The Training Section is responsible for the development, implementation and administration of all Sheriff’s Office training programs as well as the coordination of all training through other agencies, institutions and providers. The Training Section staff consists of a Training Director (Lieutenant), an Academy Director (Sergeant), two Training Deputies, a Range Master (Deputy), and an Administrative Assistant. More than one hundred dedicated employees and volunteers from across the Office serve as auxiliary instructors and role players in addition to their primary daily assignments.
The Training Section and auxiliary instructor staff provide many thousands of hours of training to Sheriff’s Office employees annually. These hours are comprised of basic and recurring training and specialized and advanced training. Our goal is to conduct at least one Basic Law Enforcement Academy each year.
Successful applicants endure an academically challenging and physically demanding 22 week program culminating with a Colorado Peace Office Standards and Training (P.O.S.T.) certification.
The Training Section annually averages more than 60,000 hours of training including the Basic Academy, 26 in-service programs for sworn and civilian employees as well as regular firearms and TASER qualification and certifications. The firearms program alone will conduct more than 1850 individual weapon qualifications and expend more than 65,000 rounds of ammunition annually. The Sheriff’s Office also is responsible for maintaining an HR-218, retired law enforcement officer firearms qualification program.
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For more information please contact a member of the Training Section Staff.
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