistance with admissions please call 435-652-7777.

Cadets seeking financial assistance and/or the GI Bill (veterans) will be required to take the College Placement Test (CPT) please contact Sarah at (435)652-7916, for more information.
Cadets seeking information on the GI Bill please contact Steve Roberts at (435)652-7699 or by email veterans@utahtech.edu.


If you don’t have a regular physician you can contact the UT Wellness Center, (435)652-7756, to make an appointment with their Nurse Practitioner. The cost for UT students is $10.00… Before you contact them you must be a UT Student! *Must be within 6 months of submitting application.


The drug screen is not required at the time of application, random drug screens will be held throughout the training.



POST Mailing Address

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

Sam Despain

POST Academy Director

Email: Samuel.Despain@utahtech.edu

Phone: 435-652-7914

Office: Hurricane Education Center #102

Sarah Strickley

Support Specialist

Email: Sarah.Strickley@utahtech.edu

Phone: 435-652-7916

Office: Hurricane Education Center #106