Wednesday, March 13, 2024

CPA - Community Police Academy - Estes Park Police Department

The Community Police Academy familiarizes participants with everything from constitutional law to crime scene investigation. The classes include topics that are common among law enforcement agencies, as well as issues that are unique to Estes Park. Following graduation many academy graduates choose to continue involvement with the Police Department through its volunteer programs, however, a commitment to future volunteering is not required.

More information can be found here: EPPD Community Police Academy 


I have been an auxiliary officer for the EPPD since 2017. The Community Police Academy (formerly Citizens Police Academy) is held every two years on even numbered years. 

I went through it in 2018 and it's an informative and educational look at how the police department functions put into layman's terms. 

Here are some highlights from the 2024 Academy. I worked all be two of the nights. 

Introduction by Interim Chief Stewart

Auxiliary Talk by Auxiliary Commander Bill Bradford

Chaplin Larry Strong talking about Police Chaplins

Sgt Poluchia talking about Communtiy Policing

Captain Life talking about Estes Valley Restorative Justice Partnership

Captain Life talking about Police Records Department

Dispatcher Pugh talking about 9-1-1 Dispatching

Estes Park Police Co-Responder program officer from SummitStone

Estes Valley Crisis Advocates about their support services for the Estes Valley

Interim Chief Stewart talking about Incident Command

Larimer County Sheriff's Office Commander talking about All Crisis Team (aka SWAT)

I was unable to make other classes due to work related stuff and being on vacation.