Hiring and Training
Individuals who wish to be considered for the position of a police officer with LCPD must meet the following requirements:
· Be 21 years of age
· High school graduate or GED equivalency
· Not have been convicted of any felony, or misdemeanor involving moral turpitude
· Be a certified Peace Officer with the State of Utah, or;
· Currently be enrolled in a Utah Law Enforcement Certification course prior to the date of testing, or;
· Pass the Utah N-POST entrance Exam.
*If you are selected for hire, Logan City Police Officers must live within 17 miles of the police station and reside in Cache County. See boundary map here.
For information about applying for and attending a police academy, see the Utah POST website:https://post.utah.gov/satellite-academies/
For information about the Utah N-POST exam, visit
Check the Logan City Human Resources website for current job openings:
Prospective Officers will submit an application through the city HR website then attend a testing date in Logan. Applicants will be required to complete a pass/fail physical fitness test. This test consists of performing a 16” vertical jump, 1 repetition bench press of 70% of body weight, 45 crunches performed in one minute, 24 pushups, and a 1.5 mile run performed in less than 15:30.
Applicants will then perform a video based multiple choice scenario test, a video based report writing test, and a multiple choice reading based test.
Applicants will then be ranked on a weighted scale based on test scores, with points given for education, prior law enforcement experience, second languages, and military police experience.
Interviews will be performed by the LCPD command staff with in depth background and reference checks completed by detectives thereafter.
What equipment is provided to me when I am hired?
All required gear is provided to full-time employees by the department including sidearm, ammunition, handcuffs, duty belt, protective vest, etc. You will be assigned take home vehicle. Uniforms will be dry cleaned and paid for by the department. Part-time officers will receive a protective vest, and uniforms.
What can I expect during the initial field training process?
You can expect to “shadow” your field training officer (FTO) for a period of time then, based on the FTO’s judgment, slowly begin performing law enforcement tasks. The FTO will provide feedback and coaching on the day’s activities and you will be expected to show initiative and progress in your assignment. Eventually, you should be able to perform all tasks with little to no help from your FTO. Upon completion of the training process, you will perform an oral board with the command staff who will determine if you are ready to graduate the field training program to a solo assignment.
What is the probationary period like?
Your probationary period is one year from the date of hire and includes time spend on field training. Being on probation means that you may be dismissed “at will” for unsatisfactory performance.
Does LCPD have its own in-house academy?
No. However, the Bridgerland Technical College in Logan does host a part time (11 months) Utah POST Satellite academy. You may self sponsor through this program to become law enforcement certified by the State. http://btech.edu/certificate/police-academy/
Does LCPD sponsor hires through the State POST academy?
Hiring preference may be given to applicants who have already obtained their Utah POST certification. However, at the discretion of the Chief of Police, the department may sponsor you through a Utah POST academy.
Do you accept lateral hires?
Do you have part-time or reserve police officer positions?
Yes. LCPD regularly hires and utilizes part-time officers. In fact, most full time officer positions are filled from current part-time personal. Part-time officers face the same testing and training process and are required to work at least 20hrs a month. Part-time positions do not receive benefits.
What are the physical testing requirements?
This test consists of performing a 16” vertical jump, 1 repetition bench press of 70% of body weight, 45 crunches performed in one minute, 24 pushups, and a 1.5 mile run performed in less than 15:30.