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Public Safety Officer Standards & Training – POST

POST LogoWelcome to the website for the Montana Public Safety Officer Standards and Training (POST) Council.

The Council was formed in 2007 under 2-15-2029, MCA as an independent Quasi-judicial board. And as allowed by statute the Council adopted Administrative Rules of Montana (ARMs) in order to implement the provisions of Title 44, chapter 4, part 4, MCA.

Per 44-4-403, MCA the Council is required to set employment and training standards for all Public Safety Officers as defined in 44-4-401, MCA.  In addition, the Council shall provide for the certification or recertification of public safety officers and for the suspension or revocation of certification of public safety officers.


Our Mission Statement:
To ensure competency and promote quality performance by public safety officers by establishing, maintaining, and promoting excellence in standards and training.

Our Vision Statement:
The public is safe, secure, and has confidence in and respect for Montana Public Safety Officers.


The Council is responsible for establishing basic and advanced qualification and training standards for employment of Montana’s public safety officers, as defined in 44-4-401, MCA.

In addition, the Council:

  • conducts and approves training;
  • provides for the certification and re-certification of public safety officers; and
  • is responsible for the suspension or revocation of certification of public safety officers.

To learn more about what POST does, please review our current Annual Report.

If you would like to know about upcoming POST Council meetings, or if you would like to attend and participate in a POST Council meeting, you may go to the Meetings and Conference Call Schedule page for more information.

If you are a Public Safety Agency Administrator and would like to access your officers’ POST training records online, you may go to the Training and Certification Transcripts page and follow the instructions.

Our forms can be accessed on our Forms page.

POST Integrity Reports

Under Administrative Rule 23.13, Subchapter 7, the POST Council reviews complaints against public safety officers and, if appropriate, may revoke or suspend an officer’s certification. The Council has developed and approved an allegation policy regarding how complaints are processed.  The Montana POST Integrity Report provides a summary of revocation and suspension cases on which the POST Council has ruled.

If you wish to submit a complaint to POST, please contact POST staff to obtain a POST Complaint Form.

Please Note:  Any allegation, including anonymous allegations, will be forwarded to the officer’s employing authority.

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