2020 Colorado Revised Statutes
Title 24 - Government - State
Article 31. Department of Law
Section 24-31-315. Annual in-service training requirements.

(1) The annual in-service training programs shall include proper restraint and holds training, a two-hour anti-bias training program and, in alternating years, either a two-hour community policing and community partnerships training program or a two-hour situation de-escalation training program. The programs and curriculum shall be available by July 1, 2016, and may include interactive webbased training. Each certified peace officer shall satisfactorily complete the training by July 1, 2017, and shall satisfactorily complete the training at least once every five years thereafter.

(2) (a) The P.O.S.T. board shall suspend a peace officer's certification if the peace officer fails to comply with the training requirements in subsection (1) of this section. The P.O.S.T. board shall reinstate a peace officer's certification that was suspended pursuant to this paragraph (a) upon completion of the training requirements in subsection (1) of this section.

  1. Notwithstanding the provisions of paragraph (a) of this subsection (2), the P.O.S.T.

board shall not suspend a peace officer's certification if the peace officer has not complied with the training requirements of subsection (1) of this section because the officer is not serving as a full-time peace officer. When the officer returns to his or her full-time peace-officer duties, he or she shall have six months to complete the training required by subsection (1) of this section.

  1. Prior to suspension of a peace officer's certification pursuant to paragraph (a) of thissubsection (2), the peace officer must be afforded due process to the extent required by law.

Source: L. 2015: Entire section added, (HB 15-1287), ch. 213, p. 778, § 3, effective May 20.

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