C.R.S. 24-31-315 Resource Guide

Commission on Improving First Responder Interactions with People with Disabilities

Training development resources recommended by the Commission formed by House Bill 21-1122 can be found below. 24-31-315 mandates in-service training be provided on a rotating 5 year schedule to include Interactions with People with Disabilities. The Commission formed by House Bill 21-1122 has supplied law enforcement agencies with the following resources to assist in development of that training.

Agencies are not mandated to use these specific resources. They are being offered as an option and have not been verified or vetted by POST.

Toolkits and Resources

The Commission developed toolkits for the following focus areas. Each topic includes a sample lesson plan and a list of resources to help Law Enforcement agencies develop in-service training to meet the specific needs of their communities. These are optional resources.

Alzheimer's & Dementia

Course Content Starter & Resources:

  • Download (Combined Resources) [pdf]


Deaf, Hard of Hearing and Deafblind

Course Content Starter & Resources:

  • Denver Office of Sign Language Services - Police Recruit Training [Presentation 1 pptx] [Presentation 2 pdf]
  • Deaf and Hard of Hearing Resources [pdf]
  • Lesson Plan [pdf]
  • Denver Office of Disability Rights ADA Information for Law Enforcement [pptx]
  • ADA Overview - 2015 Handout [pdf]
  • DOJ ADA Guides (Deaf / Hard of Hearing) [pdf]
  • Crime Victim Rights Guide [pdf]
  • Rights of Individuals with Service Animals (Casetext) [URL]
  • Deaf Power & Control Wheel, Deaf-related Youtube Playlist, Deaf in Prison Fact Sheet [pdf]
  • Overall Tips for First Responders [pdf]
  • Toolkit Items [pdf]
  • Example Traffic Stop - Denver Police [mp4]
Autism & Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (IDD)
  • Download (Combined Resources) [zip]
Blind & Visually Impaired
  • Download (Combined Resources) [zip]
Physical Disabilities
  • Download (Combined Resources) [zip]
Traumatic Brain Injuries
  • Download (Combined Resources) [zip]

Community Policing Resources and Courses Available

PoliceOne: Online Course, https://www.policeoneacademy.com
Community Policing: (2 hours)

De-escalation Resources and Courses Available

COPS: Community Oriented Policing Services: Department of Justice, https://www.cops.usdoj.gov
Public Safety De-Escalation Tactics for Military Veterans in Crisis

Security Solutions International, https://www.homelandsecurityssi.com
Tactical Communication for Law Enforcement

PATC: Public Agency Training Council, https://www.patc.com/training/schedule.php
TACTICAL COMMUNICATION SKILLS: Verbal Judo, Verbal Defense &, Influence

Anti-Bias Resources and Courses Available

POST-created Course through Benchmark

POST staff has completed the creation of a 2-hour online training course on anti-bias policing. Multiple stakeholders were included in the process, to include staff from three universities, the Anti-Defamation League, Reach Beyond Bias.com and the Mount Pleasant Diversity Group from Michigan. Two POST staff members spent over 300 hours creating this course. This course was created specifically to fill the two-hour requirement of anti-bias policing training of House Bill 15-1287, or C.R.S. 24-31-315. This course (and others) is available on the POST website through the portal.

Anti-Defamation League - https://denver.adl.org/

ADL Anti-Bias Course information and flyer

PoliceOne Online Courses, https://www.policeoneacademy.com/
Anti-Bias Training For Law Enforcement: (1 hour)
Racial Profiling Part 1: (1 hour)
Racial Profiling Part 2: (2 hour)

Fair and Impartial Policing, https://www.fairimpartialpolicing.com/
There are five existing curriculum that reflect the science-based fair and impartial policing perspective. These include recruit/patrol, first-line supervisor, and command-level (or command/community) trainings.
Recruit and Patrol Officer Training
First Line Supervisor Training
Command or Command / Community Trainings

In the Line of Duty, https://lineofduty.com/
Racial Profiling Training Video
Fresno, CA: Multi-Ethnic Community Policing Training Video