I recently completed my certification as a CA POST Level II Reserve Officer and was hoping to join a local agency here in CA, however there has been a shift in my plans... . I'll be moving to Colorado within the next two months.
Question: For those who have gone through an academy in CO, can you make a recommendation about the one you attended, and which ones have the best pickup rate, as I will be attending as non-affiliated.
Thanks in advance,
north or south Colorado?
Look into Aims community college and Red Rocks Community College. There is also one in Trinidad, IIRC.
In the Denver area:
Arapaho Community College
North of Denver:
Aims in Greeley
Some agencies have their own:
Find an agency that you are interested in and speak with a recruiter. They should give you recomendations based on what they are looking for. If they have their own academy, you usually have to repeat the entire course even if you are already POST certified.
For the western part of the state, Colorado Mountain College has one in Glenwood Springs, and there is one in Delta. Have you checked with Colorado POST to see if they will accept your California cert? When I worked for a CO agency, we hired a guy who only had to do a 2-week mini-academy. I don't really know how it worked, though. Good luck!