Police Training Academy

Welcome to our P.O.S.T. certified Police Academy

If you want a headstart 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 (P.O.S.T.). For 2020 and 2021 we will be running part-time academies.

 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

We offer two 39-week long, 800+ hour, part-time academies for the 2020 calendar year.

The “Spring” 2020 P.O.S.T. Academy that starts on January 21st, 2020, will be a part-time 39-week/800+ hour academy, running Monday through Thursday nights from 6 to 10 PM AND all day on Saturdays from 8 AM to 5 PM. It has a projected graduation date of October 28th, 2020. A mandatory orientation for the SPRING 2020 academy will be held for all accepted applicants on Thursday, January 9th, 2020, from 5:30 to 8:30 PM. Packets for this academy must be received, in person, by the Director by 5 PM on January 7th.

Our “Fall” 2020 P.O.S.T. Academy will start July 13th, 2020. It will also be a part-time 39-week/800+ hour academy, running Monday through Thursday nights from 6 to 10 PM AND all day on Saturdays from 8 AM to 5 PM. Starting on July 13th, 2020, the academy has a projected graduation date of May 5th, 2021. A mandatory orientation for the FALL 2020 academy will be held for all accepted applicants on June 25th, 2020, from 5:30 to 8:30 PM.

  • The academy program fee includes the 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 2018, 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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