Youth Academy

August 20 will be registration, August 21 skills at Camp George West, August 22 graduation.  There will be 2 virtual training days that will be required for the in person training at Camp George West.  

The goal of the CSP Youth Academy is to assist in the development of future leaders for the state of Colorado.


What to Expect

Focusing on leadership development through team exercises and individual achievement. Cadets will become familiar with the basic elements of the CSP Academy through a demanding daily training schedule. The CSP Youth Academy is mentally and physically demanding, and will challenge all participants. The Academy is limited to forty five participants selected throughout the state.

How Much Does It Cost?

The Academy is provided at no cost to the participants. The Academy is made possible through partnerships with local community-minded businesses, organizations, and the Colorado State Patrol

Training Includes

  • Team Building and Leadership
  • Ethics in Law Enforcement
  • Defensive Driving
  • Firearm Safety and Familiarization
  • Police Communications Procedures
  • History and Philosophy of the CSP
  • Crime Scene Investigation
  • Building Searches
  • Traffic Stops
  • Self Defense

The Requirements

  • Applicant Requirements:
  • Be at least Sixteen (16) years of age with a driver\'s license issued by August 1, 2021
  • Be a High School Junior or Senior in the Fall of 2021
  • Complete a 500-750 word essay
  • Be a Colorado Resident
  • Posses a Valid Colorado Driver\'s License
  • Show Proof of Current Medical Insurance
  • Have Doctor Certification of Ability to Participate(Sports Physical Completed in 2020)
  • Agree to a Criminal and Driver History Check
  • Present Two (2) Letters of Recommendation
  • Complete an Application and Local Interview


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If you meet the above requirements, click here to access the  CSP Youth Academy Application. All applications and required documents for the 2021 Youth Academy must be uploaded through the Google application, with an essay, two letters of recommendation, a copy of most recent report card, and a copy of a valid CO driver's license. Applications received after this date will not be considered for the 2021 Youth Academy.
*Applicants who are accepted to attend the 2021 Youth Academy will be mailed a cadet packet in.

For more information contact:
Captain Jared Rapp