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PSU manages both required in-service training for law operations and jail operations deputies and advanced education for specialized instructors. We keep abreast of changing law enforcement legal and procedural issues so we can keep our staff current. PSU manages approximately 14,000 training hours for over 200 employees annually.

Some of the disciplines covered during in-service training include:

  • All phases of Driving Under the Influence (DUI) investigation and enforcement
  • Arrest control tactics
  • Basic and advanced emergency driving training
  • Building searches
  • Firearms, including handgun and shotgun qualficiations
  • Colorado Open Records law
  • Command level leadership education
  • Constitutional law
  • Courthouse security
  • Crime scene investigation
  • Crimes of violence investigation, ex. Homicide, sexual assault, robbery
  • Crisis (including hostage) negotiations
  • Crowd control and civil disorder tactics
  • First aid and CPR
  • First line supervision and leadership
  • High risk prisoner custody transports
  • High risk traffic stops
  • Incident Command System
  • Inmate management
  • Interview and interrogation
  • Jail classification
  • Jail management
  • Legal updates
  • Less lethal training:
    • Grenadier subject matter experts for crowd control and jail riot suppression
    • OC Spray
    • TASER
  • Midlevel (lieutenant or manager) management
  • Narcotics enforcement, especially Meth labs
  • Physical agility testing
  • Property crimes investigation
  • Report writing and computer technology
  • Search And Rescue (SAR), including search mission organization and various discipline tactical training, e.g. climbers, posse, snow machines
  • Special high risk tactical training for Jail and Patrol SWAT Teams
  • Terrorism
  • Verbal de-escalation of conflict
  • Wildland Fire Academy
  • Working with the mentally ill

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