CAPS Shadowing Program

The CAPS Shadowing Program is designed to allow pretrial officers the opportunity to conduct a full day site visit with an officer from another jurisdictions pretrial program. Our hope is that officers are able to gain greater knowledge of how other pretrial programs function within Colorado. Through the site visits officers will experience what a typical day is like for officers in other Counties, which may include defendant risk assessment, court and jail processes, and defendant supervision.

If you are interested in shadowing a County please email CAPS at, listing your name, contact information and the program you would like to shadow. CAPS will then send you an email with the information you will need to schedule a specific shadowing date and time. The jurisdictions that are currently participating in the shadowing program are: Arapahoe, Boulder, Denver, Douglas, El Paso, Jefferson, Larimer, Mesa, Summit and Weld. The links below provide program information for these jurisdictions. CAPS welcomes all jurisdictions to be a part of this program.

If your jurisdiction is not currently included and you would like to be, please contact Allison Heemer at Thank you to all the participating jurisdictions and program contacts who have agreed to help us launch this new shadowing program.