Director: Gini England
Phone: (970) 247-2929 Ext. 7202
The Southwest Regional Law Enforcement Academy Durango (SWRLEAD) 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.
This 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. The full-time program is 18 weeks long and the part-time program is 36 weeks long. 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.