One of the many ways that the Colorado State Patrol works to provide a safe and secure environment is through DUI enforcement. There are a number or reasons that DUI enforcement is a top priority for Colorado State Troopers. The first is that crashes involving alcohol or drugs have twice the number of injuries and deaths than crashes where alcohol was not involved. Also crashes that involve alcohol and drugs are usually much more severe that other types of crashes. It is for these reasons that DUI enforcement is a priority for the entire State patrol.
A Trooper’s DUI enforcement starts during their academy basic training. State Patrol Cadets receive 24 hours of training specifically related to the identification and arrest procedures related to impaired drivers. The 24-hour DUI class includes the following topics:
In addition other training courses at the academy directly relate to DUI enforcement. Some of these classes include: Constitutional Law, Arrest, Search and Seizure, Colorado Traffic Code and Traffic Stops. For more information, click here.
The Colorado State Patrol is one of the leading law enforcement agencies in DUI enforcement.
During 2003 State Troopers wrote a total of 8,600 DUI citations, State wide.
During 2004 State Troopers wrote a total of 11,982 DUI citations, State wide.
During 2005, State Troopers wrote a total of 13,051 DUI citations, State wide.