POST Mission

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.


Colorado POST does not approve or endorse training vendors or the classes they offer.  All Colorado law enforcement agencies determine which training courses are appropriate for their officers and do so independently of Colorado POST.  The only exception to this would be certain courses designed to train instructors for law enforcement academies (Instructor Methodology, and specific firearms / driving / arrest control instructor courses).  Outside of those academy instructor classes, no law enforcement training is “approved” by Colorado POST, nor is it required to be.


What's New

July 14, 2022
POST is pleased to announce that it will be honoring 5 law enforcement academy instructors as part of its first annual Instructor of the Year Awards.  These awards will be given to law enforcement academy instructors who have demonstrated excellence in teaching and a commitment to investing in entry-level peace officers learning and growth.
June 28, 2022
A POST Board Subcommittee Meeting will be held on June 29, 2022 at 12:15 PM VIA ZOOM   Please contact steven.eckelberry@coag.gov for access information.
June 9, 2022
An Order of Summary Suspension has been posted related to certification P.O.S.T. I.D. # CO-984-798. Please click here to read the order.

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