Prospective Cadet / Recruit Inquiry Form

Please take take the time necessary to carefully read ALL of this information before submitted this form!
While there is no obligation associated with the submission of this form, it is intended for use by those who are genuinely interested in the possibility of applying to our agency.

It's not a job!  It's an honor.
While all Reserve Police Officers are not compensated with money, payment comes in the form of appreciation and admiration for making Colorado communities safer.  Rangers perform their duties to serve and protect as a way of giving back as well as to support and serve alongside those who have chosen Law Enforcement as a career.

Who is elligible to become a Cadet (not yet P.O.S.T. Certified) or a Recruit (currently P.O.S.T. Certified) with the Colorado Rangers?

Requirements include, but are not limited to:

  • Age 21 or older
  • High school graduate
  • US Citizen or certain non-citizens - See this LIST
  • Colorado DL or Colorado ID
  • No felony convictions
  • No P.O.S.T. disqualifying misdemeanors - See this LIST
  • Pass the Police psychological examination
  • Physical examination by your Physician
  • Pass the background investigation
  • Pass initial and final interviews with the Colorado Rangers
  • Receive an offer from the Colorado Rangers
  • If not already P.O.S.T. Certified, graduate from our Academy

IMPORTANT NOTE:  Application Processing & Academy Cycle

Already P.O.S.T. Certified?
If you have a current Colorado P.O.S.T. Certification (Basic or Reserve), you may submit an inquiry now using this form. 

Not P.O.S.T. Certified?
The start date for Class 9 in our P.O.S.T. Reserve Police Academy  has been postponed due to the COVID-19 impact.  We hope to know soon when Class 9 will be rescheduled.  You may still submit an inquiry but we are not accepting applications at this time.

What to expect after submitting this form.
No auto-generated, confirmation email is sent to you because that pathway is often used by spammers to send email to third parties.  Instead, one of our individual Troop Officers will contact you to answer questions and provide you with more information including the next step to take if you decide to proceed. 

Please be sure to provide your correct email address and to check your spam/junk folder if you have not received a response via email or phone within 5 days.  Otherwise, please resubmit your inquiry using this form in case there was an issue somewhere in Internet traffic.

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This would be your home Troop with us in the area that is closest to your residence or work for convenience.  However, Rangers may accept posted duty shifts in other areas with any of our Partner Agencies. If you are interested only in attending our Reserve Academy, and NOT to become a Colorado Ranger, select that value.

Prior P.O.S.T. certification is not required as we run our own Academy. However, if you have current or expired P.O.S.T. certification, please include details in your background information.

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