The focus of the Colorado State Patrol Youth Academy will be on leadership development through team exercises and individual achievement. The Academy will be mentally and physically demanding and will challenge all participants. The Academy is limited to a select number of participants throughout the state.
Now accepting applications until April 9, 2023. Space is limited, so submit your application as soon as possible.
The 2023 Youth Academy takes place July 26 - July 29, 2023.
How Much Does It Cost?
Colorado State Patrol's Youth Academy is provided at no cost to participants. The Academy is made possible through partnerships with local community-minded businesses, organizations, and the Colorado State Patrol.
- Requires a three-night stay at the CSP Academy in Golden (Staff and chaperones are present throughout the duration including overnight)
- All meals are provided
- A safety officer will be present and appropriate gear will be provided during all skills training
- During tactical training, there will be a one-to-one ratio of instructor to participant
- A packing list will be sent to participants who are selected for the Academy
- Team Building
- Military Bearing
- Defensive Driving
- Dynamic Crime Scene Investigation
- Physical Training
- Firearm Safety and Training
- K9 Demonstration
- Commercial Motor Vehicle Scenario
- Tour of the Capitol
- History and Job Opportunities with the Colorado State Patrol
- Be 16 to 18 years old
- Be a high school junior or senior or equivalent
- Be a Colorado resident
- Possess a valid Colorado Driver's License or Permit
- Show proof of current medical insurance
- Have a doctor certification of ability to participate
- Agree to a criminal and driver history check
- Present at least one letter of recommendation
- Complete an application and interview
If you meet the above requirements, complete the Colorado State Patrol Youth Academy Application. All required documentation is located within the application. Incomplete or late applications will not be considered for the upcoming Youth Academy.
For more information contact the CSP Community Outreach Unit at email@example.com.
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