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AIRPORT POLICE OFFICER I, II or III Depending on Qualifications

AIRPORT POLICE OFFICER I, II or III Depending on Qualifications

Requisition ID 
Minimum Salary 
USD $19.07/Hr.
Maximum Salary 
USD $28.84/Hr.
Post End Date 
US-UT-Salt Lake City

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Ensures the day-to-day safe, convenient and efficient public safety operations of the International Airport (SLCIA) and all General Aviation Airports operated by the Salt Lake City Department of Airports.

Provides the primary public safety functions including law enforcement, security, and access to all airport facilities,

physical facilities and secured perimeter areas.


Incumbents perform duties that consist primarily of actively preventing or detecting crime, providing security,

community protection, and enforcement of criminal statutes or ordinances. Responds to situations involving threats to public safety and makes emergency decisions affecting the lives and health of

others, including in circumstances and at times when personal life or personal safety may be at risk.




For the first fifteen weeks, Trainee may participate in Police Officer Standard Training (POST) provided by the State of Utah. Upon successful completion of POST, Trainee will work under the direction of Airport Police Field Training Officers for an additional 12 weeks to gain knowledge and expertise in Airport Police Operations.

Incumbent may be promoted within pay grade when he/she demonstrates ability to perform full working level responsibilities. The Airport Police Officer provides public safety and law enforcement functions for the Salt Lake City Department of Airports including access to airport facilities and perimeter security while ensuring the day-to-day, safe, convenient, and efficient operations of the Salt Lake City International Airport and all general aviation airports operated by the Salt Lake City Department of Airports.

  • Performs routine patrol of airport property and facilities to identify operational issues and hazards or security concerns and resolves issues in compliance with federal, state, and local laws, and Federal Aviation and Transportation Safety Administration Regulations. Ensures minimum airport operating standards.
  • Ensures compliance with the airline and airport security requirements defined under Transportation Safety Regulation Part 1542, as required by shift assignment. Initiates and implements action to maintain compliance when noncompliance activities are observed.
  • Responds to and aids in the resolution of emergency or crisis situations. May provide first response in health crisis situations in order to stabilize individuals until Fire Department Paramedic/EMT personnel arrive.
  • Responsible to ensure the smooth flow of traffic throughout airport property. Provides crowd control, roadway, and parking enforcement. Monitors and ensures compliance with traffic management and safety in roadway areas. Issues citations, as required.
  • Ensures law enforcement on airport property. Conducts preliminary investigation, gathers evidence, detains witnesses, cordons areas, and acts under the color of law to affect arrests or take actions that may infringe upon the civil rights and liberties of others. Ensures that the necessary reports are accurately, appropriately, and expeditiously completed and forwarded to necessary agencies. May testify as a witness in legal matters, as required.
  • May be required to assist or to provide security for V.I.P.s during escort while on airport property. May collaborate with other law enforcement agencies in providing security for prisoner transport or other law enforcement related matters.
  • Participates in on-the-job training regarding the policies and procedures of the Airport Authority. Monitors Personal POST (Peace Officer Standards Training) annual recurrent training hours to ensure completion within the necessary time frame. Maintains POST certification.
  • Performs other duties, as assigned.


  • Possession of high school diploma or GED.
  • Must be a U. S. Citizen.
  • Possession of a valid state driver’s license or Utah driving privilege card within 30 days of hire.
  • Must be at least 21 years of age.
  • Successful completion of Utah Peace Officer Standards and Training (POST) Academy and certification as a Law Enforcement Officer (LEO) within 4 months of hire. 
  • Ability to adhere to routines and practices, maintain records, and to complete reports requiring accuracy.
  • Ability to work well with others, and to assist the public cooperatively and courteously. Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing.
  • Ability to establish and maintain successful working relationships with individuals of diverse backgrounds. 


  • Ability to speak and understand a second language.
  • Graduation from an accredited college or university with a bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice, Public Administration, Aviation Management, Social Science, Police Science or a related focus.

Testing and Application Process

Taking and Passing National Police Officer Selection Test

Candidates who are not already certified or certifiable as a peace officer are required to successfully pass the National Police Officer Selection Test (NPOST) with a score of 70% or better.  A testing fee will be assessed by the testing center at the time of test. You must provide picture identification (driver’s license, passport, or military identification) at your selected testing center. Contact one of the following agencies to coordinate a test time:

Bridgerland Applied Technology                     Salt Lake Community College - South           

1301 North 600 West                                        1575 South State, Room 2-153

Logan, UT 84321                                               Salt Lake City, UT 84115

(435) 750-3188                                                 (801) 957-3257


Dixie College Testing Center                          Utah Valley University

North Plaza Building, 1000 E 100 S                    800 West 1200 South

St. George, UT 84770                                       Orem, UT 84058-5999

(435) 652-7667                                               (801) 863-8269


Weber State University                                  USU Eastern Campus-Price

1112 University Circle                                      451 East 400 North

Ogden, UT 84408-2906                                    Price, UT 84501

(801) 626-6803                                               (435) 613-5325

Davis Applied Technology                              Uintah Basin Applied Technology

550 East 300 South                                          1100 East Lagoon St

Kaysville, UT 84037                                          Roosevelt, UT 84066

(801) 593-2361                                               (435) 722-4523

Southern Utah University                               USU Eastern Campus-Blanding

351 West University Blvd., ELC110                    639 West 100 South

Cedar City, UT 84720                                       Blanding, UT 84511

(435) 865-8113                                               (435) 678-8171

Salt Lake Community College-Miller Campus                             

9750 South 300 West MFEC Room #238

Sandy, UT 84070

(801) 957-5221

Please note that NPOST scoring and reporting takes a minimum of two weeks. Please schedule your written examination at your earliest convenience. You will need to bring one of the following to the Physical Agility Test:

1. NPOST test results

2. POST Certificate

3. Payment receipt for the NPOST (Pending test results)

Physical Agility Tests will be conducted on Saturday, February 10, 2018 at 10:00 AM and Saturday, March 3, 2018 at 10:00 AM.  Please call 801-575-2450 for more information. 

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