Basic Academy

IMPORTANT NOTICE: We accept Agency Sponsored Law Enforcement Applications Only for the Basic Academy.

APPLICATIONS currently being accepted for our next Basic Academy July 16 through December 6, 2018.

The Highlands Ranch Law Enforcement BASIC Training Academy is a joint effort between the Arapahoe County and Douglas County Sheriff’s Offices.  Our Academy is designed to develop highly trained peace officers in a professional environment that is conducive to learning, with emphasis on leadership, respect, and service.

Our BASIC P.O.S.T. approved Academy is a 21-Week curriculum.  We hold two Academy Classes annually, with January and July start dates.

The following electives are included in the Academy:

  • First Aid/CPR/AED Certification
  • Dog Protection Act
  • ICS/NIMS 100/700
  • OC Certification
  • Taser Certification
  • Rifle Certification
  • SFST Wet Lab

The cost of the Academy is $5,800.00 plus ammunition, fingerprint, and uniform fees.  Our Academy accepts Sponsored Cadets from Law Enforcement Agencies.

You may email us at or call:

Academy Director, Sergeant Jeffrey Bredehoeft 303.663.7704

Assistant Academy Director, Senior Deputy Quinn Cunningham 303.814.7059

Administrative Coordinator, Tam Muth 303.814.7068