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The Montana Public Safety Officer Standards and Training (POST) Council is a quasi-judicial board

authorized by Section 2-15-2029 of the Montana Code Annotated.

The Council is responsible for establishing basic and advanced qualification and training standards

for employment of Montana’s public safety officers, as defined in MCA 44-4-401.

In addition, the Council:

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

Council Members

The Council is to be made up of 13 members appointed by the Governor in accordance with MCA 44-4-402.

A list of specific Council Committees is also available.

Representing City Contact Info Term Expires
Tony Harbaugh, Chair Sheriff Miles City [email protected] 01/01/2021
Bill Dial Montana Board of Crime Control Whitefish [email protected] 01/01/2019
Department of Corrections Helena  [email protected] 01/01/2019
Jim Wells Local Law Enforcement Great Falls [email protected] 01/01/2019
Leo Dutton Montana Board of Crime Control Helena [email protected] 01/01/2021
Tia Robbin Public Representative Kalispell  [email protected] 01/01/2019
Lewis Smith County Attorney  Deer Lodge  [email protected] 01/01/2019
Chief of Police Hamilton [email protected] 01/01/2019
Jim Thomas Public Representative Canyon Creek [email protected] 01/01/2021
Tim Neiter Detention Centers Billings [email protected] 01/01/2021
Kimberly Burdick Public Representative Fort Benton [email protected] 01/01/2021
Lewis Matthews Tribal law Enforcement Wolf Point [email protected] 01/01/2019
John Strandell State Government Law Enforcement Helena [email protected] 01/01/2021