UPDATE November 24, 2020
From the Executive Director:
In an effort to be more transparent
and keep interested stakeholders informed, I am sending out
highlights/updates on POST Board activities as regularly as I can.
required by police reform legislation
have been working closely with MNIT to meet the requirements of the reform
legislation to create and maintain a database that will allow law enforcement
agencies to report alleged peace officer misconduct data to POST. This is a substantial undertaking with a tight timeline of making it
available for data entry beginning July 1, 2021. To date:
A vendor has been identified and a proposal is being
vetted against system and security requirements.
MNIT/POST are currently evaluating and interviewing
contractors to serve as the business analyst/project manager for the data base
The goal is to have an executed service agreement in
place by the first of the year in order to meet the July 2021 deadline.
The full Board held a special meeting on November 19,
2020 to review the audit findings and engage in a Q&A with the auditors.
o Here is the link
to the recording of that meeting: https://youtu.be/JY_N7_Qodxk
Here is the link to the IADLEST final report: https://dps.mn.gov/entity/post/Documents/2020%20IADLEST%20Minnesota%20POST%20Audit%20-%20FINAL%20REPORT.pdf
Please keep in
mind when reading the audit:
o This audit and the
accompanying recommendations are only one of several data points that have
gathered as we look at POST Board business processes.
are just that; recommendations. Any adoption of a recommendation or change in
business process in this audit will be vetted and discussed by the Board, staff
and stakeholders thoroughly before rule or statutory changes are proposed.
Filling of POST
positions related to the police reform bill
The POST Board continues to wait for our vacancies, as
authorized by the police reform bill, to be posted by Human Resources at the
Department of Public Safety. The request to post these positions so candidates
could apply was made on September 3rd.
These positions are:
Education Coordinator (Police reform bill - new training mandates)
Coordinator (Police reform bill - new officer complaint reporting database)
Police Excellence and Improving Community Relations Advisory Council
The Advisory Council held the latest meeting on November
Here is the link to the recording of that meeting:
The next meeting will be held December 15, 2020 at
10:00am. As with all of our public meetings, the public may view the meeting
via livestream through links posted on our website.
POST Board rules
The Advisory Committee on POST Board Rules Overhaul had
its latest meeting November 12, 2020. Here is a link to the recording of that
Please do not hesitate to reach out to me if you have any
questions about this information.
Have a great holiday and weekend,
Minnesota Board of Peace Officer Standards and Training