Salt Lake City Lateral Police Officers

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We are looking for Lateral Police Officers to join our Salt Lake City Police Department team!
The pay for lateral hires is based on years of experience. Refer to the pay chart here:

Military veterans may be eligible for service credit. Military service credit is not available for current or former Salt Lake City police officers.

This position is subject to close at any time without notice. We recommend applying right away to ensure you do not miss an unexpected application deadline to be considered for the next lateral academy.

EXPERIENCE REQUIRED – Applicants must have a current Utah Peace Officer Standards and Training (POST) certificate as a Law Enforcement Officer and at least one full year of experience working in a Law Enforcement Officer (LEO) capacity for an agency whose primary responsibility is responding to calls for service in the community. Out-of-state applicants must successfully pass the Utah POST Waiver Exam. To view the full list of qualifications, click here to view the Police Officer job description:

What specialty assignments are available within SLCPD?

Police Officers have an opportunity to work several different specialized assignments during their career. Below are examples of some of the specialty areas available in the department.

Bomb Squad


Detective Division

Narcotics Task Force

Homicide Unit

Gang Unit

Bike Patrol

Intelligence Division

Training Unit

Learn more about the department here:

What benefits do we offer?

We offer a competitive benefits package. Click here to learn more about our benefits:


Entry – $27.87/hr.
2 year – $29.71/hr.
4 year – $31.56/hr.
6 year – $35.90/hr.
8 year – $38.30/hr.
12 year – $43.11/hr.

Police Department

Full Time/Part Time:
Full time

Scheduled Hours: