Press Release

Colorado State Patrol Graduates 11 New Port of Entry Officers

(COLO) – Earlier today, the Colorado State Patrol proudly graduated 11 new Port of Entry Officers after they successfully completed an intensive nine-week academy. These are non-post certified officers that help to ensure safe travel on Colorado roadways through enforcement of state and federal size, weight and safety regulations of the commercial motor vehicle industry.

Stay Centered….No Matter What Your Age

(COLO) – Staying centered is good at any age and it turns out this also holds true for staying centered in your driving lane. Looking at crashes investigated by troopers, the Colorado State Patrol examined the top crash causal factors over a three-year period (2019-2021). Data revealed that no matter what age group the driver was in, all generations within driving age had one thing in common, lane violations were either the first or second most common causal factors for fatal crashes.


(GOLDEN, COLO) For the first time since 2017, the Colorado State Patrol is opening its doors for a 14-week Lateral Academy, open only to current law enforcement professionals in Colorado with active Colorado Peace Officer Standards and Training (POST) certification (this position is required to be certified under Level 1 Peace Officers in Colorado as defined by CRS Section 16-2.5-101). Applications are open from Monday, Oct. 17 - Sunday, Nov. 13 with an anticipated Academy launch in Spring, 2023.

Annual Fatal Crash Investigation Data by the Colorado State Patrol Reveal the Tragic Results of Lane Violations

(COLO) – Traffic deaths surged across Colorado in 2021 hitting a 20-year high with conscious choices to drive distracted, drive under the influence and drive aggressively resulting in fatal behaviors on our roads. One identified way that each of these choices can affect a motorist’s behavior is through their inability to stay safely centered in their driving lane.

Colorado State Patrol Wants Your Opinion

(COLORADO) – The Colorado State Patrol needs your help to make us a better law enforcement agency by asking one simple question.  How are we doing? 

Beginning October 3 through October 31, 2022, the Colorado State Patrol will open a Public Opinion Survey. We value your opinion and candid feedback to ensure we are being responsive to your needs and providing the best lifesaving services possible.