Thanks for inquiring about becoming a cadet at the Community College of Aurora, CO Basic Law Enforcement Training Academy and starting on your path to a career in the best profession in America!
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. This academy 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. This 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.
Those who qualify for VA assistance will need to contact our Military and Veterans Services department. The Military & Veteran Services website is: https://www.ccaurora.edu/students/military-veterans. Qualified family members of honorably discharged veterans can also qualify for the in-state tuition rate. IN-STATE tuition may be available to other discharged military service members with a DD-214 and “Honorable Discharge” status. Please contact: https://www.ccaurora.edu/students/military-veterans/Tuition or Karen Hurtado (303-361-7363) if you have questions about eligibility.
Academy Times, Requirements, and Application
Include the following documents with your application:
a) Copy of Birth Certificate.
b) Copy of High School Diploma or GED.
c) Copy of college transcript; copy of college diploma, if applicable.
d) Copy of Driving Record (available at any Division of Motor Vehicles Office).
e) Copy of Driver's License.
f) Copy of Health Insurance Card (all students must have some form of health insurance).
g) Students with Citizenship papers must present the original for verification by Academy Staff.
h) Students who are agency sponsored: please attach a letter on agency letterhead from your agency head stating that you are sponsored. This letter must also contain information regarding your CBI and DMV record.
i) Letter from physician stating that you are in good physical and mental health and able to participate in the physical fitness aspects of the academy (similar to a sports physical) - must have been completed in the past six months prior to application.
j) DD214 if you have served in the military service.
After completing the necessary paperwork and obtaining all the documents, your application needs to be returned in person to:
(you must call the Academy Director at 303-880-2088 and make an appointment to drop off your application and meet with us - you can find the building by using GOOGLE MAPS and typing in "Center for Simulation, Aurora, CO" in the GOOGLE MAPS SEARCH box - it will show you our building on the Lowry campus)
Basic Law Enforcement Training Academy
Lowry Campus/Director Michael Carter
"Center for Simulation"
9235 East 10th Drive
Building 859, Room 143
Denver, CO 80230
If you would like an application packet mailed to you contact the Academy Director, Michael Carter at 303-880-2088; or his Program Assistant, Cindy Smith, at (303) 340-7070. You can also email Cindy Smith at email@example.com. Please include your name, address, phone number, and a detailed message. If she cannot be reached, please email the Academy Director, Michael Carter, at firstname.lastname@example.org.