The Utah Department of Corrections Training Division works with the POST (Peace Officer Standards and Training council) to provide pre-service training for cadets and in-service training for certified officers. The Training Division also provides classes in leadership and motivational interviewing techniques for officers.
The Utah Department of Corrections, through its pre-service Training Academy, prepares new Correctional Officers and certified staff to work at the prison, related facilities and county jails.
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It is the mission of the Department’s Training Academy to establish and maintain a foundation of professionalism and education for correctional staff throughout the State of Utah.
Our commitment to the Department’s mission and staff success is the driving force by which we develop and deliver our in-service training. We act as mentors and guide Corrections staff in their training endeavors. We encourage staff to serve as examples to the public and to their peers. Staff are taught to carry out the duties assigned to them in a manner that will limit liability and ensure staff safety, while also keeping in mind our commitment to the public and the offenders placed in our custody.
Utah Department of Corrections Training Division
Larry H. Miller Campus
Salt Lake Community College
410 W. 9800 South, Sandy, UT 84070
Fred House Training Academy
14727 S. Minuteman Dr.
Draper, UT 84020
Travis Knorr was appointed Director of the Training Academy in March 2019.
Knorr started his career with the UDC in 1997. He was assigned to maximum security where he spent the next 10 years. During his time in maximum security he served in several different units as an officer and sergeant.
In 2007 he transferred to the Security Threat Group intelligence unit – the UDC’s Gang Unit. Knorr promoted to the Firearms Training Coordinator position with the Training Academy in 2012 and then to Firearms Training Manager in 2013. Since then he has worked with all divisions throughout the department.
His extensive institutional knowledge combined with his excellent communication skills are put to use daily as Travis and his team work to equip new staff with the tools necessary to perform their jobs safely and effectively while continuously improving training practices.