Alternate Education Program

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Education Requirement Options:

Option #1 – 60 college semester hours or an associate degree

Option #2 – 30 college semester hours plus:

  • Candidates should have completed 30 college semester hours by date of application. If a candidate is currently attending college and can provide proof that the completion of the 30 semester hours will be completed prior to final offer delivery date, an exception may be made. Please note that if the 30 semester hours are not completed by date of final offer delivery, a final job offer cannot be made.  We will accept college credits from any college or university, as long as those schools are nationally or regionally accredited.
  • Once Candidates are selected for hire and notified by us, they shall be required to register and enroll with an affiliated college (as listed below) to obtain an additional 30 semester hours for successful completion of the Colorado Springs Police Academy.
  • Candidate shall enter into a signed agreement with the Colorado Springs Police Department supporting the education requirement.
  • Candidate shall provide the required transcripts showing proof of thirty (30) semester hours, sign a memorandum of agreement, and provide proof of enrollment at the time a final offer of employment is issued. Failure to provide and sign these documents shall result in disqualification from the process.
  • All questions related to the educational option shall be directed to the specific school chosen by the candidate and not to employees of the Colorado Springs Police Department.
  • Military experience or training does not substitute our minimum education requirement.


Julie Hoefs
Senior Enrollment Counselor
Colorado State University-Global Campus
7800 East Orchard Road, Suite 200
Greenwood Village, Colorado 80111
Office Phone:   720-279-1150
Fax: (866) 321-0850  Email:

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