CSPD Training Academy Introduction

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The Colorado Springs Police Department Training Academy is located in the city of Colorado Springs and is a nationally accredited academy. The CSPD Academy is not a public Academy. It is exclusively for applicants who have been hired as police officers by the Colorado Springs Police Department.  While attending the CSPD Training Academy, police recruits are paid employees of the Colorado Springs Police Department. The Training Academy typically runs for 26 weeks.  Recruits and Lateral Officers must attend the full 26-week Training Academy. 

The Academy staff is made up of highly trained and specialized CSPD officers, civilian support staff and CAPS volunteers who are dedicated to training those who will serve our community. In addition to the challenging physical and skills training recruits undergo, they are also required to pass a rigorous academic program. The culmination of the recruit's training comes with the taking of the Colorado Peace Officer Standards Test (POST).  A recruit officer must pass this stringent test before being allowed to be be sworn in as a police officer. 

Learn more about the Colorado POST