CMC Graduates Record Number Of Female Police Officers

Dec 25, 2018

Samantha Alexandra of the Garfield County Sheriff’s Office receives her graduation certificate from Stewart Curry, Colorado Law Enforcement Training Academy program director, at CLETA’s commencement ceremony at Colorado Mountain College Spring Valley on Friday, Dec. 14. A standout cadet, Alexandra received several awards for leadership. Her additional training allows for increased responsibilities within her position at the department.
Credit David Watson

Colorado Mountain College (CMC) graduated a record-number of female police officers earlier this month.

Ten of the 20 students in CMC’s Law Enforcement Training Academy were women. There are usually three or four, according to Stewart Curry, the director of the program at Spring Valley Campus in Glenwood Springs. He thinks its valuable for agencies to have more women working as police officers.

"I think it brings a different perspective. It helps with a lot of different calls and situations to have both males and females," he said.

It’s a 16-week class. Once students are finished, they’re certified to start working as police officers.