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 548 hours, though all academies exceed this requirement. Academies may be full-time or part-time, and length ranges from 16 to 40 weeks and typically run from August-December or January-May/June. Attendance at agency academies is limited to individuals sponsored by a law enforcement agency. Community college academies operate on open-enrollment and are generally self-funded. Specific requirements for admission must be met in order to enroll.  Please contact the individual academies directly to obtain information regarding the application process, cost and length of program. There is NO online academy. 

Current Basic Academic Training Curriculum (2017)

Please review the Basic Certification page for further information regarding the certification process.

List of Reserve Academies

List of Refresher Academies

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AcademyAddressTypeContact       
Adams County Sheriff's Academy
 
332 North 19th Avenue                           
Brighton, CO 80601
Physical: FLATROCK
23600 E. 128th Ave., Commerce City            
Agency
Cmdr. Michael McKinney
Director
720-523-7519  
       
Aims Windsor Campus, Public Safety Institute Building
1130 South Gate Drive
Windsor, CO 80550
Community CollegeSue Beecher
Director
970-339-6313
Arapahoe C.C. Law Enforcement Academy
 
5900 South Santa Fe Drive
Littleton, CO 80160-9002
Community CollegeDr. Vanessa Anderson
Interim Director
303-797-5930

Aurora Police Training Academy

25950 East Quincy Avenue
Aurora, CO 80016
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 Agency
Lt. Chris Juul
Director
303-739-1600
Law Enforcement Training Academy
3000 County Road 114
Glenwood Springs, CO 81601
Community CollegeKevin Brun
Director
970-947-8283 
Colorado Springs PD Training Academy
725 North Murray Blvd.
Colorado Springs, CO 80915
Agency
Director
719-444-7676
Camp George West
15055 Golden Road
Golden, CO 80401
Agency
Major Joshua Downing
Director
303-273-1609
 
9235 East 10th Drive
Building 859
Denver, CO 80230
Community College
Michael Carter
Director
303-340-7211
 
Enforcement Academy
Reapproval PENDING
 
1765 U.S. Highway 50
Delta, CO 81416
Community College
William Carlson
Interim Director
970-874-6517
Denver Police Academy
 
2155 North Akron Way
Denver, CO 80238
Agency
El Paso County S.O. Training Academy
Office of the Sheriff
27 East Vermijo
Colorado Springs, CO 80903
Agency
EPSO Recruiting
719-520-7059
 
Sgt. Christopher Klug
Director
719-520-7147
 
 
6001 Ron King Trail
Littleton, CO  80125
Private
Sgt. Jeff Bredehoeft
Director
303-663-7704
Jefferson County SO and Lakewood PD Combined Regional Academy
 
1955 S. Kipling St 
Lakewood CO 80227
Agency
Director
303-271-5439 or 303-987-7364
 
Cmdr. Mark Reeves (Lakewood)
Director
303-987-7300
1802 Colorado Avenue
La Junta, CO 81050
(Physical:  551 Prospect St, La Junta)
Community College
719-384-6867 
5675 South Academy Blvd.
Colorado Springs, CO 80906
Community College
Cathy LaBrecque
Director
719-502-3528
Pueblo Law Enforcement Academy
900 West Orman Avenue
Pueblo, CO 81004
Community College
Matthew Grable
Director
719-549-3377
 
200 South Main Street
Pueblo, CO 81003
Agency
Sgt. James Olonia
Director
719-553-2539
 
13300 West Sixth Avenue
Lakewood, CO 80228
Community College
Cliff Dawson
Director
303-914-6464
33057 Hwy 160
Mancos, CO 81328
Community College
Dr. Anita Seamans
Director
970-564-6202
 
Law Enforcement Training Academy
1011 Main Street
Alamosa, CO 81101
(Physical:  502 2nd Street, Alamosa)
Community CollegeChief Duane Oakes
Director
719-589-7000 
1950 "O" Street
Greeley, CO 80631
(Physical:  1104 H Street, Greeley)
Agency
Director
970-356-4015 x2851
 
Assistant Director
970-356-4015 x2802
 
Western Colorado Peace Officers Academy
 
2508 Blichmann Avenue
Grand Junction, CO 81505
Community College
John W. Piatanesi
Director
970-255-2821