Colorado State Patrol Seeks Applicants for 2013 Youth Academy

Jan 25th @ 4:54 am in News, Public Service by Scott Staley

The Colorado State Patrol (CSP) announced today that they are seeking 40 applicants for their 2013 Youth Academy. The CSP Youth Academy will be held in Golden, CO from June 9-15.  Application deadline is March 8.

“The goal of the Youth Academy is to assist in the development of future leaders for the State of Colorado,” said Captain Paul Matzke, CSP Youth Academy Director. “Focus is on leadership development through team exercises and individual achievement.  Participants will become familiar with the basic elements of the CSP Academy through a daily training schedule.”

The Colorado State Patrol Youth Academy is limited to 40 participants that are selected throughout the state.  The Academy, which is mentally and physically demanding, is provided at no cost to the participants and is made possible through partnerships with local community-minded businesses, organizations and the CSP.

The Youth Academy stresses team exercises, team building and leadership.  Training includes a defensive driving course, introduction to law enforcement ethics, law enforcement driving, firearm safety and familiarization, Crime Scene Investigation, self-defense, police communications and the history and philosophy of the CSP.

The Youth Academy is limited to 40 high school students.  The basic requirements for applying to the CSP Youth Academy are:

  • Be at least sixteen years old and a high school student at the time of application
  • A Colorado resident
  • Have a valid Colorado driver’s license
  • Have a minimum GPA of 2.0
  • Complete an application
  • Show proof of medical insurance and have a doctor’s certification of ability to participate
  • Agree to a criminal and driver history check
  • Present two letters of recommendation
  • Complete an interview at the local CSP Troop office

Applicants that meet the above requirements can pick up an application form at their local CSP Troop Office.   Applicants who are accepted  will be mailed a cadet packet in April.  For more information, visit the CSP website at  and click on the Youth Academy Banner on the home page.