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Law Enforcement Training Academy


The Law Enforcement Training Academy prepares individuals to successfully sit for the Colorado P.O.S.T. (Peace Officer Standards and Training) Certification Examination, a necessary requirement to becoming a peace officer in Colorado. The Academy is staffed with experienced and professional law enforcement instructors with years of street and instructional experience.

This is a one-semester intensive peace officer certification program that provides tried-and-true police procedures plus exposure to the latest innovations and technologies. The Academy offers additional training necessary for today's entry level Peace Officer. Law enforcement training academy applicants cannot have any felony convictions, domestic violence convictions, child support violations of the Child Support Enforcement Act or military separation with any less than honorable conditions. Applicants with any section 24-31-305, Colorado Revised Statute convictions, theft or any moral turpitude convictions, must have a Colorado POST Rule 7 Variance prior to submitting an application.

The application process for the Law Academy: possess a high school diploma or GED, hold a valid driver's license, complete the OJC application process including the FAFSA (financial aid), apply for Colorado Opportunity Funds, complete the Law Enforcement Academy Registration Packet including two letters of recommendations, submit a completed POST fingerprint background check impression card and complete the academy pre-admission interview with the director.

Prospective students are encouraged to visit the Law Enforcement Training Academy website at To request a Law Academy Student Information Packet from the Otero Junior College Student Services call 719-384-6831 or contact the Academy Director at 719-384-6867 or


Program Requirements


  • LEA 101
  • LEA 102
  • LEA 105
  • LEA 106
  • LEA 107
  • LEA 108
  • LEA 109
  • LEA 110
  • LEA 111
  • HWE 103


  • Basic Police Academy I
  • Basic Police Academy II
  • Basic Law
  • Arrest Control Techniques
  • Law Enforcement Driving
  • Firearms
  • Culture and Conflict Resolutions
  • Career Management
  • Law Enforcement Defensive Weapons
  • Community First Aid and CPR



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