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Colorado Peace Officer Standards & Training (POST)

POST is a unit of the Criminal Justice Section at the Colorado Attorney General's Office. It documents and manages the certification and training of all active peace officers and reserve peace officers working in Colorado. POST provides continuing training on emerging issues, distributes grants to law enforcement agencies, and investigates civil and criminal violations of POST’s certification statutes.


Compliance oversees and approves POST law enforcement academies, processes variance requests to POST Rule, certifies and decertifies peace officers and audits law enforcement agencies’ Use of Force policies.


Training develops and implements quality practices in a variety of areas to educate and support law enforcement, as well as tracks in-service training hours for certified peace officers, pursuant to POST Rule 28.


Grants manages statewide budget for reimbursement of law enforcement training expenses, distributes funds for Colorado training regions, coordinates formulaic and competitive grant application process and audits law enforcement agencies receiving training equipment from POST.



The mission of Colorado POST is to establish and maintain standards for peace officer training and certification that are relevant, realistic and responsive to our ever-changing world.

What's New

In 1962, President Kennedy proclaimed May 15 as National Peace Officers Memorial Day and the calendar week in which it falls, as National Police Week. Naturally, the main theme of this POST Dispatch issue is honoring the fallen law enforcement officers.
The Colorado Department of Law, POST, and Safe2Tell are pleased to announce a series of awards that will elevate the men and women in Colorado dedicated to shaping the future of law enforcement. 
There has been a lot going on around recruitment and retention in law enforcement, so we created an additional issue focusing on just that.