This afternoon, during a ceremony at in Colorado Springs, Colorado, El Paso County Sheriff Joseph Roybal administered the oath of office to 19 POST Certified El Paso County Deputy Recruits, and one Monument Police Department Recruit.
These 20 upstanding individuals are the first to graduate from the El Paso County Sheriff’s Office Regional Training Academy with a 24-week POST certification since Sheriff Roybal announced the return of the POST certification requirement since taking office in January 2023.
El Paso County Sheriff Roybal issued the following statement:
“Today has been an exciting day for members of our community and members of the El Paso County Sheriff’s Office.
These 20 graduating individuals have chosen to take on the righteous responsibility of protecting our community and safeguarding the Constitutional Rights for all citizens, citizens of the community and those incarcerated within our Jail.
A person who chooses to work in public safety possesses something which drives them towards danger when others flee and accepting risks.
I am extremely proud of the time and dedication these new deputies have put into their training while at our Regional Training Academy and look forward to watching them begin their careers with the Office.
I also want to thank Monument Police Chief Regan for entrusting our office with the task of training his recruits. We are grateful for the amazing partnerships we share with all the law enforcement agencies of the Pikes Peak region.”
Our next, third Regional Training Academy class, the second to be POST Certified under Sheriff Roybal’s leadership, will graduate in December later this year with outside agencies represented.
To learn more about starting a career with the El Paso County Sheriff’s Office, go to: www.joinepso.com.