Advisory: Missouri POST Commission to hold public meeting in Jefferson City to gather suggestions on changes to law enforcement officer training standards
The Missouri Peace Officer Standards and Training (POST) Commission will hold a public meeting in Jefferson City tomorrow, (Sept. 17) to gather suggestions for changes to law enforcement officer training requirements.
On Aug. 6, Gov. Jay Nixon directed the POST Commission and the Department of Public Safety to update and enhance law enforcement training standards in Missouri. The Governor’s directive included holding public meetings around the state to gather input from Missourians, including law enforcement agencies, advocacy groups and other stakeholders.
WHEN: September 17, 2015 at 1:45 p.m.
WHAT: Public meeting to gather suggestions for changes to law enforcement training requirements
WHO: Members of Missouri POST Commission, Department of Public Safety Director Lane Roberts
WHERE: Lincoln University, Scruggs Student Center – 2nd Floor Ballroom, 820 Chestnut Street, Jefferson City, MO 65101
The Governor has directed the POST Commission and DPS to put forward by Dec. 1 new rules to improve access to effective and ongoing training in the key areas of tactical training, fair and impartial policing, and the health and well-being of officers.
Established by state statute, the POST Commission is responsible for the curriculum for law enforcement officer basic training and continuing education in Missouri. More information about the commission and Missouri’s Peace Officer Standards and Training Program is available here.