A disabled Colorado Peace Officer candidate brought a complaint to the Disability Rights Section of the Civil Rights Division of the United States Department of Justice alleging that the State of Colorado's Peace Officer Standards and Training Board (POST Board) violated Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) by denying him reasonable accommodations on a written exam to certification exam.
On March 19, 2008, the United States and the POST Board entered into a three-year settlement agreement. The POST board agreed to adopt policies and procedures for providing reasonable accommodations, including that it will administer tests only at locations willing and able to make physical accommodations for test takers. The POST Board also agreed to consult with experts in the State of Colorado when it lacked the expertise to evaluate a request for reasonable accommodations. The POST Board will keep records relevant to this settlement agreement and the United States had the power to monitor and enforce the agreement. The complainant will be eligible to audit courses at a community college, will receive reasonable accommodations, and have the fees waived for his next three attempts to take the certification exam.Brian Kempfer - 06/08/2014