External Links and Publications

National Institute of Justice's Law Enforcement Advancing Data and Science (LEADS) Programs
The National Institute of Justice’s (NIJ) Law Enforcement Advancing Data and Science (LEADS) Programs are designed to increase the research capabilities of law enforcement officers and agencies. In recent years, NIJ has focused on empowering law enforcement to integrate research into policies and practices. The LEADS Scholars Program advances evidence-based policing by supporting the development of research-minded law enforcement personnel. 

Colorado District Attorney's Council CDAC
CDAC provides centralized prosecution-related services to the District Attorneys of Colorado including training of personnel, legislative drafting and liaison, legal research, management assistance, case tracking data and safeguarding, dissemination of data to other criminal justice agencies, and other special programs.

Colorado Association of Chiefs of Police (CACP)
CACP is a professional organization committed to excellence in delivering quality service to their membership, the law enforcement community, and the citizens of Colorado.

Colorado Department of Public Safety (CDPS)
CDPS oversees Colorado Bureau of Investigation, Colorado State Patrol, Division of Criminal Justice, Division of Fire Prevention and Control, and the Department of Homeland Security and Emergency Management.

Colorado Department of Revenue Marijuana Enforcement
The Marijuana Enforcement Division (MED) is tasked with licensing and regulating the Medical and Retail Marijuana industries in Colorado

Safe2Tell is a resource for community members anonymously report safety concerns. Safe2Tell Colorado serves as the statewide bystander-reporting tool for concerning behaviors. See also: How to Handle a Safe2Tell Report

Center for Relationship Education
Resources for first responders to help with their unique challenges when dealing with marriage and family life issues.

Colorado General Assembly
Locate specific House and Senate bills and initiatives, legislative session schedule, legislators, committees, etc.

Colorado Judicial Branch
The Colorado Judicial Branch site contains judicial district maps and contact information for District Attorney's offices and Courts in Colorado.

Colorado Organization for Victim Assistance (COVA)
COVA is committed to fairness and healing of crime victims, their families and communities through leadership, education, and advocacy.

Colorado Revised Statutes (C.R.S.)
The Lexis Nexis site gives access to the complete Colorado Revised Statutes in digital form.

County Sheriff's of Colorado (CSOC)
CSOC is an association of County Sheriffs advocating for and serving the office of Sheriff. They provide education and professional assistance and promote unity to enable the Sheriffs to best serve and protect the people of the State of Colorado.

Colorado State Government
This is the main website for Colorado State government with links to all Colorado agencies and online services and resources.

Colorado State Patrol (CSP)

Hate Crimes Resource Page (COPS Office)
A variety of resources for trainers and departments, including guides, videos, discussion guides, and reports

International Association of Directors of Law Enforcement Standards and Training (IADLEST)
IADLESTis an international organization of training managers and executives dedicated to the improvement of public safety personnel. IADLEST serves as the national forum of Peace Officer Standards and Training (POST) agencies, boards, and commissions as well as statewide training academies throughout the United States.

IADLEST National Decertification Index (NDI)
This is the site that lists peace officers who have discipline on their certification record.

ERPO Resources

ERPO (Red Flag Bill)Model Policy (Updated 12/4/2019)
A model policy created pursuant to C.R.S. 13-14.5-108(7) for use by Colorado law enforcement agencies.

ERPO Gun Storage Resources
A map of firearms dealers and law enforcement agencies willing to temporarily store surrendered firearms. This map is provided by and maintained by the Colorado Firearm Safety Coalition.


Eyewitness Identification Model Policy and Forms
A model policy created pursuant to C.R.S. 16-1-109 for use by Colorado law enforcement agencies.

Colorado's Legalization of Marijuana and the Impact of Public Safety: A Practical Guide for Law Enforcement
This guide is available as a free download from the Police Foundation website.

IACP Support for National Use-of-Force Data Collection
The IACP encourages law enforcement agencies to voluntarily participate in collecting data about use-of-force incidents. Read the letter of support for details about the program and how to participate.

IACP Newsletter
A monthly publication offering a variety of resources to law enforcement professionals.

COVID-19 Information

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

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The Department of Justice Combatting Coronavirus Fraud

FBI Exec Discusses COVID-19-Related Schemes