State to Conduct Meeting Regarding Peace Officer Standards and Training

The Missouri Department of Public Safety will host a Peace Officer Standards and Training (POST) Commission public meeting at 1 p.m. Oct. 14 in Room 122 on the Kirksville campus of Moberly Area Community College.

In August, Gov. Jay Nixon asked the POST Commission and the state Department of Public Safety to update and enhance law enforcement training standards in Missouri. The governor’s directive included conducting public meetings around the state to gather input from Missourians, including law enforcement agencies, advocacy groups and other stakeholders. Everyone is invited to attend this meeting.
The governor has directed the POST Commission and DPS to put forward 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.
POST Commission public meetings have already been conducted in Springfield, Jefferson City, Ferguson, Sikeston and Kansas City. Written comments from the public can be emailed to through Oct. 15.
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.
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