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Law Enforcement Training Academy Information

Training for Future Peace Officers

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Otero believes today’s peace officers need this training in addition to the POST curriculum and before they work the street. Such training during the academy creates a better prepared officer and saves small and rural agencies valuable time and training expenses. Many agencies have limited training budgets or work scheduling constraints that make entry level officers wait years for the “added” training available in the Otero Law Academy.

For more information or to request a Law Academy Student Information Packet from the Otero Junior College Student Services call 719-384-6800 or contact the Academy Director at 719-384-6867 or start the process by completing the checklist linked to in this page (below).

Otero LETA Checklist & Application


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Admission Requirements

  • Applicants must be 20 years old and possess a high school diploma or a GED.
  • Students must undergo background checks to document they do not have any felony, section 24-31-305, C.R.S. convictions without a POST variance, domestic violence convictions, including on-going or open charges and no violations of the Child Support Enforcement Act.
  • Students must have a valid driver's license with a driving record free of drug and driving revocations.
  • Students are required to posses a valid Colorado Driver’s License prior to completion.

All registrants must be law enforcement career oriented. Registration is open to peace officers seeking certification, recertification, reserve officers seeking certification training and individuals in law enforcement careers needing supplemental training. Otero insurance doesn’t allow students to “sit-in” or “audit” a class without registration.