Mission Statement

The Colorado Mounted Rangers / Colorado 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.

Colorado Mounted Rangers

The Colorado Mounted Rangers, also known as the Colorado Rangers, is a statutorily-authorized, statewide law enforcement auxiliary that assists law enforcement and other first responder agencies across Colorado. Rangers annually provide up to 50,000 or more hours of service to the State of Colorado supporting local police and sheriffs departments. Rangers are unpaid and the Auxiliary is not funded by tax dollars. The Rangers are the oldest statewide law enforcement agency in Colorado, originally organized in 1861.

Colorado Rangers at Estes Park Safety Fair 2013

If you would like more information about the Rangers, and/or you are interested in becoming a Ranger, please use our contact form.

Colorado Mounted Rangers




Partner Agencies

CMR has a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with each of the following Partner Agencies:

Sheriff's Offices:

- Archuleta County SO
- Crowley County SO
- Douglas County SO
- Fremont County SO
- Kiowa County SO
- La Plata County SO
- Weld County SO

Police Departments:

​- Ault PD
- Durango PD
- Elizabeth PD
- Fairplay PD
- Fowler PD
- Georgetown PD
- Manitou Springs PD
- Rocky Ford PD
- Salida PD

County Governments:

- Adams County OEM
- Teller County

Town / City Governments:

- Town of Bayfield
- Town of Monument
- Town of Ordway
- Town of Palmer Lake

Fire Protection / Other:

- Canon City Area FPD
- CC Aurora

Public Courses

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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.


Become a Ranger or Cadet


Portal Entrance Page
Authorized personnel only.

Ranger Edward Bell

End of Watch 16 Oct 1922

 - ODMP Page
 - ODMP Reflections Page


Business Sponsors

We would like to thank the following businesses for their support of CMR in the past.

 - Grainger 214

 - STAT Medical Training

 - GTI Golf Cars

 - ClickSSL- GeoTrust SSL Partner

Become a Ranger (21+) or Cadet (14-20)

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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