Focusing on leadership development through team exercises and individual achievement, Colorado State Patrol’s Youth Academy functions to foster a positive educational experience for Colorado’s young leaders. As participants, Cadets will become familiar with the basic elements of the Colorado State Patrol Training Academy through a demanding daily training schedule. The Colorado State Patrol Youth Academy is mentally and physically demanding, and will challenge all participants.
2022 CSP Youth Academy applications are accepted through Thursday, June 30 at 5 p.m. The Academy takes place August 25 -28, 2022.
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.
- Team Building and Leadership
- Ethics in Law Enforcement
- Defensive Driving
- Firearm Safety and Familiarization
- Police Communications Procedures
- History and Philosophy of CSP
- Crime Scene Investigation
- Building Searches
- Traffic Stops
- Self Defense
- Be at least 16 years of age and enrolled in high school, or graduated high school during the past academic year.
- Complete a 500-750 word essay
- Be a Colorado resident
- Possess a valid Colorado driver's license or permit (permit holder will be required to provide driving experience log)
- Show proof of current Medical Insurance
- Have Doctor Certification of Ability to Participate (Sports Physical Completed in calendar year)
- Agree to a Criminal and Driver History Check
- Present two (2) letters of recommendation
- Complete an application and interview
If you meet the above requirements, complete the Colorado State Patrol Youth Academy Application. All applications and required documents for the Youth Academy must be uploaded through the Google Application Form, 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 the date will not be considered for the upcoming Youth Academy.