Rule 28 In-Service Training
Every year each officer must complete 24 hours of training, of which a minimum of 12 hours must be in the area of perishable skills (arrest control, driving, and firearms), with at least one hour in each perishable skill category.
For a complete description of Rule 28 mandate, please click here.
C.R.S. 24-31-315 (Formerly known as 1287)
In July 2015, C.R.S. 24-31-315 was created by House Bill 15-1287 to mandate in-service training requirements for Colorado peace officers. Every POST certified full-time, part-time, and reserve peace officer employed by a Colorado law enforcement agency is required to train in Proper Holds and Restraints, Anti-Bias training, Community Policing / Community Partnership training and De-Escalation training. The trainings must be completed at least once every five years. For full details about this mandate, please see the C.R.S. 24-31-315 Training & Resource Guide page.
DNA Online Training
DNA evidence - collection – retention training is required for all Colorado certified peace officers per CRS 24-31-311 (1)
Officers who completed a Colorado Basic Academy that began after March 1, 2009 received DNA training in the academy and meet statutory requirements. Provisional (out-of-state) officers are required to complete the DNA training.
To access the online DNA training course, please log into the POST Portal and select the DNA filter on the left hand side. Choose the DNA- DNA Course 1 to begin the course.
Colorado Dog Protection Act
All certified officers appointed to a "local law enforcement agency" (municipal police department or a sheriff's office) are required to complete dog protection training that complies with C.R.S. 29-5-112 within one year of their appointment. The on-line training created by the Dog Protection Task Force is no longer available as of January 1, 2020. Also, the Dog Protection Task Force no longer exists since it was disbanded by statute as of January 31, 2015.
Please note this training is mandated by the Colorado legislature through statute and is not a POST mandated training. Agencies are encouraged to consult C.R.S. 29-5-112 for direction on how to comply with this training requirement.
Mandatory Reporting of Abuse or Exploitation of Elders Training for Law Enforcement
Colorado POST was directed to establish standards to recognize and address incidents of abuse and exploitation of at-risk elders by identifying a training curriculum by January 1, 2014. The legislative mandate requires each county sheriff and each municipal law enforcement agency to have at least one peace officer attend the training by January 1, 2015.
The mandate for peace officers as mandatory reporters of suspected elder abuse was July 1, 2014.
Basic School Resource Officer Training Curriculum
Colorado POST was directed to establish standards for school resource officers (SRO) by identifying a training curriculum by January 1, 2014. The legislative mandate requires each county sheriff and each municipal law enforcement agency to have at least one peace officer attend the training by January 1, 2015.
***Effective June 2, 2017 the SRO curriculum has changed. Currently the only curriculum that will fulfill the mandated training requirement is through NASRO.***
For a description of the NASRO Basic SRO Curriculum, click here: NASRO Course Descriptions
For the NASRO Training calendar, click here: NASRO Training Calendar