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.


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

Online Training Courses

The online DNA Course is now available via the POST portal. To request access to the portal, please visit this page.  After login, hover over the Training & Events tab and choose Browse or Sign up for Training, then check DNA under the Refine your Search By Program on the left side.  Click on the DNA Course, then click Assign to Event and follow the prompts to begin the course. 



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:

July 2015

May 2015

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

2015 POST Manual

Peace Officer Certification

Resources for Prospective Peace Officers

About POST