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
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|
|Jesse Slaughter, Chair||Sheriff||Great Falls||[email protected]||1/1/2025|
|Wyatt Glade||Montana Board of Crime Control||Miles City||[email protected]||1/1/2023|
|Jim Anderson||Department of Corrections||Helena||[email protected]||01/01/2023|
|Matthew Sayler||Local Law Enforcement||Butte||[email protected]||1/1/2023|
|Leo Dutton||Montana Board of Crime Control||Helena||[email protected]||1/1/2025|
|Mike McCarthy||Public Representative||Helena||[email protected]||1/1/2023|
|Kristine White||County Attorney||Forsyth||[email protected]||1/1/2023|
|Mark Kraft||Chief of Police||Sidney||[email protected]||1/1/2023|
|Jim Thomas||Public Representative||Canyon Creek||[email protected]||1/1/2025|
|Bill Smith||Detention Centers||Kalispell||[email protected]||1/1/2025|
|Kimberly Burdick||Public Representative||Fort Benton||[email protected]||1/1/2025|
|Jess Edwards||Tribal law Enforcement||Browning||[email protected]||1/1/2023|
|Conner Smith||State Government Law Enforcement||Helena||[email protected]||1/1/2025|