Course Descriptions | Program Requirements
Career OpportunitiesThe Pueblo Law Enforcement Academy (PLEA) certificate program prepares you for a career in policing, parole, or investigations. This certification allows you to become state certified as a level one police officer and work anywhere in the state of Colorado.
Program DescriptionThis program offers instruction in many areas of law including Colorado Revised Statutes, Constitutional law, and Case law pertaining to the 4th and 14th Amendments of the United States Constitution. This program is a 37-semester-hour program certified by the Colorado Peace Officers Standards and Training (POST) Board. When you complete the program, you will meet the requirements of the Police Science Option of the AAS Degree in Criminal Justice, and you will also qualify to take the Colorado POST test for certification as a Colorado peace officer.
Program RequirementsEntrance requirements: You must be admitted to PCC, file an application with the PLEA Department Chair, and meet specific guidelines prior to admission into the program (such as state statutory requirements for background checks). You may enroll in PLEA courses only if you are admitted into the program.