Peace Officer Standards and Training Board


Peace Officer Standards and Training Board

The Colorado Peace Officer Standards and Training (POST) Board documents and manages the training and certification of all active peace officers and reserve peace officers working for Colorado law enforcement agencies. POST also provides continuing training on emerging issues, including anti-bias, DNA and witness protection issues.

Contact POST - 720-508-6721


Log in for individual records, or, for administrators, appoint or separate officers from your agency.

  • Individual: certified peace officers can gain access to their individual portal to review their certification, training history, and update their current address and phone number. 
  • Training Coordinators: Can add in-service training events, register agency employees for training classes, and add training records to their employees’ records.*
  • Agency Head/Workforce Portal: Can add/remove certified employees from their agency.

To request access to the portal, please visit this page.


POST Soliciting Training Curriculum Quotes

In the coming weeks POST will be soliciting quotes for the development of training curriculum.  This solicitation will be published using the Colorado Vendor Self Service System (VSS). Vendors must be registered on VSS in order to be considered responsive at the time of submission of the response.  Registration on VSS is required to be considered for award.  If a vendor is not registered on VSS, solicitation responses from such vendor received will not be considered.  VSS and its registration information may be linked through the State Purchasing Office link at . If you are interested in responding to the upcoming solicitation, please ensure that you register via VSS to receive proper notifications.


The Colorado POST Grant Program is announcing the availability of funds for the training of law enforcement peace officers, particularly small and rural agencies, for FY 2016. Funds are subject to state legislative allocation.

The funding cycle for POST begins July 1st of each year. The POST grant program year is July 1 through June 30th of each year.

In order to be considered for funding applicants must submit an application via the POST grant management data base by March 31st, 2015.  Entities which have received previous funding from POST have continual access to the data base.  New applicants should contact Grant Manager Becky Calomino, for access to the system and to receive further instructions.  Her contact information is

Eligible applicants must be a local government, college, university or not-for-profit for the purpose of funding peace officer training programs.  Eligible use of funds includes; training, training equipment, training supplies, backfill and travel costs for both student and instructor.  Program delivery and grant administrative funds are also available.

Colorado’s Legalization and the Impact on Public Safety: A Practical Guide

This guide is available as a free download from the Police Foundation website.

Colorado Attorney General's
Excellence In Law Enforcement Award

During a special presentation at the Arvada Police Department today, Colorado Attorney General John Suthers presented Sergeant A.J. DeAndrea with the 2014 “Colorado Attorney General’s Excellence in Law Enforcement Award.” The award is given annually to a certified Colorado peace officer who has served his or her community in an exemplary fashion over an extended period.

POST 2014 Mandated Training

Colorado Dog Protection Act Training 

This course was developed by the Dog Protection Task Force in order to comply with SB13-226, the Dog Protection Act. All local law enforcement agency officers are required to complete this training.  Though this is not a POST-provided course, POST is tracking completion of the course by officers.  This course may be taken individually or as a group training. Click on the title/link to access the training website.

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.

A number of POST approved presentations of the four hour training have been scheduled for the first six months of 2014.  The mandate for peace officers to be 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 January 1, 2014, this is the ONLY curriculum that will fulfill the mandated training requirement. 

POST will credit those peace officers who have previously attended the forty-hour basic school resource officer training course presented by the National Association of School Resource Officers (NASRO), Corbin and Associates Inc.   Peace officers who have attended an approved course shall submit proof of attendance to POST by December 1, 2014.

Peace officers who have previously attended a basic SRO course from another presenter may request a review of the course content for POST credit.

The curriculum may be presented in one session or as multiple modules.  Course presentations shall be approved by POST prior to the scheduling of the training.  As some of the content is specific to Colorado, it’s recommended that presenters contact POST staff for information on instructors and training resources.  Course approval information is available here, or please contact Stefanie Mackey

POST Strategic Plan

On September 20, 2013, the POST Board adopted the 2013-2016 Strategic Plan for Colorado POST.   The plan was the culmination of nine months of assessment of POST’s programs and services, interviews with board members and members of the law enforcement community and a work session of the POST Board on September 19, 2013 in Pueblo.  Issues were identified, prioritized and next steps were discussed.   POST staff will be discussing the issues and determining strategies to achieve these priorities.

POST Strategic Plan


In an effort to improve our communications, we have created a FAQ Page.  It has general POST information, information on academies, certification issues, training, and other areas.  Please click on the link in the menu in the left column or this link


In an effort to improve our timely sharing of information, actions and activities, we have started a newsletter. Our intention is to provide monthly or bimonthly reports on what is going on with Colorado POST and issues that may affect public safety.

Past Newsletters:

April/May 2014
January/February/March 2014

October/November/December 2013
July/August/September 2013

May/June 2013
April 2013
February/March 2013
January 2013


Effective 7/12/13 POST will no longer issue PID cards (replacements or originals).  POST recommends that agencies issuing Police ID Cards put the officers PID number, used only for tracking training, on the back of the ID card. 

Conditional Authority Abolished Effective August 8, 2012

Online Training Courses

To register for an online course you will need your POST Identification (PID) number.  This is your unique ID number issued by POST.  Failure to use the POST ID number can result in you not receiving POST credit for course completion and your training record being incomplete.  If  you do not know your PID number, please call POST at 720-508-6721 or email

DNA Evidence Collection and Retention for Colorado Peace Officers Training

DNA Training FAQ

POST Anti-Bias Internet Training

Anti-Bias Training FAQ 

2015 POST Manual

Peace Officer Certification

Resources for Prospective Peace Officers

About POST