Thank You, Colorado...
Governor Jared Polis has signed the Long Bill. The Long Bill contained the Colorado State Patrol’s budget request that gives the patrol the ability to fix trooper pay, retainment, and recruiting issues.
This is a great first step in fixing the issues facing the patrol. Approval of the CSP’s budget request enables the patrol to be competitive with other law enforcement agencies in recruiting top quality applicants. It allows the patrol to retain their most experienced officers and increases morale.
What does this mean for Colorado? The ability to retain experienced officers and recruit new officers allows the patrol to increase the number of troopers in its ranks. More troopers on the road increases the patrol’s effectiveness in reducing the number of fatal crashes, road rage incidents, and impaired drivers on our roadways.
To all of our supporters, we thank you for your help, support, and words of encouragement. Here’s to a stronger Colorado State Patrol, safer roads, and a better Colorado for everyone.
Approving the CSP’s budget request, as written in the Long Bill, will be the first step in reversing Colorado’s record fatality, impaired driving, and increased road rage trends. The approval of the budget request will ensure that the CSP is able to recruit and hire more troopers into our ranks, and retain our most experienced officers. More state troopers, equals more trooper visibility and enforcement on Colorado’s roadway. More trooper visibility and enforcement leads to reduced fatalities, impaired, and aggressive driving behaviors.
#ISupportCSP was created to educate and inform people of the challenges facing the Colorado State Patrol and its employees.
Now, more than ever, Colorado needs a strong and effective state patrol. In 2022, 745 people died on Colorado’s roadways. That’s the most fatalities seen in our state since 1981. Unfortunately, it doesn’t end there. Motorcycle and pedestrian fatalities in 2022 were at their highest since 1975. Deaths from impaired driving increased 6% in just one year (from 2021).
The patrol consists of more than just our troopers. Our ranks include Port of Entry Officers, Communication Officers, and our Profesional Staff members. Each of our unique units work with one goal in mind…to save lives.
Your help and support is paramount to our success.
Hear from your state legislators…
Senator Jeff Bridges
“Colorado State Patrol troopers are some of the most dedicated, highly trained, and honorable members of our state’s law enforcement community. Along with our gratitude, they deserve a paycheck reflecting that.”
Senator Barbara Kirkmeyer
“We can’t keep losing troopers. We need to pay them appropriately and make sure they’re at the salary they need to be. The JBC is focused on investing in public safety and matching pay with other top agencies. The General Assembly passed a law in 2000 that we have not been following and I feel very strongly that we need to adhere to those obligations.”
News & Updates
Investing in the future to ensure the safety of Colorado’s roadways… The Colorado State Patrol put forth a budget request to the state’s legislature that has two solutions that fixes pay, retainment, and recruiting issues for state troopers. The first solution is to follow the Trooper Pay Bill as it is already written in the law to bring trooper salaries up to the 99-percentile range. This important step will make trooper pay competitive with...
Hear what fellow Coloradoans have to say…
Thank you for protecting the residents and visitors of Colorado. I'm always happy to slow down 20 mph when passing a CSP unit on the road shoulder, if I can't change lanes.
Colorado Legislature has made empty promises to support LEOs and State Patrol. Funding is one of them. Backing and protecting law enforcement is another.
Thank you for your service and dedication to keep us safe on the roads and highways. I am sadden that they are short staffed and losing CSP Officers. Prayers for those still serving.
Thank you for your service.
Prayers for all the Troopers in the field trying to do their jobs short staffed. A difficult job, and they need support from within the organization and State Government as well.
I support CSP
We are blessed to service their vehicles and I go out of my way to thank every officer for what they do. That there are a few law abiding citizens that care about speeding, tailgating and impaired driving. I tell them to keep fighting and some of us will do it along side them and the other departments that are doing the same. They are doing God's work and people need to start fearing their final destinations again.
The reason for losing so many Troopers is directly due to some of the laws our legislators have been passing. It has also happened to police departme to and sheriff offices. It isn't a money issue it is bad choices made by our elected officials. I dont know if there is one law enforcement department in the state that is fully staffed. When you make laws that makes it impossible to do the job and makes the job more dangerous at the same time people choose to change careers or go to other states to do their choosen profession.
Thanks for all you do
CSP, CDOT keep our roads maintained and safe. Citizens need to vote for more money to go to these entities to ensure we are safe on the highways and roads. Politicians are voted in to help the people and those who are protecting us and ensuring our safety.
You do an awesome job CSP and you are supported and prayed for by many people.
Thank you for your service. We need you all. We support you. We pray for you. Please remember that....
The State should not use pay for performance as the State does not make a profit on sales. Employees should earn a good living. They should get yearly reviews and if not performing can be fired. The governor should work to get good salaries for good employees.
Don't give up, changes will be coming soon!
Thank you all for your service. God bless you all.
My family supports you all!! Without your dedication & expertise our state is in big trouble! I agree changes need to be made!! They are far overdue. The sacrifices made by the State Patrol deserve to be seen, heard, respected & supported as much as possible! Thank you all for your service!!
Thanks for having the Troops back. ECS needs to be held accountable.
What can I do to help?
It’s very simple and easy to make a big impression. The Colorado State Patrol Association needs your help educating people about the issues we face. You can use the tools on this page to educate yourself about the challenging issues the Colorado State Patrol faces, sign up for email updates of our progress, and help share our story on your social media. You can also contribute financially to our campaign in different ways. First, you can donate to the campaign directly and help us pay for media advertisements, educational materials, and other campaign resources. You can join the Association by becoming an Associate Member. You can also purchase some of our memorabilia that not only funds our efforts, but allows you to show your support.
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If would help us a lot if you would take a moment of your time to spread the word about the issues we face and how they affect the entire state of Colorado.
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