Become a Colorado POST Certified Reserve Police Officer with the Colorado Rangers!


Path #1

If you do NOT have a current or renewable Colorado POST certification:

If you are without a current or renewable Colorado POST certification, you are welcome to submit the inquiry form below to put your name on our contact list for our next Academy class.

Path #2

If you HAVE a current or renewable Colorado POST certification:

You are invited to submit the inquiry form below and one of our Recruiters will contact you to answer your questions and provide more information.

Colorado POST Certifications

There are two levels of POST certification in Colorado – Basic (required for paid positions) and Reserve (unpaid).  Those with a Basic certification may serve as a Reserve Officer.

Basic and Reserve certifications will remain active as long as the Officer is employed with an agency and remains in good standing as well as for three (3) years after leaving an agency if they do not become employed by another agency.  For this definition, “employed” also applies to Reserve Officers who are all unpaid.

Expired Basic (aka “Full”) POST certifications may be renewable and you’ll find more information about the process HERE

Reserve certifications that expire CANNOT be renewed and completion of another POST Reserve Academy would be required.

For more information on Colorado POST certifications, visit this SITE.


There are several requirements that must be met in order to serve as a POST certified peace officer in Colorado and as a Reserve Police Officer with the Colorado Rangers including being a resident of Colorado.

For more information on the POST requirements for certification, use the links below:

In addition to the obvious disqualifier of a felony conviction, there are certain misdemeanors that will preclude certification which can be found HERE.

After receiving POST certification, there are other requirements that must be met in order to be appointed as a peace officer in Colorado which include those listed HERE.

There are also other requirements to be commissioned by the Colorado Rangers which will be explained by one of our Recruiters.

Colorado Rangers Police

Prospect Inquiry Form

Please use this form to inquire about becoming a Reserve Police Officer with the Colorado Rangers. 

If you wish to make a general inquiry, express a concern or leave a comment, please use a different form that you will find by clicking HERE.

Geographic areas

Colorado Rangers has three Troops located along the Front Range which serve dozens of partner agencies from Windsor to Fountain and Haxtun to Avon and Leadville.

Rangers may accept duty shifts throughout our area of operations and they are not limited to areas in or near each Troop’s primary area.. 

For travel convenience, Rangers usually select a “home Troop” that is closest to their residence or place of employment.

Northern Region – Troop H – Fort Lupton / Brighton (Agency HQ in Fort Lupton)

Central Region – Troop K – Highlands Ranch / Castle Rock

Southern Region – Troop I – Colorado Springs / Fountain

No obligation

While there is no obligation involved here, we ask that you use this inquiry form only if you are genuinely interested in the possibility of applying to our Agency.

What to expect after you submit this form

One of our Recruiters will usually contact you within a few business days.  Please be patient as they have regular street duty as well.

Please note that required fields on this form are marked with an asterisk*

Please include your phone # in case we need to reach you if email does not work for any reason.
Rangers may accept duty shifts throughout our entire service area and are not limited to their "home" Troop area. Select a Troop area that is convenient to your place of work or residence.
If a Recruiter has not contacted you within 5 business days, please resubmit this form. Thank you.