Mission Statement

The Colorado Mounted Rangers is a statutorily authorized, unpaid auxiliary unit providing assistance to law enforcement agencies, emergency management, fire-fighting, emergency medical service, and search-and-rescue agencies statewide.

Contributors & Sponsors

We would like to thank the following for their generous support of the Colorado Mounted Rangers!

- Anschutz Foundation
- Grainger 214
- North American Rescue
- Newmont Mining
- NRA Foundation
- Torch Help
- Bellco Foundation
- ExxonMobil
- Platte Valley Medical

You can support CMR by using this link when you shop at Amazon!

If you shop at King Soopers or Safeway, you can purchase a gift card which can be refilled over and over to generate a 5% donation to CMR that costs you nothing!  Use our ticket system to inquire about this program.

Thank you.

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Attend this 4-hour, national crime prevention and personal safety seminar to learn safety tips and techniques to help you avoid dangerous situations where you may become a victim.



Authorized CMR personnel only.

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Colorado Mounted Rangers

After operating continuously since 1941, the Colorado Mounted Rangers have evolved into a government agency serving as the Police Reserve for nearly 60 counties, cities and towns across Colorado. 

The new government agency is the Colorado Rangers Law Enforcement Shared Reserve (CLER) which operates its own P.O.S.T. Reserve Police Academy.  

Please CLICK HERE to be re-directed to the CLER website.

The Colorado Mounted Rangers is a statutorily-authorized, statewide law enforcement auxiliary that assists law enforcement and other first responder agencies across Colorado. Rangers provide up to 50,000 hours of service each year to the State of Colorado supporting local police and sheriffs departments. Rangers are unpaid for their service and the Auxiliary is not funded by tax dollars.  The Colorado Mounted Rangers were originally organized in 1861 as Colorado's first statewide law enforcement agency and evolved into an unpaid Auxiliary in 1941.

2016 April CMR Academy at Flatrock
2016 April CMR Academy - Firearms training for new Ranger Candidates at Flatrock Regional Training Facility




Your first step is to fill out and submit a simple webform then attend a Troop Meeting!

Attendance at a Troop meeting is usually the best way to learn more about CMR and the application process.  To attend a Troop meeting, your first step is to fill out a brief webform.  Please include some basic information about yourself, your occupation, background, experience and why you are interested in becoming a Ranger.  You will then be contacted by a Ranger from the selected Troop who will provide you with additional information to include the meeting location and your next steps in the process. 

There is no obligation when you attend a Troop meeting as a guest!

CLICK HERE to visit the new Colorado Rangers website where you will find a Recruit Inquiry Form.


Partner Agencies

CMR has an operational Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with each of the following Law Enforcement, OEM, Fire Agencies and Government entities:

State Agencies:

- Auraria Campus
  - Univ of CO Denver
  - Metro State Univ
  - Com College Denver
- Com College Aurora

Sheriff's Offices:

- Adams County SO
- Archuleta County SO
- Clear Creek County SO
- Crowley County SO
- Douglas County SO
- Eagle County SO
- Fremont County SO
- Gilpin County SO
- Kiowa County SO
- La Plata County SO

Police Departments:

​- Aguilar Marshal
- Ault PD
- Commerce City PD
- Dacono PD
- Elizabeth PD
- Empire PD

County Governments:

- Adams County OEM
- Teller County

Town / City Governments:

- Bayfield
- Dillon
- Elizabeth
- Green Mountain Falls
- Monument
- Ordway
- Palmer Lake
- Ramah

Fire Protection / Other:

- Canon City Area FPD

Ranger Edward Bell

End of Watch 16 Oct 1922

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 - ODMP Reflections Page


Become a Ranger

Are you looking for a unique and rewarding way to serve your community and the citizens of Colorado? 

Do you have LE, Fire, EMS, SAR, OEM or Military experience and/or an interest in these service areas?

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