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Colorado Peace Officer Standards and Training

The Colorado Peace Officer Standards and Training (POST) Board documents and manages the certification and training of all active peace officers and reserve peace officers working for Colorado law enforcement agencies. POST also provides continuing training on emerging issues, including anti-bias, DNA and witness protection issues. Colorado POST is a unit of the Criminal Justice Section of the Colorado Attorney General's Office.

POST Mission

The mission of Colorado POST is to establish and maintain standards for peace officer training and certification that are relevant, realistic and responsive to our ever-changing world.

NOTICE to VENDORS CONCERNING TRAINING CLASSES:

Colorado POST does not approve or endorse training vendors or the classes they offer.  All Colorado law enforcement agencies determine which training courses are appropriate for their officers and do so independently of Colorado POST.  The only exception to this would be certain courses designed to train instructors for law enforcement academies (Instructor Methodology, and specific firearms / driving / arrest control instructor courses).  Outside of those academy instructor classes, no law enforcement training is “approved” by Colorado POST, nor is it required to be.

What's New

October 13, 2021
For All Colorado Peace Officers: POST will offer training on the recent legislation impacting Peace Officer certification. Learn about new reporting requirements, the certification revocation and suspension process, and the public facing POST database. This virtual event will be recorded and posted on the POST web site.
September 22, 2021
The SME and Board meetings are open to the public through Zoom. Find the public link for the meeting you are interested in attending below. This quarter's Board meeting will include a rulemaking session. Proposed rule changes can be found here: https://www.sos.state.co.us/CCR/eDocketCriteria.do
September 22, 2021
The Work Session is open to the public through Zoom and available via the public link below. This quarter's meeting will include a rulemaking session. Proposed rule changes can be found here: https://www.sos.state.co.us/CCR/eDocketCriteria.do

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