Law Enforcement Training Academy


The Weld County Sheriff's Office offers a full Colorado POST Academy for jail deputies looking to transfer to the patrol division. The POST Academy is not open to the general public and WE DO NOT ACCEPT APPLICATIONS FROM NON-LAW ENFORCEMENT PERSONNEL.

Click here for a list of POST Academies located throughout Colorado.

The Weld County Law Enforcement Training Academy has been providing quality law enforcement education since the spring of 1994. During its 20 plus years, the academy has consistently provided cadets with a balanced environment that promotes teamwork, integrity and the tools to successfully serve their community.

If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact us.


The Academy Staff

Staff Members

Ben Endreson 1WEB.jpg Sergeant Ben Endreson
WCLETA Director

Weld County Law Enforcement Training Academy
1950 O St.
Greeley CO, 80631

Lieutenant Ben Endreson


Class Locations

Weld County Training Center
(Greeley Emergency Management)
1104 H St.
Greeley, CO 80631

2 East Training Room
(Weld County North Jail Complex)
1950 O St.
Greeley, CO 80631

Weld County Administration Building
(County Commissioners building)
1150 O St.
Greeley, CO 80631

Island Grove Events Center
425 N. 15th Ave.
Greeley, CO 80631

3040 8th St.
Greeley, CO 80631


The Weld County Law Enforcement Training Academy is a certified educational institution, which will allow veterans to use the GI Bill and Post-9/11 GI Bill to pay for tuition. For information about how to use your benefits, please click the links below.

Colorado Division of Veterans Affairs

GI Bill Benefits

Cadet Resources

WCSO Employees - Please read WCSO Policy/Procedure 10.5.100 & 10.5.200 for firearms.

WCSO-approved handgun manufacturers include:

Beretta, Sig Sauer, Glock, H&K, Smith & Wesson, Ruger, Kimber, Colt, Para Ordinance, Springfield and Browning.

Below is a link to a list of required equipment you will need while attending the WCLETA. Two Northern Colorado businesses have agreed to provide a discount to cadets on some of these items. If you are a member of a law enforcement agency and have an approved duty firearm, you may use it for the POST Academy.

Required Equipment(PDF, 190KB)

Adamsons Police Supply  Jensen Arms  Scott Elmore