Law Enforcement Academy

There are three types of academies in Colorado: Basic, Reserve and Refresher. In order to become POST certified as a Peace Officer in Colorado, an individual must complete the appropriate academy and meet additional requirements.

Law enforcement agencies and academic institutions operate almost 30 POST-approved academies. There are NO online academies.  Each academy may establish its own standards for admission that meet or exceed the requirements of POST. Please contact individual academies for specific requirements for admission. Please see below links for a list of current basic, refresher, and reserve academies.

Basic Academy
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Reserve Academy
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Refresher Academy
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Past Academy Curricula
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Contact Information

Main POST Contact number


For individual academy contacts, please visit the Approved Academies page