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Become CACP Accredited Today!

Posted: December 12, 2018

Professional Standards exist to enable CACP and CSOC members to achieve a “Professional” status. The adoption of minimum professional standards is necessary for Colorado Police and Sheriff Organizations to achieve the status of “Professional”. CACP/CSOC through the Professional Standards Committee safeguard the integrity of the accreditation process for their members by utilizing professionally accepted methods for CACP/CSOC professional accreditation. The CACP/CSOC exists to assess law enforcement operations of applicant agencies. Agencies that provide detention services are encouraged to attain professional accreditation through other accrediting entities for such services.

Professional Standards are statements of minimum requirements adopted by CACP/CSOC with the intent to more clearly define the role and responsibilities of a Colorado Peace Officer and to enhance the quality of services provided. Professional Standards at a minimum incorporate a Professional Code of Ethics, minimum professional standard requirements, and a recognized body of knowledge. Practitioner expertise is acquired through the study of these minimum standards translating to professional law enforcement services.


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K9s For Warriors - Because Together We Stand

Posted: December 12, 2018

K9s For Warriors is a BBB accredited charity organization located in Ponte Vedra, Florida, that has been pairing rescue dogs with traumatized soldiers since 2011. The dogs are trained to be service dogs, specifically performing tasks to quiet the symptoms of war trauma disabilities in soldiers.

“The skillsets our dogs learn help these warriors with anxiety, isolation, depression, and nightmares,” says Shari Duval, the founder of K9s For Warriors. “So, the warriors can function again in public.”

Specifically, the dogs are trained to deal with symptoms of Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), traumatic brain injury (TBI), or military sexual trauma (MST), as a result of military service on or after 9/11.

K9s For Warriors sees it as two battles: fighting the past of the dog and fighting the past of the warrior.

Duval started the program after watching her son Brett Simon suffer from PTSD after he returned from Iraq. Simon did two tours, developing PTSD during the first one. Watching her son suffer from the debilitating condition motivated Duval to research alternative treatments to the standard talk therapy and medication, neither of which worked for her son.

“On average, soldiers take 14 meds a day to treat PTSD, TBI, or MST,” says Duval. If treatment is not working, she says veterans are prescribed more and more drugs. “I even knew one soldier who was taking 44 meds per day.”

After two years of researching alternative PTSD treatments, Duval came upon a program that paired service dogs to alleviate their PTSD symptoms in veterans.

According to Simon, “Mom was the one that suggested I use a service dog to deal with my PTSD when nothing else worked.” Duval saw her son’s symptoms begin to improve. She then wanted to help other veterans do the same.

Thus, the K9s For Warrior program was born. With her son’s background in training dogs, including 13 years as a canine police officer, Duval convinced Simon to start the nonprofit together.

To date, the program has rescued more than 850 dogs and 440 military service members, with an astounding 99% program success rate.

Based on a recent Purdue study, the organization’s mission seems to be making a difference in the lives of warriors.

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This Week's CACP Annual Conference Sponsor In The Spotlight: PoliceOne Academy

Posted: December 12, 2018

We'd like to thank PoliceOne Academy for its continued support of CACP. PoliceOne Academy was an entertainment sponsor at the 2018 Annual Conference and we are glad they were able to join us.

PoliceOne Academy’s learning management system optimizes the training experience for your department. Combining online learning content, training workflow and training event management with skills development tracking – the full spectrum of training needs are covered all in one platform. The Academy also includes the world’s largest library of online law enforcement training content with more than 200 courses and 1,100 videos that can be delivered during roll-call, in-service, field or in a self-paced format to individual officers or groups. The system is available on-demand at any time from any Internet-enabled computer tablet, or mobile device.

Contact Information:

Phone: 866.941.4090

Thank you PoliceOne Academy!


Prices For The 2019 Mid-Year Conference Go Up Tuesday December 11!

Posted: December 5, 2018

*February 4-6: New and Aspiring Chiefs Orientation
February 7-8: Mid-Year Conference



Broomfield Police Detention and Training Center
11600 Ridge Pkwy
Broomfield, CO 80021

*Are you a new Chief or know someone who is aspiring to become a Chief of Police? Join us for our New and Aspiring Chiefs Orientation February 4-6. Click here to register!


Members, be sure you are logged in to receive member pricing!

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  Now to Dec. 10 Dec. 11 to Jan. 7 Jan. 8 to Jan. 29 Onsite
Members $185 $195 $205 $215
**Member 1st Timer $140 $150 $160 $170
Non-Members $220 $230 $240 $250


**Member 1st Timer Rate-- this applies to any member that will be attending their first CACP conference.

Lodging Information

Are you traveling from out of town to join us? Don't forget to book your room!

Hyatt House Boulder/Broomfield

  • Rates for February 4-8: $119 per night.
    • This rate will be honored 3 days before and after the conference
  • Call the office and ask for the "Colorado Chief of Police" rate OR book online HERE.
    • When booking online use group code: G-CACP
  • Reservations must be made by January 5 to receive this discounted rate
  • Phone:  (720) 890-4811
  • Address: 13351 West Midway Boulevard, Broomfield, Colorado, 80020


Register here!

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New Job Posting Available On Website

Posted: December 5, 2018

The University of Colorado Boulder has two openings for a Police Commander. This opening has been posted on the CACP website. You can find it here. Be sure you are logged in to access the job posts and descriptions.

If you have a Chief of Police job that you would like to post on the CACP website, please send the information to [email protected].

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