The West Valley City Police Department accepts applications for Police Officers through a continuous hiring announcement issued through West Valley City Human Resources. Applicants are divided into three groups: non-certified, certifiable/currently attending, and certified/law enforcement experienced. Applicants who successfully complete the initial application will receive notification when the next step in the hiring process is scheduled. Scheduling of the physical fitness and written examination for Non-Certified candidates will be done on an “as needed” basis.
Pay & Benefits
1 for 1 service credit for previous law enforcement experience up to 10 years.
Police Officer 1st Class
This program allows Officers with at least 8 years of experience (3 with WVC) to promote to a higher grade of Officer within the pay scale. This is a career track for those that intend to be the most highly trained, experienced, and dependable Officers.
All applications are accepted online and can be found here.
Applicants are divided into three groups: Non-Certified, Certifiable/Currently Attending, and Certified/Law Enforcement Experienced. Applicants who successfully complete the initial application will receive notification when the next step in the hiring process is scheduled.
The West Valley City Police Department offers opportunities to work in a progressive, full service police department. Officers with the police department have the opportunity to promote through the ranks, as well as take advantage of specialty assignments and collateral duties.
All applicants must complete the hiring process in order to receive a final offer of employment. If selected for hire by the Chief, the candidate will receive a conditional offer of employment and must pass a Computerized Voice Stress Analysis, Psychological Evaluation, and Medical Evaluation to receive a final offer of employment. If a non-certified candidate is hired, they will be sent through the POST academy by the department and will receive all benefits afforded a full-time police officer of West Valley City.
Certifiable and Certified/Lateral applicants DO NOT have to complete a Physical Fitness Test or Written Examination.
Utah National Peace Officer Selection Test (Utah N.P.O.S.T.)
Upon the direction of POST Council, anyone applying for the academy must pass the Peace Officer Entrance Examination. The N.P.O.S.T. consists of four timed sections: math, reading comprehension, grammar and incident report writing.
Since the N.P.O.S.T. is not administered all day, every day, all candidates are urged to call the testing center they will be taking the test at, in advance, to verify the dates and times the test will be administered.
The entrance exam is administered by the agencies listed below. Scoring is provided through Standard & Associates, Inc., in order to maintain the integrity of the exam and allow POST a means to verify the completion of the testing requirement.
A fee may be assessed and government or state picture identification is necessary (Photo ID).
All candidates are urged to call the bookstore they would like to purchase a study guide at, in advance, to verify they have the guide in stock and available for purchase.
Once the NPOST test is scored the testing facility is contacted with the results at which time they will mail or email you a copy. Each testing facility may have a standard process on how they distribute test results. It may take approximately 4 weeks to receive your test results.