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Model Policies / Learning Objectives

  1. Active peace officers and active part-time peace officers must complete use of force training every year. This training must be based on the employing agency’s use of force policy and the learning objectives provided by the POST Board (see item 1 below).

  2. Active peace officers and part-time peace officers must complete an eight hour course in emergency vehicle operations and in the conduct of police pursuit every five years. This training must be based on the employing agency’s pursuit policy and the learning objectives provided by the POST Board (see item 2 below).  

Administrator’s Manual

A manual for CLEO and Command staff covering key issues in peace officer training, hiring and discipline.

 

Model Policies  

 MODEL POLICY AND STATUTE OR RULE
REQUIREMENTS & LEARNING OBJECTIVES
 
1. Use of Force Model Policy
(doc), (pdf)
 
MN STAT 626.8452, subd.1
 
The CLEO of each agency must establish and enforce a written agency policy. REQUIRED POLICY.

Yearly training for each active peace officer and part-time peace officer is required and training records must be maintained by the employing agency. The instruction must be based on learning objectives developed by POST and on the agency’s policy. The number of hours of training is not specified.
 
2. Vehicle Pursuit and Emergency Vehicle Operations Model Policy (doc), (pdf)
 
MN STAT 626.8458, subd. 2
MN RULES 6700.2700 - 6700.2704
Agency must establish written procedures to govern conduct of peace officers and part-time peace officers during police pursuits. These written procedures must include the requirements for the training of officers in conducting pursuits. REQUIRED POLICY.

All officers not declared exempt on the Police Pursuit Training Exemption Form must complete an 8-hour course in emergency vehicle operations and in the conduct of police pursuits every five years. Training is to be based on the agency’s policy and on learning objectives developed by POST. In-Service Police Pusuit & Emergency Vehicle Operation
 
In-Service Police Pursuit & Emergency Vehicle Operation Learning Objectives

The Department of Public Safety, BCA governs the reporting of pursuits of motor vehicles. Reports must be filed within 30 days of the incident.
3. Allegations of Misconduct Model Policy (doc), (pdf)
 
MN RULES 6700.2200
MN STAT 626.8457
The CLEO of each agency must have policies and procedures for the investigation of allegations of misconduct. Copies of these procedures must be made available to the public upon request and to each officer employed by the agency. REQUIRED POLICY.

The CLEO of any new agency must send POST affirmation of compliance with this requirement.

(This requirement is further defined and enlarged in the following statute on Professional Conduct of Officers.)
4. Professional Conduct of Officers (Conduct Unbecoming) Model Policy) (doc), (pdf)
 
MN STAT 626.8457
The CLEO of each agency must establish and implement a policy defining unprofessional conduct and governing the investigation and disposition of cases. Policy must be identical or substantially similar to the model policy developed by POST. REQUIRED POLICY.

The CLEO must report the summary incident data to POST annually.
5. Response to Reports of Missing & Endangered Persons Model Policy(doc), (pdf)
 
MN STAT 299C.51-299C.5655, 390.25 & 626.8454
CLEO must have a written policy and procedure based on the model policy. REQUIRED POLICY.

Law enforcement shall accept, without delay, any report of a missing person. Information must be entered by the law enforcement agency into NCIC. Consult with the BCA if the person is determined to be endangered and missing.
6. Domestic Abuse Model Policy (doc), (pdf)
 
MN STAT 629.342
Each agency must develop, adopt, and implement a written policy regarding arrest procedures for domestic abuse incidents based on the POST Board model policy. This must be done in consultation with and reviewed by several agencies; and must address specific issues listed in the statute. REQUIRED POLICY.
7. Predatory Offender Registration and Community Notification Model Policy (doc), (pdf)
 
(Click here to view sample forms)

Minnesota Session Laws 1996, Chapter 408, Art. 5, Sec. 7
The CLEO of each agency must have a written policy which is the same or substantially similar to the POST model policy on disclosure of information to the public. REQUIRED POLICY.
8. Criminal Conduct on School Buses Model Policy (doc), (pdf)
 
MN STAT 169.4581
The CLEO of each agency must have a written policy for responding to criminal incidents on school buses. REQUIRED POLICY.
9. Supervision of Part-time Licensed Peace Officers Model Policy 
(doc), (pdf)
 
MN RULES 6700.1110
All CLEOs must have a written policy for the supervision of part-time licensed peace officers if the agency utilizes the services of part-time licensed peace officers. REQUIRED POLICY FOR ANY LAW ENFORCEMENT AGENCY UTILIZING PART-TIME LICENSED OFFICERS.
10. Lighting Exemption of Law Enforcement Vehicles Model Policy(doc), (pdf)
 
MN STAT 169.541
The CLEO of each agency must provide a policy allowing the exemption of officers or a policy stating that officers are not exempt from statutes requiring headlights, taillights and navigational lighting illuminated after dark. A model policy is available from POST. REQUIRED POLICY.
11. Impartial Policing Model Policy(doc), (pdf)
 
MN STAT 626.8471, subd. 4
All CLEOs must establish and enforce a written antiracial profiling policy governing the conduct of peace officers engaged in stops of citizens. A model policy is available from POST. REQUIRED POLICY.
12. Procession of Property for Administrative Forfeiture Model Policy (doc) (pdf)
 
MN STAT 609.531
All CLEOs shall adopt and implement a written policy on forfeiture that is identical or substantially similar to the model policy available from POST. REQUIRED POLICY.
13. Bias-Motivated Crimes
MN STAT 626.8451 and 626.5531
Officers must report bias crimes to their CLEO. CLEOs must file a monthly report to the BCA. No specific mandate to train. No compliance sign-off required. No written policy required.
14. Peace Officer Discharge of a Firearm
MN STAT 626.553, subd. 2
If a peace officer discharges a firearm during the course of duty (except for training or dispatch of injured animal), the CLEO must report the circumstances of the discharge within 30 days to BCA.
15. Injuries Resulting From Discharge of a Firearm
MN STAT 626.53, subd.2
Upon receiving a report of a wound caused by or arising from the discharge of a firearm, the CLEO shall forward the information to the Department of Health. (This is not limited to incidents involving peace officers.)
(See item 15 for requirements for hunting or shooting injuries.)
16. Hunting or Sport Shooting Firearm Related Injuries
MN STAT 626.553, subd. 1
An investigation is required. A report to the DNR on findings for each investigation must be made. (This is not limited to incidents involving peace officers.)
17. Reporting Maltreatment of Minors  & Vulnerable Adults, and Prenatal Exposure to Controlled Substances
MN STAT 626.556 626.5561, 626.557, and 609.234.
Officers are required to file a report with their agency. Law enforcement agencies are required to forward third party reports to local welfare agencies immediately. CLEO must designate a person responsible for ensuring notification duties are carried out. That person need not be a peace officer.