Youth Academy

Youth Academy Group photo at Dove Valley

Colorado State Patrol Youth Academy

June 15th- 21st, 2014
Applications Due by March 7th 2014


The goal of the CSP Youth Academy is to assist in the development of future leaders for the state of Colorado.




What to Expect

Focus will be on leadership development through team exercises and individual achievement. Cadets will become familiar with the basic elements of the CSP Academy through a demanding daily training schedule.

The CSP Youth Academy will be mentally and physically demanding, and will challenge all participants. The Academy is limited to forty participants selected throughout the state.

How Much Does It Cost?
The Academy is provided at no cost to the participants. The Academy is made possible through partnerships with local community-minded businesses, organizations, and the Colorado State Patrol.
Training Includes The Requirements
  • Team Building and Leadership
  • Ethics and Law Enforcement
  • Introduction to Law Enforcement Driving
  • Firearm Safety and Familiarization
  • Police Communications Procedures
  • History and Philosophy of the CSP
  • Applicant Requirements:
  • Be at Least Sixteen (16) Years of Age by June 15, 2014
  • Be a High School Junior or Senior in the Fall of 2014
  • Complete a 500-750 word essay
  • Have a Minimum GPA of 2.0
  • Be a Colorado Resident
  • Posses a Valid Colorado Driver's License
  • Show Proof of Current Medical Insurance
  • Have Doctor Certification of Ability to Participate
  • Agree to a Criminal and Driver History Check
  • Present Two (2) Letters of Recommendation
  • Complete an Application and Local Interview

How To Apply

If you meet the above requirements, download the CSP Youth Academy Application, or pick up an application from your local troop office beginning the second week of January.

All applications for the 2014 Youth Academy must be returned to your local troop office no later than March 7, 2014, with an essay, two letters of recommendation, a copy of most recent report card, and a copy of a valid CO driver's license. Applications received after this date will not be considered for the 2014 Youth Academy.

*Applicants who are accepted to attend the 2014 Youth Academy will be mailed a cadet packet in April.

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For more information contact:
Captain Lawrence Hilton

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