Law Enforcement Academy

The Law Enforcement Academy is a 1 semester, 40 credit, 746 hour program. The Law Enforcement Academy at the Technical College of the Rockies has been in Delta, Colorado since 1973. The school has gone through many names over those years but the dedication to providing a superior educational experience has not. After successful completion of TCR’s Law Enforcement Academy, students will be eligible to take the State POST (Police Officer’s Standards and Training) exam. Only after passing this exam will a student be eligible to work in Colorado Law Enforcement. Students may apply to be a police officer, deputy sheriff, or town marshal. The Academy is approximately four months long depending on which semester you attend. During that time, you will be taught 52 different academic topics related to modern policing and three skills topics.

Program Information

The Law Enforcement Academy is available to Post-Secondary students only.

  • The Law Enforcement Academy is a 1 semester, 40 credit, 746 hour program.
  • After successful completion of TCR’s Law Enforcement Academy, students will be eligible to take the State POST (Police Officer’s Standards and Training) exam (separate fee). Only after passing this exam will a student be eligible to work in Colorado Law Enforcement.

  • Must be at least 21 years old to apply
  • This program qualifies for Federal Aid (Pell, SEOG, Federal Work Study, etc…)

Admissions Requirements

The following items are required as part of the conditions of enrollment:

  • ID – A photo copy of your ID

  • Background Check – Run through CBI

  • Official Transcripts – Official transcripts sent directly to us from the school you attended

  • Cadet Packet- Complete and submit the entire cadet packet

Students will also be required to attend an orientation to go over expectations and policies.

Schedule and Pricing

Schedule Class Type
Monday-Friday

  • 6:00am-5:00pm
In Seat
Pricing Additional Information
$12,413.00 Approximate cost, not including assessment and state testing fees; subject to change

Full Summary

Upcoming Dates: Postsecondary (In-Seat)

  • August 2024

Schedule

  • Monday-Friday
    • 6:00am-5:00pm

Pricing

  • $12,413.00*

  • * approximate cost, not including assessment and state testing fees; subject to change

Location

  • Main Campus
    1765 US-50
    Delta, CO 81416


Admissions Requirements Additional Details
ID A photo copy of your ID
Official Transcripts Official transcripts sent directly to us from the school you attended
Background Check Run Through CBI
Police Cadet Packet Complete the cadet packet requirements

You must be 21 years of age to attend this program

Price Breakdown Cost
Tuition $5,240
Fees $4,564
Supplies $2,609
Total $12,413
Department Faculty
Brett Hilling (Program Coordinator)
Local P.O.S.T Certified Trainers (Instructors)

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