2022 Colorado Code
Title 24 - Government - State
Article 31 - Department of Law
Part 3 - Peace Officers Standards and Training
§ 24-31-307. Enforcement

Universal Citation: CO Code § 24-31-307 (2022)
  1. The P.O.S.T. board shall have the power to promulgate rules for enforcement of this part 3.
  2. The attorney general may enforce the provisions of this part 3 through an action in district court for injunctive or other appropriate relief against:
    1. Any individual undertaking or attempting to undertake any duties as a peace officer or a reserve peace officer in this state in violation of this part 3; and
    2. Any agency permitting any individual to undertake or attempt to undertake any duties as a peace officer or a reserve peace officer in this state under the auspices of such agency in violation of this part 3.
  3. The attorney general may bring criminal charges for violations of this part 3 if the violation is knowingly or intentional, or impose fines, as set in P.O.S.T. board rule, upon any individual officer or agency for failure to comply with this part 3 or any rule promulgated under this part 3.

    (3.5) Any person or law enforcement agency that knowingly or intentionally provides inaccurate data for the database created pursuant to section 24-31-303 (1)(r) is subject to a fine set in rule by the P.O.S.T. board, and, if the person is a P.O.S.T. certified peace officer, the officer is subject to revocation or suspension of the officer's P.O.S.T. certification by the P.O.S.T. board. A person or law enforcement agency that truthfully and accurately reports information pursuant to section 24-31-303 (1)(r) in good faith is not liable under this subsection (3.5).

  4. The attorney general shall be entitled to recover reasonable attorney fees and costs against the defendant in any enforcement action under this part 3, if the attorney general prevails.

Source: L. 94: Entire section added, p. 1731, § 9, effective May 31. L. 2020: Entire section amended, (SB 20-217), ch. 110, p. 459, § 15, effective June 19. L. 2021: (3) amended and (3.5) added, (HB 21-1250), ch. 458, p. 3067, § 15, effective July 6.

Cross references: For the legislative declaration in SB 20-217, see section 1 of chapter 110, Session Laws of Colorado 2020.

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