Public Notice: Colorado State Patrol Seeks Comments for Accreditation Assessment

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(COLORADO) - Colorado State Patrol’s (CSP) Chief Matthew Packard would like to announce a team from the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies, Inc. (CALEA) will be assessing the Colorado State Patrol from November 29 - December 1, 2021.   The assessments will examine all aspects of the agency's policies, procedures, management, operations, and all support services.  Due to precautions surrounding COVID-19, the site-based assessments will be conducted virtually.

Colorado State Patrol is a TRI-ARC accredited agency, holding accreditation in Law Enforcement, Training Academy, and Communications.  All three assessments will be occurring concurrently.

Verification by the assessment teams means the Colorado State Patrol meets the Commission’s standards of professionalism.  Being accredited is a voluntary process, but is a valued recognition of the law enforcement agency's level of professional excellence.

The Assessment Team will be taking comments from individuals, agency employees and the public. All are invited to call and offer comments on Monday, November 29, 2021 between the hours of 2:00 pm and 4:00 pm MST.


  • For comments about CSP Law Enforcement Accreditation, please call: 303-239-4341
  • For comments about CSP Communications Accreditation, please call: 303-239-4324
  • For comments about CSP Training Academy Accreditation, please call: 303-239-4346


As part of the virtual on-site assessments, agency employees and members of the community are invited to offer public comments at a public information session on Tuesday, November 30, 2021 at 3:00 p.m. MST. The session will be held at the Golden Community Center located at 1470 10th St. Golden, CO 80401 and via Google Meet: for those unable to attend in person.

Telephone comments as well as appearances at the public information session are limited to 10 minutes and must address the agency's ability to comply with CALEA's standards.

Anyone wishing to submit written comments about the Colorado State Patrol's ability to comply with the standards for accreditation may send them to the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement, Inc. (CALEA), 13575 Heathcote Boulevard, Suite 320, Gainesville, Virginia, 20155 or email


Since our origin in 1935, the Colorado State Patrol (CSP) has focused on preserving human life and protecting property within our communities. Our 1,100 members embody the core values of Honor, Duty, and Respect in their daily jobs.  In addition to our expertise in motor vehicle safety on the state’s roadways, the CSP is responsible for the Governor and other dignitaries’ protection, commercial motor vehicle enforcement, hazardous materials, homeland security, communications, investigative services, criminal interdiction, community education, aviation operations, and more. For additional information, visit us online at Colorado State Patrol or follow us on TwitterInstagram, YouTube, or Facebook.