How do you get POST certified in Colorado?

Colorado POST-Approved Basic Academies In order to become POST-certified as a peace officer, you must first attend a POST-approved Basic academy. All Basic academies must meet or exceed POST requirements. The minimum required Basic curriculum is 556hours, though all academies exceed this requirement.

How long is the Colorado police academy?

26 weeks
The Training Academy typically runs for 26 weeks. Recruits and Lateral Officers must attend the full 26-week Training Academy.

What is a law enforcement certification?

Certification functions similarly to a professional license. The certificate is issued by the state government as a requirement to legally work as a police officer in that state. Though most states that have certificate requirements authorize new officers to work for a year prior to requiring certification.

How much does the police academy cost in Colorado?

We do NOT have a summer or part-time police academy program at this time. Program Cost: For Colorado residents, tuition and fees for the academy will be approximately $9,000* (with COF applied).

What training is required for my choice of career in law enforcement?

Getting a high school diploma or GED is the minimum formal education requirement for most police officers. Many law enforcement organizations may require or prefer applicants with a bachelor’s degree, associate’s degree or a certain number of postsecondary education credits.

Are peace officers law enforcement?

Modern legal codes use the term peace officer (or in some jurisdictions, law enforcement officer) to include every person vested by the legislating state with law enforcement authority—traditionally, anyone “sworn, badged, and armable” who can arrest, or refer such arrest for a criminal prosecution.

What certifications are good for law enforcement?

Most Common Certifications For Law Enforcement Officer

  • Certified Law Enforcement Analysts (CLEA)
  • Certified Security Supervision & Management (CSS)
  • First Aid, CPR and AED Instructor.
  • Communications Training Officer (CTO)
  • OSHA Safety Certificate.
  • Certified Corrections Officer (CCO)
  • Physical Security Certification (PSC)

How does the Colorado law enforcement training academy work?

The Colorado Law Enforcement Training Academy program provides a comprehensive educational framework for your entry into law enforcement. We are a Colorado POST accredited Basic Law Enforcement Training Academy providing the highest quality training for those who want to be of service to their communities as police officers.

Who are the law enforcement agencies in Colorado?

All Colorado law enforcement agencies determine which training courses are appropriate for their officers and do so independently of Colorado POST.

What are Peace Officer Standards and training in Colorado?

The Colorado Peace Officer Standards and Training (POST) Board documents and manages the certification and training of all active peace officers and reserve peace officers working for Colorado law enforcement agencies. POST also provides continuing training on emerging issues, including anti-bias, DNA and witness protection issues.

How many hours of training do you need to be a police officer in Colorado?

Beginning January 2015 certified officers are required to complete 24 hours of In-Service training each calendar year (Rule 28). A detailed explanation of Rule 28 along with the exact definition in Colorado Revised Statute can be found in the In-Service Training Continuing Education link, below.