Over seventy-five percent of the POST Board's budget is distributed each year to local units of government. The payment is a partial reimbursement to the law enforcement agency for costs of continuing education for their officers. POST's reimbursement account is funded by a surcharge on criminal and traffic violations and fees collected for the reinstatement of a driver's license in non-DWI related instances (suspension for failure to appear or unpaid fines).
The reimbursement rate is calculated based on the total amount allocated by the legislature divided by the number of eligible officers. A law enforcement agency is able to request reimbursement for training costs if an officer has been employed for eight months. To receive a reimbursement, a law enforcement agency must submit an application during the month of July detailing the costs of continuing education and a list of all eligible officers.The 2015 reimbursement rate per officer is $333.18. The electronic checks will be distributed by the end of August.