- 21 years of age or older,
- Authorization to work in the United States,
- No felony convictions or convictions of moral turpitude,
- Possession of a valid driver’s license,
- A high school diploma or GED, and
- 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 for 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:
- A Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university. Accreditation must be from one of the six regional accrediting bodies listed above.)
- Proficient in Spanish/English bilingual skills.
- 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.
- 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
ARAPAHOE CO SHERIFFS OFFICE TRAINING ACADEMY
7305 S Potomac St Ste 151
Englewood, Colorado 80112
ARAPAHOE COMMUNITY COLLEGE LAW ENFORCEMENT ACADEMY
5900 S. Santa Fe Dr
Littleton, Colorado 80160-9002
AURORA POLICE ACADEMY
13328 E. Montview Blvd
Aurora, Colorado 80045-7205
BOULDER POLICE ACADEMY
1805 33rd St
Boulder, Colorado 80301
COLORADO MOUNTAIN COLLEGE LAW ENF ACADEMY
3000 County Road 114
Glenwood Springs, Colorado 81601
COLORADO NW COMMUNITY COLLEGE ACADEMY
500 Kennedy Dr
Rangely, Colorado 81648
COLORADO STATE PATROL ACADEMY
15055 S Golden Rd
Golden, Colorado 80401
DELTA-MONTROSE VOC TECH CTR CRMNL JSTC POLICE ACADEMY
1765 Us Hwy 50
Delta, Colorado 81416
DENVER POLICE ACADEMY
8895 Montview Blvd Bldg #58
Denver, Colorado 80220
DIVISION OF WILDLIFE ACADEMY
Denver, Colorado 80216
JEFFERSON CO SHERIFFS DEPT TRAINING UNIT
200 Jefferson County Parkway
Golden, Colorado 80401
LAKEWOOD POLICE ACADEMY
455 S Allison Pkwy
Lakewood, Colorado 80226
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
PUEBLO POLICE TRAINING ACADEMY
130 Central Main St
Pueblo, Colorado 81003
SOUTHERN COLORADO LAW ENFORCEMENT TRNG ACADEMY
Trinidad, Colorado 81082