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Alaska Police Standards Council - The
Legislature granted the Council the power
to adopt regulations establishing
minimum selection and training standards
for employment as police officers as well
as other regulations for the
administration of the act. In 1988 House
Bill 367 expanded the councilís
jurisdiction to include corrections,
probation and parole officers.
Alabama Peace Officer’s Standards
and Training Commission - The
Training Center, operated by the Alabama
Department of Public Safety, has led the
way in law enforcement training in
Alabama. The Department of Public
Safety has assumed the major
responsibility of training its own officers
since its formation in 1935. In 1954,
some 17 years before enactment of laws
concerning peace officer's standards and
training, the Department established the
Alabama Police Academy.
Arizona Criminal Justice Commission -
The Arizona Criminal Justice Commission
is a statutorily authorized entity
mandated to carry out various
coordinating, monitoring and reporting
functions regarding the administration
and management of criminal justice
programs in Arizona.
Arkansas Commission on Law
Enforcement Standards and Training
- Mission Statement  - To encourage
increasing the professional competency
of law enforcement officers in the State
of Arkansas by providing standards for
employment and training and by
providing, sponsoring, or conducting
training and by conducting or stimulating
studies and research designed to
improve the administration of law
enforcement and implementing the
commission's regulations.
California Commission on Peace
Officer Standards and Training
(POST) - The Commission on Peace
Officer Standards and Training (POST)
was established by the Legislature in
1959 to set minimum selection and
training standards for California law
enforcement. The POST organization,
with more than 130 staff members,
functions under the direction of an
Executive Director appointed by the
Commission.
Colorado Peace Officers Standards
and Training (POST) - Colorado
P.O.S.T. is involved in many aspects of
in-service training and on-going efforts
to provide the best training resources
possible for Colorado peace officers.
Connecticut Police Officer Standards
and Training Council (POST) - The
Police Officer Standards and Training
Council mission is three fold.  First, it is
committed to providing innovative,
credible and responsive high quality
basic, advanced and specialized training
to Connecticut police officers in an
economical manner and in amounts
sufficient to enable them to acquire the
knowledge and skills necessary to serve
the public with commitment, empathy
and competence.
Delaware Police Training Program -
The Director of the Delaware State Police
Training Division shall be responsible for
administering the mandatory training and
education for police officers program with
responsibility and authority to obtain
professional assistance from other police
and professional organizations to
accomplish the purposes and objectives
of the program.
Florida Criminal Justice Standards &
Training Commission - Primary
Responsibilities of the Commission:
--Establish uniform minimum standards
for the employment and training of
full-time, part-time, and auxiliary law
enforcement, and correctional and
correctional probation officers...
Georgia Peace Officer Standards and
Training Council - It is the mission of
the Georgia Peace Officer Standards and
Training Council (P.O.S.T.) to provide the
citizens of Georgia with qualified,
professionally trained, ethical and
competent peace officers and criminal
justice professionals.
Idaho Peace Officer Standards and
Training Academy - The leadership of
Idaho Peace Officers Association, Federal
Bureau of Investigation, Association of
Idaho Cities, and Idaho State University
continue to recognize that working
together to provide proper standards
and training for Idaho Peace Officers is
the first vital step in meeting the
challenges which face law enforcement.
Illinois Law Enforcement Training
and Standards Board - The Illinois Law
Enforcement Training and Standards
Board, referred to as the Board, is the
state agency mandated to promote and
maintain a high level of professional
standards for law enforcement and
correctional officers.
Indiana Criminal Justice Institute -
Mission: To increase the professional
capabilities and stature of law
enforcement officers through training and
education. By engaging these officers
with distinct communities, we will increase
trust and respect between law
enforcement and all of our citizens,
thereby, creating safer communities while
protecting individual liberties.
Iowa Law Enforcement Academy -  
The ILEA has been assigned the
responsibility of providing training for
Iowa Law Enforcement Officers, to
coordinate training and to set standards
for the law enforcement service. The
Academy also provides training to jailers
in county jails and city holding facilities
and to tele-communicators throughout
the state.
Kansas Law Enforcement Training
Center - Established by the Kansas
Legislature in 1968 as the central law
enforcement training facility for our state,
the Kansas Law Enforcement Training
Center (KLETC) serves as the
headquarters for all law enforcement
training in Kansas.  
Kentucky Justice and Public Safety
Cabinet - Department of Criminal
Justice Training - The Department of
Criminal Justice Training (DOCJT) is a
nationally recognized agency that
provides state-of-the-art training to law
enforcement officers in Kentucky. It is
one of four departments in the Kentucky
Justice and Public Safety Cabinet.
Louisiana State Police Commission-
The State Police Commission was created
by constitutional amendment to provide
an independent civil service system for all
regularly commissioned full-time law
enforcement officers employed by the
Department of Public Safety and
Corrections, Office of State Police, or it's
successor, who are graduates of the
State Police training academy of
instruction and are vested with full state
police powers, as provided by law, and
persons to become such officers.
Maryland Police and Correctional
Training Commissions - The mission of
the Police and Correctional Training
Commissions (PCTC) is to ensure the
quality of law enforcement and
correctional services through the
establishment and enforcement of
standards and the facilitation and delivery
of training, education and prevention
programs.
Massachusetts Municipal Police
Training Committee (MPTC) - The
mission of the Municipal Police Training
Committee is to develop and deliver
training, to set and enforce training
standards, and to provide record keeping
services regarding training to Municipal
Police Departments statewide
(Massachusetts General Laws, Chapter
41, Section 96B).  
Minnesota Board of Peace Officer
Standards and Training (POST) -
Minnesota’s first step toward regulating
the practice of law enforcement came in
1967 when the Minnesota Peace Officer
Training Board (MPOTB) was created by
the legislature.  Although the POST
Board is an independent state agency, it
does receive some administrative and
technical support from the Minnesota
Department of Public Safety.
The Mississippi Law Enforcement
Officers' Training Academy
(MLEOTA)  The mission of the academy
is to enhance the public safety in
Mississippi by providing professional law
enforcement training to state, county,
and local law enforcement agencies.
Police Training
Commissions
Nearly every state maintains a
government, or quasi government, entity
to establish, maintain, and monitor
statewide training and practices
standards for police officers throughout
that state.  Some are more formal than
others, but all have the same basic
goals.  These commissions, programs,
councils, etc. are good sources of
information for those of you
contemplating a police career.
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