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Peace Officer Status in Colorado

Crimes, Corrections, & Enforcement

Colorado law imposes standards on, and grants certain responsibilities to, persons considered peace officers, including the authority to enforce Colorado law.  This issue brief provides information on training and certification of peace officers, reserve officers, and the process for obtaining peace officer status.

Email addresses for the Colorado legislature have changed from the domain to the domain on December 1, 2022. Details
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