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Law Enforcement Training Academy Certificate

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The Law Enforcement Training Academy prepares individuals to successfully sit for the Colorado P.O.S.T. (Peace Officer Standards and Training) Certification Examination, a necessary requirement to becoming a peace officer in Colorado. The Academy is staffed with experienced and professional law enforcement instructors with years of street and instructional experience.

This is a one-semester intensive peace officer certification program that provides tried-and-true police procedures plus exposure to the latest innovations and technologies. The Academy offers additional training necessary for today’s entry level Peace Officer. Law enforcement training academy applicants cannot have any felony convictions, domestic violence convictions, child support violations of the Child Support Enforcement Act or military separation with any less than honorable conditions. Applicants with any section 24-31-305, Colorado Revised Statute convictions, theft or any moral turpitude convictions, must have a Colorado POST Rule 7 Variance prior to submitting an application.

The application process for the Law Academy: possess a high school diploma or GED, hold a valid driver’s license, complete the Otero application process including the FAFSA (financial aid), apply for Colorado Opportunity Funds, complete the Law Enforcement Academy Registration Packet including two letters of recommendations, submit a completed POST fingerprint background check impression card and complete the academy pre-admission interview with the director.

Prospective students are encouraged to visit the Law Enforcement Training Academy website. To request a Law Academy Student Information Packet from the Otero College Student Services call 719-384-6831 or contact the Academy Director at 719-384-6867 or

Law Enforcement Training Academy Certificate Courses
Course NumberCourse NameCredits
LEA1001Basic Police Academy I6
LEA1002Basic Police Academy II12
LEA1003Basic Law Enforcement III2
LEA1004Basic Law Enforcement IV1
LEA1005Basic Law8
LEA1006Arrest Control Techniques3
LEA1007Law Enforcement Driving3
LEA1008Fire Arms3
LEA1010Career Management1
LEA1011Law Enforcement Defensive Weapons1
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