Certification Inquiries & Officer Complaints

Certification Inquiries

POST may disclose whether an individual is presently certified to any interested party. Without a signed and notarized release form from the officer, that is the only information we may disclose.

If you are an agency Training Coordinator and have a PID for an individual, you may email us at post@coag.gov to verify their certification status. You may also use the public-facing Peace Officer Database for this purpose. 

Officer Complaints

POST certifies peace officers, however, we are statutorily limited to revocation of certification for specifically outlined disqualifying incidents. We have no authority to investigate or to impose any other restrictions or punitive action on individual officers or agencies.

If you have a complaint about a specific officer, the first step is to go to the officer’s supervisor, then to internal affairs or the head of the agency. If you are not satisfied, or if you have a complaint about a specific agency, you may report the complaint to the DA’s office for the pertinent judicial district.  The DA’s offices have the ability to investigate complaints of this nature.  Please visit the Colorado Judicial Branch page for contact information for your judicial district.

For complaints concerning a pattern and practice of behavior by a law enforcement agency, please file your complaint with the Colorado Attorney General's Office by using this form, and selecting "Governmental Authority."  

Note

For general POST-related questions, please use the following phone number or e-mail:

For other inquiries:

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