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Beginning April 1, 2020, the Utah County Sheriff's office will conduct its third Teachers Academy. The course is limited to 60 participants so register and slots will fill fast!


Sheriff Mike Smith and the Utah County Sheriff's Office held two Teachers Academy classes in 2019.  The first one was immensely popular with teachers and other school staff so Sheriff Smith expanded the second course from 30 participants to 60.  Dates have now been set for the third Teachers Academy and it is sure to fill just as quickly as the first Academy classes did.  Dates are Wednesday's beginning April 1, 2020 for 5 weeks, with Range Day on Saturday, May 2, 2020.  In the second week there is a simulation scenario and the class will be split, with half the class attending Wednesday, April 8, and the other half attending Thursday, April 9.  Range day on May 2 will also be split with a 9:00-Noon class and a Noon-3:00 class.

The Teachers Academy is a 20 hour course designed to cover critical skills needed in an active shooter event.  It is designed for teachers, administrators, and support staff.  Participants will be briefed on lessons learned from active shooter incidents in the United States and around the world.  Law Enforcement, self-defense, and medical professionals will teach skills that are designed to save lives.  The Academy is also sponsored by the Utah County Sheriff's Honorary Colonels.  Open the PDF link below to see the flier and application materials.

Topics covered will include:

-Tactical Emergency Medical Techniques

-Weapons Familiarization

-Utah Concealed Carry Certification

-VirTra Simulator Training

-Tactical De-Escalation


-Live Fire Range Day (Shooting skills & qualification course)

To register fill out the attached paperwork and email it back to Sheriff Mike Smith at MikeS@utahcounty.gov  Openings will fill fast!

For questions contact Sergeant Spencer Cannon, Public Information Officer, Utah County Sheriff's Office.

(801)404-1912 - Cell

(801)851-4333 - Office

Twitter: @SGTCannonPIO or @UCSO