"Deputy sheriffs will be responsible for their own standard of professional performance and will
take every reasonable opportunity to enhance and improve their level of knowledge and competence.
Through study and experience, a deputy sheriff can acquire the high level of knowledge and
competence that is essential for the efficient and effective performance of duty. The acquisition
knowledge is a never-ending process of personal and professional development that should be
As part of the Utah County Sheriff’s Office Administrative Services Division, our Training Section
is committed to providing over 500 deputies and civilian employees with the best law enforcement,
and corrections training available; utilizing the most effective, and efficient technologies, and
up-to-date methodologies that are relevant, and instructionally sound. We constantly strive to
create an atmosphere that is conducive to the learning process and represents the highest values and
traditions of professionalism embraced by the Sheriff’s Office, and demanded by the public. With
this goal firmly in mind, we provide our deputies with at least 40 annual hours of training in the
skills and knowledge necessary to successfully enforce laws, maintain the public safety, and
appropriately manage the jail inmate population, while embracing the Sheriff’s Office core values of
integrity, respect, service, and fairness.
Utah State Statute 53-6-202 requires Peace Officers to complete no less than 40
hours of training annually. Failure to complete the required annual training shall automatically
prohibit an officer from exercising peace officer powers. The annual training hours must be
completed between July 1 to June 30 during a given training year.