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If you are a good person who believes in serving others, I invite you to consider applying to become a Provo Police Officer.

Being a police officer is a very rewarding career. Here at the Provo Police Department we operate under a philosophy of “Community Policing” where we understand that we work for the residents of our City and cooperate with them in many ways to make Provo one of the safest cities in America.

If you are physically fit, possess good people-skills, like working in a team environment, seek challenging assignments, enjoy being a problem-solver, and are brave, fill out our application.



Officer with dog Police Officer Positions Our officers are members of a highly progressive, highly trained, professional, and proactive police department. Our department offers you a variety of assignments with the opportunity for advancement, including promotions and placement in specialized units.

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Sgt Sorensen with kids Reserve Officer Positions

Reserve Officers are utilized to supplement patrol officers when there is a need for higher staffing levels during special events, fill staffing gaps due to officer training,  emergencies, or any other time increased staffing is needed.  All reserve officers are Utah POST LEO certified and currently work for other agencies as law enforcement officers on a full-time basis.

To apply for a Reserve Officer position, contact Lt. Barney.

Swat Dispatch and Civilian Positions Civilian positions include dispatching, evidence technicians, and administration assistance. We provide support wherever needed for our police department.

Provo Police Dispatch:

As Public Safety Dispatchers for the City of Provo, our staff of 24 men and women are the first of the first responders. We answered over 175,000 calls in the last year, providing 24-hour coverage for Police, Fire, Ambulance, Animal Control, Parking and after hours City services to the citizens of Provo.

Our dispatchers are certified with POST, APCO, and NAEMD. Those are a lot of impressive acronyms that mean that whenever you call 911 in Provo you are speaking with highly trained, compassionate dispatchers who are dedicated to saving lives, protecting property, and assisting the public in their time of need. 

As the first link in the chain of Public Safety, we are here when you need us. If you are interested in becoming a dispatcher here are the steps that could start you in your career as a Public Safety Communications Professional:
• Complete an online application here. The position is an open file. When we have an opening, candidates meeting minimum qualifications will be contacted to begin the testing process.
• Complete an entrance exam, interview and background check.
• If selected, undergo in-house and off-site training.

After successful completion of all phases and a probationary period, you will become a certified public safety telecommunicator.

VIPS Volunteers in Police Service (VIPS) Our department supports the national VIPS program, and we enjoy working with volunteers at our department. Some areas you may consider helping us with include: patrol support (uniformed mobile patrol in a marked police volunteer vehicle), Explorer Post (ages 14-21), Internships (limited), Mobile Watch (similar to the Neighborhood Watch program), Victim Services (limited), and Citizens Academy.

To apply for a volunteer position, complete this form and return to the front counter of the police station. You can also mail the form back to us at:

Provo Police Departments - VIPS
PO Box 1849
Provo, UT  84603