Colorado does not know how many police officers aren’t abiding by certification and training rules

The Denver Post: The Colorado agency overseeing law enforcement certification has no idea how many officers are working in the state without being certified or are lying about compliance with training and testing rules.

The agency, the Colorado Peace Officer Standards and Training Board, is working on new enforcement tools made possible by a police reform bill passed this summer, which the state’s attorney general hopes will deter officers and agencies from breaking the laws mandating certification and training requirements.

It was difficult to enforce those requirements prior to the new law, Colorado Attorney General Phil Weiser said, and a series of recent cases where officers did not follow regulations has sparked fears that there could be more such violations out there.

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