Colorado POST-Approved Basic Academies

In order to become POST-certified as a peace officer, you must first attend a POST-approved Basic academy. All Basic academies must meet or exceed POST requirements. The minimum required Basic curriculum is 548 hours, though all academies exceed this requirement. Academies may be full-time or part-time, and length ranges from 16 to 40 weeks and typically run from August-December or January-May/June. Attendance at agency academies is limited to individuals sponsored by a law enforcement agency. Community college academies operate on open-enrollment and are generally self-funded.Specific requirements for admission must be met in order to enroll. Please contact the individual academies directly to obtain information regarding the application process, cost and length of program. There is NO online academy.

Current Basic Academic Training Curriculum (2017)

Please review the Basic Certification page for further information regarding the certification process.

List of Reserve Academies

List of Refresher Academies

Academy Address Type Contact
Adams County Sheriff's Academy
FLATROCK Regional Training Center
23600 E. 128th Ave.
Commerce City, CO 80022
Agency
Cmdr. Michael McKinney
Director
720-523-7502
 
Aims Windsor Campus, Public Safety Institute Building
1130 South Gate Drive
Windsor, CO 80550
Community College Cliff Aims
Director
970-378-3560 
Arapahoe C.C. Law Enforcement Academy
5900 South Santa Fe Drive
Littleton, CO 80160-9002
Community College David P. Bruce
Director
303-797-5874

Aurora Police Training Academy

25950 East Quincy Avenue
Aurora, CO 80016
Google Maps

Agency
Lt. Mike McClelland
Director
303-739-1606
Law Enforcement Training Academy
3000 County Road 114
Glenwood Springs, CO 81601
Community College Stewart Curry
Director
970-947-8173

Chuck House
Assistant Director
970-947-8283
Colorado Springs PD Training Academy
725 North Murray Blvd.
Colorado Springs, CO 80915
Agency
Director
719-444-7679
Camp George West
15055 Golden Road
Golden, CO 80401
Agency
Training Services Branch Cmdr.
303-273-1753
9235 East 10th Drive
Building 859
Denver, CO 80230
Community College
Michael Carter
Director
303-340-7211
 
Denver Police Academy
2155 North Akron Way
Denver, CO 80238
Agency
Lt. John Coppedge
720-913-1352
El Paso County S.O. Training Academy
Office of the Sheriff
27 East Vermijo
Colorado Springs, CO 80903
Agency
Sgt. Christopher Klug
Director
719-520-7147
 
Front Range Community College Law
Enforcement Academy
1501 Academy Court
Fort Collins, CO 80524
Google Maps
Community College Dr. Laura Manuel
Director
970-204-8283
 
6001 Ron King Trail
Littleton, CO 80125
Private
Sgt. Jeff Bredehoeft
Director
303-663-7704
Jefferson County SO and Lakewood PD Combined Regional Academy
 
1955 S. Kipling St
Lakewood CO 80227
Agency
Director
303-271-5439 or 303-987-7364
1802 Colorado Avenue
La Junta, CO 81050
(Physical: 551 Prospect St, La Junta)
Community College
719-384-6867
5675 South Academy Blvd.
Colorado Springs, CO 80906
Community College
Cathy LaBrecque
Director
719-502-3528
Pueblo Law Enforcement Academy
900 West Orman Avenue
Pueblo, CO 81004
Community College
Matthew Grable
Director
719-549-3377
 
200 South Main Street
Pueblo, CO 81003
Agency
Sgt. James Olonia
Director
719-553-2539
 
13300 West Sixth Avenue
Lakewood, CO 80228
Community College
Mark Beluscak
Director
303-914-6464
33057 Hwy 160
Mancos, CO 81328
Community College
Douglas Parker
Director
970-564-6202
 
1765 U.S. Highway 50
Delta, CO 81416
Community College David Stassen
Director
970-874-6576
 
Law Enforcement Training Academy
1011 Main Street
Alamosa, CO 81101
(Physical: 502 2nd Street, Alamosa)
Community College Major George Dingfelder
Director
719-580-8484
1950 "O" Street
Greeley, CO 80631
(Physical: 1104 H Street, Greeley)
Agency
Director
970-356-4015 x2802
 
Assistant Director
970-356-4015 x2802
 
Western Colorado Peace Officers Academy
2508 Blichmann Avenue
Grand Junction, CO 81505
Community College
John W. Piatanesi
Director
970-255-2821