Port of Entry Academy

The POE Training Academy is nine weeks in duration and is located in Golden, CO.  POE Cadets must live at the Academy for the first three weeks of training, excluding weekends. After the third week, POE Cadets will be allowed to return home in the evening provided their current residence is within reasonable distance that allows them to commute without any interference to training, and that it does not affect their grades.  After successful completion and graduation from the training academy, Interns report to their assigned work locations.

The Colorado State Patrol Port of Entry (POE) Academy offers invaluable amount of opportunities to provide you with the knowledge, skills and abilities you will need to be a Port of Entry Officer.  During the nine week academy, you will receive training in various subjects. Some of the courses offered in the POE Academy are as follows:

  • Brands and Livestock Identification
  • Commercial Motor Vehicle Rules and Regulations
  • Communications – Dispatch
  • Courtroom Procedures
  • Field Observation Days
  • First Aid/CPR/AED
  • Hazardous Materials
  • Introduction to Leadership
  • Operations Manual – Policy Review
  • Oversize/Overweight Rules and Regulations
  • Radio Procedures
  • Report Writing
  • Safety Awareness
  • Size and Weight Enforcement
  • Truck Inspector – Level III Certified
  • Verbal Communication
  • Wellness 

For additional information about the selection process and the POE training academy, please contact Anastasiya Schomaker, HR Analyst at 303-239-4462 or anastasiya.schomaker@state.co.us

To view POE Cadet Class 2015-1 graduation pictures click here.

To view POE Cadet Class 2014-2 graduation pictures click here.

To view POE Cadet Class 2014-1 graduation pictures click here .