Cory Amend, POST Director
Cory Amend was selected as the Colorado Director of Peace Officer Standards and Training (P.O.S.T.) in April of 2015. Mr. Amend’s primary responsibilities are the development and revision of law enforcement training curricula, the approval and inspection of law enforcement training programs and academies; overseeing the administration of written skills examinations; ensuring compliance with state statutes, rules, policies and regulations and changes based on P.O.S.T. Board action; preparing and managing the P.O.S.T. budget; and overseeing the training grant award application process.
Mr. Amend accepted this position after twenty-three years of continuous law enforcement experience in Colorado, with over seventeen years of command and supervisory experience. He brings to the P.O.S.T. Director position a solid background of supervision, organizational leadership and knowledge of police administration. Before coming to POST, Mr. Amend led various divisions during his law enforcement career including Patrol, Investigations, Detention, Special Operations and S.W.A.T.
Mr. Amend received his Bachelor of Science degree in 1985 from the University of Colorado at Denver and received his Master in Criminal Justice: Executive Leadership degree from the University of Colorado at Denver in 2009. Also in 2009, Mr. Amend attended the Federal Bureau of Investigation National Academy in Quantico, Virginia, Class #236. Mr. Amend is a member of the Federal Bureau of Investigation Law Enforcement Executive Development Association (LEEDA), the National Tactical Officers Association (NTOA) and has participated for multiple years as a member of the Colorado Association of Chiefs of Police Legislative Committee. In 2011, Mr. Amend’s article “Are You an Effective Leader” was published in the FBI Law Enforcement Bulletin.