Police Officer Standards and Training Commissions

Police Officer Standards and Training Commissions

Police Officer Standards and Training Commissions (Post Commissions)

In line with Jeffrey S. Magers

about Police Officer Standards and Training Commissions in the Encyclopedia of Law Enforcement:

Police officer standards and training commissions, often referred to simply as POST commissions, are state organizations that set standards for police officer minimum selection criteria, basic and inservice training requirements, licensure or certification, and suspension or decertification. Forty-nine states and the District of Columbia have POST commissions, or organizations that have the same administrative and functional mandates, which involve critical issues of police officer standards for their respective states. Hawaii does not have a POST commission or similar agency. These state-level commissions provide law enforcement agencies with guidelines, established by administrative regulations or law, and require compliance by all municipal, county, and state law enforcement agencies, to maintain a baseline for police officer standards and training. Although referred to by the common acronym POST, not every state has an agency using that name.

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