Peace Officer Standards and Training Commission

Department of Public Safety
301 W High St., PO Box 749
Jefferson City, MO 65102

Phone: (573)-526-2765
Fax: (573)-751-5399

Email: jeremy.spratt@dps.mo.gov
Website: http://www.dps.mo.gov/post

Details on Board or Commission

Authority: RSMo 590.120

Department: Public Safety

Mission: The Peace Officer Standards and Training Commission ensures the citizens of Missouri are provided with the best trained, most professional law enforcement officers.

Function: The Peace Officer Standards and Training Commission establishes the core curriculum and formulates definitions, rules and regulations for the administration of the Peace Officer Standards and Training Program and advises the Director concerning duties as outlined by statute.

SubCommittees:

Details on Meetings

Number of meetings: 2 meetings; committee meetings as needed

Location of meetings: Jefferson City

Duration of meetings: 1 day

Preparation time for meetings: 4 hours

Total time commitment: 1 hour

Details on Members

Total members: 11

Appointed members: 11

Term length: 3 years; no member serving a full term of 3 years may be reappointed to the commission until at least one year after the expiration of his or her most recent term

Compensation: Members receive reimbursement for realized and necessary expenses.

Member Requirements: Three members of the POST commission shall be police chiefs, three members shall be sheriffs, one member shall represent a state law enforcement agency covered by the provisions of this chapter, two members shall be peace officers at or below the rank of sergeant employed by a political subdivision, and one member shall be a chief executive officer of a certified training academy. The public member shall be at the time of appointment a registered voter; a person who is not and never has been a member of any profession certified or regulated under this chapter or the spouse of such person; and a person who does not have and never has had a material financial interest in either the providing of the professional services regulated by this chapter, or an activity or organization directly related to any profession certified or regulated under this chapter.

Political Requirements: no

Geographic Requirements: no more than two members may reside in the same congressional district as any other at the time of their appointments, with the exception of the Civilian-At-Large.

Senate Consent Required: Yes

Members

Ms. Diane Scanga
CEO of Certified Training Academy
Hillsboro
Term begins: Jan 26, 2011
Term expires: Oct 3, 2012

Vacant Slot
Police Chief 1

Chief Paul F Williams
Police Chief 2
Springfield
Term begins: Aug 6, 2015
Term expires: Oct 3, 2017

Vacant Slot
Police Chief 3

Mr. Edward Clark
Peace Officer 1
Saint Louis
Term begins: Aug 6, 2015
Term expires: Oct 3, 2016

Jeffery A. Hughley
Peace Officer 2
Kansas City
Term begins: Aug 6, 2015
Term expires: Oct 3, 2016

Dr. Emanuel Cleaver III
Public Member
Lee's Summit
Term begins: Aug 6, 2015
Term expires: Oct 3, 2017

Vacant Slot
Representative of a State Law Enforcement

Mr. Dwight Diehl
Sheriff 1
Belton
Term begins: Jan 31, 2006
Term expires: Oct 3, 2008

Mr. Oliver Glenn Boyer
Sheriff 2
Crystal City
Term begins: Mar 9, 2010
Term expires: Oct 3, 2010

Mr. Stephen V. Cox
Sheriff 3
Chillicothe
Term begins: Mar 14, 2011
Term expires: Oct 3, 2011