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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) Bureau.

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 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 and 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.

In the 2019 Legislative Session, the Legislature created 2-15-2028, MCA, which placed POST staff under the Division of Criminal Investigation and created a POST Bureau.

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” section 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 section “Training and Certification Transcripts” and follow the instructions.

All of our current forms and documents can be accessed in our section “Forms and other Documents” (POST).

The most current version of the Montana POST Council Resource Guide for Public Safety Agencies can be accessed here.


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

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

How to Apply:
If you wish to apply to be a member of the Montana POST Council, go to the Governor’s Appointee Application page and follow the application instructions.

POST Integrity Report

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.

Contact POST:

The Public Safety Officer Standards and Training (POST) Bureau is located on the campus of the Montana Law Enforcement Academy in the north Helena valley.

Timothy Allred, Bureau Chief
Phone: (406) 444-9976
Fax: (406) 444-9978
E-mail: [email protected]

Katrina Bolger, Paralegal/Investigator
Phone: (406) 444-9974
Fax: (406) 444-9978
E-mail: [email protected]

Brooke Standish, Executive Assistant
Phone: (406) 444-9975
Fax: (406) 444-9978
E-mail: [email protected]

Tina Cranmer, Administrative Assistant
Phone:  (406) 444-9964
Fax:  (406) 444-9978
E-mail:  [email protected]

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