Become a BAP Agent

Under Colorado’s Animal Protection Statutes, the commissioner may appoint Bureau of Animal Protection agents who are employees of the state, Colorado based non-profit corporations, municipal corporations, counties, cities, cities and counties, or any other local governmental entity or political subdivision of the state.

BAP agents who have completed training as specified by the commissioner can conduct investigations related to animal mistreatment and issue summons and complaints, typically in partnership with local law enforcement. Only local law enforcement and CDA BAP agents can investigate complaints related to livestock. There are approximately 100 commissioned BAP Agents across Colorado currently.

To submit an inquiry to become a commissioned BAP agent, please email Dr. Rebecca Niemiec, BAP program manager, at rebecca.niemiec@state.co.us, who can provide you with an application and a detailed description of the application process.