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.

*Training records have not yet been uploaded to the database.  More information regarding entering in-service training events and records will follow.

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


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

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.

Colorado POST is aware of one course that would qualify peace officers to be given credit for this training mandate. The course, Elder Abuse Training for Law Enforcement, was presented by the Elder Justice Coalition of Boulder County, in Boulder County in 2013.  Those requesting credit for attending that course must show proof of attendance. 

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 is July 1, 2014.

To register for the any of the presentations that are already scheduled, complete the POST Training Registration Form and return it via email to Stefanie Mackey ( at least one week prior to the start date of the course you select.  PLEASE NOTE: AN ADDITIONAL CLASS HAS BEEN SCHEDULED ON JUNE 13, 2014.  See Registration form for details.  THE CLASS SCHEDULED FOR JUNE 5, 2014 IN OTERO COUNTY HAS BEEN CANCELED. 

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

Firearms Training Program Changes

Changes to the Firearms Training Program were approved by the POST Board
at the December 6, 2013, Board Meeting.  Please see Director Dunbar's memo
regarding these changes.

POST Notice of Funding - Fiscal Year 2015

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 2015. Funds are subject to state legislative allocation.  Please click here for further information.

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

Notice of Address Change

Effective January 22, 2013, the Colorado Department of Law will operate from the Ralph L. Carr Colorado Judicial Center. The new address and phone number are:

Colorado Department of Law
Criminal Justice Section - Colorado POST
Ralph L. Carr Colorado Judicial Center
1300 Broadway, 9th Floor
Denver, Colorado 80203
720.508.6000 - Main


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

"New Guidline for HR218 Improvement Act"

"LEOSA Improvement Act 2010" pdf

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 

Legislative Updates

POST sponsors annual Legislative Updates courses through the Colorado District Attorney’s Council. This program is available statewide at no cost to law enforcement attendees. Contact CDAC directly for Legislative Update training or other legal program assistance.

HB 10-1201 Concerning Duties Related to Peace Officer Contacts enacted as Colorado Revised Statute 16-3-310. Oral advisement and written consent prior to search of a vehicle or a person during a police contact.

2014 POST Manual

Peace Officer Certification

Resources for Prospective Peace Officers

About POST