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New Objectives Announcement 2018

The New Learning Objectives for Mandated In-Service Training

On January 25, 2018, the Minnesota POST Board approved learning objectives for training in crisis intervention and mental illness crises, conflict management and mediation and recognizing and valuing community diversity and cultural differences, to include implicit bias, as required by Minn. Stat. 626.8469. These objectives were developed through the board’s training committee with the assistance of subject matter experts and other interested parties, and vetted against state and national resources.

The POST Board and staff would like to thank everyone who provided assistance with developing these learning objectives, either by serving on one of our focus groups or by simply lending their knowledge and perspective as we worked to translate the intent of the legislation into meaningful and valuable training for peace officers across the State of Minnesota.

Here are the links to the new learning objectives:

Crisis Intervention and Mental Illness Crises In-Service Learning Objectives

Conflict Management and Mediation In-Service Learning Objectives

Implicit Bias, Community Diversity, Cultural Differences In-Service Learning Objectives


New In-Service Use of Force Learning Objectives

In 2017, an ad-hoc committee made up of use of force trainers from around the state and POST Board staff undertook a review of the existing learning objectives for inservice use of force training as required by Minn. Stat. 626.8452. The committee and staff made recommendations to the Board’s Training Committee to update these requirements for annual in-service use of force training. The Board’s Training Committee reviewed the recommended changes, provided language for the Verbal and Non-Verbal Communication Strategies section and then made a recommendation to the full board for approval. These new learning objectives were approved by the Minnesota POST Board at the January 25, 2018 meeting.

Here is the link to the new use of force requirements:

In-service Use of Force Learning Objectives approved by POST February 2018

CE Sponsors:  If you have approved courses that include any of the above subject areas, we suggest you add to the lesson plan which learning objectives are being met.  Submit a signed "Continuing Education Course Approval Application" along with the updated lesson plan and documentation and we will give the course a new number.  We will also indicate on the new approval letter which learning objectives are being met.