Western Colorado Peace Officers Association works to improve law enforcement all over western Colorado through conferences aimed at improving professional standards through networking and training opportunities. We host several events throughout the year to fulfill this goal. Events are open to both members and non-members, though non-members will have to pay a fee for attending. For information about becoming a member, send us a message through the Contact Us page.
See below for information on upcoming events. Please know that you must pre-register, and if you are a non-member, pay the conference/training fee. Each event has a form below it which allows you to pre-register.
DAY 1: Basic Class
DAY 2: Advanced Class
8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.(doors open at 7:30 a.m.)
Tracy Harpster has served as a police officer in Ohio since 1984. He has worked as street officer, undercover narcotics officer, Sergeant, Detective Sergeant, Lieutenant and Deputy Chief. In 2006, DC Harpster achieved a Graduate degree from the University of Cincinnati where his Master’s Thesis examined the indicators of innocence and guilt of 9-1-1 homicide callers reporting the offense. The study defined and analyzed the indicators in order to assist homicide detectives gain insight into the offense, suggest offender probability, and explore pertinent issues during the interview and interrogation phases of the investigation.
Deputy Chief Harpster is a member of the Vidocq Society and has shared his research at homicide conferences across the country and used his research to investigate over 1500 homicides.
Who should attend?
This training is specifically designed to educate all criminal justice personnel including Dispatchers, Law Enforcement Officers, Detectives, Supervisors, Medical Examiners and Prosecutor’s.
Registration is Required
Free to WCPOA Members, $50 for Non-Members.
Colorado Bureau of Investigations | Bronze
To be announced.