Police Training Academy

Welcome to the CCA POST-certified Police Academy

CCA will not be hosting a SPRING 2023 academy, nor any full-time academies this year

If you want a head start into the fast-paced world of law enforcement, this is where it begins! Our law enforcement graduates are working throughout the state. Many serve in leadership positions, and we are proud to have several past graduates go on to become police chiefs!

> Our program is certified by the Colorado Peace Officer Standards and Training Board (POST). For 2023, our next part-time academy (we don't run full-time academies) starts in the Fall, on August 21, 2023.

The coursework you complete at the academy applies directly to the AAS/CRJ degree too and is transferable to several in-state colleges and university Bachelor degree programs.

CCA offers these certificates and degrees in police/law enforcement:

Criminal Justice - A.A.

Criminal Justice - A.A.S.

Basic Law Enforcement Training Academy Certificate

 

√ Click here to watch our informational video on the Academy!


Getting Started

Academy Times, Requirements, and Application

  • For the Fall 2023 calendar year, we offer an approximately 42+-week long, 800+ hour, part-time academy.

    > Our next FALL 2023 academy starts on Monday, AUGUST 21, 2023.

  • Please contact Dir. Michael Carter at 303-880-2088 or michael.carter@ccaurora.edu for an application packet or click on any of the packet application links in this site!

    The next academy, for FALL 2023, will be a part-time academy, running Monday through Thursday nights from 6 to 10 PM AND all day on Saturdays from 8 AM to 5 PM. It will start on August 21, 2023; and has a projected graduation on June 13, 2024. A mandatory orientation for the FALL 2023 academy will be held for all accepted applicants on Tuesday, August 8, 2023, from 5:30 to 8:30 PM.

    >Applications are being accepted up to July 21, 2022. IF you are thinking of applying, please call the Director at 303-880-2088 to reserve a potential spot. Entry for qualified candidates, who have been through the final vetting process with the Academy Director, or the Director’s appointee for vetting, is on a first-come, first-approved basis. We do make a wait-list over and above the first 20 applicants.
     

  • We will not be running any full-time academies through 2024.

  • The academy program fee includes the full use of our Glock 17 9mm firearms; all required ammo – even if “extra” work is needed on the range to help you qualify; books; equipment; and other required materials for the program. Cadets are financially responsible for 1-2 pairs (their option) of black, police-style boots or shoes (talk with the Director before buying boots, to make sure you buy affordable, yet durable boots), a black belt for their BDU pants, a police-style flashlight, any note-taking supplies and materials, and, optionally, a pair of wrestling shoes for the mat work.

    • The current academy cost with the applicable Colorado Opportunity Fund (COF) state stipend assistance applied for qualified in-state applicants, as of 22 May 2021, is about $8,600.00. This amount, reflecting both the academy college tuition and college fees and the academy’s equipment fees for a “qualified in-state tuition” student, does not reflect future tuition or fees increases that the college may add after this date.

What makes us different

Through our intensive classroom and tactical curricula, focused on the most current knowledge and skills taught by leading instructors in the profession, we will give you the confidence needed to be the law enforcement professional you desire to be!

See a list of courses we offer.

Police Academy contacts

Michael Carter
Program Director
303.880.2088
Michael.Carter@CCAurora.edu

Cindy Smith
Academy Program Assistant
303-340-7070
cindy.smith@ccaurora.edu

Click here to meet our faculty!


 

Program Level Outcomes (PLOs) - Criminal Justice A.A.

Statements which articulate, in measurable terms, what students should know and be able to demonstrate as a result of and at the conclusion of a program. PLOs communicate program goals explicitly and foster the transfer of responsibility for learning from faculty to students.

A student who obtains an A.A. degree in Criminal Justice from the Community College of Aurora will demonstrate the following abilities:

  • Describe the historic origins to present-day structure and operation of our American Criminal Justice, Courts and Corrections system at both the local and federal levels.
  • Explain how an ethical criminal justice system and participatory citizenship protect constitutional freedoms.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the laws, Constitutional requirements, and legally defined procedures that criminal justice professionals have to adhere to when working within the field of criminal justice.
  • Articulate ethical implications of decision making in a professional capacity.
  • Show sufficient critical self-awareness to identify and ameliorate the influence of personal biases and values when interacting with diverse groups in criminal-related issues.

Program Level Outcomes (PLOs) - Criminal Justice A.A.S

Statements that articulate, in measurable terms, what students should know and be able to demonstrate as a result of and at the conclusion of a program. PLOs communicate program goals explicitly and foster the transfer of responsibility for learning from faculty to students.

A student who obtains an A.A.S. degree in Criminal Justice from the Community College of Aurora will demonstrate the following abilities:

  • Describe the historic origins to present-day structure and operation of our American Criminal Justice, Courts and Corrections system at both the local and federal levels.
  • Explain how an ethical criminal justice system and participatory citizenship protect constitutional freedoms.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the laws, Constitutional requirements, and legally defined procedures that criminal justice professionals have to adhere to when working within the field of criminal justice.
  • Show sufficient critical self-awareness to identify and ameliorate the influence of personal biases and values when interacting with diverse groups in criminal-related issues.
  • Demonstrate specialized and holistic knowledge of the Criminal Justice System and the law enforcement profession required for entry-level law enforcement and criminal justice professionals.

Program Level Outcomes (PLOs) - Basic Law Enforcement Training Academy Certificate

Statements that articulate, in measurable terms, what students should know and be able to demonstrate as a result of and at the conclusion of a program. PLOs communicate program goals explicitly and foster the transfer of responsibility for learning from faculty to students.

A student who obtains a Basic Law Enforcement Training Academy certificate from the Community College of Aurora will demonstrate the following abilities:

  • Demonstrate communication and writing skills that are formal and professional in nature.
  • Apply legal concepts required of entry-level law enforcement and criminal justice professionals.
  • Demonstrate critical thinking skills by evaluating and analyzing contemporary, ethical, and inclusive diversity issues in law enforcement and criminal justice using knowledge of criminal justice concepts, terminology, and theories.
  • Demonstrate proficiency in the specialized and holistic knowledge basic skills required for entry-level law enforcement and criminal justice professionals.
  • Show sufficient critical self-awareness to identify and ameliorate the influence of personal biases and values when interacting with diverse groups in criminal-related issues.
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