Alaska Police Standards Council - The Legislature
granted the Council the power to adopt regulations
establishing minimum selection and training
standards for employment as police officers as well
as other regulations for the administration of the
act. In 1988 House Bill 367 expanded the councilís
jurisdiction to include corrections, probation and
parole officers.
Alabama Peace Officer’s Standards and
Training Commission - The Training Center,
operated by the Alabama Department of Public
Safety, has led the way in law enforcement training
in Alabama. The Department of Public Safety has
assumed the major responsibility of training its own
officers since its formation in 1935. In 1954, some
17 years before enactment of laws concerning peace
officer's standards and training, the Department
established the Alabama Police Academy.
Arizona Peace Officer Standards and Training
Board: AZPOST -Created by an act of the 28th
Arizona legislature on July 1, 1968 The Arizona
Peace Officer Standards and Training Board stands
to foster public trust and confidence by establishing
and maintaining standards of integrity, competence,
and professionalism for Arizona peace officers and
correctional officers.  We are committed to
producing and maintaining the most professional
law enforcement officers in America.
Arkansas Commission on Law Enforcement
Standards and Training - Mission Statement  - To
encourage increasing the professional competency
of law enforcement officers in the State of Arkansas
by providing standards for employment and training
and by providing, sponsoring, or conducting
training and by conducting or stimulating studies
and research designed to improve the
administration of law enforcement and implementing
the commission's regulations.
California Commission on Peace Officer
Standards and Training (POST)- The
Commission on Peace Officer Standards and
Training (POST) was established by the Legislature
in 1959 to set minimum selection and training
standards for California law enforcement. The POST
organization, with more than 130 staff members,
functions under the direction of an Executive
Director appointed by the Commission.
Colorado Peace Officers Standards and
Training (POST) - Colorado P.O.S.T. is involved in
many aspects of in-service training and on-going
efforts to provide the best training resources
possible for Colorado peace officers.
Connecticut Police Officer Standards and
Training Council (POST) - The Police Officer
Standards and Training Council mission is three
fold.  First, it is committed to providing innovative,
credible and responsive high quality basic, advanced
and specialized training to Connecticut police
officers in an economical manner and in amounts
sufficient to enable them to acquire the knowledge
and skills necessary to serve the public with
commitment, empathy and competence.
Delaware Police Training Program - The Director
of the Delaware State Police Training Division shall
be responsible for administering the mandatory
training and education for police officers program
with responsibility and authority to obtain
professional assistance from other police and
professional organizations to accomplish the
purposes and objectives of the program.
Florida Criminal Justice Standards & Training
Commission - Primary Responsibilities of the
Commission: --Establish uniform minimum
standards for the employment and training of
full-time, part-time, and auxiliary law enforcement,
and correctional and correctional probation
Georgia Peace Officer Standards and Training
Council- It is the mission of the Georgia Peace
Officer Standards and Training Council (P.O.S.T.) to
provide the citizens of Georgia with qualified,
professionally trained, ethical and competent peace
officers and criminal justice professionals.
Idaho Peace Officer Standards and Training
Academy - The leadership of Idaho Peace Officers
Association, Federal Bureau of Investigation,
Association of Idaho Cities, and Idaho State
University continue to recognize that working
together to provide proper standards and training
for Idaho Peace Officers is the first vital step in
meeting the challenges which face law enforcement.
Illinois Law Enforcement Training and
Standards Board - The Illinois Law Enforcement
Training and Standards Board, referred to as the
Board, is the state agency mandated to promote
and maintain a high level of professional standards
for law enforcement and correctional officers.
Indiana Law Enforcement Training Board - The
governing body of the Indiana Law Enforcement
Academy and satellite academies is the Law
Enforcement Training Board. The board members
are selected by the Governor.
Iowa Law Enforcement Academy -  The ILEA
has been assigned the responsibility of providing
training for Iowa Law Enforcement Officers, to
coordinate training and to set standards for the law
enforcement service. The Academy also provides
training to jailers in county jails and city holding
facilities and to tele-communicators throughout the
Kansas Law Enforcement Training Center -
Established by the Kansas Legislature in 1968 as
the central law enforcement training facility for our
state, the Kansas Law Enforcement Training Center
(KLETC) serves as the headquarters for all law
enforcement training in Kansas.  
Louisiana Commission on Law Enforcement -
Peace Officer Standards and Training Council
(POST)- The Council is responsible for developing
and evaluating the curriculum of mandatory basic
training courses for municipal officers, deputy
sheriffs, state police, wildlife agents and all other
persons commissioned as peace officers, defined by
state law. Additionally, POST prescribes firearms
training standards for individuals who hold law
enforcement positions at the state, parish and
municipal levels of government.
Massachusetts Municipal Police Training
Committee (MPTC)- The Municipal Police Training
Committee contributes to the safety and security of
the Commonwealth’s citizens by establishing
training standards for and delivering training to
more than 20,000 men and women who serve as
police officers throughout the Commonwealth. The
training ranges from basic training for new officers
to mandatory and specialized professional
development training for incumbent officers.
Minnesota Board of Peace Officer Standards
and Training (POST) - Minnesota’s first step
toward regulating the practice of law enforcement
came in 1967 when the Minnesota Peace Officer
Training Board (MPOTB) was created by the
legislature.  Although the POST Board is an
independent state agency, it does receive some
administrative and technical support from the
Minnesota Department of Public Safety.
Mississippi Board on Law Enforcement Officer
Standards and Training  The Law Enforcement
Officers Training Program established the Board on
Law Enforcement Officer Standards and Training
(BLEOST) to implement the law and its provisions.
The Act directed the Criminal Justice Planning
Commission to provide the Board with
administrative and fiscal support and designated the
Executive Director of the Commission to serve as
staff director of the Board on Law Enforcement
Officer Standards and Training.
Police Training
Nearly every state maintains a government, or quasi
government, entity to establish, maintain, and
monitor statewide training and practices standards
for police officers throughout that state.  Some are
more formal than others, but all have the same
basic goals.  These commissions, programs,
councils, etc. are good sources of information for
those of you contemplating a police career.
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District of Columbia POST Board (Police
Officers Standards and Training Board) |
mpdc   - The mission of the D.C. Police Officers
Standards and Training Board is to set the
minimum standards for training and to enhance the
delivery of law enforcement service in the District of
Columbia by ensuring the use of best practices in
police officer selection and training standards for
the Metropolitan Police Department and the D.C.
Housing Authority.
Hawaii Police Standards - There is not a lot of
selection for police academy training in Hawaii. The
Honolulu Police Department, the state’s main branch
of law enforcement, is responsible for hiring and
training new police officers.  In order to find out
about the staffing needs or new employment
opportunities as a police officer in Hawaii, you can
contact the Honolulu Police Department through
their Career Center.
Maine Criminal Justice Academy - In order to be
admitted to the Basic Law Enforcement Training
Program, an applicant who is employed as a law
enforcement officer must meet the standards listed.
In the case of a person not yet employed as a law
enforcement officer, the applicant must meet the
standards set forth as determined by a Selection
Committee established by the Board of Trustees.
Michigan Commission on Law Enforcement
Standards MCOLES - Licensing as a law
enforcement officer in Michigan must be approved
through the Michigan Commission on Law
Enforcement Standards (MCOLES). This happens
when the following two requirements are met by the
candidate: (1) compliance with MCOLES minimum
selection standards which includes satisfactory
completion of a basic police academy or recognition
of prior training and experience, and (2)
employment with a law enforcement agency as a
law enforcement officer. Previously licensed police
officers in Michigan, or from another state, who are
seeking re-licensure are directed to the MCOLES
Recognition of Prior Training and Experience
Maryland Police and Correctional Training
Commissions - The mission of the Police and
Correctional Training Commissions (PCTC) is to
ensure the quality of law enforcement and
correctional services through the establishment and
enforcement of standards and the facilitation and
delivery of training, education and prevention
Kentucky Department of Criminal Justice
Training - The Department of Criminal Justice
Training (DOCJT) is a nationally recognized agency
that provides state-of-the-art training to law
enforcement officers in Kentucky. It is one of four
departments in the Kentucky Justice and Public
Safety Cabinet.