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Peace Officer Standards and Training (POST) Academy

Reserve Officers must attend either a Colorado P.O.S.T. certified reserve academy or a full-time P.O.S.T. certified academy.  All reserve applicants must complete the same pre-employment written testing, background investigation, psychological testing, and polygraph examination as our full-time deputy sheriffs.

Currently, all applicants must be P.O.S.T. certified through a full-time P.O.S.T. academy or a P.O.S.T. reserve academy before applying.

If you are interested in becoming a Reserve Deputy Sheriff, visit the Employment page.

If you have questions, please contact Lieutenant Chris Washburn at 303-814-7057 or  e-mail at

POST Board 

The Colorado Peace Officer Standards and Training (POST) Board documents and manages the training and certification of all active peace officers and reserve peace officers working for Colorado law enforcement agencies. POST also provides continuing training on emerging issues, including anti-bias, DNA and witness protection issues.

Contact POST or call 720-508-6721


Log in for individual records, or, for administrators, appoint or separate officers from your agency.

  • Individual: certified peace officers can gain access to their individual portal to review their certification, training history, and update their current address and phone number.
  • Training Coordinators: Can add in-service training events, register agency employees for training classes, and add training records to their employees’ records.*
  • Agency Head/Workforce Portal: Can add/remove certified employees from their agency.