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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.

Name
Representing City Contact Info Term Expires
Tony Harbaugh, Chair Sheriff Miles City [email protected] 01/01/2021
Wyatt Glade Montana Board of Crime Control Miles City [email protected] 01/01/2023
Kevin
Olson
Department of Corrections Helena [email protected] 01/01/2023
Matthew Sayler Local Law Enforcement Butte [email protected] 01/01/2023
Leo Dutton Montana Board of Crime Control Helena [email protected] 01/01/2021
Tia Robbin Public Representative Kalispell [email protected] 01/01/2023
Kristine White County Attorney Forsyth [email protected] 01/01/2023
Ryan 
Oster
Chief of Police Hamilton [email protected] 01/01/2023
Jim Thomas Public Representative Canyon Creek [email protected] 01/01/2021
Vacant Detention Centers
Kimberly Burdick Public Representative Fort Benton [email protected] 01/01/2021
Jess Edwards Tribal law Enforcement Browning [email protected] 01/01/2023
John Strandell State Government Law Enforcement Helena [email protected] 01/01/2021
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