About Our Organization

The Peace Officer Training Project

The Peace Officer Training Project is a funding opportunity that was created by Colorado Senate Bill 03-103 to provide regular quality training programs to P.O.S.T. certified peace officers as described in CRS §16-2.5-102. Colorado law enforcement agencies and training providers can seek and receive financial assistance for training programs through this Bill.

Sworn Law enforcement personnel from agencies within the Greater Metro P.O.S.T. Training Region are eligible to participate in this training project. Funding for this project began with a 14-month grant cycle of the 2003-2005 FY.


Greater Metro P.O.S.T. Training Region

The Greater Metro Training Region Governing Board (GMR) consists of ten members of law enforcement organizations and two oversight agencies within the Greater Metro P.O.S.T. Training Region.  The Governing Board is responsible for establishing the budget and preparing the grant application that is submitted to P.O.S.T. on an annual basis.  

The Governing Board will disseminate grant funds to law enforcement officers within Greater Metro Region in accordance with grant rules and specifications and GMR’s procedures.

The Greater Metro Training Region Governing Board (GMR)

Rich Vigil
Co Chair
Auraria Campus Police Dept.

Karl Erichson
Co Chair
Westminster Police Dept.

KaLynn Busler


Chief John Collins
Overseeing Police Dept.
Englewood Police Dept.

Brian Cousineau
Medium sized agency rep
Englewood Police Department

Kevin Engels
Fiscal Agent
City of Englewood

Michael McIntosh
Overseeing Sheriff Dept.
Adams County Sheriff’s Dept

Gordon Nall
Small sized agency rep
Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office

Cale Sprister
Large sized agency rep
Lakewood Police Dept.

Travis Turner  
Small sized agency rep
Elbert County Sheriff’s Office

Darron Walter
Large sized agency rep
Arvada Police Department dwalter@arvada.org

Heidi Walts
Medium sized agency rep
Broomfield Police Department

The Governing Board distributes P.O.S.T. grant funds in a number of ways to support training within the region.

  • Purchase high demand courses to maximize student access to training at no charge for attendance.
  • Provide scholarship opportunities for officers who want to attend individual at-need training.  
  • Provide financial assistance for agencies to purchase training equipment (e.g. FATS machine or AirSoft System) that can be shared with other area agencies.

The Fiscal Agent

The Fiscal Agent works very closely with the Governing Board to manage the finances of the region and pay invoices and scholarships as well as provide financial reports for review at the monthly board meetings.

Kevin Engels
Fiscal Agent
City of Englewood