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POST Board Approves New Learnng Objectives for Peace Officer Education

​The Minnesota Board of Peace Officer Standards and Training (POST Board) is pleased to announce the all new Learning Objectives for Professional Peace Officer Education – April 2015.  The Board approved the new objectives which form the backbone for Minnesota’s basic peace officer education at its meeting on April 23, 2015.

The new objectives are broken into four categories.  Category one includes objectives that are related to core competencies that are necessary for long-term success in a law enforcement career.  Achievement of the competencies in this category are to be cultivated over a student’s entire educational experience and include, for example, objectives related to interpersonal communication, ethical reasoning and problem solving.  Category two includes objectives associated with the knowledge base officers need to keep the peace, enforce laws and serve communities.  There are objectives in this category pertinent to criminal law and procedure and also to the fundamentals of human behavior.  The learning objectives in categories three and four integrate the knowlege, skills and abilities of the first two categories into the practical performance of peace officer duties and the operation of law enforcement related tools and equipment.  Categories three and four include objectives requiring students to model and demonstrate skills like conducting an interview and driving an emergency vehicle.
 
Education in these objectives is provided by POST Board certified colleges and universities located throughout the State.  A directory of those schools is available on the POST Board’s website under the tab Becoming an Officer (see PPOE Directory).  Individuals who successfully complete this education and earn a degree from a regionally accredited college or university are eligible to take the state of Minnesota’s peace officer licensing examination.       These objectives will be reviewed and modified periodically.  If you have a recommendation for change please submit it to POST for consideration.

 Click here for a copy of the 2015 Learning Objectives.

2015 License Renewal

On March 12, 2015 the POST Board emailed the license renewal applications to the Chief Law Enforcement Officer (CLEO) of each law enforcement agency. 

There are three renewal options:

      1.  Bulk renewal by agency:  (not available online)

    • Agency prints renewal forms.
    • Have individual officers sign their respective form that affirms 48 CE hours.
    • The agency will mail the completed forms to POST with a check for their officers.

      2.  Individual renewal by officer:

    • Agency prints renewal forms.
    • Agency will distribute to individual officers for signature that affirms the 48 CE hours.
    • Officer will mail their form with a check OR see #3 below.

      3.  Online payment and renewal by individual officer:

    • On our home page go to the “online services” link.
    • Officers pay with a credit card through the website.
    • The card user agreement is also affirmation of your CE requirement.
  Renewal deadline is 4:30 pm on Tuesday, June 30, 2015.

Please do not hesitate to contact Jeff Evans at 651-201-7784 if you have questions related to license renewal.   Blank license renewal forms can be found on the Licensing page.
 

Minnesota POST Board Survey of Examinees Who Passed Peace Officer Licensing Examination And Are Not Licensed

​The Minnesota POST Board wanted to learn the employment status and locations of people who passed the Peace Officer Licensing Exam in a specific time period yet are not currently employed by a law enforcement agency governed by the POST Board. How many had moved out of state for law enforcement jobs or taken employment with federal agencies?  How many had continued their education or started working in a different industry?  These and other questions were included in a brief survey. post-survey-results-Jan-2015.pdfpost-survey-results-Jan-2015.pdf