Editorial Mission Statement

The editorial mission statement of the Journal of Colorado Policing is to provide a resource of information among law enforcement professionals. The journal serves as a professional forum for the dissemination of original research, legal updates, training strategies as well as best practices and literature reviews. The journal incorporates the expertise of both practitioners and academics to achieve those goals. Promoting the publication of peer-reviewed research and providing sound advice from practitioners for law enforcement within the state of Colorado are the journal’s main goals.



The editorial board of the Journal of Colorado Policing considers for publication the following types of articles:

  • Original Research: Research articles of interest to the members of the Colorado Association of Chiefs of Police are welcome.
  • Commentaries: Short papers of a philosophical nature addressing important issues, innovative training strategies, and best practices are invited. The journal welcomes the thoughts and comments of the association's members and its other readers.
  • Literature and Book Reviews: The journal publishes literature and book reviews of well-documented manuscripts on pertinent topics and newly available texts within the discipline.
  • Legal Updates: Pertinent reviews of legal cases and articles addressing legal issues are published as well.
  • Letters to the Editor: Relevant letters are published, with authorship, on important topics.

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