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

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Colorado Mounted Rangers

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.


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Rangers on duty assisting a local agency partner

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





While horses are optional for Rangers these days, CMR has an active Mounted Unit for those that are interested in serving in that capacity.  Here's the latest update from the Commander of the Mounted Unit.

After many months of hard work the Colorado Rangers Mounted Unit is now operational. We will be holding an informational session with a Q&A at the K Troop monthly meeting on Wednesday August 3rd. We will also be holding the first training for the Unit on Saturday August 27th from 1000-1600 at the Casey Jones arena in Elizabeth Colorado (North east corner of Hwy 86 and Cr 17). If you are interested in becoming a part of the Mounted Unit Please fill out an application and email it back to me as soon as possible. If you would like to attend the training on August 27th you will need to have your completed application turned in to me by Saturday August 20th. In light of the potential risk to the general health and well being of your horse in any equine event you will also need to have a current vaccination record, coggins and a health certificate from a Veterinarian who is licensed to practice in the State of Colorado prior to unloading your horse at the training. ALL horses in attendance of any Colorado Ranger mounted Unit event or training, whether they are a direct participant or not, will need to have a current vaccination record, coggins and a health certificate from a Veterinarian who is licensed to practice in the State of Colorado, NO exceptions! These precautions are an annual requirement and policy of the Colorado Rangers Mounted Unit to ensure the health, safety and well being of ALL horses who are a part of the Unit. If You are unable to obtain these items before the training or if you do not own a horse we encourage you to come and observe without your horse. This training will be a "meet and greet" type of training to allow all of us and our horses to interact in a relaxed environment. If you have any questions please feel free to contact me by email or by phone (720 877-3010).

Thank you,

Lt G. Johnson




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!

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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
- Crowley County SO
- Douglas County SO
- Eagle County SO
- Fremont County SO
- Gilpin County SO
- Kiowa County SO
- La Plata County SO
- Weld County SO

Police Departments:

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