Upcoming Events

The BAP hosts an annual conference, trainings, stakeholder task force meetings, outreach events, and other events available to the public. See below for information about upcoming and past events.


BAP Annual Conference

WHEN: May 30-31, 2024, 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
WHERE: CSU SPUR Campus (4817 National Western Dr, Denver, CO; Hydro Building)

View the tentative agenda

Register for the 2024 BAP Conference

The conference is designed to provide training for law enforcement, veterinarians, current BAP agents, and individuals working for municipalities, law enforcement, and non profit organizations interested in becoming BAP agents. The conference will include a keynote address, presentations on new animal protection initiatives in Colorado, and hands-on training from the Colorado Department of Agriculture and the Colorado Humane Society. 

Topics covered will include: 

  • Crime Scene Photography
  • Dangerous dog investigations 
  • Human-animal bond 
  • Coordinating with BAP and case studies of civil cases
  • Hands on equine training 
  • Search and Seizure
  • Colorado Revised Statutes § 35-42-108

For existing BAP agents, the conference will fulfill 17 hours of the 32 hours of continued education and training that must be completed every two years. Attending the whole conference will fulfill 17 hours towards the 40 hours of training required (as well as all the required training provided by the CDA) for a new BAP agent application.

There will be 2 hours of veterinary-specific training on recognizing and reporting animal mistreatment and serving as an expert witness.  Up to 16 hours of education provided at the BAP Conference may be used for Colorado veterinary license renewal as non-biomedical topics. 

2023 BAP Annual Conference

The inaugural BAP annual conference on addressing animal mistreatment took place on February 2 and 3, 2023. You can view the videos from the sessions on the CDA YouTube channel.

Black brown medium size dog poses with his tongue out wearing a straw cowboy hat outdoors.
Photo by Adam Vosding

Other meetings

BAP Trainings

The BAP is currently partnering with Sheriff’s Offices throughout the state to provide training for law enforcement on recognizing and responding to cases of potential mistreatment of equine and livestock. A list of upcoming trainings will be coming.

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To request a training, please email cda_bap@state.co.us

Public Hearings and Stakeholder Task Force Meetings

Please visit the Stakeholder Task Force page to view the upcoming meeting schedule. 

CDA holds rulemaking hearings as required by law. You can view all scheduled upcoming meetings on the Rule Hearings page.