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Public Safety Officer Standards & Training – POST

Meetings and Conference Call Schedule

Welcome 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 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.

If you are a Public Safety Officer and would like to access your “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).

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact our office at the numbers below.
Perry Johnson, Executive Director

Mission Statement:
To ensure competency & promote quality performance by public safety officers by establishing, maintaining & promoting excellence in standards and training.
Vision Statement:
The public is safe, secure & has confidence in and respect for Montana Public Safety Officers. 2010-2014 Long Range Operational Plan
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 News Bulletins

Date Bulletin
30 July 2013 POST Council Hires Ravalli County Undersheriff as Permanent Director
15 March 2013 New Appointments to POST Council announced

Revocations and Suspensions

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 Montana POST Integrity Report provides a summary of revocation and suspension cases on which the POST Council has ruled since 2004. The report is updated quarterly following POST Council meetings.



POST Integrity Reports

Contact POST

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

Perry Johnson, Executive Director
Phone: (406) 444-9976
Fax: (406) 444-9978

Katrina Bolger, Paralegal/Investigator
Phone: (406) 444-9974
Fax: (406) 444-9978

Mary Ann Keune, Administrative Assistant
Phone: (406) 444-9975
Fax: (406) 444-9978