2023 Teen Academy now accepting applications! Due by May 20, 2023.


June 12-15 at Vista Ridge High School

June 19-22 at Cheyenne Mountain High School

The Pikes Peak Regional Law Enforcement Teen Academy provides young adults with a unique opportunity to learn about the operations of regional law enforcement agencies in El Paso County. The Colorado Springs Police Department and the El Paso County Sheriff’s Office are the host agencies for this 4-day class.

In 2022 we had over 50 local teens attend and unfortunately had to decline to have several more who wished to attend due to staffing issues. In 2023 we are running two separate academies so we can accommodate more local teens. More information on the specific locations of the two academies will be forthcoming in the Spring of 2023!

Some of the courses will include SWAT, K-9, Explosives Unit, criminal investigations, drone presentation, search and rescue, and negotiator training.

Interested applicants must be between the ages of 13-17 to attend the class. Applicants must be El Paso County residents and currently enrolled in or recently graduated from a school in El Paso County. Please note a “Academy Participation Liability Waiver and Indemnification Agreement” must be signed in the presence of a Notary Public. Notary Public services for the Teen Academy may be obtained at any of the Colorado Springs Police Department police stations at no cost.

If you have questions about the Teen Academy, please speak with your local El Paso County Sheriff or CSPD SRO, or email us at cspd-teenacademy.smb@coloradosprings.gov


Click Here to Download the Application!