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  • What law book?

    Looking at starting to study the law so it will be easier to lateral into a Colorado department from out of state. Out of these two books what one do you recommended.

    http://www.amazon.com/Colorado-Peace...282013-2014%29

    http://www.amazon.com/Colorado-Crimi...ules+Annotated

  • #2
    Cops here use the one made by west law. They make the official CRS for Colorado. Dry reading good luck.


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    • #3
      With your experience would I be ok with either of the other books I linked. The west book is about $100 more.

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      • #4
        If you're trying to learn i would go with the west book. That's what they test from. The majority you'll need is the 18 code (criminal) and 42 code (traffic)


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        • #5
          This is free: https://www.lexisnexis.com/hottopics/colorado/

          Just click on Colorado Revised Statutes and then check out titles 18 for criminal, 42 for traffic and 16 for procedure.

          There's also a few questions on the POST test I believe on title 19. (children's code)
          Last edited by cantorzorn ; 07-24-2014, 09:53 PM.

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          • #6
            How hard is the POST test. If I know basic law enforcement procedures and my states law with it be pretty easy with some studying

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            • #7
              Yea knowing basic stuff like PC and RS will help, but knowing about criminal codes in your state will not help. You need to know CO statutes. If anything knowing your state's laws might make it more difficult because your felony might be a Misd in CO and vice versa. Also, theft limits and other things will probably be a little different.

              If you lateral out here to a dept that makes you go through their academy, they will prepare you for the POST test. The POST test can be tricky with some obscure questions. But obviously it's passable.
              Last edited by cantorzorn ; 07-25-2014, 06:41 PM.

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