The Colorado State Patrol Academy provides advanced and on-going training for its members.
Uniform Training consists of both In-Service and advanced classes.
In-Service classes are provided each year for every uniformed member. Topics at In-Service are geared to provide Troopers with new information and tactics. For more information on In-Service, click here.
Advanced classes that are offered to Troopers include:
Leadership & Supervision Training
The Colorado State Patrol has a formalized process for training prospective Sergeants and Captains supervision and leadership. The curriculum taught to candidates are:
Northwestern University has two courses Patrol members can take advantage of. The “First Line Supervision”, a two-week course is generally offered to first line supervisors, (Sergeants). “Staff and Command”, a ten-week course is available to Captains.
Leadership within the Colorado State Patrol is simultaneously very rewarding and extremely challenging. Those individuals that commit themselves to this path can look forward to a life of learning, a life of challenges that require earnest effort to solve, and the knowledge that they have made a significant difference in the organization and in the lives of those individuals within their command of responsibility.
Communication Officer Training
Communication Officer training is provided on a yearly basis for Communication Officers across the State. Typical classes that are offered at Communications Officer training are:
Civilian training usually consists of classes that civilians will need to support the mission of the state patrol. Classes that are offered to civilians are: