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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 2019 we will be running two part-time academies (click here to apply for admittance to the academy). 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.

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


Getting Started

We offer two 42-week long, 800+ hour, part-time academies that will start for this coming 2019 calendar year.

  • Our July 2018 academy has already filled up and we are no longer accepting applications for it, except for a place on our waitlist: call 303-880-2088 for more information. Please apply to our next academy for Spring 2019, starting Dec. 10th (we start early before the formal start of the Spring semester to allow for scheduling in "snow days").

The Spring 2019 P.O.S.T. Academy will be a part-time 42-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 will start "early" on December 10th, 2018, to allow for extra “snow days” to be inserted into the 2019 training program. Cadets will get the college’s Winter Holiday break and July 4th break off with a projected graduation on September 25th, 2019.

 Our Fall 2019 P.O.S.T. Academy will start July 15th, 2019. It will also 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. Starting on July 15th, 2018; cadets will get the college’s Thanksgiving break (resuming class 11/30), and Winter Holiday break off with a projected graduation on May 6th, 2020.

  • 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 $7,834.77. 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.

Basic Law Enforcement Training Academy Certificate Gainful Employment Info

Police Academy contacts

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

Stephanie Agner
Academy Administrative Assistant
303-340-7076
stephanie.agner@ccaurora.edu

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Click here for the CCA P.O.S.T. Academy Application Packet!

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