New Work Groups to Provide Information to the POST Board
The POST Board has undertaken several important initiatives to address identified shortcomings in sexual assault investigations and training, to include the development of a model policy governing these investigations. Additionally, the board will review of POST’s continuing education course approval process in general.
As has been the Board’s practice, we have partnered with a variety of stakeholders, including community and advocacy groups, law enforcement and other government organizations to address the best approaches to these very important issues.
The POST Board’s Training and Standards sub-committees have established three work groups:
- The Sexual Assault Investigation Policy Work Group (Standards Committee)
- The Peace Officer Training in Sexual Assault Training Work Group (Training Committee)
- The Continuing Education Rules and Practices Review Work Group (Training Committee)
Each of these groups has met and has more meetings scheduled. The Standards and Training sub-committees will review the information with the ultimate goal of providing recommendations to the full board in late January of 2019.
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.