Specialties within the Department
Here is a list of some of LCPD's available specialities:
Are there opportunities to promote to positions such as Sergeant and Lieutenant?
Yes. In the patrol division there are Corporal and Sergeant positions for each squad, with two Lieutenants and a Captain who oversee the division. Detective positions are considered lateral transfers at LCPD, not a promotion. Leadership positions are filled from inside the department.
What kind of continued training and education can I expect to receive at LCPD?
As a Peace Officer in Utah, you are required to perform at least 40 hours of training annually to maintain your certification. The department will provide regular in-house firearm, emergency vehicle operations, and defense tactics trainings to you. The department may also send you to advanced training opportunities upon request, such as mental health training, instructor courses, specialty training, legal updates, or other necessary instruction so that you may become a more experienced and able officer.