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  • Law Enforcement Academy
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    Matthew Grable
    Gorsich Advanced Technology Center
    Room 208

    Administrative Assistant
    Stefana Adcock

    Doug Parker, Coordinator
    33057 Highway 160
    Mancos, CO 81328

    Administrative Assistant

  • Did You Know?

    Graduates from the Academy have gained employment with Law Enforcement Agencies throughout the state of Colorado including Fort Collins Police Department, Boulder Police Department, Fremont County Sheriff’s Office, Canon City Police Department, Pueblo County Sheriff’s Office, Pueblo Police Department, Larimer County Sheriff’s Office, Ft. Morgan Police Department and Southern Ute Police Department. We have recruitment officers that come to the Academy and personally talk to our students; we have even been recruited from New Mexico and Kansas!

  • Fast Facts

    Program Start Term: Fall & Spring

    Award: AAS, Certificate

    Average Class Size: 15-20 (Pueblo) 14-18 (Mancos)

    Program Length: 18 Weeks

    Part-time or Full-time: Full-time

    Course Availability: Day Classes

    Program Locations: Pueblo, Mancos

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  • Career Information 
    Successful students can work in the field of law enforcement. This means any local, state or federal department.  They can also work in the field of detentions, probation, parole, wildlife laws enforcement, gaming, and parks.

    What Will I Learn 
    Training includes but is not limited to Criminal Process, Judicial Process, Colorado Criminal Code, Patrol and Investigation techniques, Firearms, Driving and Arrest Control. Students also are exposed to scenario based training where they apply what they have learned to specific scenarios. Upon completion of the program, students will have the basic foundation of knowledge to successfully complete the statewide POST exam.

    POST curriculum requires 556 hours of specified training. Our academy offers 684-775 hours with most of the extra hours dedicated to providing officer safety and high liability skills such as firearms, driving and arrest control.  In order to pass the academy, students must maintain a score of 75% on all tests; 90% is the goal for all of our academy students. Local departments want to hire our graduates because the standards are higher. In addition, the higher standard means that the students are more successful when taking the statewide test.

    Our Experienced Faculty 
    The Pueblo Law Enforcement Academy includes 40 instructors that are active/retired Sheriff Deputies from Pueblo County Sheriff Department, active/retired Police Officers from the Pueblo Police Department and active/retired Deputy District Attorneys from the District Attorney’s Office Currently, instructors range in rank from street/road officers to command staff from the SO and PD, retired District Attorney and retired Judge. All lead skills instructors meet or exceed POST requirements for instruction in their skills area. Instructors’ experience ranges from a minimum of five years to forty five years in the field.

    The Southwest Regional Law Enforcement Academy staff includes 30 instructors that are active police officers representing nine local agencies in the southwest region of Colorado. Currently, instructors range in rank from street officers to chiefs of police. All  lead skills instructors meet or exceed POST requirements for instruction in their skills area.  Instructors' experience ranges from a minimum of three years to thirty five years in the field.

    Our Cutting Edge Facilities
    Pueblo Law Enforcement Academy - Pueblo, CO
    All POST academies are required to provide the same curriculum and training throughout the state. We feel here at Pueblo Law Enforcement Academy the leadership of our academy and the knowledge and experience of our instructional staff puts us a step ahead of the other academies.

    Southwest LEA GymSouthwest Law Enforcement Academy - Mancos, CO 
    Current location of the Southwest Campus allows the academy to be housed in a building designated for use by law enforcement.  The Colorado State Patrol occupies an office within the building, allowing students direct exposure to police officers. In addition, the Southwest Campus recently renovated their gym with new equipment to enhance the physical fitness program requirements.  

    THC (marijuana) is part of the required 10-panel drug screen prior to admittance into any Health Professions or Public Safety program at PCC. The passage of Amendment 64 in the State of Colorado, does not overrule Federal law, which states this is still an illegal substance. Students testing positive for THC (marijuana, including prescription marijuana) will not be allowed entrance or re-entrance into a Health or Public Safety program.