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Colorado Police Academy Requirements – Curriculum Review

Colorado Police Academy Requirements – Curriculum Review

policeacademy Colorado Police Academy Requirements   Curriculum ReviewGoing through the Colorado police academy is one of the hardest things you’ll ever have to experience in your life. Not only will you have to be in good physical condition to successfully complete the academy, you’ll have to pass the curriculum exams. The Colorado Police academy is no laughing matter and if you are not prepared mentally, physically, and academically then you’ll fail.
That’s why I’ve always suggested to recruits who are scheduled for the academy to start preparing for the curriculum exam 2-3 months prior to arriving at the academy. There are resources like workbooks and police academy study guides available to help you study up on the courses. I would focus my earliest studying on the criminal law test, traffic law, EVOC, defensive tactics, felony stops, and firearms. Those are some of the classes that most trainees struggle to pass.
Here are some of the requirements and qualifications needed to enroll into the Colorado police academy:
  1. 21 years of age or older,
  2. Authorization to work in the United States,
  3. No felony convictions or convictions of moral turpitude,
  4. Possession of a valid driver’s license,
  5. A high school diploma or GED, and
  6. At least 60 semester hours or sworn police officer experience may be substituted for education requirements as follows:
    • Two years sworn Police Officer experience or Colorado POST certified corrections officer at a county jail, state or federal prison may substitute for 30 semester hours of college credit.
    • Three years sworn Police Officer experience or Colorado POST certified corrections officer at a county jail, state or federal prison may substitute forpoliceacadeybook Colorado Police Academy Requirements   Curriculum Review 45 semester hours of college credit.
    • Four years sworn Police Officer experience or Colorado POST certified corrections officer at a county jail, state or federal prison may substitute for 60 semester hours of college credit.

Credit for experience is given only for full years of sworn service in Patrol or Investigative assignments or Colorado POST certified corrections officer at a county jail, state or federal prison. Time assigned to military assignments are not eligible for experience credits. Experience credit is given only for individuals not out of the policing profession longer than 12 months.

Additional desired qualifications:

  1. A Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university. Accreditation must be from one of the six regional accrediting bodies listed above.)
  2. Proficient in Spanish/English bilingual skills.
  3. Background and experience relating to and/or working with a diverse group of people from different races, ethnic backgrounds, ages, disabilities, socio-economic groups, and/or both genders.
  4. Ability to speak in public, facilitate group meetings, resolve conflict, and solve problems.

Selection process will include application review, written exam, physical ability assessment, oral board & integrity interviews, background check, psychological & polygraph tests, medical exam, and drug screen.

Below is a list of all the acredited criminal justice police academies in the state of Colorado. If you have any questions concerning the “self sponsorship” program  or you want to know whether you qualify or not, you can call them directly.

AIMS COLLEGE BASIC PEACE OFFICER ACADEMY
PO Box 69
Greeley, Colorado 80632
Phone: 303-330-8008 X313
Fax: 303-330-5705

ARAPAHOE CO SHERIFFS OFFICE TRAINING ACADEMY
7305 S Potomac St Ste 151
Englewood, Colorado 80112
Phone: 303-649-1749
Fax: 303-649-1753

ARAPAHOE COMMUNITY COLLEGE LAW ENFORCEMENT ACADEMY
5900 S. Santa Fe Dr
Littleton, Colorado 80160-9002
Phone: 303-797-5793
Fax: 303-797-5696

AURORA POLICE ACADEMY

13328 E. Montview Blvd
Aurora, Colorado 80045-7205
Phone: 303-739-1600
Fax: 303-739-1616

BOULDER POLICE ACADEMY
1805 33rd St
Boulder, Colorado 80301
Phone: 303-441-3474
Fax: 303-441-4465

COLORADO MOUNTAIN COLLEGE LAW ENF ACADEMY
3000 County Road 114
Glenwood Springs, Colorado 81601
Phone: 970-945-7481
Fax: 970-945-1227

COLORADO NW COMMUNITY COLLEGE ACADEMY
500 Kennedy Dr
Rangely, Colorado 81648
Phone: 970-675-3331
Fax: 970-675-3267

COLORADO SPRINGS POLICE TRAINING ACADEMYpolicecar Colorado Police Academy Requirements   Curriculum Review
705 S Nevada Ave
Colorado Springs, Colorado 80903
Phone: 719-444-7676
Fax: 719-573-7304

COLORADO STATE PATROL ACADEMY
15055 S Golden Rd
Golden, Colorado 80401
Phone: 303-273-1609
Fax: 303-273-1737

DELTA-MONTROSE VOC TECH CTR CRMNL JSTC POLICE ACADEMY
1765 Us Hwy 50
Delta, Colorado 81416
Phone:(970)874-7671

DENVER POLICE ACADEMY
8895 Montview Blvd Bldg #58
Denver, Colorado 80220
Phone: 303-370-1500
Fax: 303-370-1503

DIVISION OF WILDLIFE ACADEMY
6060 Broadway
Denver, Colorado 80216
Phone: 303-291-7214
Fax: 303-294-0874

JEFFERSON CO SHERIFFS DEPT TRAINING UNIT
200 Jefferson County Parkway
Golden, Colorado 80401
Phone: 303-271-5350
Fax: 303-271-5552

LAKEWOOD POLICE ACADEMY
455 S Allison Pkwy
Lakewood, Colorado 80226
Phone: 303-987-7350
Fax: 303-987-7206

NORTHEAST COLORADO REGIONAL POLICE ACADEMY
Northeastern Junior College
100 College Avenue
Sterling, CO 80751
(970) 521-6600 Ext. 6653
Fax: (970) 521-4945

PIKES PEAK LAW ENFORCEMENT ACADEMY
5675 S Academy Blvd Box 17
Colorado Springs, Colorado 80906
Phone: 719-540-7354
Fax: 719-540-7453

PUEBLO POLICE TRAINING ACADEMY
130 Central Main St
Pueblo, Colorado 81003
Phone: 719-549-1200
Fax: 719-549-1289

SOUTHERN COLORADO LAW ENFORCEMENT TRNG ACADEMY
600 Prospect
Trinidad, Colorado 81082

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Officer Forestal has a bachelor's degree in criminal justice, 8 years law enforcement experience and is a graduate of the 2002 Police Corps, where he was recognized as an expert shooter. Former Collegiate all-American, certifield personal trainer and author of several fitness and police related books such as the Police Oral Interview Secrets, and Police Exam For Dummies. As a Law Enforcement enthusiast, E.L. has helped hundreds of candidates "ACE" their respective entrance exam and the oral board interview. Learn More...


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