Member Information Effective January 1, 2024

We have three membership types.

  • An "Active" member is a current police chief for a Colorado police agency. Annual dues are based on the number of sworn officers on staff:
    • 1-9 sworn officers: $430
    • 10-19 sworn officers: $700
    • 20-49 sworn officers: $1,400
    • 50-75 sworn officers: $2,300
    • 76 and over: $3,500
  • An "Associate" member is a member of a state, county, municipal, or federal law enforcement agency or division operating within the State of Colorado, sworn or non-sworn:
    • $250
  • A "Retired" member is a police chief that retired or resigned from a Colorado police agency:
    • $0

Note: Formal approval of all membership applications is voted on by the CACP Executive Committee within one business day. If payment has already been made, your membership will be active once approved. If payment has not been made, your membership will be active once membership is approved, and payment is received. 

Lobbying information: 

Dues paid to CACP are not deductible as a charitable contribution because CACP is a 501 (c) 6 organization.  Dues paid to CACP are not fully deductible as a business expense due to lobbying.  

FY 2019 to 2020: 9.5% Deductible

FY 2020 to 2021: 22% Deductible

FY 2021 to 2022: 0% Deductible


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Intrinsic Issues

As a law enforcement administrator, you experience daily the frustrating dilemma of spending more time dealing with problems than with their causes. CACP wants to deal with the causes: inadequate funding, uninformed legislators and citizens, minimal training standards, incompatible information systems, lack of communication and lack of unification among federal, state and local law enforcement agencies and divisions of criminal justice in identifying and resolving problems. If you want your career in law enforcement to make a difference, support CACP in helping you to achieve that goal.

Membership Services

The purpose of CACP is to assist Police Chiefs in providing more effective law enforcement practices in their community. To accomplish this goal, CACP offers members:

  • Annual conferences
  • Executive seminars
  • Training programs
  • Technical assistance
  • Regional meetings
  • Board representation
  • Membership directory
  • Legislative information
  • Representation with the International Association of Chiefs of Police
  • Professional Standards Lobbyist representation
  • Law Enforcement Executive Certification Command Post newsletter quarterly
  • A network of law enforcement expertise upon which to draw

CACP's Structure

CACP’s structure includes a Board of ten officers and directors who are Police Chiefs. Each of Colorado’s five geographic regions and major cities are represented on the Board. The representatives hold regional meetings to obtain input from their area.

CACP Regions Map

Our committees include:

  • Legislative – works with a lobbyist and other law enforcement associations to identify and inform legislators of legislation obstructive to the effective practice of law enforcement, and to promote laws that protect the public.
  • Membership – expands membership support for CACP among the community at large and the law enforcement community.
  • Training – identifies training needs and provides training programs.
  • Technical Assistance – provides technical assistance to member departments and municipalities in areas as diverse as pension planning, chief selection and policy and procedure development.
  • Professional Standards – develops standards and assessment processes to maintain high professional standards
  • Conference – develops the annual conference program.