Criminal Justice - Law Enforcement Academy
Law enforcement is a rewarding career for those who enjoy team camaraderie and want the opportunity to help and protect others. The Law Enforcement Academy at Delta‐Montrose Technical College is a 16‐week program that provides training for students who are interested in becoming patrol officers, and qualifies graduates to take the P.O.S.T. (Peace Officer Standards and Training) certification test to become certified peace officers in the State of Colorado.
Our mission is to prepare law enforcement practitioners for exemplary service to their agencies and communities. DMTC’s academy includes instruction in crime scene investigation, emergency vehicle operation, building searches, defensive tactics, handgun and shotgun training, traffic stops, shooting decisions, first‐aid training, interview and interrogation techniques, accident investigation, traffic control, physical arrest, and handcuffing. Cadets take part in rigorous physical fitness training throughout the duration of the academy. Past students say the hands‐on training is very realistic and they learned something new every day.
At DMTC students join a network of law enforcement and criminal justice professionals who share a common vision to protect their community and nation.
Classes are instructed by professionals with extensive field experience as sheriffs, legal counsel, police chiefs, state and federal officers, local law enforcement officers, and military and homeland security leaders. Our program coordinators consult with industry advisory councils to assess the curriculum and verify that it aligns with industry regulations and emerging practices in criminal justice.
Through a cooperative program with Colorado Mesa University, our law enforcement courses will transfer into the A.A.S. in Criminal Justice at CMU.DMTC also offers P.O.S.T. Refresher classes as enrollment deems necessary.