PURPOSE OF THE ACADEMY
The Adams County Sheriff's Office POST Academy exists not only for the law enforcement community and the candidates, but citizens throughout Colorado who will benefit from what is taught and learned here. Sheriff Michael McIntosh believes that it is imperative to create a positive experience which will instill in each candidate honesty, integrity, and professionalism. It is our hope and desire to make each candidate's career with the Adams County Sheriff's Office a successful one. The Adams County Sheriff's Office POST Academy is committed to providing the best and most updated training available.
The ACSO POST Academy is a 21-22 week program which is designed to prepare graduates for a career in law enforcement.
The Adams County Sheriff's Office Law Enforcement Academy trains cadets from multiple state agencies. Cadets, who successfully graduate, move on to work as police officers, deputy sheriffs, fire and rescue personnel, CBI agents, and state gaming agents throughout Colorado. Qualified instructors teach the academy curriculum, which covers all State of Colorado Peace Officer Standards and Training (POST) requirements. To graduate, cadets must pass all POST certification tests.
State of Colorado Peace Officer Standards Training (POST) Requirements
Our mission, by the Peace Officer Standards and Training (POST) Board, is to provide professional standards and training, leadership, and certification for peace officers as we work to protect the rights and privileges of our citizens. We strive to achieve excellence in law enforcement by bringing out the best in honesty, integrity, communication, friendship and promoting a professional learning environment for officers from all agencies.
For information to apply for our Academy, please contact Adams County Sheriff's Office Human Resources at 303-654-1850.
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