To comply with COVID-19 health advisories and protections, effective 3/20/20, all facility classrooms are closed until at least April 1, 2020, and we will reassess our ability to take classroom reservations at that time and make further announcements. Ranges remain open at this time. The HRLETF Board appreciates everyone’s patience.

Training for

Calling all agency sponsored applications


for our Full Academy!


  • We ONLY accept Agency Sponsored Law Enforcement Applications Only for the Basic Academy.
  • YOU MUST BE EMPLOYED BY A LAW ENFORCEMENT AGENCY IN COLORADO IN ORDER TO ATTEND OUR BASIC ACADEMY.  For a complete listing of Basic Academies in Colorado, see the CO POST Website

The Highlands Ranch Law Enforcement BASIC Training Academy is a joint effort between the Arapahoe County and Douglas County Sheriff’s Offices.  Our Academy is designed to develop highly trained peace officers in a professional environment that is conducive to learning, with emphasis on leadership, respect, and service.

Our Full P.O.S.T. approved Academy is a 21-Week curriculum.  We hold two Academy Classes annually, with January and July start dates.

The following electives are included in the Academy:

  • First Aid/CPR/AED Certification
  • Dog Protection Act
  • ICS/NIMS 100/700
  • OC Certification
  • Taser Certification
  • Rifle Certification
  • SFST Wet Lab

The cost of the Academy is $6,000.00 plus ammunition and uniform fees.  Our Academy accepts Sponsored Cadets from Law Enforcement Agencies.

*this Academy may be referred to as the Basic Academy